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Center console boats are the best because they maximize fishability, but dual console boats are the best boats because they allow for more versatility, but boats with cabins are the best boats because they have additional protection, but… but… but… You get the message – there’s really no such thing as “best” when it comes to boats. There’s only…
January 20, 2019
The best thing about many of the Western Shore tributaries of the Chesapeake is that they’re almost like microcosms of the Bay itself, offering a range of Chesapeake Bay fishing opportunities from…
January 18, 2019
A few months back in Notes From The Cockpit: The Floaters, I addressed the issue of the floaters (dead striped bass) spotted in the Bay the past few seasons. It seemed to strike a chord - the…
January 17, 2019
Okay, we’ll admit that among all the different sorts of fishing gear out there, landing nets probably come in dead last for generating awe, inspiring gasps, or creating those must-have yearnings. But…
January 16, 2019
If you want to score on true doormat flounder next summer, the best places to head are often the wrecks and reefs between 15 and 25 miles out off the coast. But fishing these deepwater spots for…
January 14, 2019
It’s four a.m. and I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee getting cold next to me. I take a sip. Picking up my cell phone, I check a few weather apps and plan out my day. A fishing show plays in the…
January 12, 2019
Is there anything that generates a hearty “WOO HOO” faster than nailing the throttles on 1400 raging horses strapped to the back of a center console boat? Well, sure – doing the same with 1600…
January 10, 2019
You say you've read Five Tips for Choosing a New Fishfinder, you've picked out a new unit, you have a boat sitting in the driveway, and you want to be able to see those stripers from 1000 yards away…
January 8, 2019
A buddy with limited offshore fishing experience bought a new Grady-White, and asked for some assistance getting set up with equipment, rigging and tackle. So we made a trip to the tackle shop, where…
January 6, 2019
Last winter we examined how to prep for cheap and easy ice fishing without having to buy a bunch of expensive gear, and we also took a look at ice fishing for trout in specific. So this winter, we…