News

September 29, 2017
The Annapolis boat show, properly called the United States Powerboat Show, the first big fall boat show of interest to anglers, is coming our way October 12 – 15. If you’re on the lookout for a hot…
September 26, 2017
This weekend the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland (CCA MD) hauled their reef ball building trailer up to the Bass Pro Shops in Hanover, MD, where they set up shop and started building…
September 24, 2017
Anglers fishing the Chesapeake Bay for stripers just north of the Severn recently hooked into this rather usual looking mutant rockfish. This mutant fish was caught on the 40-foot Reel Time, which is…
September 11, 2017
At present, the Mid-Atlantic region’s many depleted fisheries are being 'rebuilt' by effort reduction and catch restriction, which amount to regulatory-enforced increases or decreases in our fishing…
August 21, 2017
Honda has just announced that they're introducing three new jet drive outboards, the Honda 40 Jet, Honda 65 Jet, and Honda 105 Jet. Anglers who focus on running rivers with rocky bottoms, like the…
August 16, 2017
Competitive anglers 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…