Where To: Fishing Hotspots

Fishing hotspots in the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and nearby freshwater fishing spots are detailed in specific, so you know where to go fishing.

May 14, 2023
In this first installment of our "Gone Fishin'" A Maryland Road Trip" we head to the eastern shore with the guys from Fish & Hunt Maryland in search of snakeheads. Part 2, took us to Western…
April 20, 2023
The Northern Neck of Virginia borders the Potomac River, but natural forces acting on the shoreline and inlets create conditions just like those found along the Eastern Shore’s oceanic coastlines and…
March 23, 2023
Light-tackle, run-and-gun fans of the Chesapeake are known for targeting Eastern Shore shoreline structure, especially when targeting striped bass. I'll go over there on guide trips, but having…
March 5, 2023
Yes, you will have to time your trip in-between passing fronts, it may be frigid outside, and the potential for a skunk is always there even if you pony up and go on a charter fishing boat. No, March…
March 3, 2023
You wish you could shove Old Man Winter down a flight of stairs as he makes his way out of our house? Us, too — 80 degrees and sunny sounds pretty darn magnificent right about now. But short of a…
February 25, 2023
Geologically, Chesapeake Bay fishing means navigating above what is a drowned river valley that developed over several million years. There were four major outlets to the ocean that preceded the…
February 7, 2023
The middle portion of the Potomac River offers multiple fishing destinations. In this advance preview of my forthcoming exploration of tidal Potomac River structure, we’ll look at the Virginia side…
January 28, 2023
It’s December at home in Solomons, MD, but it’s spring here in the southern hemisphere and time for an adventure fishing in Brazil. I’ve traveled for over 24 hours and journeyed more than 6000 miles…
December 29, 2022
You might hear that fish like black sea bass and flounder are at the “DB” Buoy (commonly referred to as Buoy “B”) off Cape Henlopen. How often has that or a similar report been heard? It does seem…
November 29, 2022
A varied array of natural, accidental, and artificial reef building bottom features marked by blue circles on Chart 1 are available for sportfishing off the southern end of the Delaware – Cape…
November 10, 2022
During this leg of examining Delaware coastline structure and reef fishing, the focus is on a dozen offshore features shown by black circles on Chart 1 south of the Cape Henlopen – Five Fathom Bank.…
October 9, 2022
When we presented The Cell in the March 2020 issue of FishTalk, the Bathymetric Attributed Grid (BAG) Color Shaded Relief data layer, essentially side-scan sonar-like imaging, wasn’t available for…
September 25, 2022
The Choptank River is uniquely situated far enough south to enjoy southern species like speckled trout and Spanish mackerel for much of the season, yet far enough north to enjoy a solid striped bass …
September 21, 2022
Following an unseasonal cold front and pounding rain, a stiff breeze churned the waters a bit much for Chesapeake Bay fishing as the dawning sky began to grow more pinkish to the eastward over the…
September 15, 2022
The Delaware seacoast is rather short, yet the saltwater wreck and reef fishing opportunities along it abound. Through the treacherous Delaware Bay ships carry local, regional, and international…
August 5, 2022
Those who fish the Virginia side of the lower Potomac River know the edge off the lower north coast of Smith Point well. Ebb currents distribute bait along this edge. In the fall, waiting schools of…
July 13, 2022
The Mid-Atlantic region boasts a wide variety of fishing opportunities that are sure to satisfy any angler's addiction, whether you hope to catch a croaker or bag a bluefish. But sometimes the right…
July 3, 2022
Previously we looked for rock formations in the Upper and Middle Bay and this month we pick up that theme off Cedar Point, where there are excellent online sonar resources that facilitate the scoping…