How To Fishing Methods and Tips

How to go fishing including trolling, jigging, chumming, how to fish with bait, and many forms of fishing techniques often used for fishing the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and for freshwater fishing.

November 9, 2019
Question: what species of fish is considered throughout much of the world to be one of the smartest, most challenging, largest freshwater fishing targets out there? A fish that anglers spend untold…
October 15, 2019
As fall kicks in many small boat anglers hang up the spreader bars and gaffs for the season – and that’s a shame. While it’s true that good weather windows are smaller and harder to come by, the…
October 13, 2019
More and more, when I go out fishing on the Bay or one of its tributaries I find myself setting the hook on a fish, and my rod completely stops. It gets a deep bend, then tries to escape my grasp as…
October 9, 2019
“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October,” said author Alexander Smith, and although it may not have been his intention that pretty much sums up…
September 29, 2019
What if someone told you there’s a fish that can be found across the Mid-Atlantic and that you can often catch while Chesapeake Bay fishing that attacks like an apex predator, fights above its weight…
September 21, 2019
If you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing and you live anywhere between Philadelphia and Pungoteague, there’s a good chance you get fired up over the thought of casting for speckled sea trout in the…
August 30, 2019
If you've already read the other articles in our summer striper how-to series, Summer Chumming and How to Jig for Summer Stripers, you may be wondering about one other highly productive method:…
August 26, 2019
The great snakehead debate continues as these invasive but exciting fish multiply in our region and by now, odds are that you have either heard of, hooked, or maybe even landed a few Northern…
August 22, 2019
Monster catfish are known to swim in the Chesapeake and its tributaries, but what about freshwater lakes, rivers, and ponds? They are out there – big, barrel-chested fish that are ready to fight.…
July 28, 2019
Facts are facts: put a recreational crabber up against a commercial crabber, and the commercial waterman is going to win 10 out of 10 times. Those folks are out on the water every day, they know the…
July 14, 2019
Running around Chesapeake Bay as a light tackle guide who has never considered summer chumming, I have to produce all summer without ever slinging a scoop of chum or chunk of bait. Not that there’s…
June 22, 2019
When warm weather moves in and stripers school up there’s no doubt that one of the most effective way to catch fish in large numbers is often chumming, but chumming in the summer is a bit different…
June 14, 2019
We hope you trollers saw Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Tactics Part One: Trolling, and that chunkers have seen Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Tactics Part Two: Chunking. Now, let's check out jigging for tuna.…
May 28, 2019
I’ve been fishing for a few years now and the majority of that time I’ve fished from the shore of rivers, lakes, and ponds. My earliest memories of fishing are from the time I lived in Kansas and…
May 25, 2019
I still remember years ago when a friend showed me how to try fishing for Spanish mackerel with planers and spoons in the lower Chesapeake Bay waters of Virginia. Before then, I knew little or…
May 13, 2019
Trolling is often the way to get yellowfin tuna on the line and last month we touched on the how-to info in Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Tactics Part One: Trolling, but at times it's the chunking bite that…
April 30, 2019
There’s nothing like catching skinny water speckled sea trout in Maryland and Virginia waters, some of the most exciting light-tackle action around when it comes to Chesapeake Bay fishing. For many…
April 24, 2019
Trolling, chunking, and jigging are popular methods for pursuing offshore gamefish, and all three tactics are effective – but not every day. The savvy tuna angler keeps options open when running…