WGMD Fishing Report 5-30-21

Sunday was another nasty day with high winds and higher seas. Small craft advisories were up, but with seas to ten feet in the morning subsiding to eight feet in the afternoon, I wonder where the National Weather Service draws the line between small and large craft. We are supposed to see the sun again on Monday, but seas will still be three to four feet. Then on Tuesday, when everyone goes back to work and school, the seas go to less than two feet.

Over in the Maryland portion Chesapeake Bay, the regular striped bass season in the main bay and all the tributaries will open on June 1. The minimum size limit is 19 inches and the bag limit is one fish per person. From the reports I get it does not take long to catch the one legal rockfish by jigging, chumming or trolling. Many charter boats and private anglers are chumming because they also catch a lot of catfish to fill the box and extend their time on the water. Hackett’s Point and Thomas Point have been popular locations for chumming.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.