chesapeake bay

June 6, 2024
Attention anglers: you may remember from a previous alert, Angler Alert Another Rockfish Reg Shakeup, that back in January after the DNR announced an Emergency Action to close trophy season we were…
May 30, 2024
We all know printed fishing reports are generalized and weeks have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely, up-to-date reports, visit our Reports section. Current reports will be…
May 16, 2024
Chesapeake Bay fishing is best known for great light tackle striped bass action—there are not many places on earth where a person can get into huge slugs of predatory fish and catch them one after…
May 10, 2024
A huge flurry of fishing reports of speckled sea trout has come in, and these fish are being caught in areas from the Elizabeth clear up to the Choptank. And while few anglers focus on speckled sea…
May 3, 2024
People, prepare your pitchforks and torches — I propose a new extra tax on anglers. Now, some of you may think that you already pay enough in taxes but clearly this is not the case because some very…
April 27, 2024
It was Memorial Day weekend on the mouth of the Choptank River, and the fishing was unusually quiet. The water was so clear you could make out every little shell and pebble on the sandy bottom. I…
April 20, 2024
This month we pose some questions about fishing in May and about catching Chesapeake Bay bull reds to Captain Steve Griffin, of Griffin’s Guide Service. Captain Steve hoists his best catch ever!…
April 17, 2024
There’s no such thing as a sure thing in fishing, but in recent years targeting blue catfish has become about as close as it gets in many Maryland waterways. Channel cats have been around for decades…
March 28, 2024
We all know printed fishing reports are generalized and weeks have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely, up-to-date reports, visit our Reports section. Current reports will be…
March 20, 2024
This month we talk with Captain Pete Dahlberg, otherwise known as Walleye Pete, of Four Seasons Guide Service. Our topic: Finding and fishing shallow water structure. Captain Pete knows how to find…
March 17, 2024
For anglers in the southern areas of the Bay — or those willing to travel there — March has come to mean you can start chasing red drum. Will those massive schools of bulls have arrived yet? Probably…
March 6, 2024
WooHoo — we made it - winter is about to be in the rearview and spring fishing is finally coming. Many diehards have fished right on through the winter, but thanks to multiple different bites getting…
February 21, 2024
Greetings FishTalkers, and welcome to our new section Ask an Expert where we kick things off by talking with Captain Tom Weaver, of Fish With Weaver, a renowned light tackle and fly fishing guide out…
January 24, 2024
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has voted for option B2, setting Chesapeake Bay 2024 striped bass regulations across all jurisdictions in Maryland, Virginia, and the Potomac River. We…
January 22, 2024
You may remember that as we recreational anglers were recently giving comment on 2024 striped bass reg changes, the Maryland DNR announced an “Emergency Regulation” ending trophy season and…
December 18, 2023
With the latest stock assessment showing falling numbers of striped bass and five years running of poor young-of-year index results, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is changing the…
November 22, 2023
When the Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) changed the Bathymetric Data Viewer (BDV) basemap from raster to Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC), some…
November 20, 2023
Every year like clockwork December rolls around — and we anglers in the Chesapeake Bay fishing zone love this time of year for many reasons. Yes, it gets a bit chilly. But here in Chesapeake Country…