Stripers have been breaking at times lately. Some days they are mostly small and some days there are nice fish too. Also has been some fish jigging in 20 to 30 feet of water. We have caught a few bluefish too. Breaking fish should continue to get better thru summer. hopefully some Spanish mackerel will show as well.
Fishing really picked up last week with stripers up to ten pounds and a few bigger. At times they have been feeding on the surface but otherwise on offshore structure. Soft plastics on spinning tackle and flyfishing with sinking lines.
Fishing has still been good for stripers from 20 to 27 inches with a few 30 inchers around. We are catching most of the fish jigging or flyfishing with sinking lines, but there have been some breaking fish. Some of the breakers are small but some of the schools have striped bass up to 24 inches. As summer heats up, the breaking fish should only get better with bluefish mixed in and hopefully spanish mackerel also.
Fishing has been real good for the last three weeks. Stripers up to 30 inches are hitting jigs and flies in 10 to 30 feet of water. There have been some breaking fish. Some of the breakers are small but there can be larger fish underneath them. As summer warms up we should see more breaking fish and also bluefish and spanish mackerel.
… but when they do break there have been some really nice stripers. The shallow water bite on topwater plugs has been good early and on cloudy days.
with stripers and blues mixed and a few spanish mackerel. The best fishing is when the water is flat but on Monday they were breaking good in a big wind. We have also caught a few redfish on structure and in shallow water.
have been breaking real good for the last week. Stripers have gone up to 24 inches with a few bigger and blues up to 22 inches. They have been hitting on poppers, bucktails, and spoons. Fly fishing has been great also. In the shallow water we have caught stripers, afew small redfish and a couple speckled trout.
was great this year, with lots of fish and big fish. We landed several stripers over 40 inches. Now I am fishing out of Kent Narrows fishing the Eastern Bay area. Fishing hasn’t been on fire yet but we have caught some nice fish up to 29 inches. Fishing should only improve as more fish move down the bay.
was pretty good as the weather was much better than last year. Biggest fish onthe fly was 40 inches. I will be at Tie Fest at Kent Narrows on February 25, hope to see you there.
was great yesterday. Striped bass up to 24 inches were breaking on the surface for 4 hours. There was also bluefish mixed with the stripers. Blues were mostly small but a few nice ones were around. Most of the rockfish wre caught on poppers, with a lot caught on trailers behind the popper. We also caught fish with sinking lines with clousers. A lot of the schools of breakers did not have any birds on them, and these usually held the bigger fish.
We had breaking striped bass and bluefish off and on all day. The rockfish went up to 23 inches and our biggest blue was over 22 inches. We also caught our first spanish mackerel of the year. They were from 18 to 20 inches. Most of the fish were caught on Lil Bunker spoons made by Specialized Baits. These spoons work great either casting or jigging. We also caught fish on poppers. Ther has also been some speckled trout caught in the shallows.
Fly fishing on the Chesapeake Bay has been real good this week. Stripers have been breaking on the surface up to 26 inches. Light tackle fisherman have also been having great success too. Poppers, crease flies, and gurglers have all been bringing numerous strikes. When the fish go down, sinking lines with clousers or decievers will still catch striped bass. On spining tackle, jigging spoons can be hard to get to the bottom.
The fishing this week has been even better. Stripers up to 32 inches have been caught on jigging spoons and good numbers of stripers in the mid twenties have beenbreaking and hitting poppers.
Stripers up to 26 inches have started to break a little near the mouth of Eastern Bay. They are not consistent yet but should get better as August approaches. Yesterday we only flyfished and did well in the afternoon after a slow morning. Clousers, poppers and crease flies all worked.
We have been catching good numbers of stripers at the mouth of Eastern Bay and near Poplar Island. BKDs and jigging spoons have worked best. Most of the fish are in the low twenty inch range with a few in the mid to upper twenties.