Freshwater Fishing

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…
June 26, 2019
Since I was a child growing up one of my favorite ways to fish was hopping into a local stream in quest for swift-water smallmouth bass, and years later I would own a car, and rivers such as the…
May 28, 2019
I’ve been fishing for a few years now and the majority of that time I’ve fished from the shore of rivers, lakes, and ponds. My earliest memories of fishing are from the time I lived in Kansas and…
May 17, 2019
Stocked trout have caught your attention? Or, maybe some big bluegills are swimming around in that pond? Then we sure hope you’re familiar with Float-N-Fly tactics, because especially on breezy days…
April 20, 2019
Trout fishing in the spring is alluring in every way, whether you're thinking about loading a stringer with stocked rainbow trout from a local pond or chasing the wild trout of the Gunpowder. Every…
April 9, 2019
Fishing for snakeheads has become quite popular, and in many areas the impact of their arrival seems to be more or less harmless to the aquatic ecosystem. In fact, in the Potomac River – ground-zero…
March 13, 2019
It’s still cold but temps in the mid-50s and bright sun has you itching to hit the water, you don't have the time to drive to one of the top spring perch run hotspots, and the wild trout are off…
February 26, 2019
In my early days of my fly fishing career, wild trout was my primary target species. I couldn’t get to a trout stream nearly as often as I wanted, because it would require parental supervision. But I…
February 20, 2019
Presented by Fish & Hunt Maryland What invasive species of fish has rapidly expanded its territory in Maryland waterways, reproduced in epic numbers, has zero regulatory restrictions, attacks…
February 13, 2019
If you want to catch chain pickerel, few offerings will ever top a big, fat mummichog minnow in both fresh and brackish waters. The key to using them effectively, however, lies in the presentation.…
January 2, 2019
FYI: they don’t walk on land, they don’t spawn five times a year, they won’t eat your cats or dogs, and for the grand-moms out there, they won’t eat your grandchildren. I’m still amazed that 14 years…
December 22, 2018
Crappie are plentiful, willing to bite in chilly weather, and excellent when breaded and fried – making them an ideal early winter target. Boat and yak anglers who can position themselves right next…
November 29, 2018
Maryland is not the first state most people think of when they hear about big bass lakes and world-class freshwater fishing. However, tournaments held on Baltimore County’s three reservoirs,…
November 13, 2018
Though they say carp are delicious in some parts of the world (the sorts of places where they also eat bats, tarantulas, and monkey brains), this species isn’t what most of us would call excellent…
August 21, 2018
Night fishing for bass is not for everybody – as a matter of fact, it’s really something that only a few will pursue. There are a lot of things that can make a fisherman uncomfortable out there in…
July 11, 2018
An economical sit-in kayak is all you need to go fishing in small, flatwater environs like the DelMarVa Eastern Shore millponds, ideal waters that could put you on bass or panfish. Nothing special –…