Jimmy
Meet Jimmy
I've been fishing for over 40 years and enjoy catching fish of all sizes. My favorite style of fishing is jigging and crankbaits. My home waters are the Chesapeake bay, the Neuse river and it's tributaries and the Loch Raven reservoir.
Member Since: Feb 22 2014
Rank: Blue
Lives In: Towson,MD
Fishing Since: The early 70's
First Catch: Probably a Bluegill
Target Species: Stripers, Specs, Largemouth Bass, Panfish
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Finally a fish!
It’s been a rough fall for my fishing since I’ve not been finding any stripers in my go to fall locations.

Between the freshwater flooding and the warm weather the fish haven’t been where I’ve been fishing.

I finally found a few stripers in shallow water including this barely legal 19 incher. With the water temps in the mid 60s, I’m hopeful things will start looking up!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/14/2018 9:01:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/14/2018 9:01 AM

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2 Comments
williamHey Jimmy send that address again please 4 shirts
LikeReply 3 days
JimmyI just emailed it to you. Thx
LikeReply 2 days
Tons of schoolies
Amongst the numerous shorts, I managed 1 keeper and 1 would be keeper I had to release since he had the sores that are so common on our Chesapeake stripers.

My buddy @capt.-Jim was fishing in his boat right next to me caught a nice 25 incher.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 7/20/2018 6:05:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/20/2018 6:05 AM

Tide Tendency:Moderate Outgoing

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2 Comments
williamHey Jimmy call me when you get a minute
LikeReply 3 months
JimmyWill do.
LikeReply 3 months
PB Crappie
Coming in at 13 inches this is my personal best.

My buddy @claydavis83 caught a 13.5 incher on the lake a few weeks ago, so hopefully this PB won’t stand for long!
fishing report photo of Crappie photo taken on 7/18/2018 9:10:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/18/2018 9:10 AM

Fish Length (in):13 inches

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fcsthethirdThat's good eating there.
LikeReply 3 months
Inline bottom Rig
No tangles with this rig, just hang it over the side of the boat and wait for the fish to show.
fishing report photo of Lures And Baits photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Jimmy
Came up long (enough)
I’ve been coming up a little short on my recent Striper trips. Finally today I caught just long enough for a keeper.

I’m trying to learn the tried and true method of chunking bunker for Stripers since the summer has always been tough for my light tackle lure fishing.

My recent attempts chunking with a conventional bottom rig were not that successful, so today I fished a hook with a inline sinker.

This worked well since I could easily tune the depth of my bait to where I was marking fish by reeling out or in.

I fished the whole morning with my trolling motor spot locked for my anchor. I really think that motor spinning attracted them since I outfished my neighbors with conventional bottom rigs by 2-1.
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 7/13/2018 9:17:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/13/2018 9:17 AM

Lure/Bait: Inline bottom Rig

Tide Tendency:Moderate Outgoing

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Redear
Nice color on this little Redear!
fishing report photo of Sunfish photo taken on 7/11/2018 9:18:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/11/2018 9:18 AM

Poor day of pan fishing
I caught about 5 yellow perch and 0 crappie today. All of the yellows where very small.

The bycatch was exciting though, I lost another largie at least this size at the boat.
fishing report photo of Bass, Largemouth photo taken on 7/11/2018 9:23:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 07/11/2018 9:23 AM

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Personal Best
Coming in at 12.5 inches this is the biggest yellow perch I recall catching, the largest since adult fishing for sure.

She was caught on a slow retrieve of a white keitech swimbait.
fishing report photo of Perch, Yellow photo taken on 6/28/2018 11:04:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 06/28/2018 11:04 AM

Fish Length (in):12.5 inches

Winter Blues
The nicer of two specs I caught today, unfortunately they are closed until the 15th of June due to a winter fish kill.
fishing report photo of Trout, Speckled Sea photo taken on 6/9/2018 7:13:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 06/09/2018 7:13 AM

2 Comments
RongYou fish Oriental North Carolina much the big red drums usually come in here at end of September
LikeReply 3 months
JimmyI don’t get down as often as I’d like. I’ve never fished for the big Reds but I know of action. Do you fish ONC often?& #x0d; & #x0d; Welcome to Stack!& #x0d;
LikeReply 3 months
A Crappie Day
I didn’t find much action today at Loch Raven, one crappie for the day. At least it was a nice one.
fishing report photo of Crappie photo taken on 5/24/2018 2:45:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 05/24/2018 14:45 PM

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1 Comment
williamNice fat one Jim
LikeReply1 Like 5 months
Tons of Pickerel
I’m finding lots of chainies along the shore at Loch Raven. This guy was the largest of the day.
fishing report photo of Pickerel, Chain photo taken on 5/11/2018 4:29:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 05/11/2018 16:29 PM

Only Bass of the Day
This little guy was hanging close too shore and couldn’t resist my yellow spinner.
fishing report photo of Bass, Largemouth photo taken on 5/11/2018 5:36:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 05/11/2018 17:36 PM

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Finally a Fish
Finally a fish! I've been fishing all winter but not catching!

I took my yak to a local creek today and wasn't hooking up. I kept noticing splashes so close to the bank I figured they were frogs. Finally a splash within casting distance landed this short striper. Go figure!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 3/20/2018 4:34:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 03/20/2018 16:34 PM

4 Comments
williamGreat start Jimmy. I’ll be back in action next weekend
LikeReply 7 months
williamHey Jimmy
LikeReply 7 months
williamI will be down Avon staying April 5-7 with 2 other Stackfish members Barry and Sned from New Jersey we love for you to come through if you can
LikeReply 7 months
JimmyI'd love to but I won't be down that way until June at the earliest.
LikeReply 7 months
Grilled Striper
We're experimenting with various ways to cook Striper this fall. Up tonight is a 21 inch Striper cooked on the Weber.

This gutted and headed fish was stuffed with lemon, thyme, oregano and salt. It also had a good rubdown with olive oil and salt.

After a good searing on both sides it was removed from direct and cooked to 130 degrees in its thickest part on the grill.

The fish and its skin were moist and delicious! The only issue was a little under cooking in its thickest part on the vertebrae. Next time we'll go 140 degrees on a fish this size.
fishing report photo of Cuisine photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Jimmy
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Nothing Better
A full moon rise over the Chesapeake at dusk in the fall with the call of loons echoing across the water. Nothing beats that!
fishing report photo of Moments photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Jimmy
My $6900 fishing lure
It was a beautiful day for chasing birds on the Chesapeake but for some reason the fish were not schooling today. The birds were scattered with a single quick dive here and there and then back to flight searching for the next fish.

Since it was such a calm day, I figured a topwater lure was the best fish whistle I had, so I started throwing it. I started to get some strikes by dinks so I just drifted and casted. Finally I got a larger short right at the boat. I kept working and finally got this nice 21 inch fish with about 6 feet of line out. I then started getting more and more strikes at the boat.

So I was wrong, topwater was not my best fishing lure today. The best fishing lure I have is a little expensive, it's called a Grady White 192 lol
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 11/3/2017 5:01:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 11/03/2017 17:01 PM

Great Rocktober
It's been a great Rocktober so far! With the warm weather I'm looking forward to a great Rockember!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/27/2017 4:53:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/27/2017 16:53 PM

Lure/Bait: Pearl White Gulp 4 inch Swimming Mullet

Surf Fishing
Who says you can't surf fish the upper Chesapeake? You just need to find high winds, a long fetch and a shoal! Lol
fishing report photo of Fishing Humor photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Jimmy
Christmas Gift
I'm going have to buy my brother a better rig for Christmas. His 3500 reels with mono couldn't reach the big fish. At least he didn't get skunked!
fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 10/19/2017 5:34:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 10/19/2017 17:34 PM

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Striper Greek Style
This is my wife's favorite way to cook fish. With the fish and veggies trading flavored it's really delicious.
fishing report photo of Cuisine photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Jimmy
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