WGMD Fishing Report 4-16-18

The weather didn’t improve on Sunday with rain and northeast wind and the next few days don’t look too promising.  Right now I am planning to try the waters on Wednesday.

The Susquehanna Flats are having a pretty good catch and release season.  Most of the rockfish caught and released are in the 15 to 20-inch class, but larger fish to 40 inches have been taken.  The main reason for the good fishing is the low flow through the flood gates of the Conowingo Dam and the recent warm weather.  If Sunday’s rain does not increase the cold water coming over the dam we should see continued good action during the rest of the catch and release season.

This Saturday is the opening of the Maryland Trophy Season.  Anglers will be allowed one rockfish per day with a minimum size of 35 inches.  All tributaries except the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds remain closed to all rockfish fishing including catch and release.  If an enforcement officer sees you catch two rockfish in the same spot you will be fined.  If you catch one you had better move.

This is Eric Burnley with you WGMD fishing report.