WGMD Fishing Report 3-24-19


Saturday saw gale warnings up again and Sunday will still be windy but warmer.  I did see one guy fishing at the head of the Broadkill River in Milton.  He didn’t stay long and I didn’t see him catch anything.  I did not see any sign of the herring I saw there a week ago.

The long rang forecast doesn’t look good for the week, but if we can get to next week things should turn around.  We need some warmer weather to go along with the longer days to warm up the water and get the flounder and rockfish moving.

One of the first places to get some flounder will be behind the Barrier Islands of Virginia.  The shallow bays will warm up first and anglers drifting live minnows, squid strips or Gulp! on warm, sunny days stand a good chance of connecting with a keeper.

I have had success fishing out of Wachapreague, Quinby and Folly Creek.  The trick is to fish feeder creeks and channels on a falling tide after the sun has had a chance to warm the water.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD Fishing Report