chesapeake bay

April 29, 2021
We would have preferred to run this article in the April edition of FishTalk when trophy striper fishing is at its peak in the Chesapeake, but due to the trophy season controversy, recent elimination…
April 22, 2021
We all love Chesapeake Bay fishing, and most of us reading this will have grown up on its shores, taken our children or grandchildren fishing in its waters. We know that the first chirps of osprey…
April 15, 2021
Not only do bluefish appear in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, but they can also be found in all of the world’s oceans. Bluefish are most commonly spotted in the Atlantic Ocean and situated…
April 7, 2021
The largemouth bass are biting, red drum are making their presence known at the mouth of the Chesapeake, and spring is in full force. Finally, we can pack away the winter gear, enjoy a bit of warming…
April 3, 2021
Spring signals the beginning of speckled sea trout fishing season for me. This is when I uncover my boat and get it ready for that first trip of the year. I know there is fishing to be done in winter…
March 24, 2021
Surprise! They’re back! An old tire reef, or at least vestiges of it, reappeared southwest of Hart-Miller Island after years of burial in a bed of muck. There’s not much information available about…
March 10, 2021
The Patuxent River is the largest river with its watershed entirely in the state of Maryland, and has fisheries for species ranging from freshwater crappie to salty Spanish mackerel. From its…
March 2, 2021
When trying to find specific Chesapeake Bay fishing reef structure, it’s best to know where to look or else count on spending a lot of time playing hunt and find. I knew the gravesite of the ironclad…
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…