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  • Published on 01-24-2015 07:28 AM
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    It's generally cold throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and fishing pretty stinking slow. Fret not, the next few months are filled with opportunities to check out fishing shows and seminars throughout the region. Below is a list of some events going on in Maryland and Virgina. Also check out and vote for your favorite world record fish from 2014 at the IGFA site, all the information on how to vote and how to win a Yeti cooler is below.

    Fishing Shows and Events

    Jan 27, 2015, 6:30pm : CCA Baltimore Chapter meeting
    Location: Little Havana, Baltimore Maryland
    Details: Tony Friedrich will talk on fly fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, and the windows of opportunity we have to fish for a wide variety of ...

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    Published on 12-20-2014 03:36 PM
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    Hard to believe, but December 15, and the rockfish season in Maryland’s portion of Chesapeake Bay, have come and gone already. And here comes Christmas! While it is difficult to detect from our current perspective, far out on the horizon is April, and the beginning of the 2015 fishing season. However, in the meantime, many anglers have put their boats in storage for the winter. Charter guides such as captains Walt at Light Tackle Charters, Walleye Pete at Four Seasons Light Tackle Charter, and Richie Gaines at Angler’s Connection Guide Service have moved south and are now fishing Virginia’s portion of the bay, and freshwater. Many of the first late-fall reports from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel were disappointing; however, anglers have recently hooked up with a few more bigger stripers, primarily while fishing ...
    Published on 01-24-2015 05:32 PM
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    Saltwater fishing options are limited in and around Virginia waters right now. There are still a few reports of catch-and-release fishing for striped bass inside the bay, particularly near the deep-water area on the eastern side of the bay. Striped bass have been a no-show in the open coastal waters. Some have been encountered outside the 3 NM line by anglers searching for bluefin tuna but they do not seem to be thick out there either.

    Some monster bluefin tuna are being caught out of ...
    Published on 12-06-2014 06:28 AM
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    There are still a lot of rockfish to the north of Virginia’s waters, but big rockfish are slowly making their way into Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. Offshore the there has been a few sightings of Bluefin tuna which could be the start of some good action of the weather cooperates. Get the full download on that action...
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    Published on 11-01-2014 07:01 AM
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    Passing cold fronts with gusty winds, especially on weekends, have significantly hampered fishing activity in recent weeks. It’s often been uncomfortable, or even impossible, to fish. On days when the weather has been decent enough for anglers to hit the water, they have often come up with nice rockfish catches.

    There have been striped bass on Susquehanna Flats. Most of them haven’t been big, but the 14- to 18-inch fish provide exciting light-tackle casting action. A few larger rockfish, including nice fish to more than 30 inches, have been ...
    Published on 11-22-2014 05:40 PM
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    Ken Neill was kind enough to put together a good synopsis of what is going on with Striped Bass in Virginia for 2015 and beyond. Worth the read if you are interested in how the whole striped bass situation in Virginia is going to play out. The summary is at the end of the fishing reports.

    Striped bass action has been pretty good on school-sized fish. Most of the fish are being caught at the area’s crossings like the CBBT, JRB, Coleman Bridge, HRBT, MMMT and at any other structure with lights on it at night. More fish are being caught in open water and there has been some bird action. There have been a few 40-plus pound fish caught at the CBBT at night and on the bayside of the Eastern Shore during the day, primarily on live eels. This fishery should get better each day. There is still a good bite up the bay in Maryland waters and up the coast off of New Jersey. Those fish ...
    Published on 11-22-2014 04:05 AM
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    Before the bone-chilling cold moved it, good numbers of nice rockfish were being caught in the lower Susquehanna River and on Susquehanna Flats. At Port Deposit on the Susquehanna River, anglers reported catching real nice rockfish to 28 inches while casting Alabama rigs, Storm shads, leadheads dressed with Bass Kandy Delights (BKDs) and Bass Assassins, and Rat-L-Traps and other crankbaits. Those same lures have also taken smaller 14- to 20-inch rockfish in the shallows around Battery Island, along the channel edges on Susquehanna Flats, and just off Sandy Point at the southern end of the flats. In addition, in the shallows around ...
    Published on 06-06-2014 04:35 PM
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    by Brandon White


    Cobia fishing remains strong this week in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay and inshore waters with some bigger fish being weighed in; sight-casters and chummers are both having success. The bigger cobia have been pushing 80lbs. Tidal Fisher Sea-Quester posted a fishing report with an 84lber. You can see that one in the picture at the top of the fishing report this week; check out the full report for other pictures of this slob.

    I saw another nice cobia caught this week by mwillis98 and some really big slobs caught by Finao.
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    Published on 06-06-2014 03:10 PM
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    by Brandon White

    The strong rockfish chumming bite continues. Johnny at Angler’s recommends chumming in 30 to 35 feet of water at Hacketts, Tollys, Podickory Point, Love Point and Gum Thickets. Larger rock have come from slightly deeper water; Johnny reported a dandy 37-incher chummed up in 38 to 40 feet of water at Hacketts. Trollers have been pulling 8- to 12-inch inlines and have had their best bites in 25 to 30 feet of water. Johnny said there’s a mayworm hatch underway and he recommends bottom bouncing with surgical tubes. White perch have been moving into the shallows where they can be caught on spinnerbaits. A few croaker have been reported, and Johnny expects spots to be available for purchase at Angler’s in about two weeks. ...
    by Published on 05-20-2014 11:49 AM
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    Well, the results are in, and the 2014 Winner of the 31st Annual Championship on the Chesapeake is Gene Walker, who took home a whopping $63,000 with a 48 pound Rockfish. I’d say that is one fine day of fishing and worth tipping some spirits back at home port.

    Gene ...
    by Published on 05-20-2014 09:54 AM
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    “One of the best places you can be is red can 86, just north of Bloody Point,” according to Johnny at Angler’s Fishing Center. “Work the eastern edge of the channel in about 52 feet of water.” He said every trip ...

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