How To

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…
February 4, 2018
Those who enjoy catch and release fishing want nothing more than to be sure the fish they throw back survive, and anglers who like to put fish in the cooler usually feel exactly the same way whether…
January 30, 2018
Before you can ever gaff a tuna you have to fool one into biting, and for many anglers the initial step will be building a spreader bar. When it comes to offshore trolling there are only two basic…
January 11, 2018
Pop Quiz: You pull back the throttles, take out the rods, and get ready to set your striped bass summer trolling spread. You heard from a reliable source that the fish were running about 20 feet…
December 29, 2017
The ice fishing season in the Mid-Atlantic region would best be described as brief, but some other adjectives that apply include productive, exciting, and fun. Sure, we may only have a few weeks of “…
November 26, 2017
There are many effective ways of fishing for late season stripers on the Chesapeake Bay, but light tackle jigging is certainly one of the most fun. Jump aboard with FishTalk Angler in Chief Lenny…
November 23, 2017
Last month we let you know about 10 winterizing disasters to avoid, and in the interest of all of us being able to fish again next spring, we figured it would be a good idea to run through the…