Flounder are still biting, however the overall catch is showing signs of slowing down. There are reports of some good action near the CBBT, with general good luck with jigs or live bait. Reports have noted many are still being caught over the 20 inch mark. Cobia anglars still appear to be the winners, with nice pods still hanging around the lower Cheaspeake Bay. Buoys and CBBT pilings are still producing good numbers. There have been some reports of red drum hitting around the lower Bay, as well as Sheepshead along the CBBT.
Spanish mackerel is still showing signs of slowing, but there are still some reports from the mid to lower bay. Spade fish are still reported, but most should be moving out as the summer ends.
Croaker are starting to show some good numbers throughout the lower Bay and around Oyster. Oyster beds are reporting good action also.
Notes from surf and pier anglers say action has been slow, but there are reports of puppy drum, spot, croaker, and some flounder.
Eastern Shore FRESHWATER (for Frank)
With fall moving in, less sunlight will trigger largemouth bass into their cooler weather patterns, coming up to the shoreline more often to feed in preparation for the winter.
Crappie should start moving closer to the surface, and into shallower water. Anglers using spinners,slow-trolling jigs and minnows in 10 to 15 feet of waters should start seeing good success.