Fishing report

August 25, 2006|By Staff Reports

Ocean City -- Flounder still flourish, as do croaker, according to Sue Foster's report on Oyster Bay Tackle's Web site. In terms of surf fishing, anglers have been able to find bluefish in the inlets.

Loch Raven Reservoir -- Don Griswold of the Loch Raven Fishing Center reports high grass and low water combining for adverse conditions for anglers. Still, a fisherman caught a state-record white perch (1 pound, 8 ounces).

Gunpowder River -- Theaux LeGardeur recommends searching the lower river for fish in his online report for Backwater Angler. "Streamers such as black woolly buggers and marabou muddlers sized No. 10-12 and large dries like Humpies, Wulffs and Hoppers in the lower river are a good bet," LeGardeur says.

Susquehanna River -- Catfish are doing well for anglers, according to the Department of Natural Resources report, while striped bass are not. Live eels and small white perch have been the best bait.

Chesapeake Bay/Patapsco River -- Richard Holenski of Tochterman and Sons reports improved crabbing, while rockfish continues to be the main target of anglers, who have been using live-lining, trolling tandem rigs, chumming and chasing breaking fish to catch the fish. Anglers are also finding a lot of spot in the Kent Narrows.

Liberty Reservoir -- Doug Geis of Old Reistertown Bait and Tackle reports warm water, though anglers still can find white perch, walleye and bass early in the day or later in the evening. The fish can be found at Nicodemus Bridge or at the boat ramp.

Prettyboy Reservoir -- Joe Butta was able to catch six smallmouth bass in the 2-pound range, using jigs and tubes in 25- to 30-foot water depths that continue to fall. Anglers find the most success off the end of points and ledges, and early morning and late evening are the best times.

Piney Run -- According to Jim Gronaw's report, anglers are winning with largemouth bass and catfish. Deep jigging works best for bass on the edge of the hydrilla, while chicken livers and nightcrawlers are effective on catfish.

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