September Hot Fishing
It doesn't get better than this!
Cobia have shown up for trollers using big surgical eels (The Tackle Box got in a good shipment). There were reports of cobia caught off the Point Lookout Pier on live spot over the weekend.
Capt. Greg Buckner catching cobia, big blues, and mackerel out of Solomons.
Chummers are scoring too, and the live eels that the cobia love have been hard to get. Tackle Box got a load of eels Monday afternoon.
Excellent fishing now!
Spot, croaker, puppy drum, slot reds, bluefish, and rockfish are all biting and await your attention. Bring plenty of ice for the fish box.
Hunter Windsor and his puppy drum from St. George Island. Promptly released.
White perch are big in the creeks and rivers. You can cast lures into the shallows in the shade and structure; or simply bait up bottom rigs with bloodworm, shrimp, lug worms, night crawlers, or peeler crab and toss them close to shore on the drop offs. Spot and croaker are in the mouth of the Patuxent at Hawk's Nest, Sandy Point, Green Holly, the O'club , and the Three Legged marker. The Potomac is loaded at Ragged Point and St. George Island.
Kirk Hindsor leads The Tackle Box September perch contest with this 12 3/4 incher caught in St. George Creek (Potomac) on a white Beetle Spin.
Paul Jenkins and Shaun Conor with some of the perch they caught Saturday in Blake Creek off the Potomac.
Paul Jenkins with 11 1/4 inch perch.
Fresh water is excellent for bass and bluegill.
David Gaestel landed this 23 inch Largemouth Bass in St. Mary's Lake, Sep 1 on a whacky rig.
Eric Packard with 25 inch rockfish from upper Patuxent.
Catfish are stacked up in the Potomac near the 301 Bridge and in the Patuxent above the Benedict Bridge.
Capt. Bernie out of Solomon's on the Shea D Lady is catching Spanish mackerel, and hefty 4 to 8 pound Bluefish daily.
Double headers! Call Capt. Bernie at 302-672-3282.