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Few things get an angler’s adrenaline flowing like a topwater plug under assault. The strike of a surface ambush takes place at the junction between water and air, where you can see, feel, and hear it – and truth be told the moment can be so captivating that many of us fail to set the hook or crank the reel. We’re left standing there slack-jawed,…
April 23, 2018
Point Lookout is the southernmost part of Maryland, with the north-western shore of Virginia on the horizon about five miles to the south. In this border zone there are countless hotspots for…
April 23, 2018
Every season bass fishermen look forward to the spring spawning progression that puts big fish in shallow water, making them more accessible than any other time of year. The entire procedure of pre-…
April 18, 2018
Post-Weekend 4/23 Striper Opener Update: Wow... just, wow. We all thought last spring's opener was poor? It was, but the striper opening in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake this past weekend was…
April 16, 2018
Take a look at the new Sea Ox 24, and you may be struck by the same thought that hit us upon first glance: if you're sick and tired of all those zillion-dollar, uber-gentrified, flowery-looking “…
April 13, 2018
Mercury has rolled out a new 3.4L V6 Mercury FourStroke outboard engine line including 175 horsepower, 200 horsepower, and 225 horsepower versions, to complement its line of Verado outboard engines.…
April 11, 2018
Notes from the Cockpit Can you feel it, FishTalk readers? There’s an electricity in the air, a buzz in the tackle shops and a chaotic frenzy in the boatyards – trophy striper season in coming up…
April 9, 2018
A light breeze, blue skies, gentle southern swells, and clear clean water – it's the type of day every angler dreams of after their head hits the pillow for a couple hours of restless sleep the night…
April 6, 2018
You’ve re-spooled the reels, combed out the parachutes, taken the boat for its shake-down cruise, and as you read this right now your hands are probably shaking with anticipation of the fact that one…
April 4, 2018
We all want to understand how our fisheries are being managed, but there’s a lot of miscommunication – and no shortage of issues to cover – when it comes to natural resource management. You’ve…