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Catfish hooked in Virginia may be world's largest

Nick Anderson has a serious fish tale to tell. The high school football coach reeled in what could be a world record. He caught a 143-pound, 13 ounce blue catfish.

Tags: catfish , Nick Anderson , Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries , Colleen Kelleher , world record , Kerr Reservoir

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:56am EDT

A fish story: What's your most unusual bait of choice?

Spring has arrived, and you can't keep a true fisherman at home with this great weather. So WTOP's David Burd asked listeners for some of the more exotic forms of bait they use to attract a real whopper.

Tags: bait , David Burd , WTOP Talkback

Saturday - 04/23/2011, 06:22pm EDT

Real estate appraiser finds passion in deep sea fishing

Wayne Six, who won the International Masters Tournament in 2006, caught and released 28 Pacific sailfish in three days in Guatemala. He was also the winner of the Ocean City Light Tackle Club's annual event, which moves to different locations each year.

Tags: Wayne Six , Six & Associates , Ocean City , Frederick

Monday - 04/04/2011, 05:12am EDT

Invasive snakehead fish thriving in the Potomac

Long before the White House party crashers came the Potomac party crashers, the invasive northern snakehead fish. And these funky-looking fish continue to thrive.

Tags: snakehead , fish , Potomac River , Steve Chaconas , Department of Natural Resources , bass ,

Saturday - 07/17/2010, 10:52am EDT

Cast a line and fish without a license

Maryland, Virginia and D.C. have set aside days where you can fish without a license.

Tags: National Fishing and Boating Week

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 09:04am EDT

Area waterways stocked with trout

Maryland is stocking area waterways with rainbow trout from a Western Maryland hatchery.

Tags: trout , Anacostia River , DNR , Hyattsville , Mark Staley , Maryland Department of Natural Resources ,

Friday - 04/30/2010, 10:17am EDT

Should Silver Lake be changed?

One plan would add fishing piers, a floating pier for divers to use, an overnight equestrian camping area and a community garden to the Prince William County park.

Tags: Prince William County Park Authority , western Prince William County , Nokesville Horse Society , Bristow , Haymarket , Gainesville , Nokesville

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 09:31pm EDT

Efforts underway to preserve brook trout

Brook trout or "brookies" are native to Frederick County but are rare. Experts are trying to figure out how to maintain and perhaps increase their numbers.

Tags: trout , Chesapeake Bay Coldwater Summit , watershed , Eastern Lands Protection Program of Trout Unlimite

Thursday - 03/11/2010, 11:34am EST