THE YACK REPORT… HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING IDEAS…

Happy Holidays to all our customers, friends and family here at Sarge’s Bait and Tackle! Our Shop hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday… 8am to 5pm… We could be open sporadically on weekdays as the weather dictates. Prior to our closing for the season at Christmas here are some gift giving ideas for the Angler…

THE YACK REPORT… JIGGING ON THE WINTER PATTERN

Excellent Striper fishing continues from the top to the bottom of the bay for those willing to look for them. Last Friday I fished in the “Hope For Hunter” tournament put together by my friend Jamie Clough. This Tournament was a fund raiser for his Granddaughter who is fighting her way thru some serious health…

THE YACK REPORT… THE WINTER PATTERN…

The time since my last report has seen many changes! A strong cold front dropped water temps into the high forties in the rivers and  low fifties in the mainstem of the Bay. While this drop in temperatures did move some fish around there is great fishing to be had if you can find the…

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… 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…

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…