As I was coming across the Bay Bridge yesterday evening, I could not help but marvel at the schools of juvenile menhaden playing along the calm surface of the bay and drifting along in the currents on both sides of the bay. The bay is truly a bountiful basin of life and on this evening there did not seem to be any hungry striped bass or bluefish nearby. All was calm on the Chesapeake this evening, at least at this area.
The Conowingo Dam has been releasing a lot of water at mid-day intervals for power generation, and there is a lot of discolored water moving down the lower Susquehanna and into the uppermost parts of the bay. It is beginning to clear some in the past six days and hopefully fishing will improve. In the satellite image on the left taken on Aug. 4, one can see the stained water coming out of the lower Susquehanna River.
Read the full Weekly Fishing Report here.