Fishing Report

September 15, 2006|By STAFF REPORTS

Piney Run -- Although Steve Townsend was able to win the Full Moon Frenzy tournament by bringing in a largemouth bass weighing nearly 5 pounds, it has been slow, according to Jim Gronaw's report. Anglers are finding catfish on cutbaits and liver, and minnows, rattle baits and livers are working to catch striped bass.

Prettyboy Reservoir -- Joe Butta reports that lake levels are coming up, with temperatures in the low 70s. Largemouth bass are being caught off fallen trees, and smallmouth bass are being found at main points off coves in 15-20 feet of water. White perch also can be found on spinners and night crawlers.

Liberty Reservoir -- Doug Geis of Old Reisterstown Bait and Tackle expects fishing to pick up with cooler temperatures. The reservoir recently produced a 46-pound rockfish, a state record for freshwater. Anglers are catching rockfish with shiners, minnows are luring crappy and the occasional walleye is showing up.

Susquehanna River -- Mike Benjamin of Herb's Tackle Shop says crabbing is good in the Elk River. Bass continue to flourish, and stripers are starting to show up. Turkey, Rocky and Red points are the best places for anglers, simply live-lining.

Gunpowder River -- Plenty of trout are to be found, according to Theaux LeGardeur in his online report for Backwater Angler. Beetles and caddis are productive lures. The water is cold and is flowing at 34 cubic feet per second.

Ocean City -- As usual, flounder are doing well, according to Sue Foster in her online report for Oyster Bay Tackle. Anglers are suggested to catch flounder during high incoming tides.

Potomac River -- On any moving tide, anglers are able to find bass in grass - according to Reel Bass Adventures - but an outgoing tide provides the best results for catching larger bass.

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