WGMD Fishing Report 4-13-19

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Friday it was back to summer, but the wind had small craft advisories up and they will continue into Saturday.

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina told us Dustin Schell fished the Broadkill River with bloodworms on Thursday for a good catch of white perch including a citation weighing 1.11 pounds. 

Lenny Rudlow’s Fish Talk Report included some bad news for those looking to get a trophy fish out of the Chesapeake Bay on April 20.  So far folks pre-fishing several areas from the Upper Bay to Tangier Sound have failed to find any rockfish over 30 inches.  There seem to be good numbers of rock below that size as we have seen along the Delaware coast.

The white perch are moving down the tidal creeks and rivers that feed the Chesapeake Bay and anglers are having to move to keep up with the schools.  Bloodworms, grass shrimp and small minnows remain the best baits and may be fished on top-bottom rigs or on shad darts worked slowly across the bottom.  Snakeheads continue to please anglers at Blackwater Refuge.

This is Eric Burnley with you WGMD fishing Report