Catfish

June 16, 2021
My good friend Alvie Sickle had told me there were certain sections within the Monocacy River watershed where five, six, even 10-pound channel catfish could be had — with the chance of even bigger…
January 28, 2021
Winter is trophy season for blue catfish, and fish over 40-inches can easily be targeted from the shore as well as from boats. While most of my personal experience is on the Potomac River, the…
December 17, 2020
Pop Quiz: When does Chesapeake Bay fishing season end? A. In November B. In December C. In December or January, depending on the weather D. Never! Yes, bass are on the menu when winter fishing…
December 7, 2020
One target that can be depended on to bite right through the winter months is catfish, including those monster blue catfish found throughout our region. You’ll catch them by putting cut fish, chicken…
March 23, 2020
Presented by Fish & Hunt Maryland Pop quiz: what single species represents the most reliable angling target in the entire state of Maryland, day after day after day, regardless of the season? It…
March 7, 2020
We love fishing for some species because of the challenge, we love fishing for others because of their tail-walking antics, and we love fishing for some because of their beauty, but those are all…
November 26, 2019
With such a wide variety of fish to target in our area, it’s easy to overlook one of the most reliable sources for a fun fight that we have access to in the Delmarva region: catfish. Whether you’re…
October 13, 2019
More and more, when I go out fishing on the Bay or one of its tributaries I find myself setting the hook on a fish, and my rod completely stops. It gets a deep bend, then tries to escape my grasp as…
September 5, 2019
I’m a big fan of eating the fish I catch, even though my extensive mathematical computations show that dinner usually ends up costing me something like $367 per pound. That may seem like a lot to pay…
August 22, 2019
Monster catfish are known to swim in the Chesapeake and its tributaries, but what about freshwater lakes, rivers, and ponds? They are out there – big, barrel-chested fish that are ready to fight.…
December 7, 2018
Those familiar with Chesapeake Bay fishing know that in every tributary from the Susquehanna River clear down to the Elizabeth, there’s a fish that stays in town and bites right through the winter…
June 7, 2018
There's a new Maryland record snakehead, anglers! While bow-fishing in Mattawoman Creek off the Potomac River, Mechanicsville resident Andy Fox saw what he first thought was a big carp - but turned…
October 29, 2017
Giant blue catfish swarm the tidal rivers off the Chesapeake Bay, and tempting anglers across the Mid-Atlantic region. Striped bass, bull reds, swordfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and numerous…
October 11, 2017
Come winter ocean trolling for winter ocean stripers, making a North Carolina road trip for winter bluefin, and escaping to Florida for a winter fishing adventure will all become options for Mid-…