Fish Breaking Every Morning

Great weather teamed with great fishing this week will produce Bluefish, Rockfish, White Perch, Spot, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel in Southern Maryland.

Rockfish and Blues are in the Bay below Cedar Point in the ship's channel and inside the targets. These fish are breaking every morning and can be caught trolling, jigging and casting. The Blues are around three pound chopper size and the Rockfish are mostly short, but keepers are in the mix. The occasional Spanish Mackerel shows up in these breakers. Trollers are scoring direct hits on Spanish Mackerel using planers and small surgical eel lures as well as small spoons.

Rockfish are busy feeding in the Potomac and Patuxent at the mouths of feeder creeks. Lure casters using top water poppers are doing very well and keeper Redfish in the slot from 18 to 28 inches are often encountered. Trollers using bucktails and spoons cruising the shallows find Rockfish at dawn.

White Perch are in the creeks and rivers around structure, rockpiles, and eddies in the tide flow. Lure casters using Beetle Spins are catching big Perch in the Patuxent on the Asbury rocks, and some big Redfish are there to take your lure also.

Spot are still with us in the mouth of the Patuxent at Sandy Point, Green Holly, the three-legged marker, and off the O'Club. These summer visitors will be around a few more weeks before migrating to the Atlantic.

I had reports of Bluefish and Rockfish caught off the Point Lookout Pier this past week on cut alewife.

Chris Waclawski bagged this 40-inch, 42 pound (!) blue Catfish bow fishing in the Upper Potomac
Dallas Croce with some fine Perch from the Patuxent River