Susquehanna Flats on the upper Chesapeake Bay has developed a reputation as the go-to location for supersized stripers in the spring. Anglers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region travel to Maryland to fish the flats during the catch-and-release season in March … Continued
Jennifer R. from Maryland writes to ask about urban deer hunts. "Over
the last month there has been news about urban bow hunts being utilized to
lower deer numbers in our area. Do those programs really work, and how
would I be able to bow hunt in such areas?"
Cobia fishing from the Eastern Shore of the lower Chesapeake Bay in Virginia can be exciting and loads of fun. They pull with such force that you probably have never experienced anything like it. We anchored in about 20 feet of water, and after rigging up for smaller fish, we dropped down to see what can be found. It didn’t take long. Within five minutes, Vaskys had a powerful hit and the cobia came flying out of the water before it was gone.
The season was a bit young for drum, mid-May. However, in the occasional year, we had taken a few of these behemoths even in early May. But it was a pretty night, so we decided to give it a go. It didn’t take long before the ratchet on Ruta’s reel screamed with that wonderful urgency that is music to an angler’s ears.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, Russell Crawford left his home in Sykesville, Md., to go fishing in nearby Piney Run Reservoir. An unfortunate mishap would thrust Crawford into a bloody struggle with a huge, hooked fish, leaving Crawford with serious injuries and a truly remarkable fishing story to tell for years to come.
The ice was just starting to melt on the ramp as we slipped our boat into the water in downtown Salisbury, Md. It was early February and a cold spell had prevented any fishing activity for about two weeks. The prediction was for temperatures in the mid-50s by late afternoon. It was just the kind of day that ought to stimulate a bite!