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Whether we spend our time Chesapeake Bay fishing or we head for the open Atlantic every time we leave the dock, we all want to make our fishing boats better. But the vast majority of the things we do amount to nibbling around the edges. We add a rodholder here and a cupholder there, replace a few cushions, and if we’re feeling really ambitious…
July 18, 2024
After a lifetime of dreaming and procrastination, I finally did it: I built a boat with my own two hands. I’ll admit that I cheated a bit by buying a kit, which included all the wood and detailed…
July 16, 2024
With so many companies building fishing reels, all of which have their own models, size charts, and fancy lingo for the newest and most hi-tech features, it’s no wonder why you could spend hours…
July 14, 2024
Cutlassfish, AKA ribbonfish, AKA hair-tail, seem to be on a serious tear. Once they were an occasional oceanic catch, then they invaded portions of the southern Chesapeake in big numbers, and last…
July 11, 2024
There are many ways to connect your boat with the IoT, but those third-party systems exclude your boat’s engine from the conversation. At least, they all did up until now. Siren Marine, which is…
July 9, 2024
Our trip out of Chincoteague began with Part I: Blackfish Bank and nearby wrecks. Now, let's look at the famed Winter Quarter Shoal. It has a number of elements that go along with its reputation as…
July 7, 2024
Some center console boats are built to skim through the waves and some are built to hop across them, but a rare few (these days) are built to squash waves underfoot like bugs. Let me share my Pair…
July 5, 2024
Whether you’re doing a float down your local river, casting a line into your favorite reservoir, or plying the open Bay, whenever you go kayak fishing safety should be your number one priority.…
July 4, 2024
I love the feeling I get when I fire up my outboard and head for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the CBBT, on a warm summer morning for a day of fishing. In that moment, the day is full of…
July 4, 2024
Gray triggerfish are an interesting—and frustrating—target for anglers especially when hitting the inshore wrecks along the DelMarVa coast. Though they’re common throughout the Mid-Atlantic region…