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Delaware River in the Fall As the fall progresses, look for the bass on the river to begin to migrate toward their wintering areas. As the amount of light each day continues to diminish, this triggers the baitfish and bass to begin to move. Look for the bass to use hard cover like rock and wood, both man-made and natural. The bass like to stop on this type of cover that is positioned on the main river adjacent to the wintering areas picking off easy meals as the bait fish search for deeper areas that are protected from the main river current. Its crankbait time! I love to fish tidal rivers in the fall. The crank bait bite comes alive and the bass are
Upper Chesapeake Bay Report The weather has been stable and warm and the bass are busy spawning. The Upper Chesapeake Bay continues to put out some exceptional catches. Several fish in the six pound class have come into the boat over the last two weeks with four and five pound fish being caught every day. Fish on the bay are spawning in the grass beds and in the protected cuts and marinas all over the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Weather: 50 degrees AM, 70 Degrees PM Water: 60-70 degrees Depth Fish Caught: 1-5 feet Most Productive Lure: Creature Baits, Pete’s Quiet Killer, Death Shimmer, Senkos Pattern: Spawning bass are everywhere Adjusting to conditions has been the main factor in fishing among the massive grass flats on
Pete Gluszek guides and provides on-water training on the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River as well as many other local, and sometimes not so local, bodies of water. Here is his fishing report sent out in his recent newsletter…. After a cool spring, the weather broke into the 70’s and 80’s. This quickly pushed water temps into the 60’s for the Chesapeake and mid 50’s for the Delaware River. The bass are biting as spring has arrived in the northeast. The Upper Chesapeake Bay has been putting out some exceptional catches in April. Bass are in the pre spawn pattern and just starting to begin moving into the spawn. The key has been to fish the flats that have some grass starting to grow on
Fishing on the Upper Chesapeake Bay has been tremendous this spring. Many tournaments have produced multiple bags of fish over 20lbs and one tournament even produced (what is probably a record) a 10.42 lb largemouth bass! Once the summer bite gets underway, the water has experienced some warm periods that can drive water temperatures into the 80s. At this time you can look forward to fishing grass beds with chatterbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits or flipping baits. If these techniques are working you can get ready for the topwater frog bite to start because that is next! There is one other event that starts at this time, which is the groups of carp that begin to spawn in the grassy areas. These carp cause quite a commotion