Winter Fishing on the Chesapeake – Virginia

As the season wound down, I joined my friend on the Eastern Shore of Virginia to fly fish and jig for striped bass in early December. We fished two days, finding the shallow creeks of the Eastern Shore barren, but finding structure in 40-60 feet of water full of fish.  Saturday saw us in fish…

Fly Fishing the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia

Over the last week, I’ve fished the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay three times:  Out of Machipongo, Virginia, out of Crisfield, Maryland, and out of Solomons, Maryland. Out of Machipongo, I and a friend hoped to target speckled trout and red drum, but with strong southerly winds, we struggled to catch anything other than…

Fishing Report – Middle Chesapeake Bay

Last weekend I fished the Middle Chesapeake Bay, heading out of Solomons searching for breaking fish.  The fall pattern has officially set in, and by the evening, multiple schools of breaking fish lined water from Little Choptank to Solomons.  Most of the fish we found were small, but a few pushed 18-19″.  Fly rods with…