Saturday, November 12, 2016

Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament 12 and 13 Nov 2016

The Fall Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament is going on this weekend.  If I hear any updates, I will post them here.  Otherwise, here's a link to their official site:

Potomac Fishing Report (by Coles Point Marina) 08 NOV 2016

This report was written by the folks at Coles Point Marina.  Visit Coles Point Marina on Facebook
Colonial Beach (VA) - there have been multiple reports this week of acres of breaking fish just off the beach in Colonial Beach. with birds giving their movements away. Fish have been spotted from the bridge to well below CB. Troll bucktails, clark spoons and tandem parachutes with 6” sassy shads in white & chartreuse. Jigheads with bass assassins or BKD’s work well with fish on top or heavy jigheads or stingsilvers on bottom below schools to locate larger resident fish.
St Clements Island (MD) - Trollers have had luck for a couple of weeks in 25-35’ of water in front of the island. Occasional breaking fish between here & Coles Point.
Coles Point/Tall Timbers (VA) - Casters targeting structure have caught plenty of healthy fish early on topwater plugs to 32”. Occasional afternoon breakers.
#7 & #9 - Keeper rockfish to 24” are being caught underneath school of small breakers. Trollers are catching too when they can track with the schools without spooking them
Point Lookout (MD) & Mouth of Potomac - Schools of undersized breakers seen as recently at this morning dominate the action at the mouth. Reports of keeper trout on bottom under schools on jigs in deeper water.
Chesapeake Bay - If you know where structure is and you can get there at first light there are a few local fish to 36” around the Middle Grounds. Jigs & topwater are the ticket. Look for plenty breakers in the afternoon with sub-legal rockfish.