Steady Cobia Fishing

Cobia fishing has been steady all week. From the Target Ship to Smith Point the chummers using fish bait and live eels have consistently caught big fish.

Many anglers are finding that their tackle is no match for the size cobia that are taking their bait. Some are getting their medium sized reels spooled and are shopping for bigger bait feeder reels and are filing them with 65 pound test braid.

Perch fishing is excellent.

Spot lining the bottom of the Patuxent eager to bite and getting bigger everyday.

Eric Packard sent this photo of a St. Mary's Lake largemouth that fell for a whacky rig. This is one of seventeen he landed one morning last week.

A striper in the shallows of the Patuxent took this Hard Head Custom Bait Rockfish Popper lure on Sunday.

There are rockfish in the shallows in the evenings and daybreaks for lure casters. The summer closings of rockfish season are upon us. Check your regulations.

Spanish mackerel and bluefish are now in the ship's channel, but not consistent yet.

St. Mary's Lake has a hot bite of largemouth bass. They respond to whacky rigged plastics.

Snakehead are big, good fighters and taste delicious-OK they're ugly, who cares?

Julie Tomasik and Mike Tomasik catch rock daily in the Patuxent mouth casting lures from their kayaks. Daybreak and dusk work best.

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