June 23rd, 2021 - Cobia, Spot, and Rockfish Now!

The vanguard of cobia have advanced to the Middle Grounds and to the lumps below the Target Ship.

Chummers and sight casters found them on opening day. The windy weather hampered the fishing over the weekend. Further south off the mouth of the Rappahanock, Windmill Point and the Cut Channel the cobia were plentiful and hungry. A report of as many as seven fish hooked on one boat at Windmill Point came in with a smattering of good catches in that area. Those schools of cobia are coming to us.

Cobia caught on Rock Solid Charter trip, Capt. Kyle Johnson.

Ken Lamb with perch from a Patuxent Creek.

The spot have invaded the mouth of the Patuxent. Jiggers seeking rockfish near the mouth of Lewis Creek found spot so thick they were snagged by the lures. Even with that much bait, rockfish were caught. Spot are being caught off the shore by surfcasters using Fishbites as bait (Bloodworms are scarce and expensive) two at the time on double hook bottom rigs off Hog Point and Goose Creek on the Naval Air Station. The spot are off Green Holly, Sandy Point, Seven Gables, Kingston Hollow, Myrtle Point, and Hawk's Nest. The spot are further up the river all the way to Benedict. The spot are small to medium now, but they grow fast and by the first of August there will be plenty of jumbos. Spot will hit small chunks or strips of squid, night crawler, shrimp, Fishbites, and their all time favorite bloodworm.

Jesse and Chris Gamblin with a nice catch of white perch in the Patuxent.

Amber Finhagen shows off a fine perch from the St. Mary's River.

The spot have attracted rockfish and good catches were made all week in the Patuxent. Trout also feast on small spot and some remarkable catches of speckeled trout were made off the docks around Town Point in the evening and at night.

Zack Johnson with 46 pound, 52 inch Cobia from Middle Grounds.

William Adams, Steve Carson, and Jake Adams caught (bow and arrow) this 7' 6" American alligator in a pond in the Ranch Club, Lusby, Md.

White perch are hitting Beetle Spins and Perch Hounders in the creeks and rivers.

Catfish are in the Potomac and Patuxent eager to take cut bait. Night time fishing is best in the heat of the summer.

Alex Sodosky landed this fine rockfish in the mouth of the Patuxent this week.

The Lusby gator.

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