Fishing Report – Upper Patuxent

I went back to the Upper Patuxent River (fly fishing, catch-and-release section) Sunday before last, hoping to find some of the Browns that river is famous for.  I found a fleet of cars in the tiny gravel lots along the river.  Clearly I wasn’t the only person with this idea. The river was in great…

Conservation Watch – Cobia

It seems the last few years have been hard on Cobia along the Eastern US.  In 2015 alone, recreational catches were more than double the allotted tonnage (for a total of 1,540,000 pounds!). The fish have become more popular, and in some areas, they are the premier inshore species (Virginia and North Carolina for example). …

Fishing Report – Upper Patuxent River

Due to last weekend’s colder, cloudy weather, I decided not to fish the Casselman River.  I did take a half hour to explore a lower Patuxent River tidal creek on the lookout for perch and shad, but never found fish willing to take a streamer.  This week has been different – warm weather pushing into the upper…

Area Spotlight – Casselman River

The Casselman River is a long, low gradient river that runs through Garrett County Maryland and ends in the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania.  It is managed as a delayed harvest stream, with all fishing catch-and-release from October 1st through June 15th each year.  After June 15th, the shallow rocky water becomes too warm for trout,…

Spring Fishing Options – Early March

It’s early March in Maryland, and that means I’ve got a few different fisheries I can take advantage of within a two hour drive.  It’s also worth stating my boat is in the shop, so I am looking at a shot to catch fish by kayak or wading. Option #1 – Yellow and White Perch…