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.

February 26, 2019
In my early days of my fly fishing career, wild trout was my primary target species. I couldn’t get to a trout stream nearly as often as I wanted, because it would require parental supervision. But I…
February 22, 2019
If you missed it, here's a link to Catch and Release Off Season Stripers Part I. And for you folks with very short attention spans, here are some key tips: Use big lures and dark colors. The water…
February 15, 2019
Primarily striper fishing from my kayak, I’ve customized every inch of it to achieve my dark purposes. Within every community sub-communities exist, often seemingly at odds with each other and…
February 11, 2019
Several boats were always moored at the end of our pier growing up. At age eight, my first boat was a 14-foot leaky flat-bottom planked rowboat. That fantastic fishing platform took me as far as my…
January 31, 2019
There are all kinds of wintertime opportunities for Mid-Atlantic anglers, ranging from ice fishing to trout fishing to tautog fishing. But in our neck of the woods, there are also lots of striper…
January 14, 2019
It’s four a.m. and I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee getting cold next to me. I take a sip. Picking up my cell phone, I check a few weather apps and plan out my day. A fishing show plays in the…
January 6, 2019
Last winter we examined how to prep for cheap and easy ice fishing without having to buy a bunch of expensive gear, and we also took a look at ice fishing for trout in specific. So this winter, we…
January 2, 2019
FYI: they don’t walk on land, they don’t spawn five times a year, they won’t eat your cats or dogs, and for the grand-moms out there, they won’t eat your grandchildren. I’m still amazed that 14 years…
December 9, 2018
Just as many folks are winterizing boats at the end of the fall, the fishing is actually blasting off – the average size striper is typically larger than all other months of the year and the fish…
December 7, 2018
Those familiar with Chesapeake Bay fishing know that in every tributary from the Susquehanna River clear down to the Elizabeth, there’s a fish that stays in town and bites right through the winter…
December 3, 2018
For many Chesapeake anglers Thanksgiving signals an end to fishing for the late season stripers. The weather starts cooling off, thoughts turn to turkey and football games, and boats start coming out…
November 25, 2018
Previously 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 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.…