WGMD Fishing Report 12-14-19

Friday saw fog, rain and to the best of my knowledge no boats left the dock.  It looks like things will only get worst over the weekend as small craft advisories on Saturday will become gale warnings on Sunday.

Freshwater anglers have been able to find bass, crappie and pickerel at Delaware ponds and the upper reaches of the tidal rivers and creeks when the weather allows them out of the house.  Live minnows fished under a bobber has been the best setup for the crappie while a large minnow or shad live-lined around vegetation or hard structure will draw out the bass and pickerel.

Several spillways have fishing piers and this is where I do my winter fishing.  The fishing pier in Laurel at the head of Broad Creek has been my favorite since I was a kid.  Back then the pier was nothing but some rotten timbers and we caught everything from shad and herring to bass and pickerel out of the spillway.  Now the state has built a sturdy metal pier with plenty of room for all.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.