Chasing Green Drakes and Brook Trout in the Upper Savage River
Maryland is home to the nation’s first state-wide Fly Fishing Trail. I’ve had experiences at many of its 48 sites. In fact last spring in late May I was hiking near a trail site along the Upper Savage River at Big Run State Park. I had been hiking for just under an hour - . . .
FLY TYING Try It -- You’ll Like It
He wrote: “They fasten red wool...round a hook, and fit on to the wool two feathers which grow under a cock's wattles, and which in color are like wax. Their rod is six feet long, and their line is the same length. Then they throw their snare, and the fish, attracted and . . .
Fly Fishing for Chain Pickerel
If there is one fish that has antifreeze for blood, it is the chain pickerel. I have caught them along ice edges using the ice as an ambush source. Cold weather in Maryland from late October to late May is pickerel time. The pickerel can be found in many brackish waters as . . .
Top Public Lands to Hunt Deer in Maryland's Capital Region
Maryland's Capital Region offers a variety of deer hunting opportunities. With close proximity to Washington, DC and Baltimore, Montgomery County is s great place to plan a hunt. Learn more below and plan your trip to the Capital Region to hunt this season. Montgomery County . . .
Waterfowl on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
A Tradition Almost Four Hundred Years in the Making In 1666, an Englishman named George Alsop wrote about his experience in Maryland. The waterfowl were so abundant, he wrote, “there was such an incessant clattering made with their wings on the water where they rose, and . . .
Hunting Marsh Ghosts in Maryland
History In the early 1900’s Clement Henry released 5 or 6 deer on James Island. Maryland biologists and deer managers first worried that the “miniature elk” would expand into the upland territory of native white-tailed deer. This resulted in higher bag limits being set so . . .
Fly Fishing for Speckled Trout
While striped bass remain the king here in Chesapeake country, there’s a newcomer on the block vying for the top spot in a fly angler’s heart. To many bay area anglers speckled trout have always been an exotic catch, a species associated with more southern climes. But with . . .
What is Fly Fishing?
Casting- Easier than you think Undoubtedly, the act of fly casting is what many find as the most intimidating aspect of fly fishing. Yet, casting is actually very easy with modern fly fishing equipment. It comes naturally to most who try it and the technique is quickly . . .
New Swordfish State Record Caught
Jeff Jacobs has been officially recognized by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as the new state record holder for the Atlantic Division 393-pound swordfish (Xiphias gladius) he caught in the canyons off the coast of Ocean City. Jacobs, 38, was on charter . . .
Maryland’s Money Waters
Chesapeake Fishing Open Oct 1, 2022 The Chesapeake Fishing Open kicks off with a Captain’s Party at Nick’s Fish House on September 30th, 2022. Angler’s lines go in bright and early on October 1st, and competitors will be competing for the biggest Rockfish, Catfish, Snakehead . . .