News

August 16, 2017
Competitive angers 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…
May 6, 2017
The 2017 Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA) Championship on the Chesapeake striped bass tournament started off with a bang - and by "bang," we mean the sound of breaking tree branches…
May 2, 2017
We went to the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's captain's meeting for the Championship on the Chesapeake fishing tournament, at the Annapolis Alltackle location tonight, to join in the…
May 2, 2017
Youth angler Dawson Hoover and his father Dustin set out to start a new YouTube channel this spring, called Off the Streets and Outdoors, which began with this video of fishing on the Chesapeake for…
April 10, 2017
Update: After a pretty significant uproar from the fishing community, Ocean City reinstated the $5,000 reward. Thank you, Ocean City. But we'll leave this article up on the web, just as a reminder.…
April 8, 2017
Reefs attract fish, period, and more of them mean more fish, so we were happy to hear today that the Ocean City Reef Foundation hauled a load of 6.8 tons of block to one of their reef building sites…
April 6, 2017
Supported by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La), Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla), and Rob Whittman (R-Va), the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act)…
March 11, 2017
Buy some tickets for the MSSA Scholarship Foundation's spring raffle (the drawing is held in early June) and you could win big. Wouldn’t it be nice to win a prize like free entries into 2017 MSSA…