Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June Fishing Update, Chesapeake Bay, Ocean City

I have been spending the last couple weeks fishing trips on the Maryland coast and on the Chesapeake Bay.  Fishing has been great, although I cannot say the same about the weather.  We have continued to struggle with unsettled weather patterns and wind, often making conditions tough or keeping us off the water altogether. Luckily we have managed some great trips on the in between the last week or so.

Fishing in Ocean City has been good for Rockfish.  We have been catching fish on jigs, flies and topwater lures.  Early mornings and late evenings have been best.  The inlet and jetties have held the best fish, some to over 40 " taken on live baits.  Mack Long caught the striper pictured below on a popper on an early morning bite this week.

Flounder fishing in Ocean city has also been good and we have caught some nice fish in the back bays on jigs and Berkley Gulp.  We have been catching good numbers of keeper fish on each trip.  Pink has been a good lure and fly color for us this year. The flounder have been eating the pink jigs better than any other color.

When not fishing Ocean City I have been trailering down to Crisfield , MD and fishing the waters of Tangier Sound.  We have been taking advantage of the good speckled trout fishing in the area the last few seasons.  We have caught some nice speckled trout the last few trips, highlighted by the beautiful fish pictured below caught by Scott Burns.

The trout have been taking flies and paddle tail jigs in the shallows. We have also been catching decent numbers of puppy drum.  Most of the fish have been 17 to 20" and also seem to have a taste for pink colored jigs. 
We will be fishing the lower bay and coast all Summer if you are up  for some fishing. 

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