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: 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...

Posted: Dec 13, 2021

December Rockfish

2021 has been an excellent fishing year for stripers, cobia, spot, perch, Spanish mackerel, and speckled trout.

Posted: Nov 09, 2021

November Fishing

The storm on Friday, October 29th had a monumental tide surge that had docks underwater and water in the trees.

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