How To Fishing Methods and Tips

How to go fishing including trolling, jigging, chumming, how to fish with bait, and many forms of fishing techniques often used for fishing the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, and for freshwater fishing. If you are a new angler be sure to check out our Fishing for Beginners section.

September 9, 2021
One of the coolest things about Chesapeake Bay fishing is that you just never know what will bite. And while there’s a long list of Chesapeake Bay species we target with regularity — ranging from…
August 27, 2021
I can’t remember the first fish I caught in my life, but chances are it was a spot or a croaker. I was probably about five years old. When I was young, going fishing meant spot and croaker fishing.…
July 24, 2021
As August hits many Chesapeake Bay catch-and-release anglers will begin targeting big bull redfish in the Middle Bay, and as summer turns into fall, Lower Bay anglers of a similar attitude will enjoy…
July 18, 2021
It’s early July and I’m snakehead fishing the Blackwater in Dorchester County, MD, with my friend Julian. We set out to catch a few snakeheads to take home for dinner and launch our kayaks a little…
July 12, 2021
Much as we all love Chesapeake Bay fishing, sometimes a change of pace is in order. Maybe your favorite fishing rod just fell overboard, perhaps the winds are too strong, or you might just feel like…
July 9, 2021
Although many different species of snakehead exist, the Northern snakehead are the ones to look out for when fishing in Chesapeake country—and as you surely know, fishing for snakeheads has become…
July 2, 2021
Whether you’re hoping to compete in a big money billfish tournament like the WMO or you just want to feel the rush of battling with a billfish, if you own or fish from an outboard-powered boat you’re…
June 28, 2021
Whether you’re looking for a July striped bass closure alternative or you just want to enjoy some KISS fishing fun for panfish, jigging a Sabiki will be tough to beat. Sabiki rigs were originally…
June 26, 2021
As the height of summer hits there’s a fair chance of finding “peanut” dolphin, or mahi-mahi, in the two- to five-pound range, plus a few larger ones now and again, at the inshore bass pots from 10…
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…
May 16, 2021
Billfish and tunas might get all the glory, but ask a seasoned Mid-Atlantic angler who goes deep drop fishing with any regularity what the best tasting fish in the sea is and you’ll hear golden…
May 10, 2021
Sheepshead are a somewhat common catch in coastal waters along the western Atlantic, as well as providing an unusual summer target for anglers who enjoy Chesapeake Bay Fishing in the Bay’s southern…
May 5, 2021
May is a prime month for catching bluefish while surf fishing, all up and down the coast. And casting out cut bait on a doodlebug rig is usually the most effective method of tempting them. Added…
April 20, 2021
Though the striped bass is the king of the Chesapeake, the growing popularity of fishing for northern snakehead has exploded in recent years. And with this notoriety as a hard-fighting and delicious…
April 15, 2021
Not only do bluefish appear in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, but they can also be found in all of the world’s oceans. Bluefish are most commonly spotted in the Atlantic Ocean and situated…
April 3, 2021
Spring signals the beginning of speckled sea trout fishing season for me. This is when I uncover my boat and get it ready for that first trip of the year. I know there is fishing to be done in winter…
March 14, 2021
The bass namesake is one that is shared by many species of fish, but none are quite as coveted by countless anglers as the largemouth bass – including many anglers who enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing in…
February 26, 2021
In areas with a good population, brook trout are the perfect fish to target for a beginner who wants to get into the world of trout fishing. These fish are native to Eastern Canada and throughout the…