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: UPPER BAY ROCKFISH!

I spent 2 days on the water this week both trips were short 4 or 5 hour trips. Both days we were targeting Striped Bass by jigging under birds and both days we caught some very nice late summer Rockfish to 25″ My friend Jesse Rossmann just got a new Parker 21SE and had been…

THE YACK REPORT: SUMMER CRAB and FISH REPORT

Crabbing in the Elk and Bohemia Rivers has been very good most of the summer. With Chicken necks the preferred bait. The Chester River is producing well also and here Razor Clams have been the better choice of bait. The best crabbing of the season is yet to come and with the numbers of crab…

Yack Report: Still Landing Stripers

I met Sonny Mitchel a few months ago at the Tackle shop he was one of my first customers. Since then we have become friends and fished together several times. Today we fished around the Rock Hall area. We ran out to a few near shore structures and caught Stripers up to 24” on Shad…

Yack Report: Stripers Are Still Here!

I met Phil Kerchner last spring at one of my Yellow Perch talks, a few days later I gave him the “firty centy tour” of the Cecil county’s best “truck fishing”… I showed him some of my best spots in several different rivers. Today he returned the favor and gave Ange Harclerode and I, a…