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July 26th, 2018 - This Soggy Week

Just when Perch fishing was really getting good, the Spot had moved into the Solomons Island area, the Rockfish were thrashing around feeding at daybreak in the Patuxent shallows, and the Spanish Mackerel were set to get up to at least Smith Point and the mouth of the Potomac, the rains came.

And this is no quickly moving shower. This is game-changing dumps of many inches of fresh water on a daily basis.

The weekend forecast is partly cloudy with only a 30 % chance of showers, so there is a good chance that we can get out and catch fish. Perch were in the Patuxent on rocky outcroppings as late as Sunday where lure casters caught plenty (many of which were 8 to 10 inches). Rockfish were described as breaking under the docks and on the shoreline as the sun rose all last week, and good catches were made at sunset too in both the Potomac and the Patuxent.

Spanish Mackerel were trolled up in good numbers at Windmill Point by dedicated fishermen using planers and small Drone spoons. Trollers were catching really nice Rockfish in the Potomac from Cobb Island to Swan Point. Tony spoons worked well on the drop-offs, and big Catfish were taking the lures right alongside the Stripers.

Spanish Mackerel caught trolling near Windmill Point last week
Dallas Crocer with catch of Perch from the Patuxent and Robin Caulley with a 6 pound Largemouth from a NAS pond

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