THE YACK REPORT… THE GOOD FISHING CONTINUES!

These cooler nights really have the fish of all kinds snapping at the hooks! This week I fished above and below the Bay Bridge and in a couple of creeks on the Eastern Shore. Everywhere I went we found fish of many species willing to cooperate. Rockfish were often the target species… but as a…

THE YACK REPORT… LATE SUMMER’S RED HOT FISHING!

My last few trips have been very rewarding! We are blessed to have a bunch of Rockfish in the Middle Bay now. I have watched the Stripers tend to move North in the bay as Summer has progressed. Last week there was a good push of Stripers showing in the Sassafras and Susquehanna Flats area….

THE YACK REPORT… MOVING SHALLOW!

I have noticed some major changes since my last report. The last few trips we have been seeing less and less fish on the deeper channel edges. The water temperatures have dropped almost 10 degrees in as many days. This cooling trend has the Rockfish moving into some of their fall feeding stations a little…

THE YACK REPORT… “THE SUMMER SQUEEZE”

Since my last report I have only been out a few times with varied results. We usually plan our trips days in advance and forecasts can change quickly. We have found ourselves fishing in less than favorable conditions on several trips. We caught fish jigging on every trip and kept a few for the table…

YACK’S TACKLE TIPS… REPLACE THOSE TREBLE HOOKS!

Anyone that knows me, knows I don’t care for treble hooks. It seems one hook catches the fish in the mouth the other in the eye or the gill or someplace just as bad. A Rockfish thrashing around the boat with a mouthful of treble hooks is not good, nor is it safe. More than…

THE YACK REPORT… THE HOT JIG BITE CONTINUES

The good summer jig bite continues in the Mid-Bay section of the Chesapeake Bay. Health issues have kept me off the water much of this week. I did get out Tuesday for a few hours with Carter Dudzinski, Ange Harclerode and our buddy Omar K… We fished likely spots looking for Stripers. The pattern had…

YACK’S TACKLE TIPS… HOT JIGS THIS WEEK

YACK’S TACKLE TIPS is an article I’ll be writing on a regular basis, showing tips, lure modifications, rigging and what was hot the last trip out. This will help our customers use the right gear at the right time… Most of my readers know I seldom fish any live bait. I prefer to catch them…

THE YACK REPORT… SUSPENDED STRIPERS WANT THE JIG!

Hi folks! I usually keep the YACK REPORT confined to my own experiences and what my crews caught during the week. However, I want to share something outside of my personal experiences. There is still a very good bite on Stripers during low light periods in the Susquehanna River just above Port deposit, the best…

THE YACK REPORT… CHASING STRIPERS

As the water temps in the upper bay are warming quickly the Rockfish in our area are leaving just as fast. Typically when the water temps hit 70 degrees the majority of Stripers have left the upper bay.  Currently, there are still some fish in the Sassafras, Elk, and Susquehanna Flats area but they are…

THE YACK REPORT… TIPS FOR BIGGER CATFISH

The Eric Altemus Catfish Tournament is tomorrow June 3rd, 2017. I am not fishing the tournament this year but if I was this is what I would do… The first thing I would do is get the freshest bait possible. Often times I cast net my own but on tournament day I want to spend…

THE YACK REPORT… SUSQUEHANNA FLATS STILL PRODUCING SOME NICE FISH.

The Susquehanna River is a fickle mistress…always changing her complexion and attitude. Releases from Conowingo Dam and moving tides put this fishery in a constant state of change. Learning to adapt to the changes will add to your success rates on the flats. For example, this week while fishing at slack tide we had no…