Greater Chesapeake Bay & Tributaries

Techniques 

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 spoons in silver, 2 oz. size, were very productive in the Middle Bay.

Seven-day forecast 

There are a few nice striped bass now on the Susquehanna Flats.

Conditions 

There is little rain in the forecast at this time. If this holds the water should be clear enough to start fishing the Susquehanna Flats this Friday, 4/11/14,

Unfortunately there is still muddy water crossing the Susquehanna Flats do to the large amount of rain that entered the Susquehanna Watershed over late March and early April. The visibility is 2" to 4" on the flats on 4/6/14.

Must Have Flies 
Orvis Endorsed Guide Baitfish Fly Selection - 8 Flies chaurtruese and whit 2/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Cowen's Baitfish Buy from Orvis.com
Puglisi Peanut Butter Fly Buy from Orvis.com
Half And Half Buy from Orvis.com
Half And Half Buy from Orvis.com
Report from: Capt. Tom Hughes
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