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Summer is almost here and I can’t wait to get out in the sun and do some fishing. I love that warm feeling of the sun on my shoulders and face as I fish off my kayak. But that can be a big problem, because our skin and the sun don’t mix very well. Over the years I have had several suspect spots cut — ouch! When the author goes kayak fishing, he…
May 5, 2021
May is a prime month for catching bluefish while surf fishing, all up and down the coast. And casting out cut bait on a doodlebug rig is usually the most effective method of tempting them. Added…
May 4, 2021
With the booming popularity in bowfishing for snakeheads and the booming snakehead population, it’s come to our attention here at FishTalk that multiple bow anglers have recently begun plying the…
May 3, 2021
The dictionary definition of “invasive” includes words like aggressive, hostile, war-like, and disturbing. Those terms certainly fit when describing the invasive species currently attacking the…
May 1, 2021
If you’re going to try some spring trolling for yellowfin tuna, locating and working along temperature breaks is often the key tactic to success. So before making that long run offshore set yourself…
April 29, 2021
We would have preferred to run this article in the April edition of FishTalk when trophy striper fishing is at its peak in the Chesapeake, but due to the trophy season controversy, recent elimination…
April 27, 2021
Every Chesapeake Bay fishing fan and coastal angling aficionado has his or her favorite lures, and that’s one of the best things about fishing — no one’s choices are right or wrong, they’re simply…
April 25, 2021
The sky was clear and visibility unlimited on a dark October night in 1978, when the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga was lost in the Chesapeake Bay’s main stem off Smith Point. The 51-year-old, 125-foot-…
April 22, 2021
We all love Chesapeake Bay fishing, and most of us reading this will have grown up on its shores, taken our children or grandchildren fishing in its waters. We know that the first chirps of osprey…
April 20, 2021
Though the striped bass is the king of the Chesapeake, the growing popularity of fishing for northern snakehead has exploded in recent years. And with this notoriety as a hard-fighting and delicious…