Hey cool, a Chesapeake Board! As some of you know I spend my Summers and early Fall fishing the Chessie so I thought I'd give a quick overview of what's happening right now.
For the past several weeks we've had breaking fish all over the place. Easy to find under gulls, these schools consist of 16 to 24 inch Stripers and ravenous 3 pound Blues. Not the trophies some of you may seek, but a heck of a lot of fun when you can hook 100+ fish on light tackle in an outing.
Highlight of the last three weeks or so are occasional catches of SPANISH MACKERAL. Working school to school you never know when one of these speedsters will hit a fast retrieved lure and you're off to the races:
Unfortunately the Spanish will soon be departing as water temps drop, but he blues will get fatter and the stripers will be on the major feed in preparation for winter. Still some bigger stripers around mostly caught by liveliners, up to 34 inches.
It's been one of the better seasons over here in recent memory, and promises to hold steady into late Fall.