Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

October 7, 2020
There are many reasons dedicated anglers hire charters. They may not have a boat capable of hitting a certain fishery, they may be traveling and unable to take their boat with them, or they may…
October 3, 2020
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization that began its efforts in 1977. After noticing an extreme decline in fish populations in the Texas Gulf Coast, anglers came…
October 1, 2020
As people curtailed vacation travel plans and came to realize that there’s just no better way to safely celebrate life on planet Earth than to go out on a boat, in many cases demand has outweighed…
September 9, 2020
Ready to do some Chesapeake Bay fishing, tournament style? There are two upcoming events, both of which benefit fantastic organizations. First, CCA-MD has the Red Trout tournament, taking place…
August 20, 2020
After the Annapolis Boat Shows worked hard creating safety protocols and meeting with health officials for its October shows at City Dock Annapolis, the city this morning announced that the shows…
August 17, 2020
Greetings FishTalk friends, I hope your summer is going well and the fish have been snappin’ in your own personal neck of the woods. No matter where in the Mid-Atlantic region you live and no matter…
August 11, 2020
Thank you for participating in the FishTalk September Cover Contest presented by Fish and Hunt Maryland. Our congratulations go out to cover contest winners Lisa Van Dyke and family, who handily…
August 9, 2020
I suppose it is safe to say I “grew up” fishing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT). I’ve been known to brag that I know every piling of the 17.6-mile crossing. And in reality, I have fished just…
July 24, 2020
Hopefully, most of you noticed that in our weekly fishing reports for the past couple of weeks and in our Attention Maryland Rockfish Anglers blog post we’ve been asking anglers who have fished in…
July 10, 2020
As you'll notice from the Upper Bay Fishing Reports, a huge number of anglers have been fishing in the Hodges/Tolchester area. Unfortunately, this past week we began getting multiple reports of…
July 6, 2020
Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. American stuff. Things that are synonymous with our traditions and heritage. There are two other things I’d like to throw in there. Actually, they go hand and hand…
June 23, 2020
As the waters of the Chesapeake Bay warm up and people start fishing for summer stripers, we need to remember that as water temperatures rise above the 70s it reduces a rockfish’s chance of survival…
May 28, 2020
Welcome back to FishTalk, folks, and I hope you’re as thrilled as I am to see spring arrive and the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic waters come alive for the new season. Yet today I also have to ask you…
May 22, 2020
Greetings FishTalk readers, I hope each and every one of you is moving through our unexpectedly changed COVID-19 world thinking about rods in your hands and fish in the fryers… somehow or other. Yeah…
May 9, 2020
If you give a darn about how the Maryland Chesapeake Bay striped bass season is being regulated, we hope you saw Fisheries Update: Summer 2020 MD Striper Regs Proposed. We’re not going to re-hash the…
May 7, 2020
Hi FishTalk readers, we sincerely hope you're finding ways to get a bend in the rod during these rather difficult times. As one might expect, we've had our own share of disruptions trying to prepare…
April 30, 2020
Maryland spring trophy rockfish season opens for 2020 with little information and lots of questions, thanks in part to the need to practice social distancing while fishing, in part due to the…
April 28, 2020
On March 30th Maryland’s governor made the announcement that at 8:00 p.m. that evening, a stay-at-home order would be in place. I remember the day. I was fishing for the first time out of Wooten’s…