rest of the day. Stick worms and a variety of soft plastics cast into grass or topwater lures over the grass are a good tactic. In many areas, northern snakeheads will be part of that surface action, especially when one is casting buzzbaits. Later in the morning, flipping soft plastics under docks, into fallen treetops, through thick grass and brush can produce a pickup.
On the Atlantic Coast, fishing in and around Ocean City is in full summer mode. Surf casters are catching a mix of kingfish, blowfish, flounder, and bluefish in the surf. Bloodworms, squid, and cut baits are popular baits. Inshore sharks are being caught on larger baits.
At the inlet area, sheepshead, triggerfish, and tautog are being caught around the jetties and to a lesser extent near the Route 50 Bridge. A few striped bass are being caught in the evenings on live eels and fresh cut baits drifted in the current. Flounder fishing has been good in the inlet and the channels leading to it as well as the back-bay areas
Outside the inlet, trollers are hooking a mix of Spanish mackerel, cero mackerel, small king mackerel, and bluefish at inshore shoal areas, which is unusual. Silver spoons trolled behind inline weight have been bringing in the excitement.
Farther offshore, fishing for sea bass and flounder near the wreck and reef sites continues to go well. Those fishing out at the deepest locations are catching the largest bass and some blueline tilefish.
Even farther offshore, trolling from the Wilmington Canyon to the Norfolk Canyon has produced yellowfin tuna of 50 pounds or more. Dolphin-fish and blue and white marlin are also in the mix. * * * Duck blind know-it-all Inchworms aren’t worms but caterpillars who have legs at both ends of their bodies and none in the middle. Follow me on Twitter @csknauss / email me at email@example.com