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Fishing Conditions Forecast

December 12 - 18, 2018

forecast iconWith Bay temperatures at the low-40s (°F) and dropping, Bay fish are moving towards (or are at) winter holding areas or migrating out of the Bay. With plenty of cool waters and oxygen from surface to bottom, look for concentrations of fish in some of the remaining warm water areas. In the main bay, warmer bottom waters (> 50ft) are located from the Bay Bridge south to near the Maryland State line on areas with good structure such as underwater points, oyster bottom, reefs, channel edges, and large schools of baitfish. The other warm water areas to consider are near the water discharges of your local power plants.

The following fishing condition details are a big-picture view, for more information and up-to-date fishing conditions in your area of the Chesapeake Bay, be sure to check out Eyes on the Bay’s Click Before You Cast.

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