WGMD Fishing Report 12-11-18

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To the best of my knowledge, no one was out on Tuesday and it looks like Thursday will be the first decent day this week.

In Ocean City, the Angler is planning to run for tog and porgies on Thursday.  I have fished on this boat several times and the captain and mates do a good job putting you on fish.  The mates will also clean your fish on the way back to the dock.

I hope I am wrong, but with the water temperature in the ocean at 43 degrees we may have seen the last of the rockfish.  A friend who runs a charter boat out of North Jersey has hung it up for the season and he was hammering the stripers just a week ago.

The Chesapeake Bay has been inundated with fresh water since they opened the floodgates at the Conowingo Dam.  This has made it all but impossible to find any rockfish in the Maryland portion of the bay, but in Virginia they are still catching smaller fish under birds and larger ones on live eels out of Cape Charles.  The Chesapeake Bay rockfish season ends on December 31 in Virginia and on December 20 in Maryland.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report