Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 Spring Fishing Recap

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Fishing got started early this Spring on the Susquehanna Flats.  We were catching fish by mid March, and we are still catching some sizeable fish this week.  There were some tough water conditions to deal with as always in April, but we kept at it and caught some good fish.






We have had great stream flows and fishing on the Gunpowder River this Spring.  The sulfur mayfly hatch is in full swing and dry fly fishing is great.







Thursday, March 31, 2016

March fishing on the Susquehanna Flats

We got an early start fishing on the Susquehanna Flats this year.  Good weather and water conditions have meant some good striper fishing the last week or so.  We have been catching lots of fish on a variety of techniques.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer fishing in Ocean City, Maryland

The boat is parked at Fisherman's Marina in West Ocean city for the Summer.  We will be doing lots of fishing this Summer for flounder with conventional tackle in back bay and near shore waters.  Flounder fishing has been great on the inshore wreck and artificial reefs and we have already been catching some good ones. We have been targeting the fish with bucktail jigs or a variety of other deep rigs in 45 to 70 feet of water.




We are taking advantage of fly fishing opportunities when conditions permit.  Incoming tides during low light hours near dawn or dusk have offered some good Striper fishing near the jetties. We have been catching a bunch of fish 18 -27 " on a variety of flies.




Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spring Fishing on the Upper Chesapeake Bay and Gunpowder River

We had some good fishing on the Susquehanna Flats during the last couple weeks of May.  We still had some good numbers of fish around this year later in the month, maybe due to the late Spring.  We caught fish on the fly and on light spinning tackle and chased the topwater bite wherever we could find it.



We have been fly fishing the Gunpowder River the last week or so and having good success.  Dry fly fishing has been great in areas of the river where the Sulfur mayfly hatch is in full swing.  Well presented CDC comparaduns or a variety  of other Sulfur dun and emerger patterns have been catching fish.




Thursday, April 30, 2015

Susquehanna Flats Fishing 2015

  What looked to be a promising start to the annual catch and release Striped Bass season this year has turned out to be a struggle.   We started fishing in early April and had good water conditions and temperatures.  We caught some decent fish in our first few outings some over 30".


   Fishing took a quick turn for the worse as we had a push of dirty water come down the Susquehanna River causing spill  conditions at the Conowingo Dam.  This put a quick end to the fishing.  We have had a few bright spots since, and current conditions are fishable.  We have caught a few fish here and there on light spinning tackle casting jigs, spoons, and lures, but fly fishing has been tough.


Hopefully the last few days of the season will bring some better fishing as weather forecasts and water conditions look great.  I will be staying in Havre de Grace until May 20 at least to take advantage of the second opening of fishing.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Dry Fly Fishing on the Gunpowder River

The last few weeks have been excellent fishing on the Gunpowder.  Morning blue winged olive and caddis hatches have offered anglers some great dry fly fishing opportunities. The middle stretches of the catch and release area have offered some of the best action.  Long leaders and 7x tippets have been the norm.  Fish have liked patterns like parachute olives in a size 20 and small x caddis or henryville specials size 18.


Fishing should hold up through the fall as long as temps stay moderate and  weather holds.  Flows have been good, around 70 cfs and have been excelent for fishing dry flies.

We have been fishing for rockfish out of the Kent Island in our normal fall haunts.  The morning topwater fishing has been great and there are alot of breaking fish to chase through the mid day.
We have had a few nice bluefish mixed in, and some of the rockfish have been nice up to 26".

I expect fishing to be good through mid November, again weather dependent.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fly Fishing low flows on the Gunpowder River

Stream flows on the Gunpowder river have been low the last couple of weeks averaging about 39 cfs. Low flows make already wary trout even spookier and make for challenging fishing.  Despite the stream flows, we have been catching a bunch of fish.  We are seeing the last of our trico mayflies in the mornings and have scattered action on caddis through the day. There are lots of rising trout and we are having success on dries with a cautious approach. Best fly patterns have been cdc tricos in size 22 and size 18 or 20 henryville specials.


Small nymphs have been working well in the pocket water.  We have been fishing dropper nymph rigs under an indicator with added weight when needed.  Small seems to be the bet lately and our best flies have been size 20 and 22 zebra midges and other pupa patterns.  Small pheasant tails have been working well too.