Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

May 19, 2019
Welcome to summertime, Mid-Atlantic anglers, and the awesome fishing that goes along with it – and welcome back to another edition of FishTalk, where we remain as dedicated as ever to helping you…
May 10, 2019
June is a big month for fishing tournaments in Maryland and Virginia, especially for anglers who enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing. You think you're up for the competition? Tournament anglers should tune…
May 1, 2019
Spring Commissioning for Your Boat: A Not-Awfully-Annoying Special Advertising Section That You’ll Hopefully Find Helpful. We certainly hope that late last year you took the time to properly…
April 30, 2019
What did we really learn from today’s Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) meeting, regarding future striped bass regulations? That we anglers will be on pins and needles for a while…
April 28, 2019
I was zinging along at nearly 40-mph, headed for a hot bite in the mouth of the Potomac River between Point Lookout and Smith Point, with the stereo cranking at full volume. Cool tunes, smooth waters…
April 24, 2019
You may remember reading in our Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish Season 2019 Opener Preview that in consideration of the recent stock assessments, North Carolina had already closed most of its waters…
April 18, 2019
Attention, all who enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing: if you haven’t already sharpened your hooks and re-spooled your reels you’d better spring into action – the Maryland trophy rockfish season is just…
April 5, 2019
Despite tremendous support for protecting oyster sanctuaries in the state of Maryland – with 88-percent of Marylanders in support of the idea and this bill in specific garnering a bipartisan 98 to 40…
April 1, 2019
UPDATE: Before you read the below, know that the Maryland General Assembly has just passed a bill protecting the Harris Creek, Little Choptank, Tred Avon, St. Mary's, and Manokin River sanctuaries -…
March 7, 2019
In view of the recent past, I ask our local governments in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia to consider that they: Declare the months of March through December henceforth be known as “Deluge…
March 1, 2019
Over the course of the last three months, anglers willing to brave the winter elements competed in the 2018-19 CCA Maryland Pickerel Championship. While fishing the waters of Maryland and Delaware,…
February 20, 2019
Every year Boating Writers International (BWI)  holds an annual writing contest to recognize the best quality journalism in the marine field, and last year – in it’s first year of publication –…
February 5, 2019
How is it that with a mere one to two percent of historic oyster populations left, our leaders could attempt to make oyster replenishment harder and less effective? Yet that’s exactly what Maryland…
February 2, 2019
Before reading on, you may want to check out this new video of reef building in action, shot on the Morning Star this February: Imagine: despite the best bottom paint money can buy, if you leave a…
January 26, 2019
Your chance to provide input to the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC) is right now, and it will end February 28 – don’t miss the opportunity! The MAFMC has stated that they’re “…
January 18, 2019
A few months back in Notes From The Cockpit: The Floaters, I addressed the issue of the floaters (dead striped bass) spotted in the Bay the past few seasons. It seemed to strike a chord - the…
January 2, 2019
On the last day of the year, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018, known as the Modern Fish Act, was signed into law. Introduced to the Senate by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss…
December 31, 2018
Yes, we know it’s cold outside, and if the usual winter fishing options aren't panning out, you’re Jonesing to fish in a big way. In the Mid-Atlantic region if you can’t get out on the water you can…