Gear

July 13, 2018
Fluorocarbon leader has become a must-have in many fisheries, especially those in clear water for species with keen eyesight, such as when you chunk for tuna. But, how do you know if a fluorocarbon…
June 29, 2018
Choosing the best fishing rod is no small task – walk through the door of any tackle shop, and you’ll be confronted with almost endless options. So, what should you base your decisions on? We’ll…
May 11, 2018
Two months ago we brought you Fishboat Upgrades Part One: New Electronics, last month it was Fishboat Upgrades Part II: New Outboard Engines, and this month in part III of the series, we'll cover…
May 4, 2018
I once tried to chunk for tuna with a rod I paid $20 for at K-mart, even as my buddy told me I was nuts. The rod broke, the fish got away, and I was forced to admit I’d made a spectacularly stupid…
April 13, 2018
Mercury has rolled out a new 3.4L V6 Mercury FourStroke outboard engine line including 175 horsepower, 200 horsepower, and 225 horsepower versions, to complement its line of Verado outboard engines.…
March 24, 2018
If you run a thick spring trophy striper spread you are no doubt used to tangles and twists slowing you down. Avoid the multiple-line pitfalls, by: Buy and use leader spools for each and every…
March 21, 2018
When I was a kid and we went Chesapeake Bay fishing, there was always this moment of anticipation as Captain Dad stepped onto the boat, inserted the key into the ignition, and gave it a twist. Would…
March 17, 2018
Ready to check out some hot new fishing gear? Here are our top picks of the month. Game On Big Occhi The Game On Big Occhi is an all-new soft plastic fishing lure. There are lots of soft…
March 6, 2018
For weeks on end I’ve been floating in the brine. My throat, skin, and lungs have been seared by exposure to salty water and air, and I itch all over. Both inside and outside, my body cries for a…
February 28, 2018
Now is the time for offshore fishing tackle preparation, as you look forward to trolling for bigeye tuna, hooking up with bluefin, chasing wahoo, and pursuing those other blue-water species that will…
February 27, 2018
The Yamaha V6 Offshore outboards, in the form of the F225, F250, and F300 engines, are topped in the line only by the Yamaha F350 V8 powerplant. But the F350 has been around for over a decade. And…
February 20, 2018
How long has it been since you upgraded your phone? Or your computer? Now add the length of time for both together, and compare it to the age of your boat’s electronics system. Chances are, your…
February 17, 2018
Drone fishing is all the rage in some areas, but Raymarine has just introduced an entirely new way to fish with a drone - from your boat. We here at FishTalk got a first-hand look at Raymarine Axiom…
January 19, 2018
Kayak fishing is one of the fastest-growing recreational activities on the Chesapeake Bay, and with good reason. Once you’ve made the initial investment, getting out on the water is pretty darn…
January 15, 2018
The thermometer on the truck said it was literally one degree, when we stepped out onto the parking lot at Lake Marburg to try some ice fishing. Could there be a better way to test a pair of cold-…
January 13, 2018
Sure, the first month of the year is a good time for winter fishing gear maintenance, but we love playing with hot new fishing gear no matter what the season may be. Here are our top picks, for…
December 24, 2017
Fishing gear maintenance is an important winter chore that will keep you busy when there aren't any near-by fishing shows, and the weather doesn't allow you to get outside and take advantage of any…
December 19, 2017
The holiday season is right around the corner, and if you need some last minute gift ideas for the angler in the family we're here to help. Here are our top five picks from all the cool hot new gear…