Freshwater Fishing

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…
December 18, 2019
With only a very narrow window of 48-hours of safe ice fishing conditions last winter, I still somehow managed to dodge this snow event and that cold spell to put a pretty good hurtin’ on bass,…
November 26, 2019
With such a wide variety of fish to target in our area, it’s easy to overlook one of the most reliable sources for a fun fight that we have access to in the Delmarva region: catfish. Whether you’re…
November 21, 2019
Okay, I admit it: up until this past winter had I stopped targeting chain pickerel in specific, for many, many years. They aren’t an ideal food-fish, while other winter species like yellow perch and…
November 9, 2019
Question: what species of fish is considered throughout much of the world to be one of the smartest, most challenging, largest freshwater fishing targets out there? A fish that anglers spend untold…
October 30, 2019
Yes, water temps are falling, but no, that doesn’t mean your snakehead adventures are over for the season – you just need to alter the tactics a bit. As things cool off the standard topwater bite on…
October 19, 2019
You want to catch some mega-monster fall slab crappie? Of course you do! And casting artificials is a great way to put ‘em in the cooler. When you set out to target these fish, remember these three…
August 26, 2019
The great snakehead debate continues as these invasive but exciting fish multiply in our region and by now, odds are that you have either heard of, hooked, or maybe even landed a few Northern…
August 22, 2019
Monster catfish are known to swim in the Chesapeake and its tributaries, but what about freshwater lakes, rivers, and ponds? They are out there – big, barrel-chested fish that are ready to fight.…
July 18, 2019
Okay, just because you own a fishing boat don’t click out just yet - let’s talk about wade fishing and why you shouldn’t limit yourself to casting against the shoreline or zipping across the lake to…