chesapeake bay

October 30, 2020
There’s nothing plain about three plane wrecks in the Chesapeake Bay, which have turned into fishing reefs. One went down in 1944, another crashed in 1945, and the third in 1989. Other plane crashes…
October 20, 2020
If you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing during the fall, there's no doubt you've heard some fact and some fiction about when and where those stripers will bite. Fact: when it goes from “chilly” to “…
October 9, 2020
For many Chesapeake Bay anglers, the shorter days and cooling temps of fall signal big striped bass, fat crabs, and football. The land of pleasant living, however, has many secrets. One of those…
October 7, 2020
There are many reasons dedicated anglers hire charters. They may not have a boat capable of hitting a certain fishery, they may be traveling and unable to take their boat with them, or they may…
October 3, 2020
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization that began its efforts in 1977. After noticing an extreme decline in fish populations in the Texas Gulf Coast, anglers came…
September 25, 2020
Anglers in Tidewater Virginia, with multiple sportfish species and hotspots galore, have a cornucopia or conundrum of choices — depending on their point of view — every time they go fishing. Where to…
September 23, 2020
Two popular and fun bottom fish to catch in the Chesapeake Bay are spot and croaker. Not only do the smaller spot make great bait, when these panfish get a little bigger, they make a perfect fish fry…
September 21, 2020
Trends come and go in fishing, and every year new fishing gear comes out that offers something different for the fish to like as older lure styles go out of fashion. Much like the cyclical nature of…
September 17, 2020
You've probably noticed that reading FishTalk cover to cover you'll uncover countless fishing tips, but was also include a couple of direct, specific fishing tips in each and every edition. So we've…
September 13, 2020
Having an understanding of the anatomy of a fish and how that fish feeds can definitely help the angler in catching it, and this is certainly true when it comes to flounder. Summer flounder is a…
September 11, 2020
Fish relate to structure, hence the traditional use of artificial structures to create Chesapeake Bay fishing reefs and aggregate fish. Build it, and they will come — if physical, environmental, and…
September 1, 2020
When the U.S. Navy Blue Angels come to the area we hear about “Mach Speed.” Mach 1 is equal to the speed of sound in air. In general sound travels faster in warmer air, and for normal and dry…
August 28, 2020
Catching fish can be a tough sport requiring the proper tackle, technique, and strategy, so many fishermen, including beginners and those who are more experienced, turn to guides and captains like…
August 26, 2020
Cobia season may be drawing to a close, but it’s not too late to get in some last licks on this challenging fish. If this September is anything like last September was, at this point in the run…
August 19, 2020
Black drum which derive their name from their black body and the drumming sound that they produce are a popular target for Chesapeake Bay fishing for both beginners and experienced fishermen, from…
August 17, 2020
Greetings FishTalk friends, I hope your summer is going well and the fish have been snappin’ in your own personal neck of the woods. No matter where in the Mid-Atlantic region you live and no matter…
August 13, 2020
For many fishermen, cobia are the holy grail of Chesapeake Bay fishing. These fish grow larger and fight harder than virtually anything else around, and although their visitation to Bay waters only…
August 9, 2020
I suppose it is safe to say I “grew up” fishing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT). I’ve been known to brag that I know every piling of the 17.6-mile crossing. And in reality, I have fished just…