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  1. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Admittedly very late to the game and have a few questions to help ease the learning curve. Whats the right reel to use - spinning or baitrunner? Heard guys say they need to keep adjusting drag on the spinning reels and pulling out line?? Makes it Seem like baitrunner is easier. Braid or...
  2. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    On 7/11/2017, after hearing about great reports from the southern regions of the bay, we decided to take our chances and fish a place we caught fish last week. Our goal was to catch enough fish for a small picnic and the fish did not disappoint. We left the Cobb Island boat ramp around 7:30 am...
  3. Virginia Angler
    Coming home from school on Thursday and plan on taking the boat out from Gwynn's island b/c it looks like the weather should be nice. Anyone have any luck with stripers out on the rappahannock near the white stone bridge? I can't decide if i want to spend the day fishing for them or just have a...
  4. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Not quite sure why I'm reading reports claiming the fishing is slow. The summer started off gangbusters for me, and it hasn't slowed down yet. For all you guys having problems, here's what I'm seeing/doing........ The spot are still thick behind Poplar Island. My advice is to stay away from...
  5. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Memorial Day: Catching Big Perch and the Season's First Croakers & Spot Summary Kate and I caught big perch today, plus the season's first croakers and a bonus spot & striper for a total of 21 fish landed and 10 harvested. We headed out at about 10:30 am, trolled for about an hour, and got a...
  6. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    The results should make very interesting reading for all members of this community.
  7. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Proper Identification of Norfolk Spot and Atlantic Croaker Please see the below image regarding the proper identification of Norfolk spot and Atlantic croaker. There are a number of reports coming in to MD DNR regarding fishermen confusing the two species and using undersize croaker for live...
  8. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    I normally put in at Ches Beach ramp, but have troubles getting my radar under the bridge at high tide. Not to mention I want to check out the fishin around the 'gas dock' area. (This is my first summer in the region) Can anyone tell me how far of a run it is from that ramp to the Cove point...
  9. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Bay Bridge Striper - This Guy Catches (July 10, 2011) Redfish and I fished Bay Bridge, MD for striper on July 10th. I started to fish hours before Redfish arrived. While waiting for Redfish, I caught 4 big spot and a small white perch on Fish-Bites. Later I gave up live-lining because I thought...
  10. Northern Neck Virginia Angler
    I didn't get a chance to go fishing on Saturday (6/11) before the storms blew threw but I was on the water at about 0630 on Sunday morning (6/12). I fished in front of the old oyster house on the Lancaster side of the river between #8 & #10 in about 20' to 25'. I was using cut squid and peeler...
  11. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Fished out of Sandy SP today, on the way out I noticed thousands possibly millions of juvenile spot dying/inside the inlet and all along the western shore from BB to Love point as far as I could see,some were sill alive but floating upside down. I don't know but My guess is they stayed too late...
  12. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Hi All I just received a note from the MD DNR Fisheries Director on Spot Traps. This is the decision at the moment. We have a work group committee which I will serve on to further look into and figure out suggested regulations for next year. May I use a Spot Pot in Maryland? Recreational...
  13. Chesapeake Angler - The Original- Maryland Angler
    Went out of Deale around 5pm looking to catch some perch over at buoy 1. Surprised to catch some spot, along with a few perch. Trying not to spend so much gas, I decided to go over a little off Chesapeake Beach, were I had trolled before and had pretty good results. Waited a good 45 minutes...
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