Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

May 25, 2024
Will AI soon be playing a role in a fishery near you? Love it or hate it, as crazy as it sounds the answer is a definite yes, especially if you own a modern fishboat with modern electronics or plan…
May 19, 2024
Ronald Reagan was president, GPS didn’t exist outside of the military, and recreational boaters were running around with two-stroke outboards that were about as reliable as the weatherman when I…
May 15, 2024
Thanks to actions by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Committee, we enter the 2024 striped bass season, or the 2024 rockfish season as most locals would call it, with very different regulations…
May 11, 2024
We Chesapeake Bay fishing fanatics 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…
May 10, 2024
As we prepare for striped bass to open in the Chesapeake Bay, we look back at our first year with no spring trophy season. Virginia shut it down several years back and Maryland eliminated it in 2024…
May 3, 2024
People, prepare your pitchforks and torches — I propose a new extra tax on anglers. Now, some of you may think that you already pay enough in taxes but clearly this is not the case because some very…
May 1, 2024
We all know printed fishing reports are generalized and weeks have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely, up-to-date reports, visit our Reports section. Current reports will be…
April 1, 2024
It’s getting warmer out there and one bite after the next is popping up, we made it through winter, and now it’s time to get our gear in order and yank the winter covers off our fishboats. Which…
March 28, 2024
We all know printed fishing reports are generalized and weeks have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely, up-to-date reports, visit our Reports section. Current reports will be…
March 13, 2024
For those of you who are boat-shopping and want to find the boat that’s as close to perfect as possible for you and your family, reading boat reviews should just be the very beginning of the journey…
March 6, 2024
WooHoo — we made it - winter is about to be in the rearview and spring fishing is finally coming. Many diehards have fished right on through the winter, but thanks to multiple different bites getting…
February 29, 2024
Our usual disclosure: Fishing reports published in print are generalized and weeks may have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely up-to-date reports, visit our Fishing Reports…
February 8, 2024
Last summer in our long-term test of the Caymas 26 HB we mentioned a number of boat improvements that have gussied up the FishTalker, and we promised we’d take a closer look at them down the line.…
January 31, 2024
Our usual disclosure: Fishing reports published in print are generalized and weeks may have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely up-to-date reports, visit our Fishing Reports…
January 26, 2024
According to BoatUS statistics, dead batteries account for almost 10 percent of all the calls for assistance their towboats receive. In fact, only mechanical failure and running aground are more…
January 24, 2024
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has voted for option B2, setting Chesapeake Bay 2024 striped bass regulations across all jurisdictions in Maryland, Virginia, and the Potomac River. We…
January 22, 2024
You may remember that as we recreational anglers were recently giving comment on 2024 striped bass reg changes, the Maryland DNR announced an “Emergency Regulation” ending trophy season and…
January 18, 2024
As anglers we collectively catch a heck of a lot of fish, and whether we are freshwater fishing, we're fishing the Chesapeake Bay, or we've headed off the coast, some of us will catch fish that are…