June Fishing In High Gear

The stripers are hitting trolled and cast lures from boats and shoreline.

The mouth of the Patuxent has been very good at dusk and dawn for top water lures, swimming plugs, and jigs. There are reports around Cedar Point, Fishing Point, and Goose Creek for rockfish and some hefty bluefish.

Chris Madera caught this striper from the beach at Fishing Point (Patuxent) on a top water plug at sunset.

Steve Fagan caught this rockfish trolled up in the Potomac this week.

Trollers and jiggers are catching slot stripers in the Potomac all around St. George Island.

Troy caught rockfish with surface popper from the rocks at the 'O Club near Cedar Point.

Rockfish and blue fish.

Slot redfish are in the Potomac and Patuxent. I caught my first puppy drum of the year on Thursday in a tidal creek in the Patuxent, and missed a keeper at the boat (the big one always gets away).

Dave Hersh with catch from Tall Timbers.

Spot are here in numbers; early for this time of year. A boater ventured out of St. Jerome's Creek into the bay about a quarter mile and hauled in about 30 good sized spot in less than an hour using double hook bottom rigs and bloodworms.

Tanner Donaldson and Aden Price used their bows for these big blue cats in the Potomac.

Perch are active, but are playing hide and seek with the rays that have invaded the shallow waters looking for a meal. The rays will move off into deeper water by mid-June and our perch should return to normal.

Randy Flowers leads the May Tackle Box big perch contest with this 12 incher.

Crabs are in the creeks and rivers for chicken neckers.

Al with huge flat head catfish that took a swim bait lure in the Potomac.

Joshua and his 13 inch white perch from St. Inigoes Creek, off the Potomac.

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