Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report! - 4-30-13 (DE, NJ, MD, PA)




Chesapeake Bay:

Despite the slow opening weekend, trophy striper fishing has been picking up for anglers trolling up and down the bay. I made it out last Friday for an afternoon trip and we were able to catch 2 nice fish and lost a couple of others.

The MSSA Championship on the Chesapeake is happening this weekend and I expect the fishing to be really good!

The Susquehanna Flats are still up and down. While some days anglers are finding fish, other days the fishing is extremely slow. There are reports of white perch and catfish all over the flats with those fishing with bloodworms and other bait.

Delaware Bay:

The striper fishing is still good throughout the bay. Fresh bunker is proving to be the best bait.

Flounder fishing has been picking up on the DE side over the last week. Anglers are having good success on the flatties in Roosevelt Inlet and the Lewes canal. Flounder fishing at Broadkill beach has also been good over the last week. Cut bait and minnows have been the ticket for these early season flounder.

The black drum bite should break wide open any day now. Fresh clams and hard bottom is key to catching these drum.

Inshore Ocean:

The NJ tog season came to a close, but the fishing was outstanding before it ended. Boats fishing from DE and OCMD are also reporting great tog fishing.

Striper fishing in North and Central Jersey has been very good. Captain Carl from Wet Dreams Sport Fishing had reports of great striper action last weekend. Check out his reports under the Charters & Guide Services Reports Page.

Striper fishing is also starting to pick up in South Jersey as well as DE and MD. The local inlets and jetties are starting to produce more and more fish.

Flounder fishing in the back bays of DE and MD is starting to get very good. Once the season opens in NJ (May 18th) the fishing should be good there as well.

Offshore Ocean:

The warm water is still inching closer and closer. It will be any day now that the first tuna of the region is reported.

Once the water gets in range, makos and threshers will begin to be caught as well.

Muff Diver Charters is looking for anglers for another Over Night Special Trip on May 16th and 17th. Click on their banner on the side of the page, or check them out on our "Charters & Guide Services" page to find more details. You can also give Captain Joe Riley a call @ (800-243-0342) or Captain Ryan Knapp @ (443-848-2260) for more info

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Freshwater:

Pond and lake fisherman are still reporting good action on crappies, bass and pickeral.

Stripers are still being caught in the Delaware River.

Tight Lines,

Dave