Fishing report

August 04, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Loch Raven Reservoir -- Loch Raven Fishing Center's Don Griswold reports more white perch and more bass, while warm temperatures remain. Anglers are catching bass in the early morning, while the perch are available all day. Spinner hooks with night crawlers are the most effective baits.

Gunpowder River -- Backwater Angler's Theaux LeGardeur reports "gin clear" water in the river, with temperatures in the low 60s. Brown trout and Rainbow trout were available for anglers below the Prettyboy Reservoir. Blue-winged olives, ants, beetles and grasshoppers worked best to find the wild fish.

Prettyboy Reservoir -- The lake is dropping daily, according to long-time Prettyboy angler Joe Butta. Temperatures are in the mid-80s, requiring deep fishing (25 feet deep off the ledges and points) to get large and smallmouth bass, using plastic lures. White perch are also around for those trolling with spinners and nightcrawlers.

Patapsco River -- Tochterman and Sons' Tony Tochterman reports use of fly rods on deceivers to get stripers. He also expects a more active weekend, with cooler water temperatures.

Chesapeake Bay -- Tochterman notes increased sales of bloodworms for anglers targeting spot at Kent Narrows. At Love Point, 12 stripers were caught on Tuesday, as large as 33 inches. At the mouth of the Magothy Rivery, an angler caught 20 rockfish earlier this week.

Piney Run -- Hot weather led to inactivity, according to Jim Gronaw at the park, which will hold a night-time tournament next Friday starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call the park at 410-795-5165.

Susquehenna River -- Mike Benjamin of Herb's Tackle Shop reports largemouth bass caught with top-water floats or sinkers. Some stripers can be found in the Susquehanna near the dam, with spoons and shad. Crab are available in the Elk and Bohemia River.

Ocean City -- Clear waters and calm winds led to better fishing for flounder, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources' online report, with croaker also doing well while the sea bass catch has slowed down. Surf anglers have been able to get kingfish, croaker, spot and small bluefish.

Potomac River -- Despite heat and lowering water levels, bass are still plentiful, according to the online report of Ken Penrod of Life Outdoors Unlimited. Buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and Magic Sticks are the best lures throughout the river.

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