Fishing Eastern Bay out of Kent Island, MD

While battling food poisoning, I was invited to go fishing with a friend on Eastern Bay, south of Kent Island.  Having never fished it before, I (of course) said yes. I met my friend at his house, and we trailered his new Carolina Skiff to the launch on Kent Island.  My goal was to find…

Fishing Report: Seneca Creek, West Virginia

I spent the last weekend in the Seneca Creek backcountry, fly fishing for native brook trout and rainbow trout.  This area is part of the Monongahela National Forest, an enormous stretch of wild mountains that includes Spruce Knob (West Virginia’s Highest Mountain), Seneca Rocks, and the Dolly Sods Wilderness.  This is some of the most…

Sailing Key West

The day after fishing the reef, the weather forecast took a turn for the worse.  15-20 knot winds put an end to visions of running out for Mahi in a small boat.  Instead, we took my buddy’s house/boat out – a 35′ catamaran affectionately called the “Bay Cat” – as far as the Gulfstream.  Out…

Fishing Report – Cownose Rays

Cownose rays don’t get any respect.  They’re “trash-fish”, good for ruining your tackle, decimating oyster beds, or muddying up your favorite flat.  With that said, if you tie into one on a fly rod, they’re a blast.  For Chesapeake Bay fisherman, they are a good option if striper, cobia, or drum fishing isn’t happening. I…

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,…