STRIPERS: The action on the flats has been slow due to low water temps. Most of the fish are being taken on live or cut herring. The best area is off the red bouy by the barge anchorage. Also go up river near Port Deposit and cast large plugs (Rapala SSR-14 and Bunka Boy) in the eddy’s behind the rocks. This area is producing fish over 40 lbs. Also work 7″ plastics on 1/2 or 3/4 oz. jig heads, hopping them off the bottom and you”ll find that is working as well. We have found that the shad patterns are woking best.
Largemouth Bass Report: This past Friday we fished the Susquehanna flats area and found fish on 5 to 8′ ledges and used the Power Team 3.5 Craw D’vour (Black and Blue) to catch them. During this time of year it is so key to find warmer water where the fish will be more active. We found some water in the 53 degree range (3′ to 5′ feet) and at that time we were able to switch over to Rayburn Red Rattl’n Spots and caught 9 bass. Two of the fish were over 5 lbs. It is amazing how a few degrees of warmer water can really get the fish chasing baits. The fish that we caught were still very white in color, which makes us believe they are just moving up to their spawning areas.
The bad news that I have to report is Saturday there were 5 spill gates opened and the water was running at 156,000 cfm. By Sunday at Noon it had increased to 198,000 cfm. This is way Toooooo much water, which just makes for cold and muddy conditions and sets us back another week until things stabilize again. That really has been the story this Spring which has made fishing a real challenge.
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