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 

The large striped bass have entered the Maryland Section of the Chesapeake Bay. The Susquehanna Flats should turn on around the 2nd week of Apr until May 3rd.


The water at the Headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, the Susquehanna Flats, is 50 degrees. The large stripers that normally visit this location each year should start showing up this week.

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

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