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2 large, bull sharks caught not far from Point Lookout State Park

Two 8-foot long bull sharks weighing about 220 pounds each were found in fishermen's nets not far from Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 09:52pm EDT

Tags: bull shark, shark, Point Lookout State Park, John "Willy" Dean, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Cornfield Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, St. Mary, Colleen Kelleher

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American shad coming back in Potomac River

While the number of American shad is at a historic low in some areas, the fish that migrate from the ocean to fresh water to spawn every year are making a slow recovery in the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 11:58am EDT

Tags: American shad, River herring, Potomac River, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, snakehead, shad, Pierce Mill Dam, Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek

Fisherman's perspective: Effect of snakeheads and Potomac River's health (Video)

Potomac River fishing guide Steve Chaconas takes WTOP out on the river for a closer look at the health of the fish and the health of the river.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 10:22am EDT

Tags: Troubled Waters, michelle basch, Potomac River, large mouth bass, Potomac fish, Steve Chaconas, snakehead

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Va. charter boat owner pleads to illegal fish sales

A Virginia charter fishing company owner has admitted to charges that he arranged for clients to illegally catch striped bass.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 04:26am EST

Tags: Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, striped bass,

Thousands eat Anacostia fish despite health risks, warnings

A new study finds more education, outreach needed to prevent anglers from eating fish caught in the Anacostia River.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 06:25am EST

Tags: anacostia Riverkeeper, Mike Bolinder, Anacostia River, pollution, food safety

Va offers free fishing June 1-3 to encourage sport

The Virginia Department of Inland Fisheries is offering a chance for anglers to fish without a license.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 10:28am EDT

Tags: The Virginia Department of Inland Fisheries, fishing license

'Frankenfish' found in Potomac tributary may break world record

"We have an unofficial world record that was caught here on the Potomac River, over 18 pounds. And that's pretty big," says Potomac River bass fishing guide Steve Chaconas.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:39am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Frankenfish, snakehead, Potomac,

Mild winter lets DNR stock trout early

Get your rod and reel ready. Maryland is stocking waterways with 326,000 rainbow and brown trout.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 08:03am EST

Tags: trout, DNR

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