John Veil

I have been fishing for more than 25 years, and kayak fishing for the past 13 years. Since retiring in 2011, I fish several days each week year round in the brackish tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. All of my fishing involves medium, light, or ultralight spinning tackle. I fish with different techniques depending on the location, target species, and time of year. Generally that involves casting, jigging, and trolling 2-4 rods from my Native Manta Rays and Slayer Propel, but I also fish from my small center console boat. I also do a bit of freshwater and ocean fishing when the opportunities arise.