Freshwater Fishing

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…
November 20, 2020
Many of us cruise down the DelMarVa peninsula on a regular basis during our fishing endeavors, whether it’s to hit a Chesapeake Bay fishing hotspot or reach the beach for some saltier action. But…
November 13, 2020
Slow trolling at walking speed is a great way to pick up pickerel, which are one of the few species in our area that’s sure to get more and more active this month as the water temps get chillier and…
October 26, 2020
Back in October of 2019, Ethan Dhuyvetter, a young angler-outdoorsman from Minnesota, began making the Mule Jig. With a name based on his grandfather’s love for the toughness and dependability of the…
September 17, 2020
You've probably noticed that reading FishTalk cover to cover you'll uncover countless fishing tips, but was also include a couple of direct, specific fishing tips in each and every edition. So we've…
September 3, 2020
The wacky worm may look a bit silly, but it’s a proven way to get largemouth biting. If you haven’t tried fishing a wacky just yet, follow this basic procedure. Hook the worm right in the middle;…