Fishing report

September 08, 2006|By FISHING REPORT

Prettyboy Reservoir -- Joe Butta reports landing seven fish yesterday. Four of them were smallmouth bass off the ledges, using jigs and tubes, and three were largemouth bass off fallen trees, using plastic worms. Water temperatures were in the mid- to low-70s, with water depths between 15 and 20 feet.

Liberty Reservoir -- Doug Geis of Reisterstown Bait and Tackle reports that fishing is starting to pick up on the upper part of the lake, with bass and rockfish as the key targets on shiners. Near the Nicodemus Bridge, anglers are finding white perch and crappies with live baits and nightcrawlers.

Gunpowder River -- Theaux LeGarduer of Backwater Angler reports low, clear water running at 34 cubic feet per second, with temperatures between 53 and 57 degrees. Anglers have been using a lot of small cadis and bluewing olives, as well as fishing ants and grasshoppers during the day.

Patapsco River -- Richard Holeinski of Tochterman and Sons reports that some rockfish were brought in with live lining and tandem rigs, while keeper flounder is appearing near the Key Bridge, with pieces of cut bait.

Chesapeake Bay -- Holeinski reports cool weather resulting in improved top water. With casting jigs or top water plugs, anglers were able to get small bluefish. In Crisfield, Kent Narrows and Choptank River, spot and hardheads can be found with bloodworms and fish bites. Spanish mackerel also are improving.

Potomac River -- According to Ken Penrod's online report, anglers did well with bass at Edwards Ferry, Whites Ferry, Nolands Ferry, Point of Rocks and Lander, before the storms came through.

Ocean City -- According to Sue Foster's online report, the storm made the bay muddy at points, but anglers were able to find tautog, sheepshead, sea trout, croaker, bluefish and striped bass in greater numbers.

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