Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

July 12, 2019
Whether you’re fishing for sport, dinner, or profession, when you swing your catch out of the water it’s a triumphant moment – but what if the fish you caught could also contribute to valuable…
July 8, 2019
Opening day of rockfish season, I’m dusting off my old work boots and grabbing a pair of chore gloves. Not to catch that trophy fish, but to meet a group of dedicated volunteers who in rural southern…
July 6, 2019
Editor's Note: After this article was written but prior to publication, NOAA opened a public comment period on this very topic; be sure to see Angler Public Input Needed, if the following boils your…
June 20, 2019
NOAA needs to hear from recreational anglers regarding the MRIP numbers they use to calculate how many fish we can catch. The following open post by Captain Monty Hawkins is being reprinted here,…
June 16, 2019
Remember when you were just a little tyke, waddling down the dock while you clutched your Mickey Mouse rod in one hand and dad’s fingers in the other? Remember how he threaded a worm onto the hook,…
June 1, 2019
In late March the Gulf of Maine Research Institute held one of their Marine Resources Education Program (MREP) workshops in Hanover, Maryland. The aim of MREP is to provide the recreational angling…
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 –…