March is a time of fluctuating weather, a sort of back-and-forth pull between seasons. Spring is beginning to win out and signs are seen everywhere. Daffodils are opening up, spring peepers are calling out on warmer nights and anglers are fishing for stocked trout and other freshwater fish, stocked trout, and even trying their luck on the spring spawning runs of yellow and white perch.
Yellow perch are being caught and may hit their peak towards the end of the week. The peak of the spawning runs is governed by warming water temperatures and increased daylight periods.
Forecast Summary: March 13-19
As we approach the March 21 vernal equinox marking the beginning of spring, expect temperatures first to warm through Friday and then cool through next Tuesday. Thursday and Friday will see windy conditions along with a chance of rain, and then it will be partly sunny skies through Tuesday. These typical March conditions will continue to warm Chesapeake Bay waters for gamefish preparing to spawn in the next several weeks.