Fishing Report

Local Fishing Report for the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent, and Potomac Rivers.

The Fishing Report was created by local store owner, Ken Lamb from The Tackle Box.

The Tackle Box was started in 1960 by Howard and Lena Lamb who had arrived in St. Mary's County in 1958 as Navy personnel. The store began in a corner of a building on route 235 in Lexington Park and moved into its current location in 1974.

The Tackle Box is one of the oldest family run businesses in the county with 62 years and going strong. The merchandise in the store is tailored for local tastes in fishing, hunting and shooting and tries to keep up with trends in fish migration cycles and sportsmen's changing needs.

The business is now owned by Ken Lamb who began as a teenager working in the store. The day-to-day operations are run by general manager, Joe Tippet who has 20 years experience at the store. Ken is still active daily in publicity, paperwork, bait handling, and sales and has no plans of retiring.

If you're looking to make St. Mary's County your next fishing destination, take a look at the fishing reports below to tell you what is biting where and when!

Posted: Aug 02, 2022

August Fishing

​August is supposed to be hot and we are not going to be disappointed. The spot fishing continues to be superb.

Posted: Jul 18, 2022

Spot Spectacular

​Every seven years or so we have a spectacular spot run in the Chesapeake. This is the year of Jubilee for the Norfolk spot. They are everywhere. If you can...

Posted: Jun 28, 2022

Early July 4th Fishing

The fourth of July is the traditional start of the Norfolk spot run, and they are here a week early and in full force.

Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Great Week of Fishing

​Spot in medium-to-large size are in the mouth of the Patuxent from the O'club to the Three Legged to Drum Point.

Posted: Jun 07, 2022


Perch, rockfish, crabs, and trout have all awakened to the delayed summer arrival.

Posted: May 24, 2022

Memorial Day Approaches

​Tricky weather is our main enemy this season. Even though we had a taste of summer with scorching 90-degree temperatures over the weekend, the water is still...

Posted: May 17, 2022

Rockfish Minimum Drops

​The minimum length for rockfish is now 19 inches in Maryland waters and 20 inches in the Potomac. The bag limit is one per day in Maryland, and two per day...

Posted: May 12, 2022

It's Rockfish Season!

It was a rocky start to the trophy rockfish season a week ago Sunday, but the fishing improved all week until the ugly rain, gale winds, and cold came in...

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