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: 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.

Posted: Oct 06, 2021

Fall Fishing

Rockfish and bluefish have been very active this past week as cooler temperatures have encouraged the fish to school and feed up for the coming winter.

Posted: Sep 22, 2021

Beautiful September

Our rockfish have responded to the beautiful September weather by turning out in good numbers and size for both trollers and lure casters.

Posted: Aug 25, 2021

Great Week of Fishing

I am running out of superlatives. Slot redfish, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, Bull reds, cobia, spot, perch, rockfish all hot now.

Posted: Aug 11, 2021

Fabulous Fishing

Spanish mackerel and bluefish are now fully encamped in the lower bay and the mouth of the and Potomac.

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