Early May Fishing

Plenty of catfish are being caught in the Patuxent and Potomac.

The fish are hungry and love to eat cut bait like alewife and mud shad. They are not picky and will respond to blood worms, night crawlers, shrimp, razor clam, squid, and most anything edible.

Mike Bedwell and his 22-pound catfish caught at Fishing Point in the mouth of the Patuxent.

Joe Conant and his 17-pound catfish also from Fishing Point.

White perch are now in the creeks and rivers.

A 35-pound red drum showed up in a pound net in Cornfield Harbor (mouth of the Potomac) on Saturday, along with a decent-sized speckled trout.

Samuel Angay landed this 35-pound catfish off the beach in the mouth of the Patuxent.

Some spot are now in the area and puppy drum should arrive soon.

Crabs will invade the creeks on this warm spell.

We patiently await the opening of rockfish season, May 16th.

Thomas Hill caught this and plenty more catfish off a pier in the Potomac.

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