Greater Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries

Tip of the week 

Use Sinking Fly-Line (stripers, bluefish, white perch)
Short Striping the Fly - Cast the fly and count it down to the desired depth. The rod tip should be parallel and very close to the water surface during the retrieve. Start stripping swiftly in no more than 2' increments at a swift speed. Repeat this until you catch a fish or the fly is back at the boat.

Light Tackle
Jigging plastic baits on weighted jigheads from 1/2 to 1 ounce are very productive in the Middle Bay. Jigging spoons aren't doing so well at this time.

Seven-day forecast 

Look for some nice striped bass to move into waters from 8 to 20 feet deep around the warm water discharges in Baltimore, MD. and on the Chesapeake Bay. Fished the warm water discharges in Baltimore, MD with no luck this past Sunday. Once the stripers show up there they can be large and caught on a fly. Hopefully they will show up this week. I'll meek you posted on this.


Some striped bass are being caught around the Bay Bridge on Rt. 50. They are in waters from 35 to 55 feet deep. Used light tackle equipment with metal jigs form 2 ounces to 4 ounces. Soft plastic baits, similar to a scented 5" Z-Man pearl Sented Jerk ShadZ rigged on a 3/4 or 1 ounce jighead worked slow across the bottom can be productive.

Must Have Flies 
Clouser Minnow red/white and whit 2 Hook Buy from
Clouser Minnow chartreuse/white 2 Hook Buy from
Clouser Minnow chartreuse/yellow 2 Hook Buy from
Half And Half chartreuse/white 1/0 Hook Buy from
Blados Crease Fly silver/blue 3/0 Hook Buy from
Blados Crease Fly olive/pearl 3/0 Hook Buy from
Capt. Tom Hughes

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