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…

THE YACK REPORT… WHITE PERCH ARE HERE!

Whew! What a great week of fishing we had fishing Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Using Ange Harclerode’s  house as home base  we have been chasing the fish in the Chester River all winter. Larry Gorski joined us for 4 days of Great fishing. On Monday Ange  and I fished the Creekboat scouting for White Perch. It…

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…

THE YACK REPORT… GOOD FISHING CONTINUES…

I only got out twice last week and the fishing was good enough to make me wish I had gone more often. Thursday night(10-20-2016) the Chester river produced several nice Rockfish for Ange Harclerode, Dan Kilroy and myself. We caught fish many different ways including “Top-water spook type lures”, paddle-tail swim baits, X-Raps, metal jigging…

THE YACK REPORT… FALL FISHING IN FULL SWING!

The recent drop in water temperatures has really improved the Rockfish and White Perch bite! Even managing an illness I managed to get out on the river 5 times since my last report. Each trip produced good fishing in several different rivers. The reports from customers are very good too, with reports coming in from…

The YACK REPORT… Upper Bay Crabs and Stripers

The last few weeks my friends have had some hard decisions to make, the biggest of which is whether to crab or fish. The Crabbing has been as good as it gets and is holding up well… I think we’ll have good crabbing until Halloween based on the amount of Crab we have now. John…

+THE YACK REPORT: EXOTIC SPECIES…

Even though fishing is getting better close to home, I had my mind on some exotic species that live farther down the bay. Last Saturday,  I went on a fish/camp trip to Buzz’s Marina in Ridge,Maryland with my friends Jesse Rossmann and Brian Pelisek. This is one of my favorite places on Earth to fish/camp…