Catch Them While You Can
Captain Bernie Shea on the "Shea-D-Lady" (301-672-3282) has been consistently catching speckled Trout, Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, Puffers, Spot and Perch in the mouth of the Patuxent and in Cedar Point Hollow.
The baits are bloodworms and cut bait. Everyone has been so busy catching Rockfish in the shallows and bay that this great avenue of bottom fishing has been under the radar. Capt. Bernie has been running several parties a week and filling his coolers with great fish. We normally expect these fish to flee to warmer climates by late September, but they are here the first week in November and may stay for a few more weeks. Catch them while you can.
Rockfish are caught by trollers, jiggers, and lure casters most everywhere. The rain and cool temperatures over the weekend will sharpen the appetite of these predators. We are still looking for the first ocean-run Stripers for the fall migration. This would be a 40-inch fish with sea lice that indicates recent time in the Atlantic.
Live-liners are doing well by the Gas Docks, Little Cove Point, and the Targets.