Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report! - 6-6-13 (DE, NJ, MD, PA)

Chesapeake Bay:

Anglers are finding good success up and down the bay on slot sized stripers. Some overs are still being caught as well. Chumming, trolling and live lining are all producing stripers.

Bottom fishing has started to take off in the lower and mid bay. Coakers, spot and white perch are all being caught.

Some big redfish have also moved into the lower bay area and are being caught by trollers.

Delaware Bay:

Flounder fishing in the Delaware Bay has gotten off to a slow start. As the water temps creep up, so should the action on the flatties.

Drum fishing is still very good on both the New Jersey and Delaware sides of the bay. Fresh clams are key and bring lots of them, small croakers, trout, kingfish and sandsharks are also out where the drum are and can make you burn through your bait.

Croaker fishing around the lower bay area has been very good. Anglers fishing around Cape Henlopen reported good action on croakers and sea trout. Flounder fishing has also been good at the Cape Henlopen pier at night.

The Lewes Canal and Roosevelt Inlet are also producing flounder, sea trout, and bluefish.

Inshore Ocean:

Sea Bass fishing has been good for those venturing out to the inshore wrecks and reefs. Flounder fishing at these areas should also take off as we get further into the summer.

Stripers, bluefish and sea trout are all being caught in the local inlets.

Thresher shark fishing has been great this past week. Anglers are scoring on thresher sharks both offshore while fishing for makos and inshore when tartgeting the threshers.

Surf fisherman are still reporting mixed success on stripers, bluefish, black drum, croakers, kingfish and flounder. Sharks and skates are still prevalent as well.

Offshore Ocean:

Shark fishing has been very good this past week. Makos and threshers are being caught from the canyons to the popular inshore spots such as the hambone, and hotdog.

Tuna fishing is on fire down around Hatteras, hopefully the yellowfins make their way up to our local canyons soon. Bluefins should start invading the local inshore 20 and 30 fathom lines as well.

Check out the recent shark fishing reports from Muff Diver Charters and Restless Lady Sport Fishing. Captains Joe and Ryan from Muff Diver Charters came in with a nice 125# mako this week. Captain Sean from Restless Lady Sport Fishing has also had success finding a couple keeper makos in the past 2 weeks. Give them a call to book a trip.

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Freshwater anglers are still reporting good bass and crappie fishing. Not many people are still fishing for trout, but those that are still fishing for them are finding good success and no crowds.

Tight Lines,