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They say that 10-percent of the fishermen catch 90-percent of the fish. So, which category do you fall into? Just how impressive is your angling prowess? And, are you ready to put it to the test? Take our Chesapeake Bay fishing knowledge pop quiz — if you dare. Can you ID this fish? Get away from Google, no cheating! 1. It’s mid-February and…
January 24, 2022
I was stricken with boat-jealousy when my slip neighbor Dr. Mike upgraded to a new Sportsman Open 242 with a Yamaha F300 outboard last spring. But I buried the feeling with the knowledge that sooner…
January 22, 2022
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening to you, fishtalkers — whenever and wherever you might be kicking back, I hope you’re either plotting a winter fishing trip in the coming days or brimming…
January 20, 2022
My friend Spencer had a new Everglades 243CC, there was talk of slot-size red drum off Point Lookout, and I needed a good excuse to step away from the desk. Fishboat test, anyone? Hmmm, let's see:…
January 6, 2022
For timely, up-to-date fishing intel, visit our Fishing Reports pages. Current reports will be published every Friday by noon — just in time for your weekend fishing adventures. For the long view…
January 4, 2022
Alert for all you kayak fishing sharpies out there: The Native Watercraft Slayer Propel Max 10 is now fishing on waterways near you, and it lists some nice improvements over the standard Propel 10.…
January 2, 2022
A common theme from commercial fishermen during the research phase of a 1990s national study of fishing vessel safety was, “We don’t go far offshore, so we don’t need new safety requirements.” Wrong…
December 31, 2021
It’s easy to be a fan of Robalo boats, especially because they deliver a great bang for the buck, and this has always been particularly true of their Cayman line. When we spent a day aboard the…
December 29, 2021
Forty-one years reef fishing out of Ocean City, Maryland now. Never know when checkout time is, but I’d sure like to see a bluer ocean before my time’s up. It’s 100-percent doable. Repairing the Mid…
December 27, 2021
It starts out innocently enough since you don’t need a trolling motor on your center console boat, and you have a Jon boat with a trolling motor for fishing the piers and rivers for white perch with…