WGMD Fishing Report 3-20-18


Monday was the calm before the storm.  The rest of the week looks pretty bad with rain, snow and wind.  And spring starts on Tuesday.

I did see one report from Sharptown, Maryland where anglers launched their boats and proceeded to catch a fair number of white perch out of the Nanticoke River.  I may have to try fishing from Phillips Landing once the weather settles down.

Saturday was the final day for giant bluefin season out of North Carolina.  The A Salt Weapon came in with an 877-pound bluefin that is the pending North Carolina state record.  My personal best catch and release was somewhere in the 500-pound class and the largest one I weighed went 350 pounds.  Both of them looked huge.  The photo of the 877 pounder made mine look like minnows.

The current water temperature at the Lightship Buoy and in Lewes is 41.7 degrees.  The coming storm is supposed to have more east wind then the previous three so perhaps the water temperature will rise.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.