News

July 7, 2018
If you pay any attention to the never-ending struggle to improve water quality, wildlife populations, and the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay – and as an angler in the Mid-Atlantic region…
July 2, 2018
Dirty little secret time: I hate fishing tournaments. Yup, it’s true. If there’s one thing I don’t need to add to my fishing-time, it’s stress. And I have to admit that fishing tournaments do bring…
June 19, 2018
The fastest growing collegiate team sports in America are rugby, lacrosse, and… bass fishing? Yes, bass fishing, which first became a college sport of sorts in 1992 when students from Purdue…
June 15, 2018
It’s important for participants in the CCA Maryland tagging program to understand how to tag striped bass, so FishTalk angler in chief Lenny Rudow brought aboard Mike Brupbacher, CCA Maryland’s…
June 7, 2018
There's a new Maryland record snakehead, anglers! While bow-fishing in Mattawoman Creek off the Potomac River, Mechanicsville resident Andy Fox saw what he first thought was a big carp - but turned…
May 19, 2018
Mercury Marine introduced a new line of V6 four-stroke outboard engines just a few months ago, and now they're following that up with a new line of V8 outboards, in 250 FourStroke and 300 FourStroke…
May 18, 2018
The Yamaha F425 XTO Offshore V8 outboard has now been officially introduced to the boating public, eclipsing the Yamaha F350C as this engine manufacturer's biggest offering on the water. This engine …
May 14, 2018
On top of the how-to, where-to fishing info found at FishTalk, you may have noticed that we usually try to include at least one feature article in every edition that has an environmental and/or…
May 9, 2018
As you all know by now, Lefty Kreh left this earth on March 14, 2018. He took his last breath around 1:30 p.m. surrounded by his family, without pain or suffering. The loss to the fishing community…
May 3, 2018
5/16/2018 Update: Mandatory circle hook use is now officially in effect! 5/3/2018 Update: The DNR announced today that the Joint Committee has approved the regs outlined below, and will put them…
May 2, 2018
After an opening weekend best described as "horrific" and a week following that which was only slightly better, the recent sunny days appear to have let things bust loose for  spring trophy striper…
April 18, 2018
Post-Weekend 4/23 Striper Opener Update: Wow... just, wow. We all thought last spring's opener was poor? It was, but the striper opening in Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake this past weekend was…
April 11, 2018
Notes from the Cockpit Can you feel it, FishTalk readers? There’s an electricity in the air, a buzz in the tackle shops and a chaotic frenzy in the boatyards – trophy striper season in coming up…
April 4, 2018
We all want to understand how our fisheries are being managed, but there’s a lot of miscommunication – and no shortage of issues to cover – when it comes to natural resource management. You’ve…
March 30, 2018
The Bay Bridge Boat Show is coming up, and anyone shopping for a hot new ride should check out our Fishboat Reviews, read up on the latest in marine powerplants, and walk the docks with an in-depth…
March 14, 2018
We hope you’ve been staying up to date on all the recent fishing news lately; see Angler Alert: Maryland Commercial Black Drum Re-opening Proposed, and Mandatory Circle Hooks and Menhaden Caps in the…
March 5, 2018
The state of Maryland has proposed re-opening the long-closed commercial black drum fishery in Chesapeake Bay waters. This fishery, according to the ASMFC, will specifically target fish averaging 50…
February 28, 2018
Welcome to almost-spring, fellow FishTalkers! Though standing on frozen lakes and rivers while punching holes through the ice and shivering for hours on end was an awful lot of fun, I can’t say I’m…