Home Page

Center console boats are the best because they maximize fishability, but dual console boats are the best boats because they allow for more versatility, but boats with cabins are the best boats because they have additional protection, but… but… but… You get the message – there’s really no such thing as “best” when it comes to boats. There’s only…
January 20, 2019
The best thing about many of the Western Shore tributaries of the Chesapeake is that they’re almost like microcosms of the Bay itself, offering a range of Chesapeake Bay fishing opportunities from…
January 18, 2019
A few months back in Notes From The Cockpit: The Floaters, I addressed the issue of the floaters (dead striped bass) spotted in the Bay the past few seasons. It seemed to strike a chord - the…
January 17, 2019
Okay, we’ll admit that among all the different sorts of fishing gear out there, landing nets probably come in dead last for generating awe, inspiring gasps, or creating those must-have yearnings. But…
January 4, 2019
The Wellcraft 352 Fisherman has 1200 horsepower strung across the transom, the coolest livewell we’ve seen in the past decade, and enough rodholders to satisfy the most crazed and ambitious spring…
January 2, 2019
On the last day of the year, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018, known as the Modern Fish Act, was signed into law. Introduced to the Senate by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss…
January 2, 2019
FYI: they don’t walk on land, they don’t spawn five times a year, they won’t eat your cats or dogs, and for the grand-moms out there, they won’t eat your grandchildren. I’m still amazed that 14 years…
December 31, 2018
Yes, we know it’s cold outside, and if the usual winter fishing options aren't panning out, you’re Jonesing to fish in a big way. In the Mid-Atlantic region if you can’t get out on the water you can…
December 29, 2018
We FishTalkers usually prefer hard-core fishing machines like center console boats as opposed to models like dual console fishing boats, which have multiple missions. But once in a while we stumble…
December 27, 2018
The winter winds are howling, snow is piling up in drifts, sub-zero temperatures have made it almost impossible to fish. Almost. Naturally, you would be out there anyway. But something has forced you…