By Ken Lamb, The Tackle Box
Recent catches in So. Md. Photos taken at the Tackle Box in Lexington Park. Click on the slide show to open a new window with larger photos and captions.
LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (May 13, 2009)—Rockfish are eating off the bottom of the boats this week as both the Bay and Potomac River seem to be loaded. Trollers are using white and green umbrellas, daisy chains, and tandem rigs to lure the fish with great success. Reports of 30 or so fish caught in less that three hours are common. The limit is one fish per day per person so many of these fish are gently released to fight another day.
On Saturday, the 16th of May, the rockfish limit expands to two fish per day, with an 18-inch minimum, and can only be over 28 inches.
Croakers are now being caught regularly in the evenings off shore at Point Lookout State Park and in the mouth of the Patuxent at Cedar Point.
The Potomac croaker are spotty, biting in the warm spells but not active in the cold. A few days of hot weather will turn them on.
A handful of spot have shown up most everywhere. They are the small sized pioneers that foreshadow the big migration that will show up in a couple of weeks.
Read more local fishing news at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/fishingreport/ .