Fishing Report – 10,000 Islands (Part I)

Spent today fishing with guide Aron Blaisdell in the 10,000 Islands, catching snook, red drum, ladyfish, mangrove snapper, catfish, and had one of our crew jump a tarpon (into a tree).  Not a bad first day.  Tomorrow and Friday will keep us at it, flinging flies and throwing lures and live bait under mangroves, and…

Travel Fishing – Florida Everglades

In one week, I’ll be back fishing the 10,000 islands and the Everglades, south of Marco Island.  I’ve tied flies, read books, and dreamed of getting to tangle with ‘glades snook, red drum and tarpon again. Last time around, we fished on a small, shallow draft Dolphin Skiff, sliding into freshwater rivers far from the coast,…

Fishing Report – CBBT and Eastern Shore Barrier Islands

I spent last Thursday fishing around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) and the barrier islands of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  The target:  Jumbo sized striped bass and red drum.  And despite the massive fish in the cover photo (caught light tackle jigging a few years ago), we did not have any success. The water temperature…

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…