Some pan rock at Love Point on trolled small bucktails. Pan rock and white perch southward to Kent Narrows; best on chummed clams and peelers. White perch and a few pan rock on drift peelers at mouth of Magothy. White perch on bloodworms and peelers at Fort Smallwood. MIDDLE BAY
Rock fair to good on both eastern and western side of Bay Bridge; most are taken on soft crabs or live eels, but some taken on cast bucktails. Blues on the cCharter boats out of Chesapeake Beach have been good one day, slow the next; sometimes chumming is best and sometimes trolling hoses halfway down is best. A few blues in the mouth of the Choptank River, at Sharp Islands Light and Poplar Island. Occasional rock and trout at Sharps Island light. White perch and fair catches of rock on bloodworms in Severn River at the old drawbridge. LOWER BAY
This year looks like it will have the best bottom fishing in years. Excellent spot, croaker and white perch are in most of the lower Potomac and Patuxent Rivers.Try bloodworms for spot at the mouths of both rivers, St. Jerome Creek, Drum Point, Broom Island, Clark Point, Wycomico River, Smith Creek. Good trout and excellent hardheads coming from the mouth of the Potomac near Smith Point. PLenty of sea trouts, hardheads and jumbo spot for Deale and Chrisfield charter boats using peelers and bloodworms in Tangier Sound as far north as Hooper Strait. Good sea trout south of buoy 50 in 90 feet of water, troll bucktails. Surf fishing for blues with cut spot has been spotty, good one day and poor the next. Try Cedar Point, Point Lookout and Point No Point. Troiling and chumming for blues, three to five pounds, is good throughout most of the Lower Bay, from Patuxent southward. MARYLAND FRESHWATER
ROCK GORGE/TRIADELPHIA: Bass, deep, slow.
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER: Troll small red hose or cast plugs for rock or bottom-fish bloodworms for white perch.
LIBERTY: Some crappie on minnows and some bass on minnows and plastic worms.
CONOWINGO ABOVE DAM: Bass and crappie fair, minnows best.
LOCH RAVEN: Plenty of eight-inch cappie under bridges; minnows best. Some bass on plastic worms.
POTOMAC RIVER: Smallmouth in the rifles below Harpers Ferry should be hitting again this weekend if the river continues to drop. Try small spinners or floating rebels in the very early morning, or drift nymphs or steamers through the pockets. At dusk try large caddis flies.
EASTERN SHORE: A few bass in the Transquaking River on spinnerbaits in the early morning. Some rock at Chancellor's Point and a few at Chlora Point; bloodworms and grubs best. Fair white perch and spot at the Route 50 Bridge on peelers and clams. VIRGINIA FRESHWATER
BURKE LAKE: Three citation cats this week but bass are slow.
OCCOQUAN: Mostly good catfish on worms. Bass slowed and are deep, buy you might try plastic worms for 12- to 13-inchers.
LAKE ANNA: Bass slowed with heat and fronts that have gone through, but some taken on dark plastic worms. Tube worms fished very slow should become effective during heat. Fish deep points and structure at 10 to 20 feet, and also try early and late with top-water and spinnerbaits. Crappie schools at the bridges split up.
MANASSAS: Bass slowed and are probably deep but could improve with calm weather. Try dark plastic worms. A few good bluegills.
SHENANDOAH RIVER: Smallmouths fair in the rifles but should improve with no rain. Try spinners, rebels and streamer flies. OCEAN
OCEAN CITY: Thirty marlin taken so far this year, a pretty good start of the season. Some tuna and occasional dolphin also. Small flounder plentiful in the bay and some good sea trout at night at the inlet. Try minnows, bucktails, squid and grub-type lures. Plenty of blues offshore.
CHINCOTEAGUE: Some flonnder and sea trout on squid, minnow and bucktails.
VIRGINIA BEACH: Charter boats taking tuna, two or three per boat. Plenty of blues for inshore trollers.
HATTERAS: White and blue marlin are going strong. Most boats getting billfish, dolphin, a few tuna and wahoo. WASHINGTON
River is high but fishable. Mostly cats are coming in, so use cut bait. Rock on bloodworms have been spotty. Some bass on surface plugs in the very early morning, or try plastic worms for less action during the day.