chesapeake bay

October 7, 2019
Inspired by a fishing trip to the Northern Neck Fish Haven (detailed in Pipe Dream: Reef Building with Nested Pipes), a popular chumming destination where we succeeded in pulling a school of stripers…
October 3, 2019
If you could envision the perfect Chesapeake Bay fishing hotspot, it might be an underwater hill with a hard-shell bottom that comes up to 20’ yet is surrounded by much deeper water. Say, about 40’…
September 29, 2019
What if someone told you there’s a fish that can be found across the Mid-Atlantic and that you can often catch while Chesapeake Bay fishing that attacks like an apex predator, fights above its weight…
September 21, 2019
If you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing and you live anywhere between Philadelphia and Pungoteague, there’s a good chance you get fired up over the thought of casting for speckled sea trout in the…
September 13, 2019
Sentinel of the Coast: The Log of a Lighthouse Engineer, is an engaging first-hand account of coastal surveys and over two decades of Lighthouse Service history. The author, George Putnam, was the…
September 11, 2019
Let's say you’re out jigging with six-inch plastics like BKDs this fall and you see tons of marks just over a shell bottom, but get only short strikes. Finally, you hook a small striper and reel it…
September 7, 2019
Everyone knows that tides and currents have an effect on fishing, including and especially Chesapeake Bay fishing, but few anglers ever master the art of utilizing tides and currents to their fullest…
August 30, 2019
If you've already read the other articles in our summer striper how-to series, Summer Chumming and How to Jig for Summer Stripers, you may be wondering about one other highly productive method:…
August 28, 2019
The spotted seatrout, also known as speckled trout or simply called specks by some, is one of the most popular fish pursued while Chesapeake Bay fishing. They are best known for their beautiful…
August 26, 2019
The great snakehead debate continues as these invasive but exciting fish multiply in our region and by now, odds are that you have either heard of, hooked, or maybe even landed a few Northern…
August 17, 2019
Spanish mackerel and king mackerel are both present in the Mid-Atlantic region, but Spanish mackerel are far more prevalent and fishing for Spanish mackerel is popular among many anglers when…
August 13, 2019
Red drum, also known as redfish, are one of the top targets of many anglers when they go fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Big red drum like this are the stuff reams are made of. Photo courtesy of…
August 11, 2019
Don’t you just love the social aspect of joining the massive fleets at the Bay Bridge pilings, Swan Point, Love Point, or Podickory? Isn’t it fun to jockey between five other boats to get in a cast,…
August 3, 2019
Concrete pipes make an excellent reef building material, and smaller pipes can be “nested” inside larger pipes and boxes to create multiple passages through each module. This has the added benefit of…
July 14, 2019
Running around Chesapeake Bay as a light tackle guide who has never considered summer chumming, I have to produce all summer without ever slinging a scoop of chum or chunk of bait. Not that there’s…
June 22, 2019
When warm weather moves in and stripers school up there’s no doubt that one of the most effective way to catch fish in large numbers is often chumming, but chumming in the summer is a bit different…
June 18, 2019
While bottom fishing isn’t exactly the most artful form of Chesapeake Bay fishing, it has one advantage over just about any other technique: the best chance for red-hot fast action. Anyone who has…
June 7, 2019
Whether you live in Maryland or Virginia, you've probably noticed that fishing in the Potomac River comes up in our fishing reports all the time. It feels like a "home" river to many of us, and since…