Why You Should Teach Your Kids How to Fish
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Involving your kids in fishing is a wonderful way to teach them how to be responsible and at the same time have fun. They will appreciate this new and exciting activity that will make them feel that they really do have an important role in the family excursion.

Harwood Man Killed in Boating Incident
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Maryland Natural Resource Police (NRP) responded to the scene of a fatal boating incident at 8:45am on 9-9-12, approximately one mile south of Sheridan Point in the Patuxent River.

Buzzs Marina VIDEO Fishing Report
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What a crazy season this is turning out to be. We have such a variety of fish right now while skipping over our normal lull between the big rockfish and the summer species.

Rockfish Opening Day 2011 Blowout VIDEO
Monday, April 18, 2011

Opening day for 2011 was quite the blowout. But it did look like about 4 or 5 charter boats went out today from the Rod and Reel in Chesapeake Beach, MD.

NC Commercial Fisherman Slaughtering Untold Numbers of Rockfish VIDEO
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

As we speak, commercial trawlers are slaughtering untold number of rockfish off the coast of North Carolina.

2010 Fishing Year in Review VIDEO
Monday, December 27, 2010

In this collection of photos my good friend Striper Dave takes us through the highlights of his fishing exploits for 2010. Way to go Dave - some nice catches! This guy knows how to Catch'em Good!

December Chesapeake Rockfish Report VIDEO
Monday, December 6, 2010

I trolled up a new personal best on the Good Samaritan - 43" length, 25" girth, and 30lbs. I was trolling out front of the radar towers on the western edge of the shipping channel in 50 feet of water, right on the bend and up on the ledge.

18th Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic Fishing Tournament VIDEO
Friday, November 26, 2010

The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association (MSSA) held the 18th Annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic on November 20 & 21, 2010 on the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Enjoy this slideshow of photos from Breezy Point Marina.

Chesapeake Bay Tidal Fishing Report - August 2, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010

A new Chesapeake Bay tidal fishing report just came in from Striper Dave. He reports on monster red drum in the Potomac River area, spotty spanish mackerel, breaking blues and stripers, and nice spot and croaker showing up in numbers now.

Chesapeake Bay Tidal Fishing Report - July 21, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Striper Dave just submitted this Chesapeake Bay Tidal Fishing report with the highlight being the report of a new pending IGFA 20lb Line Class World Record Cobia caught by Dr. Julie Ball in the lower Chesapeake. It was caught back in mid-June, but we are just getting word. What a great catch!

Coastal Angler Magazine announces Smartphone App for Anglers
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coastal Angler Magazine has announced its new fishing and boating-centric Smartphone application, Fish On, which provides up-to-the-minute information at the touch of a button on all the areas that can affect a days fishing or boating.

REPORT: Afternoon Pond Fishing Yields Panfish, Bass and Snakehead
Monday, July 12, 2010

An afternoon of fishing with an old friend and his two boys yields some excitement for the kids with some nice bream, a couple small bass, and what is becoming an average size snakehead at 23 inches (photo and video).

ALERT NRP Searches for Missing Boater on Potomac River
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

UPDATED The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) continue to search for a boater missing from an accident that occurred at 9 p.m. June 29 on the Potomac River, 2 miles west of the Route 301 bridge.

PHOTO: Nice Bluefish out of Buzz's Marina
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Great photo of a nice 8lb bluefish caught near Cornfield Harbor on June 14, 2010. Photo and report courtesy of Buzz's Marina.

Hit and Run Boating Accident in Chesapeake Bay
Monday, June 7, 2010

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) are investigating a hit and run boating accident that occurred near Thomas Point Light, Chesapeake Bay between Fishing Creek and South River at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 5.

PODCAST: Maryland Fishing Line - June 4, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010

We have got a lot planned for today - my good friend Dave Yost, or Striper Dave, is going to call in with a tidal fishing report. He has information on rockfish, drum, flounder, white perch and I think croaker. We'll talk some freshwater fishing and touch a little on the ocean scene. We will check out what is happening throughout our whole family of fishing websites.

PHOTO: Buzz's Marina Croaker Fishing Report
Sunday, May 30, 2010

This croaker fishing report just came in from Christy down at Buzz's Marina. Looks like croaker fishing out of Buzz's is really heating up. This looks to be THE hot spot on the Bay right now in Southern Maryland for the hardhead.

New Fishing Jetty Slated for Sandy Point
Thursday, May 27, 2010

This is great news for the Maryland shorebound tidal angler! The Baltimore Sun is reporting today that the O'Malley administration has set aside $550,000 to rebuild the stone jetty north of the Bay Bridge.

First Reports of Breaking Bluefish
Thursday, May 27, 2010

We got the first report of breaking bluefish from Buzz's Marina in Ridge, MD. Not many more details than that at this point, but here's a nice photo of angler Chuck Diamond with the first bluefish to come into the marina for 2010!

Maryland Tidal Fishing Report - May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Here is the latest fishing report for Maryland's tidal waters including the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic beaches. It looks like the striper bite is shifting away from the trophy fish to the resident fish, white perch and croaker action is starting to heat up as is flounder fishing, and the beaches are seeing a nice run of stripers. This report was put together and filed by Dave Yost, aka Striper Dave.

MD DNR Asks Anglers To Catch And Kill Snakehead Fish
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds anglers that they are required by regulation to kill Northern Snakehead fish, if caught and kept. Snakehead fish, an invasive species, have started to thrive in the Potomac River and its tributaries.

Tidal Water Fishing Report - May 17, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010

Dave Yost, aka Striper Dave, just dropped me a series of reports gathered from his resources from around the Bay and Ocean City. Looks like trolling action might be slowing down a bit and some chumming is starting to take place. Spot are showing up just in time for some live-lining and flounder and croaker are finding their way into the box.

PODCAST: Maryland Fishing Line Report May 14, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome to the Maryland Fishing Line! Just as another reminder - For those of you who were tuning into the podcast last fishing season you will remember we were a "rockfish only" fishing forecast. For 2010 we are changing up the format and covering the entire state of Maryland and touching all aspects of fishing - freshwater, tidal and saltwater and the ocean scene.

VIDEO and PHOTOS: Chesapeake Bay Trophy Rockfish Trolling
Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday morning weekend fishing report from Striper Dave. Looks like he found some quality fish - what a great weekend on the water. Check out these photos and video of a nice 41 inch, 26lb striper.

PHOTOS: Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Trolling Fishing Report
Friday, April 30, 2010

This report came in this morning from Dave Yost, aka Striper Dave. He was out trolling with some friends and it looks like they did very well. It appears Dave is back on the water again today so look forward to another report soon.

PHOTOS: Largemouth Bass Pond Fishing Report
Friday, April 30, 2010

This morning was quite likely the best weather we have had so far this season for some early morning pond fishing. I joined up with a friend at a local private community pond for a little bass fishing.

AUDIO REPORT: White Perch Action in the South River
Thursday, April 22, 2010

This white perch fishing report from Glebe Bay on the South River just came into our voicemail from Dave Yost, aka Striper Dave.

PHOTO: Nice Largemouth Caught in Bowie
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This photo just came in of a nice largemouth bass catch in Bowie, MD at the Governors Bridge Natural Area.

PHOTOS AND PODCAST: Opening Day Weekend Rockfish Results
Monday, April 19, 2010

Striper Dave was on the prowl over the weekend in the Chesapeake Beach, MD and Deale, MD area checking in with charter captains and recreational anglers alike on their results from opening day weekend. He filed the attached call-in report, as well as, an email report with some attached photos.

PODCAST: Maryland Fishing Line Fishing Report
Friday, April 16, 2010

Welcome to ALL NEW Maryland Fishing Line! For those of you who were tuning into the podcast last fishing season you will remember we were a rockfish only fishing forecast. For 2010 we are upping the ante and plan on covering the entire state of Maryland and touching all aspects of fishing - freshwater, tidal and saltwater and ocean fishing. We'll be covering the whole scene

Rockfish And Flounder Seasons Open Saturday, April 17
Thursday, April 15, 2010

The eagerly-anticipated spring season for striped bass, locally known as rockfish, opens at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 17 in the main stem of Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay south of the mouth of the Patapsco River.

New MD Law Requires Children Under 13 To Wear PFD
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

maryland children personal flotation device pfd new lawGovernor Martin O'Malley today signed a bill into law to strengthen protection of children on Maryland waterways. Under the new law, effective immediately, any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) while aboard a vessel that is underway.

PHOTO: Another Monster Potomac River Catfish
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This report just came into our email from Striper Dave. He was out with friends in what looks like the wee hours of the morning chasing catfish. This monster 52lb fish photo proves these guys know how to find LARGE fish. Great job guys!

PHOTOS: Patuxent White Perch and Catfish Fishing Report
Monday, April 12, 2010

This Patuxent River fishing report just came in with the attached photos from Shayne Carroll. He was fishing some private access on the Patuxent River in the Dunkirk area (Calvert County, MD) and caught some white perch and catfish.

Trophy Striped Bass Opening Day
Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Spring Trophy Season for Striped Bass in the the Chesapeake Bay opens April 17, 2010! If you do not have plans already, now is the time to start making them.

VIDEO: Rigging Rubber Shad for Striped Bass How To
Friday, April 9, 2010

This video demonstrates how to rig a Berkley style rubber shad lure bait (Texas style) for striped bass fishing.

New Social Network for Maryland Anglers Now Online!
Thursday, April 8, 2010

There is a new social network website available for Maryland fisherman and their friends. The site can be found at

Hutchins Pond Calvert County Fishing Report
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I have heard many people say this pond is good only for the regular spring/fall trout stocking that MD DNR does here every year. They say that the only time to fish here is the 2 to 3 week period following that stocking. I am here to tell you they are wrong.

PHOTOS: Maryland Trout Stream Fishing Report
Monday, April 5, 2010

The following Maryland trout stream fishing report came in earlier today from my buddy Mike Nastick. Mike is an avid trout fisherman and always seems to be able to find the fish! What a great report - thanks for sharing, Mike! We are looking forward to more trout reports as the spring season continues.

PHOTOS: Monster Potomac River Catfish
Sunday, April 4, 2010

This Potomac River monster catfish fishing report just came in from Striper Dave. Nice fish Dave! You boys know how to catch'em good!

First Shad of 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010

I just got this quick report in from Dave Yost, aka Striper Dave. Looks like he found some shad willing to take a bait.

Young Angler Catches State Record Fish
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Three and a half year old sets Maryland state record while fishing with his dad at a favorite farm pond while casting a small chartreuse grub lure with his ultra-light spinning outfit. His catch was a 1lb, 8oz rock bass that measured 12 inches long.

2nd Annual Rockfish Shootout at Coltons Point Marina
Monday, March 29, 2010

The 2nd Annual Rockfish Shootout at Coltons Point Marina will be held May 15-16th, 2010. Entries are limited this year to 75 boats so get in quickly before registration is full. The registration fee is $225 per boat ($250 after April 9th) and the tournament is for amateur fisherman only.

Susquehanna Flats Striped Bass Catch and Release Season
Monday, March 29, 2010

The special catch and release striped bass fishing season on the Susquehanna Flats, which opened on March 1 and runs through May 3, is picking up as the water warms and the native stripers return for the spawning season. Reports from the Flats indicate that the action is best in the channels leading to Havre de Grace and North East, Md.

DNR Submits 2010 Flounder Regulations
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service has submitted 2010 recreational summer flounder regulations to the General Assembly for approval. The proposal limits coastal and Bay anglers to a three fish creel with a 19-inch minimum size from April 17 through November 22.

VIDEO: Trophy Spring Rockfish Season
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Who is ready to catch some stripers? Striper season is just around the corner, and Maryland DNR has cooked up this video to help you get excited. Rock On!

New Pre-Season Striped Bass Catch and Release Rules Begin on March 22
Friday, March 12, 2010

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service will implement new regulations March 22 addressing pre-season striped bass fishing. These restrictions will be in effect until the April 17 start of the spring trophy season.

Crayfish Ban In Effect For Middle and Upper Potomac and Susquehanna River Basins
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New permanent regulations pertaining to the catch, possession and use as bait of crayfish became effective October 2009. The regulations apply to Middle Potomac River, Upper Potomac River and Susquehanna River Basins. In these basins, anglers may not catch, use or possess any species of crayfish unless the head is removed immediately upon capture.

8 Rock Hall Men Charged With Serious Striped Bass Violations
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Natural Resources Police seize approximately 16,500 yards of illegally anchored gill and 3,200 pounds of rockfish in February.

Yellow Perch Fishing Report
Monday, March 8, 2010

I just got this yellow perch fishing report in from Dave Yost (Striper Dave). It looks like the cold weather has slowed down the yellow perch a bit, but a nice run of warm weather should get them on the move quickly.

DNR Launches Largemouth Bass Choptank River Initiative
Friday, March 5, 2010

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Inland Fisheries Division has assembled a team of engineers, biologists and anglers to develop a largemouth bass improvement strategy for the Choptank River, which has seen a decline in black bass reproduction in recent years.

Two Charged in Calvert with Illegal Possession of Rockfish
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Maryland Natural Resources Police have charged two Calvert County, MD men with possession of striped bass during closed season.

Bassmaster Classic 2010 - Feb. 19-21, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just a few days out from the Bassmaster Classic 2010 that kicks off this years bass fishing tournament season. The 2010 Classic is being held in Alabama this year.

Fishing Tackle Clearance
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Great deals to be had in southern Maryland stores for fishing tackle. Get ready for spring and stock up now!

VINTAGE VIDEO: Funny Fishing Video from 1897!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

This Thomas Edison video from 1897 is most likely the world's first fishing blooper video - I think the guy on the left might actually be Bill Dance!

VIDEO: Annual Gunpowder River Trout Survey
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Join the DNR Fisheries crew and volunteers as they head to the Gunpowder River to conduct an annual electrofishing survey.

New Boat Ramp Coming to Potomac in Charles County
Monday, January 11, 2010

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded a grant to Charles County to construct a new boat ramp facility in Mallows Bay on the Potomac River. Anglers will experience immediate access to some of southern Marylands best tidal fishing.

PHOTO: 3500 LB Monster Sunfish Caught in 1910
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monster sunfish estimated at 3500 pounds caught April 1, 1910 out of Santa Catalina Island, California.

First Maryland Fishing Report of 2010!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Freezing air temperature, check. Freezing water temperature, check. Going fishing, check. Here we are, a whole five days into the new year, and here is your first fishing report for filed by Striper Dave for 2010. Quite honestly it took a little longer than I thought it would.

PHOTO: Young Boy Poses in Mouth of HUGE Fish - 1909
Monday, January 4, 2010

Do you think your wife would be pleased in the year 2010 if you took your young son fishing and this photo was the result? A classic photo from 1909 that is not to be missed!

2010 Maryland Fishing and Boating Trade Show and Expo Schedule
Thursday, December 31, 2009

We have compiled a list of the upcoming Winter and Spring 2010 fishing and boating trade shows and expos that are in Maryland (or close by). If you know of a show that should be on this list but is not, please let us know so we can add it.

PHOTO: World Record Black Sea Bass (1905)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

World record (1905) black sea bass caught by John T. Perkins at Catalina Island on June 3rd, 1905. The fish weighed in at 428 lbs. and took 57 minutes to land on rod and reel. Geo. Farnsworth - Boatman.

VIDEO: Bill Dance Battles Trolling Motor
Monday, December 28, 2009

This hilarious video I found on YouTube pits fishing legend Bill Dance against his own trolling motor. If you have not seen this before then you must invest the 40 seconds to watch it. It is time well spent. Enjoy!

Maryland Anglers Must Register With Feds Before Fishing in 2010
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Starting Jan. 1, 2010, Maryland Anglers will need to register with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) before fishing. This requirement is an essential part of a national commitment to effectively manage saltwater fish populations.

1881 Striped Bass Fishing
Monday, December 21, 2009

I recently found an article from a monthly magazine published in 1881 entitled simply Striped Bass. It is fairly easy to see that the anglers reverence of the striped bass is not Johnny-come-lately. Seems like fishermen from the late-1800s pursued the striped bass as eagerly as we do today.

VIDEO: Vintage Largemouth Bass Fishing from 1903
Sunday, December 20, 2009

This short bass fishing video was produced in 1903. It shows a man in fashionable sporting attire standing on some large rocks at the edge of a stream. He is holding a short fishing rod in his hands and casting into the running stream.

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009

Striper season for MD closed on December 15 and it has been one heck of a Fall season. By all estimates it was probably one of the best fall seasons we have had in quite some time. A lot of anglers hooked up with citations and personal best catches. There were plenty of Rockfish caught over 40lbs and some above 50lbs.

Invasive Algae Found In Savage River
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Didymo found below Savage River Reservoir. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that didymo, an invasive non-native algae has been found in the Savage River below Savage River Reservoir.

PHOTOS: Catch and Release Jetty Stripers
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Maryland Striped Bass season has ended, but catch and release is still an option. Striper Dave proves to the skeptics that stripers still bite when both the weather and the water are cold - you just have to know where to go, when to go, and how to fish it once you are there.

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast, December 11, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009

Water temperatures are dropping, but fishing is still good! Boaters are putting fish in the box, and believe it or not, shore bound anglers are having some great success for those skinny water stripers. If you are headed to the beach, stripers are all over the beaches of Ocean City. Get out there and end the year with a call of FISH ON!

PHOTOS: Jetty Fishing Produces Big Time
Thursday, December 10, 2009

This shore-bound angler striper report came in this afternoon from Striper Dave. He told me he had an appointment today in the area of Port Republic so he decided to try a jetty close by in Calvert Beach. The results speak for themselves - nice fish, buddy!

NOAA Deploys New Smart Weather Buoy off Annapolis
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Buoy Provides Near Real-Time Data for Boaters, Educators, and Scientists: Seventh in a series of smart buoys deployed to monitor weather conditions and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.

PHOTOS: Cold Front Jetty Stripers
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Report just in from Striper Dave - With a cold front and possible snow approaching I decided to give it a try today on the jetty. Ended up catching 2 nice schoolies on the rocks.

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast - December 4, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009

The weather and wind have made it hard to fish lately but fisherman are still getting out there. Sources in New Jersey say they are still into some big fish off the beach, but a lot have moved south into Delaware and Ocean City beaches and turning into the bay. A pattern is developing that will keep action hot for a while after the season closes.

VIDEO: Live Eel Striped Bass Fishing in a Kayak
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kayak Kevin Whitley does a great job of sharing with his viewers how to use live eels while fishing for rockfish from a kayak.

Fatal Boating Accident off Point Lookout, MD
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Passenger on recreational fishing vessel falls overboard in the Chesapeake Bay east of Point Lookout.

PHOTOS: Weekend Striper Wrapup
Sunday, November 29, 2009

This report came in from Striper Dave after several quick weekend striper fishing trips to local marinas and a few jetties. As usual, Dave catches fish where others don't think to fish.

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast November 27, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009 Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast for Friday, November 27, 2009. Rockfish are holding over deeper water in the shipping channels at about 25-35 feet in the water column.

MD Natural Resources Police Identify Body of Missing Kayaker
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) has confirmed the identity of the body that was found on November 20, 2009 at Beverly - Triton Beach Park in Mayo as Jerard Robert Welsh. Maryland Natural Resources Police identify body as missing kayaker.

Winter Bass Fishing - 3 Effective Cold Weather Bass Fishing Lures
Monday, November 23, 2009

As winter bears down on us like a runaway freight train the serious bass angler is going to have no choice but to engage in a little bit of winter bass fishing. In this article I will discuss 3 effective cold weather bass fishing lures that are effective for bass fishing in the winter months.

PHOTOS: Friday Night Stripes - Fishing Report
Saturday, November 21, 2009

I got this report in from Striper Dave last night. While everyone else was watching High School playoff football (Go Canes!) Dave went to the local marina before sundown and got his striper fix on and hooked up with some Friday Night Stripes. Great job Dave!!

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Report - 11/20/2009
Friday, November 20, 2009

This week our report focuses on patience. The passing storm has changed some patterns and while these trophy fish are out there it just might take a little more time to find them. And patterns will shift again as they return more to a normal state.

MD DNR Fishing Report - 11/18/2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chesapeake Bay fishing returning to normal Fall patterns after the nasty noreaster departs and freshwater fishermen are enjoying good trout fishing and fishing for largemouth bass.

VIDEO: Understanding Tides and Fishing
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Most recreational fisherman don't have the luxury of picking and choosing their fishing times. We have to go when the opportunity presents itself. But if you are fishing tidal waters there is one thing you can do to drastically increase your odds of success. Take the time to know how the tidal cycle impacts the feeding habits of your target species.

PHOTOS: Post-Noreaster Skinny Water Stripers
Monday, November 16, 2009

Another report came in from over the weekend from Striper Dave. He could not wait for Ida to get out the way so he could get back to his evening skinny water striper fishing. The result speaks for itself - not large fish, but skinny water rockfish in mid-November on the tail end of a nasty Noreaster is a treat for anyone.

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast - Nov. 13, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009

The area that has seems to be on fire is from Chesapeake Beach to Point No Point. Most of big cows have been holding over deeper water from 40 to 75 feet and at times holding close to the bottom as well. Some smaller schoolie rockfish are holding in 25 to 35 feet so for the big boys get your baits down.

PHOTOS: Cow Striper Fishing Report
Thursday, November 12, 2009

I just got this fishing report forwarded to me by Striper Dave from a message board acquaintance. He wanted to share this report and the accompanying photos with our readers here at Big THANKS for sharing and you do know how to catch'em good!

PHOTOS: Middle Chesapeake Bay Jetty Fishing for Stripers
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I just got this report in from Dave Yost, aka Striper Dave, from late yesterday afternoon. It looks like he was at it again on a jetty in the middle Chesapeake Bay.

MD DNR Fishing Report - Nov. 11, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Striper fishing in the Chesapeake Bay is heating up BIG time and is expected to only get better through the rest of November and into December. Freshwater fishermen continue to benefit from the trout stocking program while largemouth are moving on to deeper waters.

Fishing Gloves for Cold Weather Fishing
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Keeping your hands warm and still having the ability to manipulate your reels and ties knots in the cold weather months will make all the difference in your enjoyment level of winter fishing. Get out there and catch'em good!

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast November 6, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009

In this report: big rockfish are starting to move back into the Bay from the ocean and we have reports of sea lice on some of those fish. Gannetts are working breaking fish in huge numbers making it easy to spot and locate these fish that are withing casting range.

How To Bass Fish
Thursday, November 5, 2009

There are many reasons people find fishing in general appealing. It is a great way to spend some time outdoors, it can be a shared family experience, but above all the challenge of locating and catching fish is very rewarding when accomplished successfully. I will present to you a beginners guide on how to bass fish.

MD DNR Fishing Report - November 4, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chesapeake Bay fishermen have been enjoying excellent striped bass fishing and freshwater fishermen are busy fishing for trout that have been recently stocked throughout the state.

Early November Jetty and Dock Piling Rockfish Report
Monday, November 2, 2009

Fish are still present at the right time of the day in shallow water around dock pilings and stone jetties. There is still great fishing for striped bass for the shorebound angler, you just have to know where and when to go.

Jetty Fishing - Safety Should Come First
Saturday, October 31, 2009

One of the most productive locations for the bank-bound angler can be stone or rock jetties, particularly early and late in the day. Just make sure you know how to fish these locations safely.

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Fishing Forecast October 30, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009

Every Friday on we will tell you what their biting and where their biting so you can succeed in your weekend fishing. Before you head out on Saturday, make sure you listen in on Friday so you will be certain to Catchem Good.

MD DNR Fishing Report - 10/28/2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fishermen looking for some action with striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay have plenty to keep them busy as schools of hungry striped bass are roaming the tidal rivers and the bay. Freshwater fishermen are finding cooler water temperatures have caused many species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and walleye to become very active and to feed aggressively.

PHOTOS: Trolling Rockfish Out Front
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We boated and boxed a few nice fish today. We were in approximately 30 feet of water and most of the fish came on umbrella rigs.

Despite Economy, Tackle and Fishing License Sales Up 8 Percent
Monday, October 26, 2009

Sales increase mirrors recreational fishing heyday in the 1960s and 1970s.

PODCAST: Rockfish ONLY Middle Bay Fishing Forecast - Oct 23, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009

Every Friday on we will tell you what their biting and where their biting so you can succeed in your weekend fishing. Before you head out on Saturday, make sure you listen in on Friday so you will be certain to Catchem Good.

PHOTOS: Chasing Stripers at the Mouth of the South
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Striper Dave was chasing stripers at the mouth of the South River at sunset yesterday afternoon with Capt. Mike Schenck aboard Lacey Summer. Lots of great photos with this report! Great job guys!

PHOTOS: Rockfish at Dawn
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It was a beautiful clear morning at dawn with stars high in the sky. I headed down to my local jettie to try some early morning (dawn) casting.

Calling All MD Fishing Guides and Charters
Monday, October 19, 2009

We have just launched our fishing guides and charters directory on Add your listing today - it is FREE, so what is stopping you?

VIDEO: Kayaks for Fishing
Sunday, October 18, 2009

Want to get away from the shore to fish? Want a green alternative to motor boat? Fishing from a kayak is a great alternative. There are basically two kinds of boats for kayak fishing, and both have pros and cons.

PHOTOS: Rockfish in the Rain
Saturday, October 17, 2009

I just got this report in from Striper Dave - fishing in the rain, at night - that is dedication to your sport. The amazing part is that even in this nasty, dreary, Nor'easter rainy mess - he catches fish.

PODCAST: Weekly Rockfish ONLY Fishing Report - October 16, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009

Welcome to the Rockfish ONLY Middle Bay Fishing Report for October 16, 2009.

POLL: What Seasons Do You Fish in Southern Maryland
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tell us what seasons of the year you normally fish Southern Maryland waters (freshwater or saltwater).

Fall Fishing Tips - Tips For Catching More Fish This Fall
Thursday, October 15, 2009

As the fall swings into high gear many types of fishing really start to heat up. As a matter of fact the fall can be the best time of the year for fishing and I've personally caught most of my \"trophy\" fish during the fall fishing season.

MD Freshwater and Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report - Oct 15, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009

October is one of those months where the weather is often in a state of flux and it can be frustrating at times for fishermen longing to fish the open waters of the bay, ocean or large lakes in Maryland.

PHOTOS: Governors Bridge Natural Area Bass
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Governors Bridge Natural Area in Bowie, MD continues to produce quality largemouth bass on live bait for southern Maryland fisherman.

PHOTOS: Striper on the Rocks
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A little sunset jettie fishing ends up with a nice, quality striper on the rocks - shaken, not stirred.

PHOTOS: Southern Maryland Freshwater Fishing Report
Monday, October 12, 2009

Conditions today for freshwater pond fishing were tough. Patterns were hard to identify and fish were difficult to locate, but we still managed to catch some quality fish.

PHOTOS: 6 Stripers in 30 Minutes...Not Too Bad
Saturday, October 10, 2009

I found my camera so I can take get some good pics. I was almost certain I would catch fish. It is usually a sure shot when the tide is moving and seems to be better right at nightfall. And so it was. I only spent 30 minutes fishing and caught 6 fish.

A Detailed Guide to Crankbait Fishing For Bass
Thursday, October 8, 2009

When it comes to fishing crankbaits, there are always a million questions, with just about as many answers. Some of the common questions of what kind, what colors, when and where to use them, are going to be answered in this guide.

PHOTO REPORT: Nighttime Schoolie Stripers Under the Lights
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A little nighttime fishing for schoolie stripers around dock pilings produces a couple of nice fish with a lot of fight under tough conditions.

PHOTOS: Largemouth Fishing Report - Governors Bridge Natural Area, Bowie, MD
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Largemouth bass were the order of day while fishing the 9 acre public pond at the Governors Bridge Natural Area in Bowie, MD.

Surf Fishing Rigs For Striped Bass
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

If you are a surf angler, hooking a sizable striped bass in the surf is one of the most exciting experiences you can have. The secret to catching striped bass is choosing the right rig and the right bait for the job. Here are my two favorite surf fishing rigs for striped bass.

VIDEO: Florida Fishing Looks Like Fun!!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

While I love my Maryland fishing, I have to admit this video makes Florida fishing look like fun!!!

New Spinnerbait - Strike King Bottom Dweller
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Strike King Bottom Dweller spinnerbait appears to be a great bait for targeting deep fish along the bottom.

PHOTOS: Fishing Report - Skinny Water Stripers
Sunday, October 4, 2009

An early Sunday morning, and I mean early, fishing report with skinny water rockfish.

Fishing Report: Middle Bay White Perch on Jetties
Friday, October 2, 2009

The best technique of the day required casting approximately 10' from the rock jettie and letting the jig hit bottom. After allowing the jig to settle I would employ a slow retrieve from the bottom.

New Feature: Reciprocal Backlinks on
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just announced! If you own or operate a fishing related business we would love to exchange website links with you. The best way to increase your PageRank and improve your website's search engine results is to have other website link to yours.

Southern Maryland Fishing Report - September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The striped bass and bluefish action in the Chesapeake can be at a frenzied pace at times as diving sea gulls attack bait from above and hungry bluefish and striped bass attack from below. Freshwater fish such as trout, walleyes, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass are all in an increased activity mode due to cooler water temperatures and are feeling the urgency to fatten up for the winter months ahead.

Potomac River to Host WalMart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Empire, Piedmont, Northeast and Shenandoah Divisions of the $8 million Walmart Bass Fishing League will visit the Potomac River in Marbury, Md., Oct. 8-10 for their 2009 Regional Championship.

Fishing Buzzbaits - The Secret Tactics the Elite Pros Use
Monday, September 28, 2009

Out of all the freshwater lures I use to catch Bass, buzzbaits would have to the most fun to fish with. Nothing beats the sheer exhilaration of watching a trophy sized largemouth totally destroy a buzzbait at the surface.

Hutchins Pond Calvert County, MD Fishing Report
Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hutchins Pond is a small fishing pond in northern Calvert County, MD. While primarily known as a trout pond during the spring and fall stocking season, it does hold both bass and bluegill.

Southern Maryland Fishing Report - 9/23/2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Middle Chespaeake Bay fishermen are reporting a healthy mix of bluefish and striped bass and freshwater fishermen are seeing fishing steadily improving as water temperatures cool.

VIDEO: Awesome Kayak Fishing in the Chesapeake
Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Kayak Kevin" Whitley is devoted to promoting the awesome sport of kayak fishing. He has fished from the Gulf coast to the Delaware bay. His favorite fishing ground is the Chesapeake bay. If it enters the bay, Kevin and crew will get on'em! This site shows what's possible kayak fishing the Chesapeake Bay.

Great Fall Fishing Tactics
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The second wave of great bass fishing for the year is upon us. It's getting close to fall, the leaves are turning and the air is getting crisp. I love this time of year, the hunting seasons are opening up and the bass are biting again.

How to Read Small Fishing Ponds
Monday, September 21, 2009

Small fishing ponds hold a strong appeal for the die-hard fisherman. We can hardly resist the urge to find out what type of fish might be lurking under the surface. But gaining access to and properly understanding the layout of these small man-made bodies of water can be a hurdle to fishing success.

Kayak Fishing Accessories
Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kayak fishing accessories are an absolute must whether you are braving the big blue or just venturing out on the local rivers. While the selection of accessories can be a bit overwhelming, there are a few basic necessities that you should have along...

Maryland Freshwater Fish Citation Sizes
Saturday, September 19, 2009

Everything you need to know about the Maryland DNR Freshwater Citation fish program...sizes and how-to and where-to report your catch.

PHOTOS: Pond Fishing Report - More SNAKEHEAD!!
Friday, September 18, 2009

Southern MD pond fishing report September 18, 2009 includes northern snakehead, chain pickerel, and largemouth bass. Photos included.

VIDEO: Bass Fishing Redneck Style!
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bassmaster Bling. Just one nut in a very very fast Boat!

Chesapeake and Freshwater Fishing Report - Sept 16, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spot and croaker are moving out of tidal rivers and freshwater fishermen are reporting increased daytime activity for largemouth bass.

Explaining Retrieve Ratios For Baitcasting Reels
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

To understand all this hoopla about numbers, we need to define what retrieve or gear ratios are. Simply put: the two components of the ratio stand for the amount of spool line versus the times when the reel handle is turned.

2009 Maryland Fishing Challenge
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The 2009 Maryland Fishing Challenge will occur on Saturday, September 19 at Sandy Point State Park.

Southern Maryland Fishing Report - September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Freshwater and saltwater fishing report for southern Maryland - September 9, 2009

Current Maryland Freshwater Fishing Records
Saturday, September 12, 2009

Maryland state freshwater fishing records.

Another Tagged Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Caught
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Denton Man's Striped Bass Catch Could Be Worth $25,000.

VIDEO: How to Pick Chesapeake Bay Steamed Crabs
Thursday, September 10, 2009

A detailed how-to video on picking Chesapeake Bay steamed crabs.

PHOTOS: Pond Fishing Report - Snakehead and Largemouth
Sunday, September 6, 2009

It was a perfect early Fall morning to pond fish. This report includes snakehead and largemouth photos.

Bass Fishing Tips For the Seasons
Thursday, September 3, 2009

A successful bass fisherman adapts to the changing seasons as well as to different patterns on a wide variety of lakes.

VIDEO: The Best Way to Remove a Fishing Hook From Your Body
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

If you have the unfortunate experience of getting a fishing hook impaled into your hand (or other part of your body) it's a good idea to know how to remove said hook. (With VIDEO)

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report - August 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Spanish Mackerel, bluefish, rockfish, bottom fishing and good crabbing dominate this week's report.

Central and Southern Maryland Fishing Report - August 26, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Freshwater fishing has slowed down for some with the hot summer weather pattern.

Product Review: Rebel Pop-R Topwater Bait
Monday, August 24, 2009

It is difficult to beat the Rebel Pop-R for summertime topwater bass fishing action.

Buying Your First Fishing Rod
Saturday, August 22, 2009

High quality fishing gear is important, but the first thing you want to have is a fishing rod that will fit your needs.

Another Diamond Jim Imposter - $25k Still Up For Grabs
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Virginia woman catches $500 fish; $25,000 Diamond Jim still on the Loose!

VIDEO: Skeet Fishing...Huh?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gary Hain in Skeet Fishing. You have to see this to believe it...

Severn MD Man Wins Chesapeake Bay Fishing Tournament
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Richard Haber Jr. of Severn, Md., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament on Chesapeake Bay Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces.

Small Bass Boats - 3 Things Every Small Fishing Boat Must Have
Monday, August 17, 2009

Are you in the market for a small bass boat? Small bass boats can be a very affordable and effective way to go fishing, but there are some things that every small fishing boat must have.

Maryland Outdoorsman, Bill Burton, Dies at 82
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Outdoorsman Bill Burton is remembered...

VIDEO: Bill Dance Launches Boat AND Trailer...
Friday, August 14, 2009

You have to see this video...Bill Dance is a great fisherman and a funny guy, it makes sense he takes this little accidental launch in stride.

POLL: What is your favorite bass lure for hot weather?
Thursday, August 13, 2009

Visit our Twitter page to vote!!!

Middle Chesapeake Fishing Report - August 12, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fishing report for the Middle Chesapeake Bay - August 12, 2009

MD DNR Freshwater Fishing Report - August 12, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hot summer weather has settled in on southern Maryland and the fishing has been affected.

Topwater Bass Fishing is HOT (Fishing Report - August 11, 2009)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Charles County freshwater pond fishing report - topwater fishing action is as HOT as the weather.

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report - MD DNR August 5, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009

Fishing report for the middle Chesapeake Bay

Southern MD Freshwater Fishing Report - August 5, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009

Fishing report for southern Maryland - August 5, 2009 from MD DNR

Record Breaking White Marlin Open Catches
Friday, August 7, 2009

Two Anglers Lure in Record-Breaking Catches at Ocean City Fishing Tournament

Bass Fishing Tournament on Mattawoman Creek Fish Kill
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bass fishing tournaments results in over 600 fish killed.

Middle Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report - July 31, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009

Chesapeake Bay fishing report for the middle Bay region from MD DNR from July 31, 2009.

Freshwater Fishing Report July 31, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009

MD DNR fishing report for the central and southern region - July 31, 2009.

Diamond Jim Still On The Loose! Now Worth $25,000!
Thursday, July 30, 2009

Waldorf Man Catches $500 Imposter. John Sparrow from Waldorf, MD caught the second tagged striped bass in the 2009 Maryland Fishing Challenge, which turned out to be a Diamond Jim imposter worth $500.

New Maryland State Record Cobia Caught Off Ocean City
Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Maryland angler, Chris Toner of Joppa, MD, has set a new Atlantic Division state record with a 72 pound cobia.

Diamond Jim Or Imposter? Waldorf Man Catches Tagged Striped Bass!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

John Sparrow from Waldorf, MD has caught the second tagged striped bass in the 2009 Maryland Fishing Challenge.

St. Mary's Lake Profile
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Southern Maryland is not known for its impoundment fishing, but you might consider giving St. Mary's Lake a try.

Small Fishing Boats - Inflatable Boat Choices For Anglers
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Have you ever considered a small fishing boat to solve the "having a boat" problem? Boats can be quite a substantial investment for fishermen, but what I've found out is that they don't have to be.

Chesapeake Bay Fishing Report - July 22, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009

Chesapeake Bay fishing report from MD DNR for July 22, 2009.

Freshwater Report - July 22, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009

Maryland freshwater fishing report for July 22, 2009.

Fishing Knots
Monday, July 27, 2009

Fishing line is only as strong as the knots that are tied in it. All fishing line is weakened by the act of tying knots in it.

Family Crabbing In The Chesapeake Bay
Monday, March 9, 2009

Crabbing can be a fun vacation activity that is suitable for all ages of the family.

Bass Fishing Tips For The Beginner
Monday, February 9, 2009

Bass Fishing is considered as a crowd puller and it is one of the popular sports activities in United States. Bass fishing tips come in quite handy especially when you are a beginner.

The Secret To Bagging Largemouth Bass On Almost Every Single Cast
Monday, April 21, 2008

There are a few things a bass fisherman can do to become a better bass fisherman today and have more successful bass fishing trips. Let's go through them now. Once you've learned a little more about the mindset of largemouth bass you're ready to ask the question: Where do I catch bass?

Maryland Proposes Regulations to Rebuild Blue Crab Population
Monday, April 21, 2008

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has proposed new recreational and commercial harvest regulations to help rebuild the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population and fishery.

Bass Fishing Tips - Learn How To Fish On The Edge
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Location on where to fish is as important as location is in real estate. Learning where to find bass on the fishing edges will greatly improve your fishing odds next time at the lake.

Early Spring Crappie Fishing Tips
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Early spring crappie fish can be the most enjoyable and production fishing of the season. Don't wait for the spawning run. Learn how to catch more crappie right after ice out.

MD DNR Freshwater Report - April 2, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lakes and ponds in the southern region such as St. Mary's Lake have good populations of bluegills, crappie, largemouth bass and chain pickerel and are keeping fishermen busy this time of the year.

MD DNR Chesapeake Report - April 2, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fishermen in the middle bay region have been trolling along the edges of the shipping channels with the same gear they will be using in a little more than two weeks for the Trophy Season.

Top Water Bass Fishing Tips
Thursday, April 3, 2008

There are many ways to catch bass, but there is nothing more exciting than catching bass with top water lures and techniques. Learn more on how to put the thrill in bass fishing.

DNR Encourages Angler Participation In Summer Flounder Survey
Monday, March 31, 2008

April 1 marks the start of DNR's Maryland Volunteer Angler Summer Flounder Survey, which offers anglers the opportunity to get involved with Marylandís summer flounder management.

Frederick County Angler Sets New State Record With Blue Catfish Catch
Friday, March 28, 2008

Ron Lewis of Point of Rocks, Md. was fishing in the tidal Potomac River near Fort Washington on Sunday March 23 when he hooked and landed a new state record blue catfish. Ron who is an accomplished fisherman was targeting blue catfish, but the size of this particular fish caught him and his partner by surprise.

Bass Fishing Tips - Best Bass Fishing Lures And Bait
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bass fishing is a really popular sport that can be enjoyed by anyone with the knowledge of a few Bass fishing basics. All species of Bass are some of the most sought after fish, as they are great fun to catch, and offer some of the best sport, both from the shore and from a boat.

MD DNR Freshwater Report - March 26, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

MD DNR freshwater fishing report with highlights from Deep Creek Lake, Loch Raven and the tidal Potomac.

MD DNR Chesapeake Bay Report - March, 26, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fishermen in the middle bay region have been venturing out into the bay waters and testing their trolling tackle along the edges of the shipping channel and shaking the bugs out of boats and gear. At times fishermen are reporting catching and releasing some nice fish while trolling large parachutes and bucktails behind umbrella rigs or in tandem. Channel edges such as the area around Bloody Point and the western side of the channel below Chesapeake Beach have been getting some attention. Light tackle enthusiasts continue to drift in the warm water discharge at the Calvert Cliffs Power Plant while jigging soft plastic jigs such as BKD's or metal jigs.

Crabbing with Crab Traps
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just like fishing, catching crabs using simple equipments is rapidly gaining popularity. With its increased popularity, recreational crabbing has become a great choice for families to spend the weekends together.