We are into the heat of the summer on the Chesapeake Bay! I have a few dates available this month for guiding trips and the fishing is great! The bass are positioning themselves on both hard cover and the grass flats. Tide is important this time of year and being on the right type of structure at the right time is crucial when trying to put together a good bag of bass!
The frog bite and flipping bite is great at times and you can find floating matts and other type of structure to pitch at or throw a top-water frog on. Low tide is best for this technique and you will easily be able to see what targets to fish.
The dock bite is also good in the North East River and some good bass are being caught on worms and jigs. The crank bait bite should also start to get really good on some off shore spots and laydowns. I have a few dates available in between fishing in Upstate New York, please send me an email if you would like to schedule a time to fish the Upper Chesapeake Bay!
As far as the Smallmouth Bass fishing is concerned in Upstate New York it is time for the offshore bite to start up. The fish for the most part are done with the spawn and are now moving into their summer time patterns. Trophy fish can be caught a variety of ways and I look forward to this time of year. I have a few dates available for some trophy smallmouth fishing on Lake Ontario this month, please contact me for availability!