UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY STRIPER FISHING REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday October 14th was a beautiful day on the water.  Peter Arnold and I launched my Ranger at Wilson Point Park, and Tom Wewerka and his buddy Dominic met us at the dock. 

We started out fishing a main river point at the mouth of Middle River.  Here Peter got a nice one on a Boo Rig with a swim shad.  Tom and Dominic caught a few shorts out here.  

We caught several more here but they were all a half inch or so short of the 20” requirement.  I was catching mine on a 5” swim shad.  We ran back into the river and fished a point near the ramp where we hit a few more. 

After hitting Middle River for a few hours, we ran to the mouth of Back River where I caught one 20.25” on an Xcalibur XR50 in Citrus Shad. 

 

Sunday October 16th was another beautiful day on the Bay and this time my buddy Kevin and my son came along.  We arrived in Middle River at 7am and we were soon catching fish on main river points in Middle River.  The 20” keepers were tough to come by though.  I boated just one beautiful 24” striper inside the Middle River on a concrete sea plane ramp in 2’ of water.  This fish ate a 5” swim shad. 

It was a nice day on the water and Kevin and my son had a blast.  My son drove much of the day, and Kevin is now filled in on the striper locations and movements in the vicinity of Middle River, Back River, and the islands.

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Bryan

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