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Crossroads Bait and Tackle Fish Report > Crossroads Fish Report
Crossroads Fish Report

Jul 30, 2011

There are huge schools of stripers in the river right now and at night I have found them in tight to Woodbridge Island on Joppa Flats. It is tough finding big ones in the mix but there are some around however most of what I caught were small. I marked a lot of big fish in the deeper waters in front of the toothpick however had trouble hooking any cows the other night but i got plenty of action with a bunch of smaller fish. There is a lot of bait around and if you head out during the day Mackeral should be easy to catch whether you are heading out for tuna or gonna use them for stripers. The Salisbury side of the river for the surf casters has been the hot side and I havn't heard as good of reports coming from Plum Island. The dredging of the mouth of the Merrimac River has changed the Mouth and caused the Salisbury side to produce more stripers this year. Earlier in the week we caught some decent striped bass trolling in front of the beach in close in about 12ft of water

There was a big Tuna bite out at Long Ledge and the Outside Flag but this has started to be a tough area to fish bait because the dogfish have rolled in. Some tuna fisherman made a couple moves the other day and all produced dogfish. The dogs are even making it tough for the draggers to get fresh bait, they are pulling up nets full of dogs.

This has been a great season for flounder, and they continue in big numbers out front of the mouth in about 30 feet of water. Sea Worms on a spreaders are producing al ot of them.


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