Summer temperatures are a distant memory, but the splashes of fall colors and excellent fishing opportunities throughout Maryland more than make up for it. This is a wonderful time to be out with family and friends fishing for everything from trout to striped bass.
Forecast Summary: October 26 – November 1:
Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures are in the low 60s, while Maryland rivers are currently running in the mid 50s.
Bay waters have mixed from surface to bottom resulting in good oxygen conditions and uniform water temperatures throughout the water column. This will result in fish being able to move throughout the water column in many Bay areas as they feed on baitfish leaving the cooler river mouths.
Expect average flows for most Maryland rivers and streams. There will be above average tidal currents through the end of the week due to the recent new moon on October 25.
To see the latest water clarity conditions, check Eyes on the Bay Satellite Maps on the Maryland DNR website.
As always, best fishing areas could be further refined by intersecting them with underwater points, hard bottom, drop-offs, and large schools of baitfish.
For more detailed and up-to-date fishing conditions in your area of the Bay, be sure to check out Eyes on the Bay’s Click Before You Cast.