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Editor’s Note: Notes from the Cockpit is one of the few parts of this magazine where we depart from our usual how-to/where-to fishing framework to broach other topics related to fishing and fisheries. This month I turn the space over to John Unkart, an old friend and fishing buddy who I’ve out-fished countless times — ummm, I mean, gone fishing…
June 5, 2021
Cheap fishing boats aren't a dime a dozen and there are plenty of products that purport the potential to take even the newest fishing beginners to the elusive “next level.” But whether they be laser-…
June 3, 2021
Smallmouth bass may share some similarities with their relative, the largemouth bass, but don’t let that fool you when it comes to fishing for them yourself. You are most likely to find these fish in…
June 1, 2021
Epic angling awaits fishermen heading down Route 50, which you could follow into Maryland all the way from Sacramento, CA, if you so desire. Stop number one is Annapolis, then it’s on to the Choptank…
May 30, 2021
When trying to picture how the World Cat 235 CC runs, draw this picture in your head: dragging a spoon through the water, and then dragging two side-by-side knife blades through the water. Which…
May 28, 2021
“Fishing in Maryland,” once an annual must-read for all who enjoyed Chesapeake Bay fishing, has been out of print for many years. Find an old copy, however, and you’ll see that one of its fishing…
May 26, 2021
Growing up in Pennsylvania, trout fishing streams and public lakes offered full access around their entirety. It is a wonderful place to fly fish, and because of that level of access I never felt the…
May 24, 2021
Fishboat fans who have been around for a few years will undoubtedly remember the builder Stamas, which happens to be the nation’s oldest continuously family-run boatbuilder. They’ve been building…
May 22, 2021
As the oceanic waters warm up and angling options expand by leaps and bounds, one target of opportunity that provides a great change of pace is the spadefish. Found at inshore wreck and reef sites…
May 20, 2021
Everyone loves the wake generated by a snakehead attacking a topwater bait, but weather can shut off the topwater bite like flipping a light switch. That’s when many anglers might turn to suspending…