striped bass

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 on your personal boat can be, at 70-something, a trip aboard a friend’s boat or a charter is 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…
December 19, 2018
We hope you're keeping a close eye on the Coastal Mid-Atlantic Fishing Reports, because the holiday season is often the time of year when we get a shot at mass schools of cow stripers running down…
December 9, 2018
Just as many folks are winterizing boats at the end of the fall, the fishing is actually blasting off – the average size striper is typically larger than all other months of the year and the fish…
December 3, 2018
For many Chesapeake anglers Thanksgiving signals an end to fishing for the late season stripers. The weather starts cooling off, thoughts turn to turkey and football games, and boats start coming out…
October 8, 2018
As fall settles in and water temperatures begin to chill, striped bass feeding behavior will become more aggressive as they begin their pre-winter forage and Chesapeake Bay fishing kicks into high…
September 21, 2018
Fishing under working birds is always fun, but it doesn't always result in a fish dinner. Flock after flock of birds are working on the horizon, yet you go home with an empty cooler? You’ve caught…
August 25, 2018
Those who engage in Chesapeake Bay fishing during the coming months will likely spot fish on the meter which are suspended at mid-depth. Suspended fish represent a big challenge to many anglers. How…
June 15, 2018
It’s important for participants in the CCA Maryland tagging program to understand how to tag striped bass, so FishTalk angler in chief Lenny Rudow brought aboard Mike Brupbacher, CCA Maryland’s…
May 25, 2018
With all the recent confusion over Maryland Chesapeake Bay circle hook regulations, a few simple facts have been overlooked. Fact number one: anglers using circle hooks cause less mortality among…
April 23, 2018
Few things get an angler’s adrenaline flowing like a topwater plug under assault. The strike of a surface ambush takes place at the junction between water and air, where you can see, feel, and hear…
April 11, 2018
Notes from the Cockpit Can you feel it, FishTalk readers? There’s an electricity in the air, a buzz in the tackle shops and a chaotic frenzy in the boatyards – trophy striper season in coming up…