DNR Fishing Report: Trout and snakehead action in Dorchester

ANNAPOLIS — In the middle Chesapeake Bay, bottom fishing action for both spot and perch can be found at Hacketts and Thomas points on shell bottom and bars, as well as around Eastern Bay, Poplar Island, and the Severn and Choptank rivers. Small bluefish and Spanish mackerel should be moving into the area soon, with […]

Fishing report: Plenty of species to catch and enjoy in Md.

ANNAPOLIS — This is a marvelous time of year to enjoy Maryland’s outdoors, and recreational crabbing is just one way to get onto the quiet tidal creeks and rivers of the Chesapeake Bay. Fishing the Chesapeake Bay is a time-honored tradition. While anglers often set their sights on striped bass there are several other species […]

Population shows healthy spawning stock

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced last week the results of the 2020 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, a cooperative effort with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, which estimates the number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay annually. The 2020 results showed that the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population maintains […]