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… 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… 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…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… UPDATE on the BLACK DRUM IN THE UPPER BAY…

Last week I posted about a juvenile Black Drum being caught in the Bohemia River. Apparently, there were more than one! In the last week I have had several customers report catching small “Blacks” on Bloodworms, while fishing for Stripers and White Perch. Brad Rogers stopped by to share this photo of a small Black…

THE YACK REPORT… VERY RARE CATCH IN THE BOHEMIA RIVER.

Wow! Yesterday a customer came into the shop to buy his  second batch of Bloodworms in 2 days, we chatted a while and then… Mr. Dan Porch reported catching a 16 1/2″ BLACK DRUM while fishing Bloodworms from shore on the Bohemia River. Wow! I never would have expected to hear that… Congrats on a…