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Visiting Chincoteague has been in the back of my mind ever since first hearing about the Virginia Capes. It’s a long way to haul my baby white whale over from Northern Virginia, and then, what’s there to fish? From the various fishing reports by local experts, a whole lot. What the reports don’t do, however, is show the structure — what the bottom…
May 25, 2024
Will AI soon be playing a role in a fishery near you? Love it or hate it, as crazy as it sounds the answer is a definite yes, especially if you own a modern fishboat with modern electronics or plan…
May 23, 2024
I get asked all the time about different rod and reels, which is best for snakeheads or stripers, which is the best all-around starter setup, and/or which should someone get to set themselves up for…
May 21, 2024
This month we pose some questions about early summer trolling for rockfish to Captain Billy Gee, of Ebb Tide Charters based in Deale, MD. Captain Billy, one of his best buddies, and one of his…
May 19, 2024
Ronald Reagan was president, GPS didn’t exist outside of the military, and recreational boaters were running around with two-stroke outboards that were about as reliable as the weatherman when I…
May 17, 2024
If you live anywhere near Chesapeake Bay and you like fast angling action that results in tasty fish on the plate, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself fishing for blue catfish in the near…
May 16, 2024
If you're serious about offshore fishing and you’ve ever had a bigeye tuna inhale your bait, considering the fight that’s surely embedded into your memory, this fish’s scientific name - Thunnus…
May 16, 2024
Chesapeake Bay fishing is best known for great light tackle striped bass action—there are not many places on earth where a person can get into huge slugs of predatory fish and catch them one after…
May 16, 2024
The small creeks and streams of Southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland like Antietam, Big Pipe, Marsh, Conococheague, Conewago, Gunpowder, Codorus, Toms, Yellow Breeches, Octoraro, Monocacy,…
May 15, 2024
Thanks to actions by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Committee, we enter the 2024 striped bass season, or the 2024 rockfish season as most locals would call it, with very different regulations…