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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.…
May 7, 2022
In the spring many anglers have their eyes set on fishing for striped bass, shad, and other early season bites, but there is a very rewarding method of fishing that’s often overlooked by anglers…
May 5, 2022
Editor's note: Tune in May 12 at 7:00 for the first Past, Present, and Future of Striped Bass, a Chesapeake Bay Perspective, an informative and educational series appearing on the FishTalk Facebook…
May 3, 2022
Welcome to this month's mini-quiz, brought to you by the folks at Dangle Lures. Last month our challenge was a crossword puzzle, and the winner of the Dangle Lures prize-pack was Anthony Gruber of…
May 1, 2022
Many of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay fishing grounds are accessible only by boat, but luckily, whether you own your own fishing machine, hop on a charter, or rent a boat for the day, just about anyone…
April 29, 2022
We all know printed fishing reports are generalized and weeks have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely, up-to-date reports, visit our Reports section. Current reports will be…
April 27, 2022
Do you love fishing for striped bass, or as they're known in the Chesapeake, rockfish? Well, of course you do. The bigger question at the moment is, do you love the striped bass itself? And if the…