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… 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…

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… 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…