Fishing report

August 11, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Piney Run -- Jim Gronaw expects cooler temperatures to result in greater numbers of largemouth bass for anglers using jig-n-pigs and drop shot plastics. The bass can probably be found in the deep edge of hydrilla beds, 16 to 22 feet deep.

Prettyboy Reservoir -- Joe Butta reports 80-degree temperatures with water clarity of 15 feet. During the last week, he was able to get two largemouth bass and two smallmouth bass using plastic worms and tubes, 25 to 30 feet of water off of points. White perch remain plentiful during early mornings and late evenings.

Loch Raven Reservoir -- Kevin McComas of Loch Raven Fishing Center says that anglers are going after white perch, largemouth bass and bluegills, using top water baits and rubber worms while fishing in weed beds. The water temperature is near 90 degrees.

Liberty Reservoir -- Reisterstown Bait and Tackle's Doug Geis reports of anglers getting white perch early or late in the day - mostly near the Nicodemus Bridge - on red wigglers, night crawlers or fathead minnows. The lake temperature is still around 82 degrees.

Susquehanna River -- The water temperature was in the mid-80s, but that didn't stop Mike Benjamin of Herb's Tackle Shop from midday catches of bass, a favored fish in all of the upper Bay rivers. Plastic worms and crank baits work best for the bass, found along the shorelines. Catfish, white perch, rockfish and crabs are also plentiful.

Gunpowder River -- Rocky Cox of Backwater Angler reports of a clear low water flow wherein an angler is able to get plenty of trout, both brown and rainbow. Beetles, ants, grasshoppers and caddisfly are all attracting the fish in the 63-degree water.

Patapsco River -- Richard Holewinski at Tochterman and Sons reports of rockfish caught by anglers trolling just outside of the river, live-lining white perch at the mouth of Stony Creek. It is also possible to chum at Love Point to pick up the same fish.

Chesapeake Bay -- Holewinski said anglers were getting stripers as large as 27 inches at Podickory Point, at the mouth of the Magothy. Mr. Twister tails or sassy shads attached to bucktails had been effective, as had bouncing bottoms.

Ocean City -- Flounder continues to flourish during the day, according to the online report of Oyster Bay Tackle's Sue Foster, with anglers using shiners and live minnows. Sea trout and shad could be found at night.

Potomac River -- According to Ken Penrod's online report, bass are biting well in Lander, Point of Rocks, Whites Ferry and Edwards Ferry, despite higher water temperatures. Anglers have been catching bass with lures ranging from Case Magic Sticks to Mizmo tubes.

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