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With all the recent confusion over Maryland Chesapeake Bay circle hook regulations, a few simple facts have been overlooked. Fact number one: anglers using circle hooks cause less mortality among released striped bass. Some will say there’s no science to support this assertion, but they’re dead wrong. Way back in 1999 the DNR performed a study in…
May 23, 2018
The wind was piping down the South River when I showed up at Waterfront Marine, in Edgewater, MD, to get in a sea trial on the Robalo Cayman 246. With a southern bay-boat style design and a mere 16-…
May 22, 2018
What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught while Chesapeake Bay fishing? A 50-pound striper? A 70-pound cobia? Whatever it may be, there’s a good chance that you can beat that mark with a successful…
May 21, 2018
Crappie are a great panfish to target, they make for a great fried fish dinner, and they're a species that you can catch while fishing in the Mid-Atlantic year-round. Ready to go on a crappie hunt?…
May 14, 2018
On top of the how-to, where-to fishing info found at FishTalk, you may have noticed that we usually try to include at least one feature article in every edition that has an environmental and/or…
May 11, 2018
Two months ago we brought you Fishboat Upgrades Part One: New Electronics, last month it was Fishboat Upgrades Part II: New Outboard Engines, and this month in part III of the series, we'll cover…
May 9, 2018
As you all know by now, Lefty Kreh left this earth on March 14, 2018. He took his last breath around 1:30 p.m. surrounded by his family, without pain or suffering. The loss to the fishing community…
May 7, 2018
Here's how you'll know if a HCB (Hydrasports Custom Boats) 53 Suenos rigged with quadruple Seven Marine outboards is the right center console for your needs: You say you want a center console…
May 4, 2018
I once tried to chunk for tuna with a rod I paid $20 for at K-mart, even as my buddy told me I was nuts. The rod broke, the fish got away, and I was forced to admit I’d made a spectacularly stupid…
May 3, 2018
5/16/2018 Update: Mandatory circle hook use is now officially in effect! 5/3/2018 Update: The DNR announced today that the Joint Committee has approved the regs outlined below, and will put them…