Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

April 6, 2020
Welcome to spring, all you fish-talking folks! In years past we’d be a-chatter over the upcoming trophy rockfish trolling right about now, and although the excitement level may be slightly dampened…
March 31, 2020
Social distancing while fishing during the COVID-19 crisis, be it Chesapeake Bay fishing or probing a lake while casting for slab crappie, is actually something that many of us perform on a regular…
March 19, 2020
Can ya feel it, fellow anglers? I know you can. Spring is just around the corner. By the time this edition reaches you just about all of us will be going half-nuts with cases of wintertime cabin…
March 15, 2020
You only have a couple more days to make your voice heard, as the Maryland DNR public comment period regarding proposals for the summer and fall striper seasons closes on Wednesday, March 18.…
March 14, 2020
Many of the advertisers who make SpinSheet, PropTalk, FishTalk and PortBook possible are having to adjust their operations. As you make your spending decisions, please consider the businesses who…
March 3, 2020
The Maryland DNR has just posted three options for the summer fishery and we need recreational anglers to give input NOW! Anglers, during the last comment period the DNR received a few hundred emails…
February 16, 2020
We all know that this sport we love is called fishing, and not catching, for a reason. And we know that fishing is a relaxing sport. We all go fishing to enjoy the beautiful outdoors... right? Wrong…
February 8, 2020
Some of us absolutely love fishing for snakeheads. Some of us love the way they wake a bait, some love how they pretend to be under control until they see an opportunity for escape, and some love…
February 1, 2020
Editor’s Note: As striped bass regulations are rewritten in Maryland, Virginia, and other Mid-Atlantic states, the same absence of any real scientific studies – and the use instead of MRIP’s farcical…
January 19, 2020
With the Baltimore Boat Show in town (January 23 to 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center), anglers of all types have one imperative question on their mind: Should I buy a spankin’-brand-new uber-…
January 17, 2020
Unless you've been living in a cave you've probably already heard about Omega Protein busting the menhaden harvest cap in Virginia, how Governor Northam responded, and that many Atlantic States…
January 5, 2020
Gravity has gone amuck, and I’m rudely awakened from a short nap on the V-berth by my head slamming into the Porta-Pottie. Ouch. And, ick. Then gravity reverses course, tossing me back onto the berth…
December 30, 2019
There's no easy way to put it: On December 23, 2019, the owner of Marty's Bait & Tackle Shop, Jim Bieler, passed away. Jim was a big part of the angling community in Edgewater, Maryland, and…
December 26, 2019
Skateboard Pilates, floating yoga, aqua spin: while it seems like people are always finding new and evermore elaborate ways to get in shape, it’s hard to imagine your average kale-wielding-millennial…
December 22, 2019
Admit it: you thought it was hilarious when Cousin Marvin added his half-digested egg ‘n cheese sandwich to the chum slick. You couldn’t stifle the grin when your brother-in-law Bubba blew chunks as…
December 18, 2019
Editor's Note: Considering the current striper situation, we're making an exception to our usual publishing practices. We usually don't republish news articles from the print version of FishTalk here…
December 16, 2019
12/19/2019 Breaking News Update: As of today Secretary Ross has found Virginia out of compliance, to hold Omega Protein accountable for their blatant disregard for the law. Thank you, Secretary Ross…
December 14, 2019
Greetings FishTalk readers, and welcome to the last edition of 2019. Thanks for grabbing this magazine (okay, we're going online now, but hopefully you grabbed the print edition weeks ago), and I…