chesapeake bay

February 5, 2019
How is it that with a mere one to two percent of historic oyster populations left, our leaders could attempt to make oyster replenishment harder and less effective? Yet that’s exactly what Maryland…
September 29, 2018
Fishing for speckled sea trout in the fall is different from fishing for monster spring speckled trout, mid-summer angling, and rare dead of winter trips. Just the other day I was asked the question…
September 23, 2018
You want to enjoy fast action on as wide a range of species as possible when you go Chesapeake Bay fishing? Then you may want to consider heading for the Tangier Sound – few other sections of the…
September 11, 2018
Mobjack Bay and the Piankatank River are two excellent areas for western shore anglers in Virginia to check out, whether you're on the hunt for monster speckled sea trout or searching for stripers in…
September 7, 2018
September is a prime month for jigging up big bull redfish from beneath bluefish and rock that are churning the surface of the Chesapeake Bay. If you want to get in on this action we’d advise going…
September 5, 2018
Most of the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay watershed is privately owned, however, the Severn River has a number of spots that are easy to access for anglers looking to fish on shore, by boat, or via…
August 25, 2018
Those who engage in Chesapeake Bay fishing during the coming months will likely spot fish on the meter which are suspended at mid-depth. Suspended fish represent a big challenge to many anglers. How…
August 6, 2018
As we’ve stated time and again, FishTalk’s overarching goal is to help you catch more, bigger fish, particularly by feeding a steady diet of how-to fishing and where to fishing articles on top of…
August 4, 2018
Spanish mackerel are like mini-pelagics of Chesapeake Bay fishing. They’re lightning-fast speedsters with a lot of pullage-per-pound, and although they’re only in our neck of the woods for the summer…
July 9, 2018
If you need to get deep, there’s no competition when choosing fly line. Sinking lines have the ability to dive deep at varying rates, which makes them integral to specific species and locales.…
July 7, 2018
If you pay any attention to the never-ending struggle to improve water quality, wildlife populations, and the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay – and as an angler in the Mid-Atlantic region…
July 2, 2018
Dirty little secret time: I hate fishing tournaments. Yup, it’s true. If there’s one thing I don’t need to add to my fishing-time, it’s stress. And I have to admit that fishing tournaments do bring…
June 15, 2018
It’s important for participants in the CCA Maryland tagging program to understand how to tag striped bass, so FishTalk angler in chief Lenny Rudow brought aboard Mike Brupbacher, CCA Maryland’s…
June 13, 2018
You want to know how to catch more red drum? In Florida and all along the Gulf Coast a shrimp or finger mullet fished a few feet under a popping cork is a killer. Shocker alert: The same technique…
May 25, 2018
With all the recent confusion over Maryland Chesapeake Bay circle hook regulations, a few simple facts have been overlooked. Fact number one: anglers using circle hooks cause less mortality among…
May 22, 2018
What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught while Chesapeake Bay fishing? A 50-pound striper? A 70-pound cobia? Whatever it may be, there’s a good chance that you can beat that mark with a successful…
May 19, 2018
While trot-lining for crabs is generally considered the most efficient method of harvesting a bushel basket full of cranky crustaceans, running a trot line also requires a certain amount of skill –…
May 19, 2018
Chesapeake Bay fishing offers many options, and the summer months may be the best time for fly fishing on the Bay since the fish tend to be high in the water column. It’s certainly possible to catch…