Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

February 16, 2020
We all know that this sport we love is called fishing, and not catching, for a reason. And we know that fishing is a relaxing sport. We all go fishing to enjoy the beautiful outdoors... right? Wrong…
February 8, 2020
Some of us absolutely love fishing for snakeheads. Some of us love the way they wake a bait, some love how they pretend to be under control until they see an opportunity for escape, and some love…
February 1, 2020
Editor’s Note: As striped bass regulations are rewritten in Maryland, Virginia, and other Mid-Atlantic states, the same absence of any real scientific studies – and the use instead of MRIP’s farcical…
January 19, 2020
With the Baltimore Boat Show in town (January 23 to 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center), anglers of all types have one imperative question on their mind: Should I buy a spankin’-brand-new uber-…
January 17, 2020
Unless you've been living in a cave you've probably already heard about Omega Protein busting the menhaden harvest cap in Virginia, how Governor Northam responded, and that many Atlantic States…
January 5, 2020
Gravity has gone amuck, and I’m rudely awakened from a short nap on the V-berth by my head slamming into the Porta-Pottie. Ouch. And, ick. Then gravity reverses course, tossing me back onto the berth…
December 30, 2019
There's no easy way to put it: On December 23, 2019, the owner of Marty's Bait & Tackle Shop, Jim Bieler, passed away. Jim was a big part of the angling community in Edgewater, Maryland, and…
December 26, 2019
Skateboard Pilates, floating yoga, aqua spin: while it seems like people are always finding new and evermore elaborate ways to get in shape, it’s hard to imagine your average kale-wielding-millennial…
December 22, 2019
Admit it: you thought it was hilarious when Cousin Marvin added his half-digested egg ‘n cheese sandwich to the chum slick. You couldn’t stifle the grin when your brother-in-law Bubba blew chunks as…
December 18, 2019
Editor's Note: Considering the current striper situation, we're making an exception to our usual publishing practices. We usually don't republish news articles from the print version of FishTalk here…
December 16, 2019
12/19/2019 Breaking News Update: As of today Secretary Ross has found Virginia out of compliance, to hold Omega Protein accountable for their blatant disregard for the law. Thank you, Secretary Ross…
December 14, 2019
Greetings FishTalk readers, and welcome to the last edition of 2019. Thanks for grabbing this magazine (okay, we're going online now, but hopefully you grabbed the print edition weeks ago), and I…
December 6, 2019
Madeira Beach, Florida: Five slightly hungover, Uber-challenged bachelor-party fishermen are showing up for their fishing charter 45 minutes late. Young Captain Kellen had no issues with this; he’s…
November 21, 2019
Omega Protein thumbed its nose at the law, regulators, and any sense of environmental stewardship by intentionally over-harvesting menhaden in the Chesapeake this year, the Atlantic States Marine…
November 11, 2019
I love chumming for stripers. I love the smell of pureed bunker, I love its greasy feel between my fingers, and I consider it fun to ball up a chum-stained T-shirt and hide it deep in the laundry…
October 28, 2019
11/12/2019 Update: We were informed today that the scoping document had to be released for the below mentioned regulations in advance of other potential scoping documents because of the earlier…
October 21, 2019
PARTY ALERT: Team FishTalk/PropTalk will be holding a Beers ‘N Bucktail Bash to raise funds for the Fish For a Cure tournament – but this will be no “regular” party! We have loads of tackle and…
October 1, 2019
The U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis, MD is right around the corner, folks – October 3 to 6 are the dates – and there’s no better place to set your foot upon deck after deck of hot new fishboats that…