Fishing News for Mid-Atlantic Anglers

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) …
November 7, 2020
There are many good reasons to winterize your boat: to prevent freeze damage, preserve vulnerable parts and pieces through their winter slumber, and to reduce the boat’s overall weathering. There’s…
November 3, 2020
It’s rare that you can get a dozen-plus people to agree on something, and it’s virtually impossible to get tens of thousands to agree on anything. But I’ll bet my bottom dollar that each and every…
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…