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How devoted watermen have rescued some of the Chesapeake Bay’s most storied and historic buyboats. more

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Fishing is relaxing for many. Professional bass fishing is much different—30 rods, 70 mph boats and speed casting from dawn to dusk. more

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If a river otter is nearby, you can kiss the fish in your privately stocked pond goodbye. more

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After a long winter’s respite, fishing season is a sure sign of summer. more

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Guy Schum

What could be missing from this collection of antique fly-fishing equipment? more

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Made in Virginia winner Release Reels more

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Who Owns the Jackson River?

Beau Beasley

Private developers and the public both lay claim to a stretch of the Jackson River in Allegheny County, and fly fishers are caught in the middle. more

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Robb Scharetg

Transforming a muddy river back into a perfect stream can be done. Beau Beasley tells how a cow wallow became an Augusta County gem. more

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A practical new use for old lobster-trap netting. more

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A group of volunteers are dedicated to assisting wounded war veterans, all with the help of a rod and a reel. more

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County Curiosity: Northumberland more

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Fish Stories - Feature

John Henley

Want to watch people at Virginia Beach? Head for the boardwalk. Want to catch a wahoo, tuna or marlin? Head for Rudee Inlet, a hot spot for sport fishing. more

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Up a Creek - Feature

Chris White

For the two sisters who run Payne's Crab House in Urbanna, the watermen's life is tough but good. As Beatrice Taylor says, "It's in our blood." more

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Poquoson is a peninsula jutting into the Chesapeake Bay and the oldest continuously named town in Virginia, where crusty watermen mingle with brainy NASA scientists, and where family histories go back to the 1700s. more

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Striper

Tyler Darden

Before long, a strange sensation will start to grip fishermen and consumers along the East Coast—striper madness! It’s a hard-to-define attraction to the striped bass, a migratory game fish found in large numbers in the Chesapeake Bay. more

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