Spanish Mackeral, Bluefish and More

Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish are in the Ship's Channel from Hooper's Island Light to Smith Point. Cobia are in the Bay south of Tangier Island in good numbers.

There are smaller sized Cobia and numbers on the lumps below the Target Ship, on the Middle Grous, and in the Mud Leads. Both chummers and trollers are getting Cobia in the lower Bay but the ratio of catchers to non-catchers is about 10 to 1.

Rockfish are back in the shallows for lure casters in the Potomac and Patuxent in the early morning. Late evenings are good too. Poppers, swimming lures and bucktails are work. The rain last week and somewhat cooler tempatures since seems to have stimulated the rock. Many are 26 to 30 inches long!

Spot, Perch and Croaker are all biting in the deeper holes in the Patuxent and Potomac. Bottom fishing continues to be excellent. Falling tides seem to be the best. Enjoy!

Stephan Thorne shows off White Perch caught in Breton Bay
Joe Tippet with a lovely Rockfish and Red Drum caught casting Bomber Wind Cheaters in the mouth of the Patuxent
Cobia caught on Capt. Kyle Johnson's charter boat "RockSolid"