Fly Fishing Chesapeake Bay – May

I’ve managed to get out four times in May to fish on the Chesapeake.  Two of those trips were abbreviated:  Doing a sea test after boat repairs and fishing for an hour or two (and did very well), and later taking the family out to see the birds on Barren Island while wetting a line…

Fishing Report – Middle Chesapeake Bay

It’s July, it’s hot, and the fly fishing and light tackle action has slowed down out of Solomons Island, MD.  There are fish, but you have to be in the right place at the right time (or fishing out of Baltimore Harbor, where it seems a huge slug of striped bass has taken up residence…

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…