Maryland Area Fishing Reports 2021

Upper Chesapeake Bay and Lower Susquehanna River

1/13/21 Lower Susquehanna River - With the river finally cleaning up after the snow melt up north the heavy rains we got hit with last month, more Maryland anglers were able to get out on the water for the first weeks of 2021. The Yellow Perch are starting to bite jigging minnows, not much action on just artificial yet. Last week Maryland anglers mostly targeted blue catfish. For most it was slow getting bites which required moving around finding fish and offering bait. Even where there seemed to good numbers of fish on the sounder the bite was slower than it has been. Friday 1/8/21 - Fishzooers manage a 20lb and about a half dozen in the 5-10lb range. The fish seem to be spread out maybe due to warmer than usual water temps still in the high 30s. Most were caught in the 30-40' depths. Large fish have been reported. While most were caught on chicken it seems like the larger fish are favoring fresh cut bait like mud shad if you can find them.