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.

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.
November 6, 2018
An abundance of veterans live in our region, so make sure to thank them for their service in person. If you’d like to do more, there are myriad options on the Chesapeake and its tributaries that…
November 5, 2018
The 2018 Fish For a Cure charity fishing tournament was held November 3 in choppy and windy conditions, with 80 boats participating and collectively raising more than $500,000 for Anne Arundel…
November 1, 2018
Outboard Overload: Is there such a thing as too many outboard engines on a center console?
October 22, 2018
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced results of its annual young-of-year striped bass survey in the
September 14, 2018
Every summer, the who’s who in the fishing realm gather in Orlando, FL, at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) to exhibit the latest and greatest fishing gear before
September 13, 2018
Casey Cares, an organization dedicated to creating little moments and lasting memories for families with critically ill children, sent seven-year old Liam and his father, James, on a special father