July 10, 2019 - This Week
Spanish mackerel are favorite target now in the bay from Cedar Point south to the Virginia line.
The Pauxent is loaded with spot. The Potomac is loaded with spot.
The spot are not big, but they are decent. The love bits of bloodworm on a spinner hook. Double bottom rigs will allow you to catch them two at the time.
Excellent catches of white perch come from Ragged Point in the Potomac and most other locations in the Potomac, and the Patuxent as well. The creeks are loaded with perch.
Rockfish in good size and quantity are caught on incoming tides in the Potomac on structure, the edges of sandbars, and trolling deep in the channel. Lure casters using top water poppers are doing well at dusk and dawn. The best area is from Margantown Bar to Port Tobacco.
The Patuxent has rockfish in the shallows and on the oyster bars around Sandgates
Trolling a tandem rig with medium size bucktails and twenty ounces of lead will produce fine fish.
Chumers ore finding snapper blues by the score on the Middle Grounds in the bay. Spanish mackerel are in the lower areas as well as cobia.
There is a smattering of speckled trout in all areas.
Catfish are very plentiful.
Snake heads are everywhere in the Black Water refuge . There are plenty in St. Jeromes Creek.
Perch are fat and sassy.