Fishing Gear

May 23, 2024
I get asked all the time about different rod and reels, which is best for snakeheads or stripers, which is the best all-around starter setup, and/or which should someone get to set themselves up for…
April 23, 2024
As the fishing season of 2024 busts loose we Mid-Atlantic area anglers and Chesapeake Bay fishing fans are on the lookout for cool new goodies that will help us catch more fish. Here are three top…
February 8, 2024
Last summer in our long-term test of the Caymas 26 HB we mentioned a number of boat improvements that have gussied up the FishTalker, and we promised we’d take a closer look at them down the line.…
February 2, 2024
Ready to check out a bunch of cool new fishing gear for the new season? Here are some goodies that have caught our eye. An no, the links you'll see don't go to Amazon or any other online retailer…
January 26, 2024
According to BoatUS statistics, dead batteries account for almost 10 percent of all the calls for assistance their towboats receive. In fact, only mechanical failure and running aground are more…
January 20, 2024
As a new kayak fishing season approaches both paddlers and pedalers will be keeping a sharp eye out for the cool new gadgets and goodies that can help us catch more, bigger fish. Ready to start…
January 14, 2024
We know it's the middle of winter, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some action, whether it's Chesapeake Bay Fishing or casting in sweetwater. Or, at the very least, catching up on some tackle…
December 28, 2023
The below companies all donated fishing tackle and gear to Team FishTalk/PropTalk’s 2023 Fish For a Cure fundraiser auction. That earns them some serious cred in our book – THANKS, people!!! Game On…
December 15, 2023
Hauling your prized arsenal to a far-off fishing destination can be a confusing and stressful process, but with proper planning and precautions, you can spend the duration of the turbulence on the…
December 2, 2023
So, you want to try fly fishing? Terrific! I can think of no more challenging, yet fun way to fish. If you can get over any initial hesitation, it will be a lifelong passion and something you enjoy…
November 28, 2023
The holidays are coming up fast, and your someone special loves Chesapeake Bay fishing, running into the open Atlantic, or angling anywhere, anytime? Then you'd better start shopping, and fast. Here…
November 16, 2023
The new Blue Fever Crossbreed from Aftco may change your attitude about jigging spoons. As you search for holiday gifts for your beloved angler who loves jigging spoons, the fishing tackle…
September 9, 2023
When it comes to fighting fish, gear size is relative. Sure, you can feel 10-inch white perch tug against a 20-pound spinning rod as you crank it up, but crank it up is about all you’ll do. Engage in…
August 28, 2023
Summer may be coming to a close, but there was so much hot new fishing gear introduced in 2023 that we still haven't worked out way through it all. Check out these three top picks next! Quest for…
July 8, 2023
Mounting a fishfinder on your fishing kayak is a big help in many Chesapeake fisheries, but getting the transducer mounted in a kayak isn’t always straightforward. The two most common ways of…
June 12, 2023
Chatterbaits work great in a lot of situations, and are a good pick for many species ranging from largemouth bass to snakeheads. Unfortunately, many aren’t ideal for adding hollow-body trailers.…
June 6, 2023
You say you want to catch more, bigger fish this summer? Of course you do! Whether you're planning to chase speckled trout in the shallows or mahi-mahi at the canyons, these goodies will help make it…
May 8, 2023
Ready to check out some more hot new fishing gear? These goodies and gadgets jumped out at us as being particularly useful to anglers fishing in the Mid-Atlantic region. Wind Armor High Octane…