Landmark Year for Big Fish

Great fishing all week in and out of the showers.

Cobia are downright plentiful in the Middle Grounds and south to Tangier and Smith Point. The further south you go the greated number and bigger the fish. Chummers using ground allwives and live eels are doing well in this landmark year for big fish. 

Bottom fishing is excellent for Spot, Perch and Hardhead (Croakers) to be found most everywhere. These fish make great table fare and can be caught from the beach as well as the boat. The key is to fish around high tides moving in and out. A 34-inch Rockfish was caught off the Point Lookout Pier just last week.

Blues and Spanish Mackerel are in the Bay for trollers using small eels and Drone or Clarke spoons on planers. Good eating and great fun.

Rockfish are now breaking all over with small fish on the top and keepers on the bottom. Jiggers and trollers do well; lure casters using top water poppers can get explosive at daybreak around structures on high tides.

Catfish are loving the cooler temperatures and bottom fishers using cut alewife are landing some really big ones at Morgantown in the Potomac and Chalk Point in the Patuxent. 

Patrick Latham with typical Cobia from the Bay last week
Conner Mullaney with Spanish Mackerel from near Cedar Point
Leroy Granby from the Solomons Pier and loaded up on Spot, Croaker and Rockfish
Zach Mead caught a 13-inch Croaker from the beach Hog Point in the Patuxent River