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While I can’t promise you the “perfect” formula for catching a sheepshead — or a “criminal” as some folks call them thanks to their striped jumpsuits — I can promise you this much: if you do the work eventually you will be rewarded. I have often felt that this fish should come with a warning label because they are so addicting. Sheepshead pound…
July 10, 2020
As you'll notice from the Upper Bay Fishing Reports, a huge number of anglers have been fishing in the Hodges/Tolchester area. Unfortunately, this past week we began getting multiple reports of…
July 8, 2020
If you want to go fishing weather-be-danged and a fully enclosed helm station with a cabin makes sense for your needs, you have a fairly limited selection of new fishboats to choose from. Many…
July 6, 2020
Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. American stuff. Things that are synonymous with our traditions and heritage. There are two other things I’d like to throw in there. Actually, they go hand and hand…
July 4, 2020
It was several years ago that I first heard about chain pickerel in the Eastern Shore millponds. As I read about them I was intrigued that the millponds held so many fish, and that the last two state…
July 2, 2020
The Penn International’s drag was screaming, the angler’s rod doubled over. His friends were teasing and poking fun about him being out of shape, after 20 minutes into the battle. At the end of the…
June 30, 2020
What’s worse than breaking off a huge fish next to the boat? Landing it, then discovering that you don’t have a fishbox large enough to ice it down in. Well okay, maybe that’s not really worse, but…
June 27, 2020
Most of you will fondly remember last summer’s Spanish mackerel run, which was the best I can ever remember on the Chesapeake Bay. Almost every time I say that, whoever I’m talking with responds by…
June 25, 2020
Mahi-mahi, otherwise known as Dolphinfish, travel in schools and can be found offshore but often wander closer to the shore in the summer—making them a popular inshore fishing target—during the…
June 23, 2020
As the waters of the Chesapeake Bay warm up and people start fishing for summer stripers, we need to remember that as water temperatures rise above the 70s it reduces a rockfish’s chance of survival…