How To

November 7, 2018
Anglers with years of Chesapeake Bay fishing experience know that as water temperatures plummet and our summertime species disappear from the Bay's waters, there’s an excellent chance that chumming…
October 8, 2018
As fall settles in and water temperatures begin to chill, striped bass feeding behavior will become more aggressive as they begin their pre-winter forage and Chesapeake Bay fishing kicks into high…
October 6, 2018
Maybe you already have some surf fishing tips up your sleeve, and you checked out our article How to Go Surf Fishing for Sharks but want to go after a broader range of species. Either way, on the…
September 21, 2018
Fishing under working birds is always fun, but it doesn't always result in a fish dinner. Flock after flock of birds are working on the horizon, yet you go home with an empty cooler? You’ve caught…
September 7, 2018
September is a prime month for jigging up big bull redfish from beneath bluefish and rock that are churning the surface of the Chesapeake Bay. If you want to get in on this action we’d advise going…
August 21, 2018
A new biggest-ever, world record, ho-lee-cow fish of a lifetime is on the end of your line. You know to keep your rod bent and maintain tension on the line. You understand that high-sticking is bad.…
August 21, 2018
Night fishing for bass is not for everybody – as a matter of fact, it’s really something that only a few will pursue. There are a lot of things that can make a fisherman uncomfortable out there in…
August 21, 2018
When it comes to offshore trolling, White marlin certainly get the most attention at this time of year with double digit releases headlining offshore canyon reports. Longfin tuna also adds a new…
August 4, 2018
Spanish mackerel are like mini-pelagics of Chesapeake Bay fishing. They’re lightning-fast speedsters with a lot of pullage-per-pound, and although they’re only in our neck of the woods for the summer…
July 31, 2018
In Billfish Special Part I: Fishing and Baiting Marlin we examined factors like how to locate an appropriate area to troll for billfish, and how to troll for them. But once a marlin is in the spread…
July 21, 2018
Every offshore angler dreams of the moment they encounter a white marlin or a blue marlin, and we were all watching the our ballyhoo baits swim behind the boat when the shout came off the bridge: “…
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…