News

December 5, 2017
By now, many of you have heard that a monster 51-inch striper was caught in Eastern Bay on Thursday, November 30, by Bradley Smith, his father Gary, and their friend Daniel. They were trolling with a…
November 27, 2017
After World War II, surplus diesel engines and even boats were cheap as Uncle Sam looked to reduce inventory. Post-1950 stern-towed gear impacts to ocean seafloor habitats must have been the greatest…
November 21, 2017
If you enjoy fishing in the Mid-Atlantic region you might just be thinking: to heck with a Christmas goose—what better meal could there be to celebrate the holiday season with, than fresh fish? Crabs…
November 18, 2017
It's time for MSSA tournament results, folks - the 2017 Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA) Fall Classic Fishing Tournament has come to an early close, due to high winds forecast for…
November 3, 2017
Whether you do your fishing from a 16-foot skiff or a 60-foot battlewagon, it’s likely that as winter draws near you’re thinking about winterizing your boat. The best way to winterize a boat is, of…
September 29, 2017
The Annapolis boat show, properly called the United States Powerboat Show, the first big fall boat show of interest to anglers, is coming our way October 12 – 15. If you’re on the lookout for a hot…
September 26, 2017
This weekend the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland (CCA MD) hauled their reef ball building trailer up to the Bass Pro Shops in Hanover, MD, where they set up shop and started building…
September 24, 2017
Anglers fishing the Chesapeake Bay for stripers just north of the Severn recently hooked into this rather usual looking mutant rockfish. This mutant fish was caught on the 40-foot Reel Time, which is…
September 11, 2017
At present, the Mid-Atlantic region’s many depleted fisheries are being 'rebuilt' by effort reduction and catch restriction, which amount to regulatory-enforced increases or decreases in our fishing…
August 21, 2017
Honda has just announced that they're introducing three new jet drive outboards, the Honda 40 Jet, Honda 65 Jet, and Honda 105 Jet. Anglers who focus on running rivers with rocky bottoms, like the…
August 16, 2017
Competitive anglers had better look out, because the Woman's Offshore Alliance (WOA, for short) is now entering fishing tournaments in this neck of the woods. And although their tournament debut in…
August 9, 2017
The 2017 White Marlin Open has hit the mid-week stage, and the inlet was an absolute mad-house this afternoon as all 297 boats that fished today seemed to hit the beach at the same time. We did a…
July 21, 2017
If you want to try your hand at proving you’re a potent summer striper angler—and win some cold hard cash while you’re at it—the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association has announced a new…
July 5, 2017
The Sheila Bordelon is pretty easy to recognize - keep your eyes peeled for it and when you see it, fish elsewhere.Here’s an alert for you anglers fishing along the Mid-Atlantic coast: When you see…
July 5, 2017
A lot of effort goes into striped bass management in the Chesapeake. Every possible user group clamors for just a bit more of the pie, whether to sell these fish commercially, leave as brood-stock,…
June 8, 2017
When we first dropped a camera to the seabed in 2001 it was because our bottom sampling Ponar Dredge (a small sampling device like a clamshell bucket) was coming up empty—what we called a "water grab…
May 18, 2017
School-sized stripers are now legal in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, and as you can see in our Middle Bay report, the bite is red-hot! Many anglers look forward to the size limit drop…
May 7, 2017
The 2017 MSSA Championship of the Chesapeake, the world's largest striper tournament, has come to a close. We went to the Rod N' Reel in Chesapeake Beach, MD, to catch some of the contenders coming…