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 18, 2009)—Great fishing continues for trophy rockfish. As the weather allowed, there were good catches all week in both the bay and the Potomac.
The opening of the limits to include stripers over 18 inches and two per day (only one of which can exceed 28 inches) begins a whole new realm of activity. Shore fishermen are using small sassy shads and other lures to catch 18 to 22 inch fish around the oulets at Cedar Point. The rockpile at the old Cedar Point Lighthouse was the site of rockfish catches by lure casters in the early morning hours Saturday and Sunday. The rockfish are 20 to 22 inches and some much bigger fish up to 10 pounds are mixed in. Rockfish in the 20 to 25 inch size have been breaking and rolling northwest of the Gas Docks just outside the crab pots.
Croakers and spot are more numerous everyday. Several days of hot weather will greatly enhance the bottom fishing. White perch are in the creeks now.
Some small bluefish were caught on spoons trolled in the bay neat Point No Point on Saturday afternoon.
Flounder have been caught at the drop off near marker 74, and in the mouth of St. Jeromes Creek.
Read more local fishing news at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/fishingreport/ .