WGMD Fishing Report 7-22-18

Mike Smith of Rehoboth Beach, DE was out done by his buddy Ben Cataldi of Felton, DE when he caught this 6.7lb flounder using Gulp bait on a red jig head at the Old Grounds.

The sun came out on Sunday, but small craft advisories remained in effect and will probably stay up all week.  It just ain’t looking good for fishing in the ocean or bay.

One location that could be productive this week is the sidewalk at Indian River Inlet.  I continue to get reports of croaker caught from the southside of the inlet along the rail by the campground.  High tide has been the best time to fish here with sand fleas, bloodworms and FishBites the top baits.  Another possibility is the occasional sheepshead that has been pulled from the inlet.  Sand fleas or peeler crab would be a good choice for bait and fishing directly in the rocks is the top technique.

The Upper Bay and Lower Delaware River hold white perch, catfish and slot rockfish.  Steve at Smith Bait in Leipsic said the rockfish action slowed last week, but white perch and catfish kept anglers busy.  The very warm water temperature may have been the reason for the drop in rockfish activity.

Rock Hall is still the place for rockfish in the Chesapeake, but it is strickly an early day bite.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.