Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

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 –…
February 5, 2019
How is it that with a mere one to two percent of historic oyster populations left, our leaders could attempt to make oyster replenishment harder and less effective? Yet that’s exactly what Maryland…
February 2, 2019
Before reading on, you may want to check out this new video of reef building in action, shot on the Morning Star this February: Imagine: despite the best bottom paint money can buy, if you leave a…
January 26, 2019
Your chance to provide input to the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC) is right now, and it will end February 28 – don’t miss the opportunity! The MAFMC has stated that they’re “…
January 18, 2019
A few months back in Notes From The Cockpit: The Floaters, I addressed the issue of the floaters (dead striped bass) spotted in the Bay the past few seasons. It seemed to strike a chord - the…
January 2, 2019
On the last day of the year, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018, known as the Modern Fish Act, was signed into law. Introduced to the Senate by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss…
December 31, 2018
Yes, we know it’s cold outside, and if the usual winter fishing options aren't panning out, you’re Jonesing to fish in a big way. In the Mid-Atlantic region if you can’t get out on the water you can…
December 17, 2018
Welcome back FishTalk readers, and we hope you've enjoyed our 2018 editions. Somehow another year has suddenly gone by, and we’re in the final weeks of what most normal people would call fishing…
December 1, 2018
Attention all fish-heads: The FishTalk/PropTalk fishing team would like to send out one major-league, back-slapping, high-fiving thank-you to everyone who donated to this year’s Fish For a Cure…
November 3, 2018
Welcome back to FishTalk, fellow anglers, as summer melts into fall and the fishing season of 2018 continues to evolve. You may have noticed that I try to keep an upbeat attitude in this column,…
October 25, 2018
How to Winterize Your Boat’s Fuel System: A Not-Awfully-Annoying Advertorial Article That You’ll Hopefully Find Helpful. We here at FishTalk believe that the very best way to winterize a boat and…
October 21, 2018
  We all fish for different reasons, and I’ve learned that those reasons change as we go through life. Fishing provides a refuge for anyone at any point in their lives, which makes it the greatest…
October 14, 2018
How to stop a Boat From Sinking: A FishTalk Actually-Helpful-Not-Just-Annoying (we promise!) Special Advertorial Section, including 5 tips on how to keep your boat from sinking. If you ever…
October 4, 2018
Fall is an awesome time to buy a new boat. Some dealers are looking to unload last year’s models so good deals abound, and other have just received hot new offerings for the next model year that are…
October 2, 2018
Most people outside the marine industry don’t pay attention to the National Marine Electronics Association’s annual trade show (the NMEA show) but this is where some hot news gets made each and every…
September 29, 2018
My Chesapeake Bay fishing fishing friends, it’s time to rejoice! Fall is here and the surface of the Chesapeake is alight with boiling stripers. Sweetwater and salty species alike are feeding hard…