Main Image: Joe Yates with perch from the Patuxent.

October 7th, 2020 - Rockfish, Perch, and Blues Galore

Fishing is very good with perch , spot, and rockfish leading the way.

The perch are in the creeks and rivers taking tiny spinner baits in the shallows and bloodworms and Fishbites in the deep.

Spot are still in the creeks and rivers and bay willing to hit most any bait with protein.

Puppy drum and slot drum are being caught on lures and bait most everywhere.

The rockfish are schooled up with blues in the mouth of the Patuxent breaking into bait fish. The blues are a hefty two to three pounds; the rockfish breakers are mostly undersized. The bigger stripers are under the breaking fish for trollers using heavy weights to get their lures down. The rockfish are coming into the creek mouths on falling tides at sunset. There was a proper blitz of rockfish at Goose Creek below Cedar Point on the Naval Air Station several evenings last week. Consistent catches of stripers are available by trolling bucktails on the bottom up the Patuxent and Potomac.

Red drum in the 18 to 27 inch slot are in the creek mouths and in the shallows on the bay shore. Puppy drum in the 10 to 14 inch range are mixed with perch in the creeks.

It is October and the the time to catch fish is now.

Ken Lamb with a string of perch from a Patuxent Creek.

Alex shows off a fine striper caught from the beach, Cedar Point.

Typical rockfish from Goose Creek last week.

Samantha Rapczynski and her 24 inch rockfish from Sheridan Point, Patuxent River.

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