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Capt. Russ Wilkinson, MD
Enjoy fly and light tackle fishing from the Chesapeake's headwaters at the Susquehanna River to the Mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake's 200 miles offers diverse fishing areas and an equally diverse fishery. In early spring we might launch near the famous Susquehanna Flats for an opportunity to sight fish in 2 to 3 feet of water for the largest of the Striped Bass. In summer we look for birds diving on the acres of blitzing schools of Striped Bass, blue fish, and Spanish mackerel. We could explore the tidal marshes of the Tangier Sound in the Middle Bay for speckled sea trout or explore the barrier islands at the mouth of the Bay for Tarpon, cobia, drum and sharks. As temperatures drop in the fall we look for ocean run Striped bass to come back up the bay in the search of the bait at the mouths of the largest tidal rivers. In the dead of winter we can still find fish at the mouth of the bay at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel CBBT or at the power plants. All of these can be targeted on Fly and many citation size fish are caught every year on the Chesapeake and the coastal waters off Maryland. There is no end of exciting fishing opportunities.