Upper Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing Report - SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Upper Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna Flats Striped Bass Fishing Report - SEPTEMBER 2019

With the unofficial end of summer behind us it's time to start thinking about the fall Rockfish (Striped Bass) run for the upper Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna Flats and up river. The striped bass report in Upper Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna Flats as of September 4, 2019 is as follows: Fishing for striped bass in the area of the Susquehanna Flats and river has improved some but is still a first light event for those casting topwater lures, jigs and swimshads.  The Conowingo Dam while in a power generation cycle has provided come good fishing action at first light and for the slingers casting with surf gear to the generator outlets with small spoons and flies attached to bullet sinkers. The percentage of undersizedl fish in the general area has been high. Upper Chesapeake Bay: The 6-10 foot knolls are holding striped bass, as are Swan and Love Point. Live-lining spot has been the most productive way to fish these areas. Many of the striped bass being caught are undersized, when releasing them be sure to practice responsible c&r to give them the best chance of survival.