Fishing Report – Eastern Shore of Virginia

Summer on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is what you make of it.  Want to float pin-fish for Tarpon?  Bottom fish for croaker?  Sight cast to cobia and red drum?  It’s all possible, and depending on the conditions, available to the angler with a little knowledge (hopefully of the local variety). I spent Thursday night…

Fishing Report – Middle Chesapeake Bay and Lower Patuxent River

I spent Saturday morning running the Patuxent River and Middle Chesapeake Bay, looking for Striped Bass, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.  I was joined by my cousin, who is a solid fisherman himself, and just getting into the fly fishing game. We left the dock at 6:30AM, immediately finding a school of breaking young-of-the-year striped bass…

Fishing Report – Gunpowder River Trout

I spent a few hours on the Gunpowder River catch-and-release section this weekend, hunting for wild brown trout.  It was a dual purpose trip:  Do a bit of summer-time dry fly fishing, and teach my sister how to fly fish.  While we didn’t knock it out of the park, we had some hungry fish, and…

Fishing Report – Patuxent River and Lower Chesapeake Bay

Another weekend in the books fishing the Chesapeake Bay by boat.  Saturday saw myself, a coworker, and his 10 year old fishing the Patuxent River, bottom fishing for croaker and spot near St. Leonard Creek and the mouth of Cuckhold Creek.  Fishing was surprisingly poor compared to past years, with only one caught spot and…