When Is The Best Time To Fish For Trout

in the Chesapeake Bay?

The best time to fish for trout is during spring and fall. During peak season, you can find some of the most productive water in Maryland with little effort. The prime fishing months are March through May, September through October, and early July into August (due to warm summer temperatures). Be sure to check out our special Fall/Winter Fishing Reports prior to your trip!

What kind of bait do I need on my hook for catching trout in the Chesapeake Bay?

Trout species that live near artificial lures tend to be more aggressive because they have been conditioned by these lures over years. Trout also feed on a variety of aquatic insects such as mayflies, caddis flies and midges. In addition many types of fresh-water shrimp work well when fishing around docks or other man-made structures where there is a constant flow of oxygenated water from dock drains or pumps attached nearby. Try using small jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or cheese worms which will help attract hungry predators toward your lure while making a rumbling noise at times that attracts other fish from afar away from shoreline cover objects under brush piles or into view within open waters.