Great Week of Fishing

I am running out of superlatives. Slot redfish, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, Bull reds, cobia, spot, perch, rockfish all hot now.

The big bull redfish (channel bass, red drum, spot tails, etc.) came up for a big break in the Triangle off Point Lookout Friday morning. Several boats got into them casting big jigs. These fish are in the 35 to 55 pound range. The big reds have been caught by trollers targeting them with big spoons, surgical eels, and big bucktails with plastic shad bodies. Mackerel fishermen trolling small spoons with planers at fast speeds have had the big reds take their lures.

Trent Hoover and his 28 inch, 7 pound snakehead from local pond.

Ken Lamb and a string of perch from the Patuxent.

Cobia are still consistent for chummers using cut bait and live eels in the lower bay and in the Mud Leads. Skillful captains are getting their two cobia and then going trolling and loading up on Spanish mackerel.

The mackerel are fabulous. Daily limits are common for trollers and casters. Some are simply going into the Ship's Channel, cutting off the engine and waiting for the mackerel to beginning boiling the water and casting small spoons, Gotchas, and jigs. Bluefish are mixed with the mackerel.

Super hot fishing this week with Capt. Greg on the Miss Susie.

Super hot fishing this week with Capt. Greg on the Miss Susie (cont.)

Slot reds (18 to 27 inches) are all over with the hot spot being Point Lookout Bar on both the bay and Potomac sides. The reds and fine speckled trout are all along the shore line and creek mouths from Cornfield Point to Point Lookout.

There are all the spot you care to catch in the Patuxent. The white perch are mixed in with the spot. It is as good as it gets and the spot have grown big.

David Rudlow with a fine redfish from lower Potomac.

Eric Packard with speckled trout from the lower Potomac.

The rockfish are up the rivers on the points and oyster bars for trollers using small white bucktails. Lure casters are finding plenty of rockfish in the shallows at dusk and dawn.

Largemouth bass are very active at St. Mary's Lake early and late.

Two more redfish.

Typical catch of spot in the Patuxent by Captain Bernie Shea (301-672-3282).

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