Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

January 19, 2020
With the Baltimore Boat Show in town (January 23 to 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center), anglers of all types have one imperative question on their mind: Should I buy a spankin’-brand-new uber-…
January 17, 2020
Unless you've been living in a cave you've probably already heard about Omega Protein busting the menhaden harvest cap in Virginia, how Governor Northam responded, and that many Atlantic States…
January 13, 2020
I enjoy kayak fishing at home in the Chesapeake region, and from January through September of 2019 I fished 59 times here at home from my kayaks – but I also fished another 31 times in kayaks with…
January 5, 2020
Gravity has gone amuck, and I’m rudely awakened from a short nap on the V-berth by my head slamming into the Porta-Pottie. Ouch. And, ick. Then gravity reverses course, tossing me back onto the berth…
December 30, 2019
There's no easy way to put it: On December 23, 2019, the owner of Marty's Bait & Tackle Shop, Jim Bieler, passed away. Jim was a big part of the angling community in Edgewater, Maryland, and…
December 26, 2019
Skateboard Pilates, floating yoga, aqua spin: while it seems like people are always finding new and evermore elaborate ways to get in shape, it’s hard to imagine your average kale-wielding-millennial…
December 22, 2019
Admit it: you thought it was hilarious when Cousin Marvin added his half-digested egg ‘n cheese sandwich to the chum slick. You couldn’t stifle the grin when your brother-in-law Bubba blew chunks as…
December 18, 2019
Editor's Note: Considering the current striper situation, we're making an exception to our usual publishing practices. We usually don't republish news articles from the print version of FishTalk here…
December 16, 2019
12/19/2019 Breaking News Update: As of today Secretary Ross has found Virginia out of compliance, to hold Omega Protein accountable for their blatant disregard for the law. Thank you, Secretary Ross…
December 14, 2019
Greetings FishTalk readers, and welcome to the last edition of 2019. Thanks for grabbing this magazine (okay, we're going online now, but hopefully you grabbed the print edition weeks ago), and I…
December 6, 2019
Madeira Beach, Florida: Five slightly hungover, Uber-challenged bachelor-party fishermen are showing up for their fishing charter 45 minutes late. Young Captain Kellen had no issues with this; he’s…
November 21, 2019
Omega Protein thumbed its nose at the law, regulators, and any sense of environmental stewardship by intentionally over-harvesting menhaden in the Chesapeake this year, the Atlantic States Marine…
November 11, 2019
I love chumming for stripers. I love the smell of pureed bunker, I love its greasy feel between my fingers, and I consider it fun to ball up a chum-stained T-shirt and hide it deep in the laundry…
October 28, 2019
11/12/2019 Update: We were informed today that the scoping document had to be released for the below mentioned regulations in advance of other potential scoping documents because of the earlier…
October 21, 2019
PARTY ALERT: Team FishTalk/PropTalk will be holding a Beers ‘N Bucktail Bash to raise funds for the Fish For a Cure tournament – but this will be no “regular” party! We have loads of tackle and…
October 1, 2019
The U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis, MD is right around the corner, folks – October 3 to 6 are the dates – and there’s no better place to set your foot upon deck after deck of hot new fishboats that…
September 22, 2019
Are Maryland recreational anglers about to lose a portion of their allotment of the total striped bass catch to commercial interests? It’s a distinct possibility – this is a hair-on-fire moment,…
September 17, 2019
Aside from articles that include a collection of tips, like Surf Fishing Tips for Beginners and Top 10 Tips for Bottom Fishing, in every edition of FishTalk we include a couple of extra eclectic…