striped bass

November 28, 2019
Jigging for summer stripers is one thing, but jigging them up in the cold is a different gig. As water temps in the mainstem Chesapeake Bay drop down in to the 40s those stripers start hugging the…
November 11, 2019
I love chumming for stripers. I love the smell of pureed bunker, I love its greasy feel between my fingers, and I consider it fun to ball up a chum-stained T-shirt and hide it deep in the laundry…
October 28, 2019
11/12/2019 Update: We were informed today that the scoping document had to be released for the below mentioned regulations in advance of other potential scoping documents because of the earlier…
October 27, 2019
As the water chills out this month, LTT (light tackle trolling) is a tactic many anglers in search of schoolie stripers should consider. Especially when you aren’t 100-percent sure where the fish are…
September 22, 2019
Are Maryland recreational anglers about to lose a portion of their allotment of the total striped bass catch to commercial interests? It’s a distinct possibility – this is a hair-on-fire moment,…
August 30, 2019
If you've already read the other articles in our summer striper how-to series, Summer Chumming and How to Jig for Summer Stripers, you may be wondering about one other highly productive method:…
July 14, 2019
Running around Chesapeake Bay as a light tackle guide who has never considered summer chumming, I have to produce all summer without ever slinging a scoop of chum or chunk of bait. Not that there’s…
June 22, 2019
When warm weather moves in and stripers school up there’s no doubt that one of the most effective way to catch fish in large numbers is often chumming, but chumming in the summer is a bit different…
May 19, 2019
Welcome to summertime, Mid-Atlantic anglers, and the awesome fishing that goes along with it – and welcome back to another edition of FishTalk, where we remain as dedicated as ever to helping you…
April 30, 2019
What did we really learn from today’s Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) meeting, regarding future striped bass regulations? That we anglers will be on pins and needles for a while…
April 24, 2019
You may remember reading in our Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish Season 2019 Opener Preview that in consideration of the recent stock assessments, North Carolina had already closed most of its waters…
April 18, 2019
Attention, all who enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing: if you haven’t already sharpened your hooks and re-spooled your reels you’d better spring into action – the Maryland trophy rockfish season is just…
April 3, 2019
Spring trophy rockfish trolling is highly effective, there's no doubt, but eventually you might grow sick and tired of cranking up thousand-pound umbrella rigs on broomstick-like rods. You wish you…
March 24, 2019
As satisfying as setting your own favorite spring trophy striper trolling spreads and trolling with planer boards on your personal boat can be, a trip aboard a charter can be a welcome break. Someone…
February 22, 2019
If you missed it, here's a link to Catch and Release Off Season Stripers Part I. And for you folks with very short attention spans, here are some key tips: Use big lures and dark colors. The water…
January 31, 2019
There are all kinds of wintertime opportunities for Mid-Atlantic anglers, ranging from ice fishing to trout fishing to tautog fishing. But in our neck of the woods, there are also lots of striper…
January 24, 2019
Striped bass are the number-one target when it comes to Chesapeake Bay fishing, and it’s no wonder why striper fishing is so amazingly popular: stripers bite willingly, fight hard, and taste great.…
January 18, 2019
A few months back in Notes From The Cockpit: The Floaters, I addressed the issue of the floaters (dead striped bass) spotted in the Bay the past few seasons. It seemed to strike a chord - the…