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A huge problem has wormed its way into marine fisheries management. We’re now on course to collapse several important fisheries. The culprit? NOAA’s Marine Resource Information Program (MRIP). Shamelessly high estimates have often caused undue economic distress to recreational fishing businesses. Now accelerated, decades of overestimates make…
May 19, 2022
Many private boat owners who plan to fish offshore jump on a charter for the learning experience. That’s a very good move, but it also can lead to making some big mistakes — because on your 26-foot…
May 17, 2022
Whether there’s a sudden windstorm or you decided to brave a breezy day, kayak fishing can turn from delightful to difficult in a matter of minutes. Worse yet, flipping is a kayak anglers’ worst…
May 15, 2022
Jigging a spoon for black sea bass may not load the boat quite as quickly as dropping a standard top-and-bottom rig with baited hooks, but it does often result in catching significantly larger fish.…
April 25, 2022
We try to cover cool new fishing gear as it hits the streets, and as FishTalk reader know, nothing related to fishing is out of bounds. For the upcoming summer of 2022 we have four totally awesome…
April 23, 2022
Just how much can you learn with modern electronics, like a Furuno NavNet system with DFF3D capabilities? The scans tell the story. Off the middle of Assateague Island about 4.1 miles out, look for a…
April 21, 2022
Offshore action is right around the corner, and now’s the time to start thinking about getting ready to take on those tunas, billfish, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. It’s been a long, long winter, people. And…
April 19, 2022
Fishing for speckled sea trout can be downright maddening. You hear there’s a red-hot bite one day, and the very next morning you can’t buy a strike to save your life. One moment you get a hookup on…
April 17, 2022
Anglers have countless theories on how, when, and why they spook fish, and we took an in-depth look at the topic in Scaring Fish: Sensory Overload, a couple of years ago. At the moment, however, let'…
April 14, 2022
It’s finally spring and along with the hot bites, fishing tournament season is back, this year kicking off with a flounder-catching competition in Wachapreague. Whatever sort of angling gets you all…