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.

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.
February 13, 2019
The owner of Casey's Seafood has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison and fined $15,000 for his blue crab scam.
February 10, 2019
Winter provides time to get acquainted with some books since the weather is not exactly ideal for fishing. Here's suggestions for a winter reading list for boaters and fishermen.
January 22, 2019
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments for regulation changes for blue crabs.
January 9, 2019
Stay warm, buy new gear, a new boat, or simply talk boats and fishing with like-minded fanatics at one of these indoor 2019 winter boat shows and fishing expos
January 3, 2019
While I can’t guarantee warm climes, I can recommend a pretty good chance of connecting with some big fish for a whole lot less money than even a one-day charter trip in the Keys if you head north.
December 7, 2018
With the rockfish season closing December 20 in Maryland, if you want a winter fishing escape to go fishing in the salt chunk you still may catch winter tog in Maryland and Delaware.
November 14, 2018
The Maryland Department of Natural Resourceshas opened a new floating fishing pier and gangway at the Unicorn Lake Fisheries Management Area in Millington, MD, that meets the Americans with…
November 8, 2018
Hoping to catch end of season big rockfish? There is one spot that has consistently produced trophy rockfish before and after Superstorm Sandy: the channel edge outside of Cape Charles, VA.