November 20, 2019 - Rockfish Excellence

There were two stripers caught trolling in the bay near Smith Point on Saturday.

The stripers responded by returning to the shorelines where fishermen caught them on top water poppers, live bait, and swimming plugs. Goose Creek, Hog Point, and the Navey Recreation Pier in Solomons had some good catches.

Bait fishermen on the Point Lookout Pier using cut alewife caught some keeper rockfish in the rough surf.

Trollers and jiggers continue to catch stripers in the Potomac and the Patuxent with breaking fish drawing diving gulls.

There are plenty of rockfish in the triangle area out the mouth of the Potomac. Breaking fish are in the Point No Point area to marker 72, the Target Ship and on the Mud Leads.

The weather forecast for the end of the week calls for sunshine and temperatures approaching 60 degrees. The winds will calm and the fishing will be great.

Alex Srodowski landed this 31 inch rockfish off the Solomons pier at the Navy Rec Center.

Alex again with striper from Goose Creek which took a top water popper.

Glenn Short landed this 30 pound catfish off the Chaptico Wharf Sunday. The cats are back!

Ray Dicken with a Cedar Point, Goose Creek rockfish.