Chesapeake Bay Fishing

The latest Chesapeake Bay fishing news; information on fishing seasons, regulations, and tournaments; along with stories and destination pieces from fishermen on the Chesapeake Bay.

August 21, 2019
On Saturday, July 13, the Maryland Chapter of Heroes on the Water (HOW) hosted the Maryland Army National Guard Medical Detachment for a day of kayak fishing at Codorus State Park in Hanover, PA.
August 15, 2019
The 46th annual 2019 White Marlin Open was a very successful tournament with 404 boats fishing for a world record payout.
August 13, 2019
Spanish mackerel visit the Upper Bay during the summer when the water temperature rises to their comfort level.
July 30, 2019
Hailed as one of the premier tournaments on the East Coast, the White Marlin Open takes place every August out of Ocean City, MD.
July 29, 2019
I know this might sound like something everyone knows, but I still see people let their bait cook in the sun and put their fish in coolers with not enough ice.
July 25, 2019
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has officially recognized 14-year-old Scott Hartzell Jr.
July 3, 2019
June is usually the time for tuna fishing off the DelMarVa Coast, but so far in 2019 everything has come in early, so by the time you read this the
June 4, 2019
Trolling with the correct lures at the proper speed and the right depth and distance from the stern for the target species will put more fish in the box.
May 6, 2019
Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, announced that the results of the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey showed that the Bay-wide
May 5, 2019
There is a very good fishery available to Chesapeake Bay boaters just about 365 days a year, and except for those die-h
April 24, 2019
Yesterday, April 23, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted unanimously (7-0) to enact an emergency closure for the spring recreational Virginia trophy rockfish season. 
April 22, 2019
The Chesapeake Bay used to draw large numbers of big bluefish every spring, and even larger numbers of fishermen trying to catch them.
April 18, 2019
Maryland's spring trophy rockfish season kicks off April 20, and in Virginia, May 1. Local charter captains share their tips and strategies for Opening Day.
April 18, 2019
The spring run of big rockfish consists of females that have completed spawning in the upper reaches
March 20, 2019
The Maryland crabbing season opens April 1st! Here are the crabbing regulations through December 15, when the season ends.
March 11, 2019
Fort Myers, Florida is on the west coast of the state and is located close to the backwaters where trout, redfish,
February 18, 2019
Derelict crab pots are a Bay-wide problem. In Virginia, researchers at VIMS are turning to local crabbers to determine what methods would be most effective to address this issue.
February 14, 2019
(or Fisherwoman) Happy Valentine's Day! Keep these tips in mind if the guy or gal in your life loves to fish and it'll be smooth sailing from here on out.