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Among all the artificial reef sites in the Chesapeake Bay, The Cell is unique. The reef site incorporates the remains of a former Navy degaussing station, features a range of reef materials, has diverse surrounding bathymetry, and is a modest run from multiple boat ramps. A patch reef layout typical for many VMRC fish havens, it has many…
February 18, 2020
People, the Caymas 26 HB is now a reality and the world of center console bay boats has just changed. Radically, no BS. Earl Bentz, the guy behind such successes as Hydra-Sports, Stratos, and Triton…
February 16, 2020
We all know that this sport we love is called fishing, and not catching, for a reason. And we know that fishing is a relaxing sport. We all go fishing to enjoy the beautiful outdoors... right? Wrong…
February 14, 2020
I cast my Whopper Plopper under an overhanging tree, take a few turns on the reel, and the water erupts. My heart races – is it a largemouth bass or my target prey? Diving deep and pulling hard, I…
February 12, 2020
Will you get to go ice fishing on a tidal creek or river this winter? Considering how warm it's been recently, it doesn't seem likely. Even during average years since the turn of the century, most of…
February 10, 2020
Step aboard a boat full of tautog sharpies, drop your rig to bottom, and start bouncing the weight up and down. Know what happens next? Everyone aboard will point at you and laugh. What gives? Unlike…
February 8, 2020
Some of us absolutely love fishing for snakeheads. Some of us love the way they wake a bait, some love how they pretend to be under control until they see an opportunity for escape, and some love…
February 6, 2020
For many people, 20 feet of LOA is a minimum cut-off point for a center console fishing boat. Smaller vessels just don’t have much room, they can beat you up, and they certainly don’t have any…
February 4, 2020
Between the winter freshwater bite, shots at tautog, and a hard-water fishing trip or two, we Mid-Atlantic anglers have plenty of options for keeping ourselves busy even during the month of February…
February 1, 2020
Editor’s Note: As striped bass regulations are rewritten in Maryland, Virginia, and other Mid-Atlantic states, the same absence of any real scientific studies – and the use instead of MRIP’s farcical…