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One of the best things about being in the fishing industry is meeting countless cool fellow fish-heads and Chesapeake Bay fishing nuts who have found a niche in the business. Most people don’t get into the business to get rich, but instead because they just plain love fishing. As a result, it’s rare to run across those hard-nosed acerbic types who…
June 22, 2021
I first sea trialed a Contender 28 close to two decades ago, and back then the boat had one trait that stood out: cruising at hat-stripping speeds, the 24.5-degree transom deadrise deep-V ate through…
June 20, 2021
Do you think you know the facts about monofilament versus braid fishing line? Fishing is one of those topics where opinion and conjecture are often debated as though they were fact. But accepting…
June 18, 2021
In early 2020, Wolf Trap Lighthouse was listed for sale (again). Want to own a lighthouse? Located off Horn Harbor, Wolf Trap Lighthouse is named for Wolf Trap Shoal. The shoal was named for H.M.S.…
June 16, 2021
My good friend Alvie Sickle had told me there were certain sections within the Monocacy River watershed where five, six, even 10-pound channel catfish could be had — with the chance of even bigger…
June 13, 2021
Looking for some hot new fishing gear for the summer of 2120? Here are some of our top picks. ACR Bivy Stick The Bivy Stick is the smallest satellite texting device around. You want to text…
June 7, 2021
Editor’s Note: Notes from the Cockpit is one of the few parts of this magazine where we depart from our usual how-to/where-to fishing framework to broach other topics related to fishing and fisheries…
June 5, 2021
Cheap fishing boats aren't a dime a dozen and there are plenty of products that purport the potential to take even the newest fishing beginners to the elusive “next level.” But whether they be laser-…
June 3, 2021
Smallmouth bass may share some similarities with their relative, the largemouth bass, but don’t let that fool you when it comes to fishing for them yourself. You are most likely to find these fish in…
June 1, 2021
Epic angling awaits fishermen heading down Route 50, which you could follow into Maryland all the way from Sacramento, CA, if you so desire. Stop number one is Annapolis, then it’s on to the Choptank…