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Maryland Fishing Report

November 22, 2023 Herb Floyd took a break from fishing for striped bass and enjoyed some great chain pickerel action. Photo courtesy of Herb Floyd The Thanksgiving holiday gives us all a chance to reflect on all the things we are grateful to have. Family and friends always top the list, and for many of us they are followed by the opportunities we have to enjoy the outdoors. Forecast Summary: November 22 – November 28: The upcoming week should provide cool temperatures all week with windy conditions on Wednesday and Thursday. Surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 50s... Read more →

Jason Paugh, of Red House, Receives Master Angler Award

FishMaryland Master Angler Award Presented to Jason Paugh of Garrett County Jason Paugh, of Red House, officially became the fourth Master Angler awarded under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ FishMaryland program this month. The highest award in the program recognizes the skill and determination required to catch ten trophy-size fish species in Maryland that all meet the minimum award sizes. Paugh reached this milestone award by catching a largemouth bass (21.25 inches), smallmouth bass (20 inches), crappie (16.75 inches), northern pike (47.25 inches), chain pickerel (25.25 inches), rock bass (10.75 inches), yellow perch (14.25 inches), carp (38 inches), bluegill... Read more →

CNB Fishing News: Anglers Catch Huge Striped Bass, Walleye, Black Sea Bass

Maryland Fishing Report – November 15 Sara LaMonica is all smiles with this large crappie she caught at Prettyboy Reservoir recently. Photo courtesy of Sara LaMonica The weather is a bit chilly, but the fishing remains good. Anglers can be seen switching their footwear from sneakers to waterproof and insulated boots and warmer outdoor clothes. Forecast Summary: November 15 – November 21: The upcoming week should provide cool temperatures all week with windy conditions on Saturday. Surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 50s in the upper Chesapeake Bay, to the high 50s close to the Virginia state line.... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Alphonse Wilson Talks Turkey

By Slim Randles Alphonse Wilson here, you know … yore pal Windy? And I’m here to set the record straight, once and forever more, on turkeys. Now for those folks out there who think a turkey is something hot and brown and tasty and is full of stuffing, this here’ll come as a shock. You see, before he becomes a tasteful delicacity, the turkey is a big ol’ bird who lives in the woods, or on a farm, and ain’t too awful smart, neither. Iffen a turkey was smart, we’d probably have to eat vegetables for Thanksgiving. Now that’s a... Read more →

THE Problems with Alternative Approaches to Addressing Crime?

SOURCE : NRA, as well as many involved both with combatting violent crime and studying ways to reduce it, have long held that imposing restrictions on gun ownership does nothing to deter violent criminals from committing crimes while using firearms. As we have said time and time again, those who are already law-abiding will tend to obey “gun control” laws, while criminals will ignore them. They are, after all, criminals. Besides trying to impose new restrictions, though, many anti-gun “progressives” have also promoted alternative approaches to criminal justice. Most readers of our alerts are familiar with many of those... Read more →

CNB Hunting Delaware: Seasons Opening in November Include Deer, Waterfowl, Small Game

CNBNews graphic file Hunting season for Cottontail Rabbits, Ring-Necked Pheasants and Quail Starts Nov. 20 Many Delaware hunting seasons are to open or are already open this month, including the popular November general firearm deer season, also known as the shotgun season, which runs from Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 19, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Duck, Canada goose and other hunting seasons open later in the moth on Nov. 20. Meanwhile, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is clarifying season dates for small game, due to incorrect dates listed in print... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Mild Weather Perfect for Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report – November 8 Steve Kartalia holds up a beautiful smallmouth bass before releasing it back into the waters of the upper Potomac River. Photo by Bob Easton Fall colors are at peak in much of Maryland, and the mild weather has made outdoor recreation like fishing a wonderful experience. Forecast Summary: November 8 – November 14: The upcoming week should provide cool temperatures all week with windy conditions through Friday. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the upper 50s to low 60s. With rivers running in the mid to low 50s, baitfish will be moving... Read more →

Maryland's Bear Population Between 1,500 and 2,000

Black Bear Hunt Aims To Maintain Maryland’s Bear Population November 8, 2023 The top predator, once abundant and later endangered in the state, is now at a healthy level. A black bear approaches a camera trap. Photo by Nathaniel Peck. Black bear populations have risen in Maryland in recent decades and are now at a level that state biologists consider healthy. To maintain a large enough black bear population that enables bears to reproduce sustainably while mitigating potential conflicts with humans, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has managed a limited bear hunt for the past 20 years. “Black bears... Read more →

Tree Nursery in Maryland Taking Orders for Spring 2024

Maryland DNR photo year marks the return of Wye Oak clone seedlings. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that its online tree seedling catalog is now open and accepting orders for spring 2024 planting from the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery. This year’s catalog features more than 55 species, with a few different choices from last year. Also the nursery is excited to announce the return of Wye Oak seedlings for sale for the first time since 2018. This special offering of seedlings grown from clones of Maryland’s historic Wye Oak is now available for ordering from... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: A November Romance

By Slim Randles There’s just something about falling in love in November, thought Steve. Something … timely. Something … special. Steve’s incredible shaving-brush-like moustache is gray now. It’s lasted a long time, there at the ranch and up at Steve’s cabin, and it deserves to be such an elegant gray. Falling in love, Steve said to himself, just couldn’t be all that terrific. November … the Native American’s hunger moon. The month of storms and danger, when smart outdoorsmen practiced being even smarter indoorsmen. But Steve always thought there was a slice of flavor inside a November romance because of... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: The Fall, A Wonderful Time for Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report – Amy Fradiska holds up a largemouth bass she caught and released recently. Photo courtesy Amy Fradiska The colors of fall are all around, water temperatures are cooler, and it is a wonderful time to go fishing for a variety of freshwater, Bay, and marine fish. Forecast Summary: November 1 – November 7: The upcoming week should provide cool but warming temperatures as the week progresses with low winds after Wednesday. Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures have dropped to the low 60s. With rivers running in the mid to low 50s, baitfish will be moving out into... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Old Jasper's Love of Deer Hunting

BY Slim Randles Old Jasper Blankenship went out to hunt deer the other day, the same way he’s done for decades now. He’s slower than he used to be, of course. Deer season has changed a lot for Jasper over the many years he’s been at it. As a kid, he couldn’t wait until he was old enough to get a license because he wanted to bring a buck home to show his family. Not just any buck, either, but a big one. CNBNews graphic file As a young man, he wanted to see how many hunting seasons he could... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: The Autumnal Reasons for Halloween

BY SLIM RANDLES (CNBNews)(October 25, 2023) I think there must be autumnal reasons for Halloween being hued in orange and black. It’s a fun time, a magic evening if you’re a kid, and if you’re a grandpa-type guy, like me, who gets to hand out the goodies. But the colors of this sweet evening celebration are orange and black, and so is October. In another week or so, our deciduous trees will stand like skeletons against the gray skies of winter, but now we have the orange and black of fall. It happens right about sunset each day. The sky... Read more →

CNB Hunting: Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest

Original artwork can be submitted until November 3, 2023; this will be the final year of the contest Gerry Putt won the 49th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest in 2022 with his stunning painting of three American wigeon Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 50th Maryland Migratory Game Bird stamp design contest through November 3, 2023. This will be the last migratory bird stamp contest hosted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, as a physical stamp is no longer required for hunting waterfowl. The Migratory Game Bird Stamp contest is open to... Read more →

Maryland Black Bear Activity Increases Throughout Fall

Photo by Mitch Adolph, submitted to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2023 Photo Contest. Used with permission. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that black bears are beginning a period of increased feeding activity in preparation for winter hibernation. As the leaves change and the weather cools, bears become more active as they search for food. During this time, bears will travel across roads more frequently. They also can become more attracted to human-provided food sources and lose their natural fear of people, which can be dangerous for both people and bears. Residents and visitors should note... Read more →

HELP WANTED: Become a Maryland Fisheries Advisor

The Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP) is a partner of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the principal source of marine fishery statistics for the Atlantic coast. This program needs Maryland fisheries advisors. Maryland may select up to one recreational and one commercial advisor. The Advisory Panel provides advice to the Coordinating Council on annual funding decisions and other program priorities, and they often work closely with the Operations Committee. For more information, see the guidelines for panel members. In the past, we've had both recreational fisheries and commercial fisheries advisors. Interested candidates should be familiar with the... Read more →

Delaware Officials Caution Drivers to be Alert for Deer

Watch Out for Deer During Mating Season, Delaware Authorities Caution Drivers Extra Vigilance on Roads Called for as Days Shorten and Deer Become More Active Morning and Evening CNBNEWS GRAPHICS FILE As clocks are about to fall back to Eastern Standard Time and the days and daylight shorten, it’s also a dangerous time of year to be on the road because of the annual white-tailed deer mating season known as the rut. During the rut, which lasts from late October through November and into December, males (bucks) go about their annual pursuit of females (does) in the First State. The... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Chesapeake Bay Anglers Enjoying Good Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report – October 18 Marty Zupancic fished the lower Bay recently for bluefish on his jet ski and cradled one while taking a selfie. Photo by Marty Zupancic The middle of October is upon us and there are wonderful fishing opportunities throughout Maryland. The fall trout stocking program is underway and Chesapeake Bay anglers are enjoying good fishing for a variety of species. New state records were set recently for two southern species, a barracuda and a pompano dolphinfish, which decided to wander north. This infrequently happens towards the end of summer when southern species catch a ride... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Unleaded, 3.39, special on Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel

BY Slim Randles The sign in front of the gas station says “Unleaded, 3.39, special on Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel.” Visitors here in the valley do a double take when they see Vince’s sign there at what we all know as “the gas station gun shop.” That’s because Vince doesn’t believe in being deprived of his passion while earning a living. His passion: guns. His living: pumping gas. Colt .357 Magnum, six-inch barrel. (CNBNews graphic file) We had all known of his passion for many years. He is the perennial president of the local rod and gun club, plans... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Beware of Deer

NJDOT, NJDEP REMIND MOTORISTS TO BE ALERT AS DEER MATING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection remind motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer as days get shorter and deer become more active with the mating season getting underway. CNBNews graphic files Deer are involved in thousands of collisions with motor vehicles in New Jersey each year, with the highest number occurring during the fall mating season,” said NJDEP Fish & Wildlife Assistant Commissioner Dave Golden. “It is very important that motorists in all parts of the state... Read more →

New Federal Law Allows for Archery Programs in High Schools

By Joe Mueller | The Center Square Oct 10, 2023 Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation (The Center Square) — More than a million students in 49 states will be able to participate in school archery programs using "dangerous weapons" after bipartisan legislation sailed through U.S. Congress and was signed into law by President Joe Biden. The “Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act” passed with unanimous consent in the Senate and a 424-1 vote in the House of Representatives in September. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, was the only vote against the act. When President Biden signed the bill into law... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: It's A Heavy Thinking Morning

BY Slim Randles “You hear ‘bout Andy’s barn?” asked Dud. We nodded and had another sip of morning coffee. “You s’pose it was all globally warmed up?” “Beats me, Windy. Could be.” “Buncha that,” Windy said. “On the news and all over the place. Fires and rivers goin’ over the bank and killin’ cows. Some places, they say, got so hot it caused an earthquake and shook people’s houses down.” And all of this, we knew, was going on faster than the paper could print the news. Hey, you turn on the teevee, somebody else just lost everything they had.... Read more →

CNB Fishing Delaware: Another New State Record

DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Weighs in 53-Pounder Taken from Nanticoke River by Yet Another Bridgeville Angler If it’s starting to sound like a broken record, that’s exactly what it is: For the second time in less than a month, the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed that Delaware has a new state record blue catfish. Sydney McBroom of Bridgeville landed the 53-pound whopper – which measured 46.5 inches in length and is believed to be the largest freshwater fish caught since DNREC began keeping recreational fishing records – midmorning Sept. 22 on the Nanticoke River. McBroom... Read more →

A Visit with Mom and Dad Leads to Unusual Encounter with a Rarely Seen Animal

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill (October 1, 2023) photo credit CNBNews CHERRY HILL, NJ (October 5, 2023)(CNBNews)--Last Sunday morning, around 10:30 A.M., I met up with my parents at Calvary for coffee and cinnamon buns. I came from nearby Wegmens, so my coffee was nice and hot. We chatted for a while. Like many other times I have visited my parents and my grandparents, who are nearby, I end up doing most of the talking. While we were enjoying the nice weather, I noticed something moving out of the corner of my eye. Because of... Read more →

CNBNews Fishing: Chesapeake Bay Drops 10 Degrees, New Phase of Fishing Begins

Maryland Fishing Report – September 27 Alvin Holland Jr. recently caught this huge northern snakehead in the lower Susquehanna River. Photo courtesy Alvin Holland Jr. The winds, rain, and cool temperatures of Tropical Storm Ophelia set the stage for a transition to fall fishing. Those scorching summer days will mostly be a memory as a new season of exciting fishing in Maryland begins. Forecast Summary: September 27 – October 3: The Chesapeake Bay is continuing its rapid cooling, with a 10-degree drop in the past two weeks. The upcoming week should provide moderate temperatures with windy conditions through Saturday. This... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Just One of Those Crazy Mix-Up...

by Slim Randles It was just one of those crazy mix-ups, you know. Like when one thing goes wrong, it triggers another thing that goes wrong and that sets off a multiplicity of crash-and-burns that are remembered long after people are dead and nations fall to Visigoths and such. That’s what happened with our buddy, Dud. You see, he was there at a time when something was needed, and he stepped forward and assumed the role. It was the high school band, of course. We love them. There aren’t that many of them, but they’re great kids and try hard,... Read more →

CNB Fishing: New Blue Catfish Record in Delaware

DNREC’s Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a new state record blue catfish, the fourth state record of the year for the 2023 Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament. The 42.5-inch, 48-pound, 7.2-ounce blue catfish was caught on cut bait earlier this month by Chris Andrews of Bridgeville, while fishing in the Nanticoke River on his personal boat at night with friends who helped him land his massive catch. “Fishing is a big part of my life – I go out about three times a week, so I guess you’d say I’m an avid fisherman,” said Andrews, noting it was just... Read more →

CNBNews: September Weather is Perfect for Maryland Fishing

Maryland Fishing Report September 20, 2023 Peter and Camile Schwarb enjoyed some fun fishing for white perch recently at Loch Raven Reservoir. Photo courtesy Peter and Camile Schwarb. September weather makes for comfortable fishing, and cooler water temperatures often mean better fishing opportunities. Forecast Summary: September 20 – September 26: As we move into the opening of weekend of fall, the Chesapeake Bay is beginning to cool. The upcoming week should provide moderate temperatures with windy conditions Thursday through Sunday, and rain on Saturday and Sunday. Overall conditions should result in Bay surface water temperatures decreasing to the mid 70s.... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Pastor Jeff's Latest Tribulation

Slim Randles | CNBNews We all read about Pastor Jeff's latest tribulation in the local paper, the Valley Weekly Miracle. Maybe tribulation is too strong a word because, after all, when someone leaves your church a huge legacy, isn't it time for rejoicing? Shouldn't we all be walking around the walls of Jericho, tootling on ram's horns and beating the drums in jubilation? It seems one of Pastor Jeff's former church members - a kinda of strange former church member - went off to the city some years ago and became a fairly well-known painter of pictures. When this eccentric... Read more →

Amazing Video: Needing Help A Doe Stops Traffic

source TikTok The TikTok video of a deer blocking a road has gone viral in various versions on YouTube. It was originally posted two months ago. In the video, an unknown individual tries to move the deer but ends up trailing it for about ten minutes. Eventually, the deer stops near a house and approaches a trapped fawn. The man is seen making an effort to release the fawn from the netting, and after a few attempts, the fawn is freed and runs off into the brush. When the man goes back to his car, he encounters the fawn and... Read more →

Teenager Arrested for Attempted Car Jacking at Delaware's Bellevue State Park

Delaware Natural Resources Police investigation leads to the arrest of a 16-year-old male of Wilmington, DE, for an attempted carjacking at Bellevue State Park. On Thursday, Sept. 07, 2023, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the main parking lot of Bellevue State Park following 911 calls reporting an attempted carjacking. When officers arrived, they learned that the 67-year-old victim of Wilmington, Del., was approached by a teenage male. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to their vehicle, at which time the victim complied and dropped the keys. The suspect then entered the vehicle,... Read more →


BY Slim Randles Fall is the polishing time. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. For some reason, the spirit that guides us made our experiences in fall the peak of the year’s efforts. For animals, both wild and domestic, it is the rut, the breeding time. The bulls and bucks have never looked better. Their antlers and horns are hardened into weapons and sharpened against trees. Their bodies are lean and aggressive and they tend to lose all good sense. image courtesy of I don’t think for a minute that it is just a calendar coincidence that... Read more →

CNB Fishing: Maryland Anglers Catching Cobia, Blue Catfish, White Perch, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish & Sheepshead

Maryland Fishing Report – September 6 Matheo Korin and his dad teamed up recently on this nice cobia. Photo courtesy of Chris Korin Although schools are now open and vacation season is mostly done, good summer fishing continues across Maryland. Take some time on the weekends and after-school hours to enjoy fishing together. Forecast Summary: September 6 – September 12: The upcoming week will be warm with scattered rain likely Friday through Monday. These conditions should result in Chesapeake Bay surface water temperatures holding stable in the low 80s. Cool water pulses will occur below Conowingo Dam during power generation... Read more →

CNBNEWS Hunting/Fishing: Plenty of Summer Fishing Action Ahead

Maryland Fishing Report – August 30 August 30, 2023 Logan Zupancic got to go fishing with his dad recently and is very happy to hold up his first Spanish mackerel for the camera. Photo by Marty Zupancic As we go into the Labor Day weekend, there is still plenty of summer fishing action to be shared with family and friends. Remember that while you are fishing, you can also be a citizen scientist! Take a few minutes to help Department of Natural Resources biologists monitor our various fish populations by filling out a volunteer angler survey on the species you’re... Read more →

Dina voted TSA’s Cutest Canine of 2023

Harry Reid International Airport Canine WASHINGTON – Dina, a three-year old German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) explosives detection canine at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), is the winner of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 2023 Cutest Canine Contest. Last week, TSA held a nationwide social media contest on Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter) and Facebook, where the public voted for the agency’s “cutest canine” from among four agency finalists. TSA handlers from airports across the country initially nominated the dog candidates. TSA employees then voted and narrowed the original field of 92 contenders to the final four canines, all of... Read more →

CNB HUNTING NEWS: Delaware Nimrods September Hunting Traditions Are Back

Topped By Opening Day of Delaware’s Dove Season Early Season Teal and Resident Canada Goose Are Among a Variety of Game Hunters Can Choose From Hunter’s delight is at hand in Delaware with the September opening of numerous hunting seasons. Among them are the traditional Sept. 1 dove season opener – with many wingshooting opportunities afield, particularly on state wildlife areas, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Resident Canada goose season opens the same day as dove season, as does the first of Delaware’s deer seasons (archery and crossbow), while early teal season runs from Sept.... Read more →

NJ Has Another Gun Law

The statement below is by Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. regarding Gov. Phil Murphy signing legislation to hold gun traffickers criminally liable. “On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will change the way gun traffickers are prosecuted for their crimes. The Real Accountability for Consequences of Unlawful Trafficking of Firearms Act establishes strict criminal punishments for gun traffickers when a firearm they provided is used in a crime that results in serious/significant bodily injury or death. This legislation, which is the first of its kind in the nation, makes it so that a trafficked firearm... Read more →

CNB Fishing News, Maryland Anglers Catching Spanish Mackerel, Blue Catfish, Atlantic Moonfish, Striped Bass

Maryland Fishing Report – August 23 This young angler caught a Spanish mackerel, photo by Travis Long As we approach the end of August, fishing in Maryland could hardly be better, so be sure to get outside with friends and family. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has developed an online striped bass habitat conditions mapping tool on our website, applying newly developed water temperature and dissolved oxygen-based thresholds for Maryland’s resident striped bass. This tool will help you identify current conditions at your local fishing hotspots so you can fish at the most suitable locations. Forecast Summary: August 23... Read more →


CNBNews graphic file 2023-2024 White-tailed Deer Seasons and Bag Limits Antlered Deer – Statewide SOURCE HERE Definition: An antlered white-tailed deer is a deer with two or more points to one antler, or a deer with at least one antler three or more inches long, measuring from the top of the skull as the deer is in life. Antler Point Restriction: Deer hunters may harvest one antlered deer during a license year within the established statewide bag limit (including bonus antlered deer) that does not meet the requirement of having at least three points on one antler. Any remaining antlered... Read more →


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CNB Fishing News Maryland: Anglers The Chesapeake Bay The Top Spot to Fish

Maryland Fishing Report – August 9 Jake Prior holds up a big northern snakehead he caught in an upper Bay tidal river. Photo courtesy of Jake Prior Fishing is good this week in all parts of the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays, and the many freshwater areas throughout the state. Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ biologists are looking to better understand the striped bass recreational fishery in the Chesapeake Bay and are asking for your help. Biologists have set up an online survey site where anglers can enter fishing data from a smartphone or computer. All you... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland Report: That Is One Big Blue Fish!

July 26, 2023 This huge bluefish is an example that you never know what can happen when you cast a line. Photo by Travis Long Summertime fishing is in full swing, and anglers have been finding many adventures with other species of fish during the two-week striped bass closure in the Chesapeake Bay. Forecast Summary: July 26 – August 1: Bay waters will continue to heat up with high temperatures, and a small chance of thunderstorms throughout the week. Main Bay surface water temperatures cooled slightly from recent rains but will likely increase back to the mid 80s later this... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: My Squirrel's Life Depends On It!

BY Slim Randles Doc isn’t even sure why he did it. For days afterwards, people would talk about it, then smile and shake their heads and just say “Oh, that Doc…” The whole thing came up on the spur of the moment. Doc and Mrs. Doc were planning to go out of town for a few days and needed several hundred dollars in cash, so Doc dropped by the bank to take it out. He drew Ardis Richardson as his teller, after he wound his way through the bank’s roped rat maze, and told her how much he needed. Then,... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Summer, Perfect Time for Family Fishing Trips

July 19, 2023 Summer vacations are in full swing, the perfect time for fishing trips such as this father and son on a charter boat off Ocean City. Part of their catch was this delicious triggerfish. Photo by Monty Hawkins There is plenty of fishing to entertain anglers during these hot summer days. As a reminder, all areas of the Chesapeake Bay will be closed to any targeting of striped bass from July 16 through July 31 to protect the species during this hottest part of the year. Fishing for a variety of species can also earn you an award.... Read more →

Record Wild Turkey Harvest for Delaware’s 2023 Spring Hunting Season

DNREC Announces Public’s Help Sought on Annual Turkey Productivity Survey Hunters reported harvesting 785 wild turkeys during Delaware’s month-long spring turkey season – which is 38% more than the total for the 2022 hunting season and a new all-time high harvest for the state, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. The total easily eclipsed Delaware’s previous record harvest of 706 turkeys in 2016. The record harvest and plentiful turkey hunting opportunities to be taken advantage of in the First State are testament to the conservation success story of this important species after a restoration effort... Read more →

CNB Fishing News: Caroline White Catches Her 1st Fish; See Striped Bass Reminder

Maryland Fishing Report – July 12 Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Caroline White is all smiles with her first fish. Photo by David Storr III It is time for summer fun and taking a youngster fishing is always a joy for parents, especially when the kids are excited about catching their first fish. Bluegill sunfish and white perch are often ready to oblige. As a reminder, all areas of the Chesapeake Bay will be closed to any targeting of striped bass from July 16 through July 31. As we advise anglers every year, high summer air... Read more →

CNB Fishing Maryland: Taylor Ward Catches Huge Northern Snakehead; Summer Fishing is Here

Maryland Fishing Report July 5, 2023 Taylor Ward went fishing with her dad and caught this large northern snakehead. Photo by Mike Ward The summer season is now in full swing, and anglers are enjoying good fishing adventures with family and friends this week. As we advise anglers every year, high summer air and water temperatures increase catch-and-release mortalities in striped bass. The Striped Bass Summer Fishing Advisory Forecast on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website is an awareness campaign aimed to reduce striped bass mortality during times when conditions are most dangerous for the fish. For that reason,... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: Doc and the Morning Dove with the Speech Impediment

By Slim Randles Doc smiled and felt really good inside when he heard the familiar bird song. “Hey there, Wheezer,” he said, “happy nesting!” For some reason, this mourning dove with the speech impediment comes around to Doc’s back yard every spring, and Doc thinks that’s just all right. If ol’ Wheez didn’t have that distinctive voice, Doc would never know if this bird favored his yard or was just another bird looking for a home. Let’s face it, Wheezer looks just like every other dove in town. But he was back and flirting with a good-looking lady dove up... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Dad and Phoebe Catch a Blue Catfish

June 21, 2023 David Springham and daughter Phoebe went fishing together after dad got off from work, and they caught this blue catfish near the Conowingo Dam pool. Photo courtesy of David Springham Often it is those small moments spent together with our loved ones that turn out to be special and long remembered. Fishing together definitely provides those moments, especially with our youngest anglers. July 4 is just around the corner and with it the last free fishing day being offered in Maryland for 2023. Think about taking a friend, neighbor, or relative on a holiday fishing trip and... Read more →

NRA OP-ED: Hunter Biden and the Double Standard that Exists in Washington DC

MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2023 CNBNews graphic file SUPPORT NRA-ILA Just in case anyone needed further evidence that gun control laws are about exercising political control and suppressing constitutional rights, rather than protecting the public from criminals, Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has provided them with unmistakable proof. On June 20, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Delaware submitted paperwork outlining a plea deal for the president’s son, Hunter Biden. Under the terms of the agreement, Hunter would avoid a conviction for possessing a firearm while being an “unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance” if... Read more →