Winter Fishing on the Chesapeake – Virginia

As the season wound down, I joined my friend on the Eastern Shore of Virginia to fly fish and jig for striped bass in early December. We fished two days, finding the shallow creeks of the Eastern Shore barren, but finding structure in 40-60 feet of water full of fish.  Saturday saw us in fish…

Chesapeake Stripers – Middle Bay

I went out a few times in early November on the Patuxent River hunting stripers.  Fishing (both shallow spots in the river’s creeks and in deep water) was poor – small pods of fish moving through and very hard to target with jigs in the deep, and the creeks were largely barren.  Why?  A rapid…

Fishing Report: Middle Chesapeake Bay

After being busy throughout September (and fishing other places of course), I went out to fish the Chesapeake this past weekend on my boat.  With my dad and uncle (who taught me how to fly fish in the first place), we headed out of Solomons, MD.  The forecast was both good and bad – calm…