chesapeake bay

February 24, 2021
There are a few undeniable benefits to making an entrance at the height of uncertainty associated with a global pandemic, but after a one-month hiatus, FishTalk returned to the presses in June 2020…
February 20, 2021
As an angler who primarily enjoys kayak fishing I’ve spent years exploring the Chesapeake Bay region, and that includes lots of kayak camping trips. Many of my fishing trips start out with long hours…
February 16, 2021
It’s been said that a lie travels halfway around the world before the truth can get out of bed and put its pants on in the morning, but we anglers might instead say that the word of a good bite…
February 14, 2021
Where the Middle Bay ends and the Lower Bay begins depends on one’s point of view. Although I worked in Maryland for a decade while supporting management of dredged material for the Port of Baltimore…
January 18, 2021
If you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing, or any sort of fishing for that matter, it's a safe bet that you'd like to catch more fish. Heck, that’s why your eyes are skimming these words at this very…
January 6, 2021
Unless you're talking about a fishing destination or “rocks” as in rockfish when you start trolling for spring stripers in a few months, you generally don't want to hear "rocks ahead" when you're…
December 26, 2020
Spring may be the season for amore, but if you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing, spring, summer and fall are all seasons for love — fishing at Love Point, that is. Take a poll of anglers who ply the…
December 23, 2020
As a resident of the Hampton Roads area for most of my life, I should have nothing but happy thoughts about the doubling of the size of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT). Heck, when I was in…
December 14, 2020
As striped bass season winds down in the Chesapeake Bay, a look back at what we've seen in 2020 is illuminating. We received this unexpected letter from contributor Eric Packard, which we think sums…
December 1, 2020
Welcome, FishTalking friends, to the final month of 2020. WOOHOO. This awful, horrible, no-good bummer of a year is finally coming to an end. We have a brand-new year to look forward to, one which…
November 29, 2020
After finding a “lost” artificial reef under a charted obstruction circle in Southern Maryland (Southern Maryland Mystery Reefs), uncovering a deliberately constructed artificial reef under an…
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…