chesapeake bay

September 9, 2021
One of the coolest things about Chesapeake Bay fishing is that you just never know what will bite. And while there’s a long list of Chesapeake Bay species we target with regularity — ranging from…
September 3, 2021
Fall fishing is on the way FishTalkers, and that means red hot Chesapeake Bay fishing action up and down the DelMarVa zone and all along the coast! When the dog days of summer give way to a chill in…
August 27, 2021
I can’t remember the first fish I caught in my life, but chances are it was a spot or a croaker. I was probably about five years old. When I was young, going fishing meant spot and croaker fishing.…
August 25, 2021
You say you’re looking for the ultimate Chesapeake Bay fishing adventure? One with a wide range of target species, so many creeks, cuts, and coves to cast to that you can barely scratch the surface…
August 10, 2021
If you want to boost your success while Chesapeake Bay fishing, learning how to handle your fishing boat like a pro is huge. A crucial fact I can say I’ve learned a bunch about in the last 21 years…
August 4, 2021
Every single angler who enjoys Chesapeake Bay fishing should be rooting for congress to pass the infrastructure bill currently being hashed out. In 2021 the Chesapeake Bay Program received $87.5…
July 24, 2021
As August hits many Chesapeake Bay catch-and-release anglers will begin targeting big bull redfish in the Middle Bay, and as summer turns into fall, Lower Bay anglers of a similar attitude will enjoy…
July 4, 2021
The weather is warm, the fish are biting, and the world didn’t end in 2020 — what could be better? How about a surefire hotspot that holds fish each and every season at this time of year? That would…
June 1, 2021
Epic angling awaits fishermen heading down Route 50, which you could follow into Maryland all the way from Sacramento, CA, if you so desire. Stop number one is Annapolis, then it’s on to the Choptank…
May 28, 2021
“Fishing in Maryland,” once an annual must-read for all who enjoyed Chesapeake Bay fishing, has been out of print for many years. Find an old copy, however, and you’ll see that one of its fishing…
May 22, 2021
As the oceanic waters warm up and angling options expand by leaps and bounds, one target of opportunity that provides a great change of pace is the spadefish. Found at inshore wreck and reef sites…
May 18, 2021
If you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing during the summer months, chances are you’ve had days where you caught dozens and dozens of undersized rockfish in the quest to find a keeper or two. It’s great to…
May 10, 2021
Sheepshead are a somewhat common catch in coastal waters along the western Atlantic, as well as providing an unusual summer target for anglers who enjoy Chesapeake Bay Fishing in the Bay’s southern…
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…