striped bass

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…
March 31, 2018
Anyone who enjoys Chesapeake Bay fishing from a kayak dreams of landing the striper of a lifetime while paddling or peddling his or her personal angling machine. During the winter months you can…
March 24, 2018
If you run a thick spring trophy striper spread you are no doubt used to tangles and twists slowing you down. Avoid the multiple-line pitfalls, by: Buy and use leader spools for each and every…
March 23, 2018
Some people enjoy light tackle jigging for stripers and others like to try chumming, but as a general rule of thumb, most spring trophy seasons trolling will be the number-one most effective way to…
March 2, 2018
Stripers are one of the most popular fish in the Mid-Atlantic region (which is why we have so darn many striped bass fishing articles on FishTalk), but why do stripers act the way they do? How do…
February 5, 2018
A flurry of publicity ranging from Facebook and internet chat room posts to a front-page article in the Capital Gazette exposed financial irregularities within the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing…