Follow the Gulls
We are transitioning quickly to fall as the week begins.
The news I have of fishing is based on last week and may be out of date as you read this. Rockfish were active in the shallows for lure casters at dusk all up and down the Patuxent and at Cedar Point. White Perch are schooled up on the oyster beds at 30 to 40 feet in the rivers. Small gray and specked Trout, Spot, and Puffers are still in the mix for bottom fishermen.
Trollers are getting into some serious Rockfish in both the Potomac and Patuxent. As the weather cools and freezing temperatures come at night such as the 28 degrees forecast for November 10, the fish will flee for the deep water. Trollers and jiggers will score big time in both rivers and bay. Breaking fish will be schooled up with a mix of under-sized and bigger fish co-mingled. Flocks of gulls will mark the feeding fish. Many of these fish will be 28 to 32 inches.
Some big 40 inch plus Stripers should show up anytime from the ocean, perhaps in time to provide some extra excitement for the MSSA tournament mid-month.
Big blue Catfish are in the Potomac for bait fishermen. Trollers using small bucktails find Catfish taking their lures right along with the targeted Stripers.
Live Minnows will bring strikes from Crappie at St. Mary's Lake.