Good Fishing Continues
Rockfish are active now, chasing schools of peanut bunker in the rivers and creeks.
The mouth of Cuckold Creek in the Patuxent has marauding rockfish daily smashing the surface and attracting birds. Lure casters are doing well with about every third fish being a keeper at 18 inches. There was a 35-pound red drum in the mix and latched onto the lure of a surprised fisherman this week.
The fish are up and down the river enjoying the feast of the tiny alewives and silversides. Trollers, jiggers, and lure casters are getting plenty. Some bigger stripers are in the shallows taking surface poppers and bucktails. some are approaching 30 inches.
The Potomac has stripers enjoying the cooling weather, and many fishermen are getting their two a day, 20-inch minimum. The moving tides at Swan Point have been excellent. There are slot reds in the shallows around Point Lookout and some nice trout.
The fish will be moving downriver and congregating from Ragged Point to Vermar Beach.
The Spanish mackerel are thinning out quickly as the days shorten and temperatures cool. The bluefish are still plentiful and will stay until November. Blues and Spanish are taking trolled spoons fished behind planers. Some of the bluefish are 3 to 4 pounds.
Bottom fishermen and surf casters are still getting spot, but the action is slowing as the fish begin to head south.
The pier at Point Lookout is yielding spot, and those using live spot for bait are getting nice bluefish. There are also some flounder being reported.
Spot are still active in the Patuxent.