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.

Seven-day forecast 

Look for striped bass and bluefish throughout the Chesapeake Bay especially on the western shore between the Patapsco River north to the West River south. These are schoolies but there is plenty of them. If your looking for a catching day now is a good time to fish the location above. Last week in 3 trips fishers caught 340 mixed fish. 3" sinking clousers are the prefered fly. on sinking line. Use a 6 weight and you'll have an outstanding time.


Schools of striped bass and small bluefish are now blitzing on a daily on the western shore. They average between 14 inches and 16 inches with a few larger stripers being caught. You can have countless days of catching on the fly.

Must Have Flies 
Half And Half chartreuse/white 1/0 Hook Buy from
Capt. Tom Hughes

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