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…

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: 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: 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…