Rockfish and Mackerel and Spot, Oh My!

​Fishing is fantastic with all systems go.

Spanish mackerel can be caught trolling most anywhere in the bay.

Spot are in the deep of the rivers.

Perch are big and eager to bite lures and bait in the creeks.

Kaden White (9 years) landed this 23-inch rockfish in the Potomac.

Sara landed this 33-inch rock with a swimming shad AR St. George's Island.

Rockfish are now available in the Potomac and Maryland waters. Good reports came in all week with catches of 20 to 24-inch fish. Perch fishermen setting up the kids with bobbers and live minnows in the shallows found them getting some hefty rockfish mixed with the perch.

Big Reds are there for those hunting them and get lucky.

Red drum photos courtesy of Miss Susie Charters.

Cobia are trailing off, but there have been some caught both trolling using surgical eels and chumming using live eels. Most are coming home empty-handed. There could be a significant upsurge in early September with cooling temperatures.

Eric Packard with St. Mary's Lake largemouth this week.

Plenty of mackerel too, for The Shea-D- Lady Charter.

Red drum are being targeted by trollers and sight casters. If you are lucky enough to find them schooled and breaking it is a wonder to behold and all lines are hooked up at once.

Bass and pickerel are hitting cast lures at St. Mary's Lake in the mornings and evenings.

Mike Macias with 8-pound Snakehead from pond 1 NAS Pax River.

Al Hinkle caught this incredible 14-inch white perch at Goose Creek, Cedar Point while fishing for rockfish with a 5-inch Yozuri swimming lure.

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