WGMD Fishing Report 8-5-18


Small craft advisories were up again on Saturday, but Sunday is looking much better with light winds and small seas.

For those of you who fish in the Upper Chesapeake Bay, the water there is remains pretty dirty and there is still a lot of debris floating just under the surface.  The tidal rivers and creeks are cleaner with rockfish, white perch and catfish available with bloodworms the best bait. Live lining with spot or white perch has worked at Hackett’s, Dolly’s Lump and the Bay Bridges.  The southern bay around the Patuxent and Potomac rivers has better water and trolling with gold spoons has produced blues and rockfish.

At Dan’s Tackle we heard about John Greenlee who caught a 21.5-inch rockfish out of the Broadkill River.  Frank Payton had a good catch of white perch from the Broadkill on bloodworms.

Rick’s Bait and Tackle said the flounder fishing in Indian River and Rehoboth bays is improving.  One customer had a four-fish limit during incoming water at Indian River Inlet while using Gulp! and shiners.

Steve at Smith Bait in Leipsic said more slot rock were caught out of the rivers and creeks on peeler crab.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.