THE YACK REPORT… MOVING SHALLOW!

I have noticed some major changes since my last report. The last few trips we have been seeing less and less fish on the deeper channel edges. The water temperatures have dropped almost 10 degrees in as many days. This cooling trend has the Rockfish moving into some of their fall feeding stations a little…

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…

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…

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…

Open Season: The Fish Are Here!

Well, today is June 1st that means the entire Chesapeake Bay and it’s tributaries are open the Striped Bass fishing… including the Susquehanna River. Timothy Smith and I have been waiting on this day for several months. At 6 am we launched his “ROCK-PROOF” jet boat at Port Deposit and headed up river. Our first…

Gone Fishing!

Today this gentleman stopped by Sarge’s Bait and Tackle with this good looking Crappie! He was fishing at Howard’s pond using a Boo-Yah! Spinner Bait, when this sizeable pan fish hit the lure. While it measured up just shy of qualifying for the Maryland Fishing Challenge, it was a still a great catch! Keep bringing…

The Weather Is Nice, So Is The Bite!

Today local fisherman Billy Graham stopped Sarge’s Bait and Tackle to show this monster Crappie that he caught at his “Secret Fishing Spot”. I was unable to get an exact location from him but he did mention that he was using live shiners as his primary bait. After we measured this 15 3/4 inch citation…

The Yack Report: Trophy Season!

Striper Trophy Season Opens April 16th, 2016   This is my Friend Ron Mcmorrow…He and his friends are the “Young Guns” of the light tackle jigging style that is becoming so popular. Most all of these fish were taken by jigging 10″ BKD’s near a warm water discharge over the course of the winter. Ron…

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…

The Yack Report: Last Couple of Days!

April 9th, 2016 When John Rogers and I arrived at the river the dam had just released several gates and the river was rising. The water was very dirty for 30 minutes or so. During that time I fished the current seam where the dirty water was pushed towards the bank, with no luck. Soon…

The Yack Report: Cold Weather? No Worries!

This colder weather has the fish snapping and the fishing tonight was nothing short of epic! As Ange Harclerode and I arrived at the river we could hear sirens and see the flashing lights indicating an imminent release of water from the dam. The scheduled release rate was 50,000 cfs. Our timing could not have…