Freshwater Fishing

November 18, 2022
Lots of tactics work when pickerel are the target, but one few people employ is plugging. That’s too bad, because there are times and places when casting or trolling a plug like a stickbait or a…
November 14, 2022
Recently I was standing on the deck of a good friend’s center console, chasing working birds with a half dozen or so other boats. One school dove but another popped up, and as my friend moved us…
November 12, 2022
The fall season is upon us and while for many anglers that conjures up thoughts of fall flounder fishing or kayak fishing for schoolie stripers, there are way too many other things to do: stuff like…
October 7, 2022
Every year I look forward to the autumn months when slab-sided crappie are putting on the feedbag to fatten up for the winter months. Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, and northwest…
October 1, 2022
Fishing reports published in print are generalized and weeks may have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely up-to-date reports, visit our Fishing Reports online. Current…
September 29, 2022
I’m at Mattingly Avenue Park on Mattawoman Creek off the Potomac River in the early morning, slipping my kayak into the water as fog rises off it all around me. Today I’ll be hunting blue catfish —…
September 18, 2022
Pickerel are one of the handful of species of fish in the Mid-Atlantic region which hit their stride during the cooler months of the year, in creeks, rivers and lakes accessible by boat, via kayak…
September 9, 2022
There is a lot to be said for the lowly carp, an often demeaned and even hated gamefish species by some who seek “proper” gamefish. Yes, I’ll call the carp a gamefish and you carp-haters know who you…
August 26, 2022
As water temps in reservoirs first begin to drop, usually in mid- to late-September, crappie will put on the feed bag to fatten up for winter, and often become uber-aggressive when they see small,…
August 18, 2022
Whether Alexandria is your atmosphere, Baltimore is your backyard, or Chesterfield is your corner of the world, if you enjoy chasing fish like bass, crappie, and bluegill, somewhere close by there’s…
August 9, 2022
ATTENTION BEGINNER ANGLERS: If your main goal is to catch something — anything with scales and a tail — you need to have white perch on your radar. White perch are one of the most prolific finfish in…
August 1, 2022
Fishing reports published in print are generalized and weeks may have passed before the report gets into your hands, so for timely up-to-date reports, visit our Fishing Reports online. Current…
May 31, 2022
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 pages. Current reports will be…
May 7, 2022
In the spring many anglers have their eyes set on fishing for striped bass, shad, and other early season bites, but there is a very rewarding method of fishing that’s often overlooked by anglers…
April 29, 2022
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…
April 8, 2022
When I gather my gear to head out on my kayak for some spring largemouth bass fishing, I take a few surefire baits with me. But before we get to the subject of baits, a few words about tackle. I use…
April 4, 2022
Flying can be tough for an angler looking to do some Maryland and Chesapeake Bay fishing. You have to pack your rods up in a tube, your bait knives and hooks need to be checked, and if you try to…
March 27, 2022
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…