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… WINTER FISHING 2017

The winter of 2017 may well be remembered as the winter that never was… Warmer than normal temperatures had both men and fish confused. Many fish like Yellow Perch never moved in large numbers to their traditional wintering grounds. Instead, they remained scattered about shallow water with cover and food sources nearby. Large concentrations of…

THE YACK REPORT…UPPER BAY STRIPER FISHING WINDING DOWN.

It is that time of year again when the majority of Stripers have moved south out of our Upper Bay tributaries. There are some Stripers still holding in the area. The Susky has some resident fish up to 28″ but most are smaller. Last year, these fish stayed until Christmas. The Sassafras and Elk Rivers…

THE YACK REPORT… “SLOW IT DOWN”…

In my last report, I wrote about the fall pattern in the Upper Bay changing. We saw more of that this week. The Stripers have noticeably changed their behavior. In weeks past, we saw fish scattered throughout the water column, chasing bait. This week I saw more fish relating to the bottom and smaller fish…

THE YACK REPORT… “UPPER BAY PATTERN CHANGING”

If you are not fishing the next 2 weeks you are missing out on some of the best fishing of the year! Last night, (11-10-2016) I fished the main stem of the Upper Bay out of Rock Hall with my friend Dan Kilroy and his dad Brian. We ran out to an edge we like…

THE YACK REPORT… “THINK PATTERNS NOT PLACES”…

My last 3 trips have been Great! Each one better than the last. Here are a few¬† things that we have been doing to help keep our catch rate up. The Rockfish have been on the move and chasing bait at the mouths of most Upper Bay Rivers. Almost any creek or river that dumps…

THE YACK REPORT… “IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!”

The fishing this fall has been Excellent! It just keeps getting better How good is it gonna get? Who knows, I hope it lasts a little longer. Upper Bay Anglers have been blessed with lots of keeper size fish this year. Anglers fishing from boats, shore and bridges have seen sporadic catches of Stripers. The…

THE YACK REPORT… EXCELLENT FISHING CONTINUES…

It seems that good numbers of Stripers have moved into the Upper Bay Rivers and are continuing to provide anglers with steady action. Some of these fish are big too! Anglers fishing from shore in the Elk and Bohemia are catching White Perch and Stripers on Bloodworms. John Rodgers has been finding a few while…