Chesapeake Creek Fishing – Overview

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the lower 48 states, and as you might expect, has many miles of rivers and creeks that feed it.  As a result, it is a phenomenal nursery for immature gamefish, with a stunning variety of targets for the local fisherman. I grew up fishing these waters, and…

Trout and Grayling in the UK

I have been fly fishing for a long time, but only recently began fishing for trout. And when a business trip took me overseas this fall, I spent my Halloween fishing the historic Itchen River with local guide Andrew. Andrew had fished and guided all over the UK, and had a particular fondness for Grayling,…

Cobia – in the Chesapeake Bay?

Not much has been written about fly and light tackle fishing for Cobia in the Chesapeake Bay.  I’ve been able to find some information, much of it centered around the fishery in Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. What do we know?  Cobia enter the Chesapeake Bay around late May.  They swim up…

Winter sucks. Time to prepare.

As I write this, 30″ of snow is descending on Washington D.C.  Society has not collapsed, the power is still on, and I’ve managed to tie some of my favorite go-to fly patterns for the spring run of striped bass.  #Winning. Stripers feed on big baits in the spring and early summer.  Herring, Alewives, Menhaden,…

Any Water Will Do. Really.

Why start a blog?  I’ve been fishing my entire life, always loved reading about fishing, and to be frank, I never really found a blog that I personally enjoyed reading.  There are a few good blogs that speak to local fishing opportunities in and around the Chesapeake Bay, but I figured that, at a minimum,…