Not many days left until the new year.  The Potomac River striped bass season ends on this Saturday, December 31.

Trollers and jiggers are getting a great bite at daybreak just inside the dividing line that separates the Potomac from the bay.  The fish are available all up and down the river from Ragged point to Smith Point.  Trolling is best.  Umbrellas are the lures of choice.

We have counted five ocean-run stripped bass that were in the 45-to-51-inch range, weighing close to 50 pounds.  The sea monsters have been mixed with the 20-to-35-inch fish that are tearing up the water, chasing bait.  

It has been a great fishing season in southern Maryland with rockfish, spot, cobia, redfish, spanish mackerel, catfish, snakehead, and white perch all being plentiful.  We had a good sprinkling of bluefish and speckled trout, too.  If we get our croaker back, it will a spectacluar 2023.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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