How To

July 19, 2018
Summer is a season when everyone seems to get what they want: offshore waters are prime for tuna trolling, fly-fishermen up towards the Gunpowder and Savage rivers are enjoying the last few bits of…
July 5, 2018
Just how do you fish for barrelfish? Well, remember when no one had ever heard of tilefish? Or opah? It wasn’t that long ago – and there’s yet another under-discovered fish off our coast. A…
June 21, 2018
Offshore anglers catch a host of pelagics, and chunking for tuna is an excellent way to fill the fishbox, but charter clients and a good piece of the private fleet leaves the inlet daily with the…
June 13, 2018
You want to know how to catch more red drum? In Florida and all along the Gulf Coast a shrimp or finger mullet fished a few feet under a popping cork is a killer. Shocker alert: The same technique…
June 4, 2018
If you're going fishing overnight somewhere like Baltimore Canyon and you want to know how to catch squid, we just want you to remember that these critters have eight arms, two tentacles, hundreds of…
May 30, 2018
Last month we looked at tips and tricks to save a slow day of offshore trolling, and this month, we'll look at how to set a mixed trolling spread. The list of items required to put an offshore trip…
May 25, 2018
With all the recent confusion over Maryland Chesapeake Bay circle hook regulations, a few simple facts have been overlooked. Fact number one: anglers using circle hooks cause less mortality among…
May 22, 2018
What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught while Chesapeake Bay fishing? A 50-pound striper? A 70-pound cobia? Whatever it may be, there’s a good chance that you can beat that mark with a successful…
May 19, 2018
While trot-lining for crabs is generally considered the most efficient method of harvesting a bushel basket full of cranky crustaceans, running a trot line also requires a certain amount of skill –…
May 19, 2018
Chesapeake Bay fishing offers many options, and the summer months may be the best time for fly fishing on the Bay since the fish tend to be high in the water column. It’s certainly possible to catch…
May 16, 2018
Chesapeake Bay fishing offers many opportunities to try fly fishing from a kayak while protected from gusting wind and large boat wakes. From Anne Arundel County’s 500 miles of tidal shoreline to…
May 2, 2018
One of the first available pelagics of the year should soon be chomping bluefish into pieces in as close as the 20 Fathom Fingers. Out in the canyons when the year's first schools of yellowfin are…
April 24, 2018
Every season bass fishermen look forward to the spring spawning progression that puts big fish in shallow water, making them more accessible than any other time of year. The entire procedure of pre-…
April 23, 2018
Few things get an angler’s adrenaline flowing like a topwater plug under assault. The strike of a surface ambush takes place at the junction between water and air, where you can see, feel, and hear…
March 31, 2018
Anyone who enjoys Chesapeake Bay fishing from a kayak dreams of landing the striper of a lifetime while paddling or peddling his or her personal angling machine. During the winter months you can…
March 23, 2018
Some people enjoy light tackle jigging for stripers and others like to try chumming, but as a general rule of thumb, most spring trophy seasons trolling will be the number-one most effective way to…
March 9, 2018
A big advantage that we kayak anglers have over our motor-boating brethren is that we don’t have to winterize. We can splash our boats whenever and wherever we want. Yes, it might be freezing out,…
February 20, 2018
We’ve suffered through Arctic Bomb Cyclones and Polar Vortexes for long enough – rejoice, for spring is just around the corner, people! And many anglers in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia who live…