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For many fishermen, cobia are the holy grail of Chesapeake Bay fishing. These fish grow larger and fight harder than virtually anything else around, and although their visitation to Bay waters only takes place for a couple of months in the summer, the past few seasons they’ve invaded Maryland’s portions of the Chesapeake in huge numbers — while…
August 11, 2020
Thank you for participating in the FishTalk September Cover Contest presented by Fish and Hunt Maryland. Our congratulations go out to cover contest winners Lisa Van Dyke and family, who handily…
August 9, 2020
I suppose it is safe to say I “grew up” fishing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT). I’ve been known to brag that I know every piling of the 17.6-mile crossing. And in reality, I have fished just…
August 7, 2020
If your aching back loves the uber-smooth ride of a powercat (can you see me raising my own hand right now?) then one thing that probably drives you nuts is the lack of choices on the market today.…
August 5, 2020
Casting to or jigging shoreline structure and fishing light tackle for stripers in the shallows is often, in a way, fishing history. Every structure has a story, sometimes known, sometimes not so…
August 3, 2020
Shhh… if you listen closely, you can hear your fishing boat talking. It’s trying to tell you something. Yes, your boat does have the power to communicate with you — but only if you’re willing to…
August 1, 2020
The Boston Whaler Dauntless series has been around forever, and while they’re generally thought of as family-fishers designed for crossover use ranging from trolling to tubing, their low-slung…
July 30, 2020
Truth: the most effective way to stack Spanish mackerel into a fishbox is trolling for them with planers and spoons. Another truth: this can get thoroughly boring, even when the bite is good, as…
July 28, 2020
Bluegills are a popular recreational fish for beginner fishermen and are primarily concentrated throughout freshwater bodies of water, and in fresh areas of tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay. They…
July 26, 2020
We come across some very cool fishing gear every year, and we also come across some utterly weird items that are allegedly designed to catch fish - or, at least to catch fishermen. We thought it…