Fishing hasn’t been easy this month but we have managed to catch some nice stripers on flies and jigs.
Chesapeake Bay Fishing Reports
Fishing in May has been pretty good. some days we have had to work harder than others. Maybe not the numbers I would like, but the quality is good. Stripers up to 33 inches have been caught on sinking lines with big half and halfs. Early in the month the shallow water bite was good on cloudy days. On sunny days the fish are in 15 to 25 feet of water.
Spring is right around the corner. May is a great time for big stripers on the fly or light tackle. Book now to get prime dates.
May is getting close. It’s one of the best times for a big striper on fly or light tackle.
Been done for a couple weeks, thought I’d share a few pics from this fall
Shallow top water fishing when the conditions are right has been great. Stripers are smashing surface plugs and fly rod poppers. Swimbaits have also catching as well. In deeper water jigging soft plastics is catching nice fish too. Fly fishing with sinking lines has also been great.
Striper fishing continues to be good. Striped bass up to 30 inches are hitting swimbaits and soft plastic jerk baits cast and jigged. The bite sometimes is short so being in the right place at the right time is important. Fly fishing is also real good with sinking lines and flies that imitate baitfish.
Striper fishing is pretty good right now. After a slow start, fishing has really picked up. Striped bass from 20 to 28 inches are hitting jigs and flies. Swimbaits and swimming soft jerkbaits in shallow water are working great. Jigging in deeper water is also productive. A few fish are hitting top water. Half and half’s on sinking fly lines have equally as good and some days even better
Fall fishing continues to be great. Being patient waiting for the fish to feed really pays off. Stripers up to 30 inches are chasing bunker on the surface. Swimbaits and jigging soft plastics bring consistent strikes. Surface plugs are working when you’re right on top of the breakers. Fly fishing with large flies is also real productive.
Fall fishing is in full swing. Big stripers are chasing bunker fattening up for winter. Jigging soft plastics and casting swimbaits are catching striped bass as fat as footballs. Top water is also bringing vicious strikes. Fly fishing is also great too. Besides poppers, big flies on sinking lines are crushing the rock fish.
Striper fishing has been good and more Spanish mackerel than I have ever seen. A few stripers are being caught in the shallow water on topwater and swimbaits. Stripers are also breaking along with a few bluefish and Spanish mackerel. A variety of baits are working on the breakers. Some days the bigger fish are under the smaller breaking fish. Fly fishing is also very productive.
Fishing for stripers in the mid 20 inches range has been real good. Chasing birds and fishing underwater structure have been best. Swimbaits and fly fishing have been the best way to catch stripers and a few Spanish Mackerel. We also have caught some speckled trout in shallow water on swimbaits.
Breaking stripers have been fairly consistent lately. Although not big lots of action. Poppers, gurgles and Clouser’s catch fish on nearly every cast when they’re on to. Swimbaits and spoons on spinning tackle also.
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Fishing has been good if you are persistent. The number of boats makes the fishing tough at times. Stripers up to 30 inches are taking soft plastics jigged in 18 to 30 feet of water. Fly fishing with big half and halfs on sinking lines are also working great. There are also fish in shallow water when conditions are right. Stripers in the 18 to 20 inches range have been on the surface sporadically.