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… 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… CREEK FISHING 2017

March 2017 came in like a lamb with warm temperatures and stable sunny weather, this made for some great fishing opportunities. My friends and I have been targeting panfish in the creeks and rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore… The Tuckahoe, Choptank, Sassafras and Chester Rivers have all been good at times. The trick to better…

THE YACK REPORT… 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

As the 2016 season comes to an end I’d like to wish all my family, friends, customers and especially my fish buddies a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year! The shop will close late on Christmas Eve and re-open in March. Stop by and pick up a special gift for the angler in…

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…

Taking The Kids Fishing

Thirty some years ago I took my sons fishing often. Usually these were after work or on the rare weekend when work did not keep me away from the house. Sunday, I had the pleasure of taking my youngest son John, his wife Yuki and their 2 children Aiden and Allison Perch fishing. This was…

Fishing For Big Cats!

Eric Altemus Catfish Tournament On Saturday, June 10, 2016 I fished the Eric Altemus Catfish Tournament with Timothy Smith. The day started early, by 5:30 we were launching the boat at Bo Vista Marina. Around 6 the check in officials arrived and cleared us to start fishing, we were in position and baited up for…

Fish Don’t Care If It’s Raining!

I fished the flats this afternoon with my friend Sonny and his Uncle Al. Timothy Smith gave us some intel and we launched at 2pm fished to about 7 pm, catching well over a hundred Rockfish of all sizes up to 30″. We had 4 fish over 26″ with the largest fish of the day…

April Fishing in the Upper Bay

April 2016 had some excellent fishing! The cold rainy weather has kept the fish here longer than usual. Many of our migratory fish like Shad and Stripers came to the upper bay area early and stayed late thanks to the cooler weather. Our best fishing occurs when the waters are cooler. In fact the warmer…

The Yack Report: Light Tackle Fishing

April 12th, 2016 While I was chasing Hickory Shad with Phil Kerchner, Ange Harclerode and Larry Perch were fishing near Ange’s house for White Perch and catching some good ones,too! Larry was my first customer when I started working at Sarge’s Bait and Tackle. He bought 2 of these little “Crappie rods” as he called…

The Yack Report: RIP Big Brother.

My older brother Fred passed away Sunday morning at his home with heart trouble. I am reposting the story below from last fall… The last time he went fishing and the last time we fished together… My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Lynn and daughter Lindy Yack at this sad time… RIP…