Freshwater Fishing

August 3, 2021
Fishing for walleye from a boat and from shore are two very different things, and if you’re on foot standard-issue boat tactics often won’t produce. The next time you’re rambling along a river or…
July 18, 2021
It’s early July and I’m snakehead fishing the Blackwater in Dorchester County, MD, with my friend Julian. We set out to catch a few snakeheads to take home for dinner and launch our kayaks a little…
July 9, 2021
Although many different species of snakehead exist, the Northern snakehead are the ones to look out for when fishing in Chesapeake country—and as you surely know, fishing for snakeheads has become…
June 16, 2021
My good friend Alvie Sickle had told me there were certain sections within the Monocacy River watershed where five, six, even 10-pound channel catfish could be had — with the chance of even bigger…
June 3, 2021
Smallmouth bass may share some similarities with their relative, the largemouth bass, but don’t let that fool you when it comes to fishing for them yourself. You are most likely to find these fish in…
April 20, 2021
Though the striped bass is the king of the Chesapeake, the growing popularity of fishing for northern snakehead has exploded in recent years. And with this notoriety as a hard-fighting and delicious…
April 18, 2021
Want to check out some new how-to fishing videos? We’ve enjoyed a fantastic spring of fishing so far in 2021, and that’s given us the opportunity to produce several new videos covering how-to aspects…
April 9, 2021
As water temps creep up, we’re hitting that time of spring when largemouth bass anglers often get frustrated — very frustrated. With the pre-spawn phase coming to an end and the bass bedding down,…
April 1, 2021
Route 83 leads from points north into Maryland, until it takes you right into the heart of Baltimore — and all along the way, this major artery brings multiple angling opportunities. Freshwater…
March 14, 2021
The bass namesake is one that is shared by many species of fish, but none are quite as coveted by countless anglers as the largemouth bass – including many anglers who enjoy Chesapeake Bay fishing in…
March 12, 2021
Most anglers know that freshwater fish like to eat small rodents and snakeheads in particular will eat just about anything, but we’re not about to suggest that anyone swing by the pet shop to grab…
March 8, 2021
When ice comes off the ponds and lakes, bluegill fishing gets hot. They’re out there, cruising around in vast, slow-moving schools and grazing like cattle on zooplankton and chironomids. They…
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 28, 2021
Route 219 gets you a ticket to Maryland from West Virginia in one direction, and from Pennsylvania in the other. Or you can run down 70/68 from the metro areas, and link up with 219 near Keyser’s…
February 26, 2021
In areas with a good population, brook trout are the perfect fish to target for a beginner who wants to get into the world of trout fishing. These fish are native to Eastern Canada and throughout the…
February 3, 2021
Spring largemouth bass fishing is right around the corner, and rainy days can trigger awesome bass bites in freshwater venues - especially if you tweak your tactics to fit the bill. What’s the number…
December 19, 2020
About 10 years ago I got hooked up with a bunch of low-life, bottom scroungers that had all the skills it took to bend a rod throughout the winter. No, these guys weren’t drug dealers or even…
December 5, 2020
When most anglers are stowing their tackle for a long a winter nap I’m getting mine ready for the next kayak fishing outing to a local lake, pond, or stream. I fish year-round and in most all weather…