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…

THE YACK REPORT… SUSQUEHANNA FLATS UPDATE

This season the Susquehanna Flats catch and release fishing has been hard to figure out. The River has been in and out of flood stage most of the month. Cold, dirty water makes for poor catching. As Conowingo Dam came out of spill conditions and the water clarity improved, so did the catching. I had…

THE YACK REPORT… ADJUSTING TO THE CONDITIONS

In my last report I said “The cleanest water would see my lures”. With the Susquehanna River in flood stage for almost 2 weeks the good fishing on the flats came to a screaming halt as cold muddy water full of debris filled the Flats and North East River. Knowing that those conditions make for…

THE YACK REPORT… SUSQUEHANNA FLATS ROCKFISH

This week the Good fishing in the upper bay continued with Striped Bass fishing taking the forefront but White Perch and Hickory Shad also made a showing this week. Herring continue to fill up the creeks and the White Perch are right behind them. Usually within a week or so after the Herring arrive the…