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Flyfisher's Guide to The Chesapeake Bay

From the Susquehanna River above Havre De Grace in Maryland to Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, veteran anglers and outdoor writers Ed Russell and Bill May cover all of the great fishing opportunities on Chesapeake Bay. They cover the entire Susquehanna River and flats, the Upper Bay—both the eastern and western shores and the islands. Chesapeake Bay is a fisherman's hot spot for American shad, striped bass, bluefish, sea trout, speckled trout, Atlantic croaker, largemouth bass, redfish, black drum, flounder, cobia, and perch. The Flyfisher's Guide to Chesapeake Bay covers each species along with tactics, flies and lures, and the peak seasons. There are over 60 detailed maps and charts that feature boat ramps, access points, and marinas in this Maryland fly fishing guide book. There is also a listing of fishing guides, sporting goods stores and fly shops, motels, boat rentals, and complete travel information. Fishing great, Lefty Kreh, writes in the forward: "This is a book that long needed to be written. Fly fishermen have been enjoying their sport in the Chesapeake Bay for decades. Yet, until now, no one has given it a comprehensive treatment. Ed and Bill have put it together a book that is well organized and packed with invaluable information for anyone who enjoys fly or light tackle fishing in the Chesapeake Bay." Flyfisher's Guide to Chesapeake Bay has received rave reviews.
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Misleading title,
September 10, 2012
By: jnh85
from Roanoke, VA
"Be warned: very little of this book is actually geared toward fly fishing. It's almost as if the fly-related parts were added in as an afterthought. If you plan on fishing a mix of bait, gear, and (occasionally) fly, then this book may be for you. If you fish fly-only, it's mostly worthless.
The information on the Lower Bay, where I fish, is also pretty awful. The maps have very little useful information, most boat launches aren't listed (the ones that are listed are very poorly described), and only the most well-known of locales is described in any useful detail. You would be better off just perusing fishing reports online and cross-referencing them with a DeLorme. I don't have any experience with the Middle and Upper Bay sections of this book.
This book pales in comparison to some of the others in this series, so don't take this negative review as a reason to write off the lot of them -- this is the bad apple."