Fishing Gear

January 26, 2021
Back in ye olden days, after a day of Chesapeake Bay fishing people would log their catches in notebooks. Logging is still a great way to figure out trends and patterns, but it’s the 21st Century.…
January 20, 2021
Ready to check out a bunch of hot new fishing gear, for the new year? Of course you are! Here are three top picks from our latest round-up. Piscifun Carbon X 1000 We found that the Piscifun Carbon…
January 8, 2021
Thank goodness 2020 is FINALLY over, and now we can move on to 2021 thinking about Chesapeake Bay Fishing, put our freshwater fishing tips to good use, and apply the art of trolling a mixed spread…
December 11, 2020
Looking for a Christmas fishing gift for a loved one? These top picks are sure to please, but the holidays are almost here so you'll have to act fast to get 'em under the tree. If you give the…
November 15, 2020
Looking for some holiday gifts for a fisherman who loves hot new fishing gear? Check out these three options, which will make every angler's eyes light up. The Minn Kota Raptor will make it easy to…
September 15, 2020
As you gear up for late season action like big fall stripers on the Chesapeake, fishing for flounder at the coast, or specks in the shallows, you want to make sure you'll have the latest and greatest…
July 26, 2020
We come across some very cool fishing gear every year, and we also come across some utterly weird items that are allegedly designed to catch fish - or, at least to catch fishermen. We thought it…
February 4, 2020
Between the winter freshwater bite, shots at tautog, and a hard-water fishing trip or two, we Mid-Atlantic anglers have plenty of options for keeping ourselves busy even during the month of February…
January 7, 2020
The new Topwater rooftop rod box from Yakima enables you to store up to eight fully rigged rods up to eight feet in length. The plastic Carbonite shell protects your gear from the elements and the…
December 16, 2019
Christmas is right around the corner, so you'd better act fast if you don't yet have a gift for the beloved angler in your family - here are three great ideas from our New Gear section that might fit…
November 13, 2019
Take a look at any seasoned angler’s setup and you’ll be hard pressed to find a fishing kayak without more than a few custom modifications. After you have Selected the Best Fishing Kayak and you’ve…
October 11, 2019
I had the opportunity to field test Shimano’s new surf reel, the SpeedMaster 14000XTC matched to the Shimano Speed Master 10’6” SPMS106MH2 surf rod, which is rated as medium-heavy with moderate…
September 3, 2019
You got a glimpse of the ICAST award-winners when we published Hot New Fishing Gear - ICAST 2019 Best of Show Winners, and we took a closer look at the Ghost Drag, Deeper Shoreline Fishfinder, and…
August 15, 2019
A few weeks back we told you about some of the hot new fishing gear ICAST "Best of Show" award winners, but there was so much cool new stuff we barely scratched the surface. Here are three more must-…
July 27, 2019
Every year at in Orlando, Florida at ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, the latest fishing gear from the industry's top manufacturers is displayed and voted on at the…
July 22, 2019
With the ICAST fishing tackle trade show now over there's about to be a flood of new fishing gear hitting the market. But this summer we found some stuff before the show that shouldn't get lost in…
April 26, 2019
I’m not ashamed to admit it: I cried, I bawled like a baby, I caterwauled like a child, and I wailed like a wimp the day a gust of wind blew a car door closed on four of my favorite jigging rods. In…
March 28, 2019
Last month in Gearing Up Part I: Choosing the Ideal Ultralight we looked at one end of the spectrum and this month, we're heading to the opposite end as we consider the best trolling gear. Using the…