Speckled trout are inside all local inlets, creeks and tidal rivers near the bay. Fishing on the Eastern Shore bay-side and on the Peninsula has been especially good. Captain Todd Beck, Knot Wish’n Charters says the water temperature in Rudee Inlet is a little above normal, so far the trout are small with very few gators available yet. Quality should improve as the temperature drops.
There are plenty of school-sized striped bass available especially around bridges and docks with lights. Anglers are casting light tackle such as swim baits and bucktails.
Tautog catches at the CBBT should be on the rise. The bay water temperature is now 62 degrees. Tautog action should get better as water temps drop into the upper 50’s. Ocean wrecks often hold larger fish. Crabs are always your best bait.
Some have successfully targeted swordfish. Deep droppers are catching tilefish and sea bass.
Inshore wrecks are holding plenty of sea bass and some tautog and flounder.
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