Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

April 7, 2021
The largemouth bass are biting, red drum are making their presence known at the mouth of the Chesapeake, and spring is in full force. Finally, we can pack away the winter gear, enjoy a bit of warming…
March 30, 2021
After a thoroughly depressing year of 2020 boat shows (or lack thereof), we’re thrilled at the prospect of once again seeing hull after hull of gleaming fiberglass, row upon row of shiny new…
March 28, 2021
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) determined that there are insufficient Atlantic menhaden on the Atlantic Coast to feed critically important predators such as striped bass,…
March 19, 2021
Call them striped bass, stripers, rockfish, or whatever you like, one thing is for sure: the way these fish are managed is confusing to say the least. So the Coastal Conservation Association of…
March 3, 2021
After three solid months of very tough catch-photo-release competition with an amazing 80 anglers registered in the running, the CCA Maryland Winter Pickerel Championship drew to a close with…
February 18, 2021
The winners of the 2020 Boating Writers International (BWI) writing contest were announced today, and not one but two awards were bestowed for editorial content appearing in FishTalk Magazine during…
February 16, 2021
It’s been said that a lie travels halfway around the world before the truth can get out of bed and put its pants on in the morning, but we anglers might instead say that the word of a good bite…
February 13, 2021
Last week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) held its winter meetings, including for the Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board, via livestreamed webinar. These meetings were…
February 11, 2021
This morning at 11:00 a.m. Mercury Marine introduced the world’s first V12 outboard engine, the 600 horsepower Mercury Verado. The new Mercury Verado 600 is a V12 engine, with a weight of 1,260…
February 5, 2021
There’s finally some light at the end of this epically and unexpectedly long Covid-19 tunnel, but before we get there, we have to come to grips with the fact that we just missed the Baltimore Boat…
January 30, 2021
It’s funny how your mind can play tricks on you but memorabilia can set the record straight, and the other day during an encouraging drop in temperature I was crawling around in the attic looking for…
January 18, 2021
If you enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing, or any sort of fishing for that matter, it's a safe bet that you'd like to catch more fish. Heck, that’s why your eyes are skimming these words at this very…
January 2, 2021
Finally 2021 is here, and we can put that no good, very bad, awful year of 2020 and the Covid-19 mess it came with into the rearview as we hope for, work for, and dream for better years ahead.…
December 14, 2020
As striped bass season winds down in the Chesapeake Bay, a look back at what we've seen in 2020 is illuminating. We received this unexpected letter from contributor Eric Packard, which we think sums…
December 9, 2020
It's a fact: kids LOVE fishing! Start ‘em out young and keep ‘em happy with these kid-friendly fishing tips: Former cover kids Liam, Olivia, and Landon are catching ‘em up! Keep them…
December 1, 2020
Welcome, FishTalking friends, to the final month of 2020. WOOHOO. This awful, horrible, no-good bummer of a year is finally coming to an end. We have a brand-new year to look forward to, one which…
November 24, 2020
Our caravan assembles in a K-Mart parking lot at 7 pm, for a final huddle before departing on the 10-hour trailer to Bogue Inlet in southern North Carolina. Our goal: to get four trailerboats to the…
November 18, 2020
Fish For a Cure 2020 is a wrap, and despite a few Covid-created road bumps it went off without a hitch. Team FishTalk/PropTalk is delighted to report winning both the Slam and the (newly introduced) …