Keith Lockwood: Summer is officially here and so is the good fishing

The summer season officially started Monday, but for most, schools are out and it is time for family vacations and spending more family time together. Traveling the highways linking vacation destinations, family vehicles can be seen loaded down with all kinds of fun gear ranging from bicycles of all sizes to kayaks and pulling campers. […]

Chesapeake Bay rockfish survey is all-good news

The results of the 2015 striped bass juvenile survey have been released and it spells good news for Chesapeake Bay and coastal fishermen. The survey, a measure of spawning success, found an average of 24.2 juvenile fish per sample, approximately double the long-term average of 11.9, which is the eighth highest ever recorded since the […]

With storms behind us, get out there and fish

The summer doldrums are over and weather patterns are changing. The recent nor-easters are gone. As we transition into fall and cooler temperatures there is bound to be some turmoil on the weather front. It has been tough to get out on the more open waters. Fortunately the windy weather has passed for now but […]

Spanish mackerel and bluefish still wooing anglers

Water temperatures in the upper bay have dropped 6 degrees or more in the past week and striped bass and other fish are responding to more comfortable water temperatures. This pattern will continue as our bay fisheries begin to move into a fall mode of fishing behavior with cooling air temps and northerly/easterly winds. Striped […]

Fishing Report: Cooler weather sure to change patterns

Cooler weather has been a bit of a wake-up call for anglers thinking of the fishing opportunities that will be occurring shortly as water temperatures begin to cool. Freshwater fish will become more active and the traditional fall stocking of trout in trout management waters is just around the corner. Chesapeake Bay fishermen are thinking […]

Fishing Report: Recreational crabbing is only getting better

As is often the case when someone asks you what you’re fishing for, one will often name one target fish species, or a group of species. When an angler heads out with a family member such as a son or daughter or a very good long-time friend, there is often a hidden answer deep inside […]

Fishing Report: Summer migrant species filling OC coolers

It seems that American families are on the road this week as there is short time before kids have to go back to school.

It is always fun to see a vehicle going by crammed with family and gear up to the windows with bicycles, coolers and fishing rods strapped to the roof. Enjoy and be sure to make fishing a part of your vacation if you are going to be near water.

The Maryland Fishing Challenge is rounding the bend of the last couple of weeks for anglers to catch a qualifying fish and be registered for all the prizes that are being offered during the Sunday, Sept. 13 awards event at Sandy Point State Park. The parking passes and information packets will be mailed soon to those who qualified.