Freshwater Fishing

July 28, 2020
Bluegills are a popular recreational fish for beginner fishermen and are primarily concentrated throughout freshwater bodies of water, and in fresh areas of tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay. They…
July 4, 2020
It was several years ago that I first heard about chain pickerel in the Eastern Shore millponds. As I read about them I was intrigued that the millponds held so many fish, and that the last two state…
June 3, 2020
What’s the biggest recent development in the world of fishing on the entire eastern seaboard? Quite possibly, the advent of the snakeheads. No, we aren’t happy that this invasive invader took root in…
May 26, 2020
You want to hit a tidal creek or river for snakeheads, while maintaining the opportunity for a mixed bag? Small spinnerbaits are just the ticket. Bloody Point Perch Prowlers and similar small…
May 24, 2020
Looking back at my 2019 fishing log has me thinking about some summertime crappie fishing from my kayak. Fishing for those summertime slabs in the warmer months of the year can pose several…
May 16, 2020
Every spring I make it a point to get up to the Catoctin Mountains in Frederick County, to get a good solid helping of trout fishing in this beautiful region of north central Maryland. Much of the…
April 26, 2020
Known for their beautiful, colorful patterned appearance, and an amazing ability to swim upstream, rainbow trout are a great fish to catch any time of the year. Rainbow trout are special because…
April 2, 2020
I go kayak fishing, a lot. I like the feeling of being down close to the water at eye level, close to the prey that I am hunting. So it goes without saying that over the years I’ve read a lot of…
March 31, 2020
Social distancing while fishing during the COVID-19 crisis, be it Chesapeake Bay fishing or probing a lake while casting for slab crappie, is actually something that many of us perform on a regular…
March 23, 2020
Presented by Fish & Hunt Maryland Pop quiz: what single species represents the most reliable angling target in the entire state of Maryland, day after day after day, regardless of the season? It…
March 13, 2020
Whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or fall it is always a good time to go fishing for crappie. This freshwater panfish comes in two flavors: black crappie and white crappie, although they look very…
March 7, 2020
We love fishing for some species because of the challenge, we love fishing for others because of their tail-walking antics, and we love fishing for some because of their beauty, but those are all…
March 3, 2020
Ask an angler living in Chesapeake Country if they’re a saltwater fisherman or a freshwater fisherman, and the answer you’ll commonly get is “yes” because with so many options at our doorstep ranging…
February 28, 2020
Many anglers look forward to the bass spawn and the ice had not been off the small lake more than two or three days, but I just had to try and see if I could catch a decent largemouth bass a bit…
February 22, 2020
Late winter and early spring is a great time to catch torpedo-shaped pre-spawn chain pickerel, which are on a mission to fatten up as the waters begin to warm. You can fish for ‘em many ways, but one…
February 8, 2020
Some of us absolutely love fishing for snakeheads. Some of us love the way they wake a bait, some love how they pretend to be under control until they see an opportunity for escape, and some love…
January 15, 2020
Hatchery-raised rainbows may not be as wary as wild trout, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re easy to catch all the time, either. Sure, there are days when you’ll fill your stringer in minutes…
January 11, 2020
If we get a decent Mid-Atlantic ice fishing season this year, many anglers will employ tip-ups. But these much-maligned devices are anything but set-it-and-forget-it pieces of equipment. In fact, how…