Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) is the first fish that comes to mind when most people think of the Chesapeake Bay. “Rockfish” as we call them, is the State Fish of Maryland and the most sought-after species in the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to my most recent panfish book, I . . .
Some of the mill ponds date back as far as the 18th century. Dams were built to capture water from creeks and small rivers. The water was then used to power gristmills, saw mills, and textile mills. All but one of the mills are now gone, but their retention ponds are still . . .
In the Upper Bay area of the Susquehanna Flats and surrounding tidal rivers, largemouth bass begin to stir in March. Yellow perch spawn in early March depending on the weather. The hungry bass eat yellow perch fry since the colorful perch are the first species to hatch in . . .
We decided early in the year that we wanted to try something new and looked to test our luck in Talbot County for some teal during the early September season, so we planned a trip to scout public land late last summer. This would be my first full season with a boat that I . . .
Maryland should be on every angler’s fishing bucket list, as there are plenty of fishing opportunities in the area. Anglers can fish the coastline, then move inland for some fly fishing, kayak fishing or shore fishing, and if you’re there in the winter, you can do a bit of . . .
Must Know: Hunters need to be in pretty good shape to do some walking. Rabbit hunting requires lots of walking unlike other hunting sports where you can sit still. Rabbit hunting season runs from November 7 –February 27. For a hunter to participate they must purchase a . . .
An Interesting Challenge Late season deer are not the kind you’re used to when the season opens. For one, they’ve likely been chased, shot at, and generally pursued for a few months by now. The remaining bucks and does have learned new behaviors and movement patterns to stay . . .
I began my career with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as a forest ranger in 1987; a year later I accepted a position with the Wildlife Division. Never a big advocate of hunting, I had learned about wildlife population management in college and understood the . . .
In Part 3 of this series, we explored some great areas and roads in Southern Maryland. Now we end our trip at the Eastern Shore where rural land, a notable fishing sector and 23 wildlife management areas offer plenty of activities for a full family outing itinerary . . .
With Maryland’s long history as one of the 13 original American colonies, the scenic byways that run through the state are perfect for a road trip where the family can enjoy memorable sites, take a drive through key historic areas and take in a glimpse of Maryland’s unique . . .