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Editor's note: we don't usually post letters to the editor online, but with so many contentious issues in fisheries management these days ranging from the Modern Fish Act to menhaden, it's hard to keep pace and make sure everyone's thoughts on these matters are taken into account. Recently we had some thoughtful letters come in from readers…
October 12, 2021
There’s no cabin on this boat, much less any air conditioning beyond the natural Chesapeake breeze. The seats are plain benches. The boat’s performance is on par with a small barge. It’s painted…
October 10, 2021
Wrecks are artificial reef sites that attract fish — period — and there are plenty of Chesapeake Bay reefs as well as many found off the coast. Sure, some sites are better than others and which are…
October 8, 2021
You know the scenario: there’s patchy bait on the meter scattered at all depths, and you can see the telltale arches of big striped bass on the hunt. But they’re not sitting near bottom nor are they…
October 6, 2021
You say you want to tie into some late season largemouth bass before cold weather slows down the bite? Fishing a Ned rig will help make it happen — here’s the drill: Get in on the bass bite, before…
October 4, 2021
Many vessels disappeared without a trace during the days of sail, often as it turns out not far from shore, adding to their tragedy. The existence of one such “unknown” sailing vessel off Ocean City…
October 2, 2021
There’s a chill in the air, water temps have dropped, and you’ll need to bundle up to go Chesapeake Bay fishing? That doesn’t mean warm-loving species like speckled sea trout have to come off the…
September 30, 2021
Anyone who’s been boat shopping during the past year knows that the biggest problem is, well, actually finding a boat you can buy, because between supply chain issues, manufacturing workforce issues…
September 28, 2021
Why do we call striped bass rockfish? Because they like to reside around rocks, of course! And experienced Chesapeake anglers know that hot fishing is in store when you find a submerged rockpile or…
September 26, 2021
As the summer sun starts to hang lower in the sky and autumn begins to move in, our tactics for targeting snakeheads need to change. Keeping in mind that the optimum water temperature range for…