Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/regulars/sporting-life-by-dennis-doyle en Up Your Game in February http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/your-game-february <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="cke_pastebin">Meet angling legends, acquire knowledge and tackle</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Chesapeake Bay has produced some of the nation&rsquo;s best-known anglers, starting with Lefty Kreh and including Bob Clouser, Bob Popovics, Kevin Josenhans, Steve Silvario, Blane Choklett, Joe Cap and Tony Friedrich. These angling luminaries and many more will be on hand to meet and share information at the 18th Annual Lefty Kreh Tie Fest on February 24 and 25 at the Lowes Annapolis Hotel.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/your-game-february" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/LeftyKreh-Katie%20Blizzard.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="150" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lefty Kreh gives fly-casting pointers to Katie Blizzard. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/your-game-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/your-game-february#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:41:28 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 41946 at http://bayweekly.com Old Dog Learns a New Trick http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/old-dog-learns-new-trick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I&rsquo;m buying long rods to fish from shore the windy days of early &shy;trophy rockfish season</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;My latest fishing quest originated in last year&rsquo;s trophy rockfish season as I was putting in a supply of ice for my skiff&rsquo;s fish box. Parking near an SUV, I had paused to compare notes with the occupants who were as eager to get into some action as I was, using a different sort of gear.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/old-dog-learns-new-trick" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/shore-fishing0020118.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/old-dog-learns-new-trick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/old-dog-learns-new-trick#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:39:14 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 41845 at http://bayweekly.com Fishing 2018 http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/fishing-2018 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The season is already underway</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; It&rsquo;s starting now. The yellow perch run is on the way, with the white perch run right behind it. Despite our wildly unpredictable weather this time of year, Maryland&rsquo;s 2018 fishing season is opening up &mdash; whether you&rsquo;re ready or not.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/fishing-2018" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/yellow-perch-spawning.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Already, yellow perch — and white, too — are gathering in tributaries’ headwaters to spawn. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/fishing-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/fishing-2018#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:13:26 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 41686 at http://bayweekly.com Breaking the Ice http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/breaking-ice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the cold really sets in, the hardy angler goes fishing</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Bitter cold is not enough to describe the single-digit temperatures that descended on Chesapeake Country in late December and early January.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;In Erie, Pennsylvania, where I grew up, this is what winter is like. This year the small city broke into the news (yet again) for not only low temperatures but also record Christmas snows: over five feet in four days. Weather like that is one of the reasons I moved to Maryland some 50 years ago. But for people thereabouts, it&rsquo;s no big deal.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/breaking-ice" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/ice-fishermen-011118.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/breaking-ice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/breaking-ice#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:03:39 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 41601 at http://bayweekly.com Shopping for Your Angler http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/shopping-your-angler <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gifts they&rsquo;ll really appreciate</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;What to give the dedicated Chesapeake Bay angler on your list?</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The most helpful suggestion I can offer &mdash; if you haven&rsquo;t already received exact, specific instructions from the individual in question &mdash; is to remember the Rule of Don&rsquo;t.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/shopping-your-angler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/shopping-your-angler#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:43:06 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 41401 at http://bayweekly.com A Bite Relieves the Cold http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/a%E2%80%88bite-relieves-cold <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="cke_pastebin">You&rsquo;ve gotta have hope to wring the last fish out of the season</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The pictures Mike showed me were what I hadn&rsquo;t seen for too long, two nice 35-plus-inch rockfish with heavy bellies and dark, shiny stripes. They&rsquo;d been caught by friends earlier that day.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Then he made an offer I &shy;couldn&rsquo;t turn down.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &ldquo;Ryan&rsquo;s picking up the menhaden, chum, snacks and water in the morning,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Meet us at the dock at 7am.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/a%E2%80%88bite-relieves-cold" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Skunked-113017.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mike and Ryan empty-handed after a chilly day searching for rockfish. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/a%E2%80%88bite-relieves-cold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/a%E2%80%88bite-relieves-cold#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:59:38 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 41127 at http://bayweekly.com Cold Weather Angling http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/cold-weather-angling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can catch a fish, but take care not to catch hypothermia</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Yes, it can be uncomfortable but it can also be exhilarating to catch fish this time of year. Even in the low 40s, you can catch fish, particularly rockfish and white perch.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;But before you even think of going out, take two precautions.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Do not go out on the water when temperatures drop below 40 degrees.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/cold-weather-angling" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Dennis-Doyle-101217-New%20Column%20Pix_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/cold-weather-angling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/cold-weather-angling#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:10:31 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 41009 at http://bayweekly.com The List http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="font-style: normal;">Getting equipped to clean your tackle will postpone that day of reckoning</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;First it was wind and plenty of it. Then rain. Gazing at the dreary, sodden, gale-racked scene from my writing chair, I admitted that foul weather is finally descending on us. We will get days on the water, but more often than not, we won&rsquo;t.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/list" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/dennis-cleaning-supplies.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/list#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:51:20 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 40708 at http://bayweekly.com The Big Slump http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/big-slump <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Research is what you call it when you&rsquo;re not catching</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Thumbing the spool, I cast my lure just off a placid riprapped Chesapeake Bay shoreline. The morning had been perfect for surface plugging to cruising rockfish: The tide was in flood stage, there was little wind and the water was 66 degrees. Yet there were no fish.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/big-slump" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/bad_day_fishing-102617.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/big-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/big-slump#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:19:41 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 40600 at http://bayweekly.com Basics for Panfishing Success http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/basics-panfishing-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="font-style: normal;">Tested and true lures and bait</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Drifting to the edge of the channel in my skiff, I had my eyes glued to the electronic finder screen. A glance over my shoulder assured me that I wasn&rsquo;t getting in the way of anyone navigating through the area, so I released a little more fishing line and felt the one-ounce sinker below continue its tap, tap, tapping contact over the shell-strewn contours. Perfect.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/basics-panfishing-success" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/perch-catch-101917%20copy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/basics-panfishing-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/basics-panfishing-success#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:17:14 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 40430 at http://bayweekly.com