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Omega Protein thumbed its nose at the law, regulators, and any sense of environmental stewardship by intentionally over-harvesting menhaden in the Chesapeake this year, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) then voted unanimously to find Virginia out of compliance with interstate fisheries management plans, and now Virginia…
November 21, 2019
Okay, I admit it: up until this past winter had I stopped targeting chain pickerel in specific, for many, many years. They aren’t an ideal food-fish, while other winter species like yellow perch and…
November 19, 2019
It’s a common occurrence in online fishing communities: someone pops in, likely new, and asks “Where is a good place to catch (insert fish species here)?” Let me be the first to say that there’s…
November 17, 2019
Our summer of Chesapeake Bay fishing has been like most – some good news, some bad. I fish from a small boat which limits my range, adding to the challenge. I have not had a good summer with flounder…
November 13, 2019
Take a look at any seasoned angler’s setup and you’ll be hard pressed to find a fishing kayak without more than a few custom modifications. After you have Selected the Best Fishing Kayak and you’ve…
November 11, 2019
I love chumming for stripers. I love the smell of pureed bunker, I love its greasy feel between my fingers, and I consider it fun to ball up a chum-stained T-shirt and hide it deep in the laundry…
November 9, 2019
Question: what species of fish is considered throughout much of the world to be one of the smartest, most challenging, largest freshwater fishing targets out there? A fish that anglers spend untold…
November 7, 2019
Each and every year, over 25 million cars and trucks pass right over one of the hottest fishing spots around for Chesapeake Bay fishing. And while the people in those cars may be thinking about which…
November 5, 2019
You need a new fishboat, and wonder if you should go for aluminum, or fiberglass? Let the debate rage! Sure, there are plusses and minuses for each. Aluminum boats are lighter, so they’re easier to…
November 3, 2019
Rugged bottom structure providing fishing opportunities exists throughout the Chesapeake Bay. It may be charted as shoals, marked by aids to navigation, or inferred by sounding data and depth contour…