Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent, and Potomac Rivers

Fishing Report

Created by local store owner, Ken Lamb from The Tackle Box.

The Tackle Box was started in 1960 by Howard and Lena Lamb who arrived in St. Mary's County in 1958 when serving in the Navy. Ken Lamb who began as a teenager working in the store is now the owner and Joe Tippet, who has 20 years of experience at the store, is the general manager. Ken is still active in publicity, paperwork, bait handling, and sales and has no plans of retiring.

If you're looking to make St. Mary's your next fishing destination, take a look at the fishing reports below to see what's biting!

Posted: Sep 07, 2022

Fall Approaches

​Spanish mackerel were available all week in the main stem of the bay from Cove Point south to Smith Point.

Posted: Aug 09, 2022

Apex of Summer

Spanish mackerel, spot, bluefish, bull redfish, and white perch lead the news this week as we reach the apex of summer heat.

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.

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Charter Fishing Excursions

Come fish for bass, catfish, cobia, and more all right here in St. Mary's County! Enjoy the open water and great catches with one of our local charter fishing...