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Articles by Dennis Doyle

This rockfish took me for a Chesapeake train ride

It had been way too many days since I had caught a rockfish, and I was ready. But late that afternoon, the light was beginning to fail, and my surface plug had gone untouched cast after cast.

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This rockfish took me for a Chesapeake train ride

 

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Female blue crabs need our protection

It’s beginning to look like business as usual with the Chesapeake’s most treasured natural resource, the blue crab. Maryland is on course to resume the destructive harvest of female crabs, sooks, with its first official act upon the arrival of news that the crab population has at last begun to rebound.

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Female blue crabs need our protection

 

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A gathering of these thick-bodied fish will fill your cooler and make a memorable dinner

 

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Forgetting that maxim, this dummy went home hungry

Fish are Biting

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Forgetting that maxim, this dummy went home hungry

 

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Rod maker George Pavlik had agonized over this rod —
the perfect stick for casting to white perch

 

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Highs and lows on the trotline

 

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An old salt teaches this old dog a new lesson

 

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