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.
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.
Topwater catching catching is hot on the Bay and its tributaries. There are still plenty of bluefish and striped bass taking flies.
The bluefish and striped bass are blitzing in the middle section of the Chesapeake Bay. The bluefish ranged to 5 pounds and put up a good fight on a fly rod. The water is starting to cool down as stripers and bluefish are now chasing bait where the Rivers meet the Chesapeake Bay, especially on the western shore.
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