Fishing

  • Angler Clean Water Story: The Benefits of Habitat Creation

    May 7, 2015

    As a full-time fly and light tackle fishing guide on the Chesapeake Bay, I find environmental and ecological restoration of the bay vital to the future of my profession. With CBF at the lead, many aspects of water quality in the bay have improved. This is a huge accomplishment considering the stress put on the resource by a large increase in human development in the watershed.

  • Don't Raise Menhaden Catch Without Eco Safeguards

    May 4, 2015

    Atlantic menhaden, those small, silvery fish that travel in large schools up and down the Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay, may be swimming into trouble.

  • City Leaders Doing Right by Business and Clean Water

    March 24, 2015

  • Photo of the Week: Hanging on to the Last Little Bit of Summer

    October 27, 2014

  • Angler Clean Water Story: A Tale of Three Coves

    October 3, 2014

    I fish in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries several days a week year round. Much of my fishing is done from a kayak, which allows me to get into very shallow water and to sneak up on fish. I see compelling differences in catch success depending on the water quality and clarity of the water bodies where I fish. Here is an example.

  • Rockfish: Down But Not Out

    September 18, 2014

  • Angler Clean Water Story: Simply Put

    June 20, 2014

    Simply put, the single most important variable in my mind to having a healthy fishery not only in my home waters of the Choptank River, but the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed, is having clean water. I have been fishing and living on the Chesapeake since I was a little boy.

  • Angler Clean Water Story: Clean Water Laws Need to Have Teeth

    June 13, 2014

    I am a brook trout enthusiast. The fish is arguably one of the most striking freshwater fish to be found. Brookies need clean, cool water to survive. Loss of forests and runoff that carries sediment into streams are major threats to brook trout.

  • Angler Clean Water Story: No Brainer

    June 2, 2014

    Clean water is a no brainer when it comes to anything in life, including the ability to sustain life. Fishing or not, clean water is essential for everyone and everything . . . striped bass, bald eagles, osprey, otters, mayflies, and crayfish, just to name a few.

  • Angler Clean Water Story: A Sorry Situation

    May 31, 2014

    It really bugs me that the fish I catch from the Chesapeake are "toxic fish." Chesapeake rockfish and white perch are some of the best tasting fish to be found anywhere. Yet I am afraid to eat them! The Bay is so polluted that these fish have been declared unhealthy to eat because of the toxic chemicals contained in their flesh, such as mercury and PCBs. What a sorry situation . . . This has to change!

  • Angler Clean Water Story: Fishing for Happy Fish

    May 26, 2014

    I like to fish for "happy" fish. In the fall when the water is clear there are some areas in the Bay where you can see the bottom in ten feet of water. You can see fish on structure and they are obviously feeling frisky and "happy."

  • Angler Clean Water Story: Clean Water Is Simply a Must

    May 15, 2014

    I began fishing as a young boy in the ponds and creeks around my home for mainly bluegill or more often whatever would bite. Those early years instilled a love of the sport that I still have today.

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