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.