How To

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…
November 8, 2017
Those of us who enjoy light tackle jigging for stripers on the Chesapeake Bay or elsewhere are always looking for fishing tips that will help us catch more fish. So when the Annapolis MSSA invited…
November 8, 2017
If live lining and chumming for striped bass are tactics you employ, then you'll want to check out the seminar FishTalk Angler in Chief Lenny Rudow gave at the Essex MSSA. In part one, he examines…
October 30, 2017
Fall is when the main-stem Bay comes alive with fish, as hordes of peanut bunker—young of the year—migrate out of countless coves and creeks, into tributaries, and then out into open water. The…
October 29, 2017
Giant blue catfish swarm the tidal rivers off the Chesapeake Bay, and tempting anglers across the Mid-Atlantic region. Striped bass, bull reds, swordfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and numerous…
October 29, 2017
Cool fall weather means tautog fishing gets hot, up and down the Mid-Atlantic coast. And With our inshore waters cooling down, some of the tautog that hung around structure deep in the ocean during…
October 12, 2017
Wherever along the Chesapeake Bay your fishing grounds are located, one thing is for sure: catching flounder in the Bay is a ton of fun. Some years you’ll encounter plenty of these flat-fish as far…
October 11, 2017
One if the coolest things about the sport of fishing is that it can be as complicated, or as simple, as you want to make it. Yes, there are more advancements, electronics, lures, devices, and items…
September 23, 2017
If you’ve ever had a bigeye tuna inhale your bait, considering the fight that’s surely embedded into your memory, this fish’s scientific name - Thunnus Obesus - probably makes perfect sense. With…
September 10, 2017
The small creeks and streams of Southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland like Antietam, Big Pipe, Marsh, Conococheague, Conewago, Gunpowder, Codorus, Toms, Yellow Breeches, Octoraro, Monocacy,…
August 31, 2017
Chesapeake Bay fishing is best known for great light tackle striper action—there are not many places on earth where a person can get into huge slugs of predatory fish and catch them one after the…
August 29, 2017
Whether you’re prowling the shoreline of a tributary, working a rip-rapped stretch of the banks of the Bay, or casting to the sod banks of a Tangier Sound island, catching stripers on light tackle in…
August 14, 2017
Fishermen are amazingly creative when it comes to rigging baits. There are several methods to rig ballyhoo on circle hooks, and they all may work. However, the “X rig” stands apart from the pack—it’s…
August 10, 2017
Before you put a bait on a hook, you’ll have to go and catch it—and that’s why last month in Hit the Spot Part I, we looked into how to catch live spot. But now, it’s time to turn those little…
July 30, 2017
Crabbing is a great way to spend time on the water, and trot-lining is a very effective and fairly easy way to fill the bushel basket. Crabbing in my family started when I was very young, when I…
July 16, 2017
There’s a world of difference in how to most effectively troll for stripers, depending on the season—and now that the summer’s in full swing and schoolies are a main target for anglers on the…
July 9, 2017
Those who know how to fish for tuna in the Mid-Atlantic region are quite familiar with chunking. Sure, some call it “going over to the dark side.” Others say it’s simplistic, boring, and messy, while…