Saturday, October 31, 2009

best last minute halloween costume ever!

got some red plastic cups and plates? you got a (cooked) lobster costume, apparently.

Friday, October 30, 2009

small craft advisory

fantastic up-cycling of lazyboy love seat. comfy and romantic, too! from the always funny

Thursday, October 29, 2009

oysters for sale!

j&w seafood out of deltaville have york river oysters on sale just through halloween: they ship everywhere! i sent soft shells from j&w to the west coast in june: they arrived icy and were delicious. good stuff.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

young of the year

for the past 50 years the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has sampled the same 22 locations in the chesapeake bay for the health of the "young of the year" striped bass survey. biologists identified and counted more than 35,000 fish of 49 species, including 1,039 young-of-year striped bass in this year's survey. DNR has monitored the reproductive success of striped bass and other species in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay annually since 1954. 22 locations in the four major spawning systems are visited monthly from July through September, collecting fish samples with two sweeps of a 100-foot beach seine. The index is calculated as the average catch of young-of-year fish per sample. the 2009 results were announced last week, and although the 7.9 catch per haul was lower than the long term average of 11.7, it is still within the 'normal' range. read the full report on chesapeake bay news.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

i love local commercials

there are angry people every where...i think this guy forgot the purpose of a commercial is to entice people in to doing business with you. oh, well...painfully honest and funny.

Monday, October 26, 2009

million dollar fish ?

well, this big girl is definately a world record bass catch @ 25.1 pounds, but the question is whether the way the fish was caught qualifies her for the title. i guess we will see: dont go buying anything yet, boys.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

chew on this 500 pound fish

that is a big fish...could feed an entire neighborhood. glad they released him though: the goliath grouper has been on the critically endangered species list since 1990.

sunday is for fishing

lonely day fishing for rock on the chesapeake

Saturday, October 24, 2009

waiting for the storm

fished at the channel marker this morning...brought her in before storms blew down the Potomac river.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

text updates for blue crabbing regulations

Because there are so many changes in regulations for the commercial harvest of blue crabs throughout the season, Maryland Fisheries Service has set up a program that will send text message reminders to your cell phone. A day or two before a regulation change goes into effect you will receive a reminder about things like changes in the female bushel limits and closure periods as well as changes in male and peeler minimum sizes. There is no charge for this program from the Fisheries Service, but there may be charges from your cell phone service provider so check with them for details. To sign up, click this link and enter your name, cell phone number (numbers only, example 4431234567), select your service provider and then click the subscribe button - it's that easy and you can unsubsrcibe at any time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

monster pike

wow, that's a big one.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

north east storm

crazy tides this weekend. decided to not drop the boat.
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

st. mary's oyster festival

i had planned on getting the proline from the shop and driving it today across the potomac today or riding my new busa to the st.mary's oyster festival, but the flu combined with a nasty storm has made both impossible. think i will stay in and watch the speed channel...and nap.

Friday, October 16, 2009

no'easter causes super high tide

low pressure off the coast caused the boat ramp to disappear under a very high tide- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Thursday, October 15, 2009

1989 82ft Custom Cockpit - Motoryacht

this 82-foot custom motoryacht is so awesome, and its for sale right down the road in richmond. my boat-broker brother-in-law says i should offer half of the asking price from the bank.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the national data bouy center

its getting chilly and that means rock season is heating up! but boating on the bay and counting on good weather is a crap shoot, as noted in the weather channel's "epic conditions": 40 people die each year on the chesapeake bay. so the national oceanic and atmospheric administration set up the national data bouy center, which monitors weather and water data for water areas throughout the country. additional monitors have been installed in the bay to create a grid of buoys, 1.5 miles on center, to keep on eye on all micro climates the bay has to offer. use it in good health.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wal-Mart Bass Fishing Lague Regional Championship on Potomac River

hats off for Steve Miller of Mechanicsville, Virginia who won the Walmart Bass Fishing League Potomac River Regional Championship this past Saturday with a three-day 15-bass catch weighing 48 pounds, 8 ounces. for his efforts he won a Miller Ranger 198VX boat with a choice of a 200 horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha motor and a Chevrolet 1500 Silverado. he also qualified for the 2010 BFL All-American to be held in Davenport, Iowa, May 27-30, 2010, on the Mississippi River where he could ultimately win a top prize of $140,000 and a trip to the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

done fishing

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

chesapeake bay sunset

pro-line is still in the shop...too lazy to take out the zodiac...cast off the pier and caught the neighbor's pier...sunset was awesome.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

st. croix saltwater rod

john's mom grew up near park falls, wisconsin. she made a visit back home last week and picked me up a new saltwater rod from the st. croix factory...john got three.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

chesapeake bay clean up

the bay journal reports that u.s. senator ben cardin has introduced a bill to speed up the mandated chesapeake bay cleanup by five years earlier than the 2025 deadline. it would also make the executive order issued by president obama legally binding so it couldnt be overturned by a future administration. cardin's proposal includes stormwater system upgrades, construction and development regulations, a moratorium on commercial menhaden fishing in the bay, classification of asian oysters as "a biological pollutant" to prevent their release into the bay, and increased nutria eradication efforts, among other things. the final version is due out this month. anything for more (healthy) fishing!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

record muskie caught!

i only know about muskie fishing from my ifishing iphone app and i know they get large, but damn: that is a big one! this michigan-state record muskie was caught last week near traverse city. they look a little toothy! can you eat them?

Monday, October 5, 2009

laptop and iphone skins

my macbook pro has a few scratches after two years of abuse, so i've been looking for a cool cover. my favorite -so far- is this awesome painting-turned-laptop skin by artist vinnie myers, via weburbanist.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

cruising the zodiac

the big boat is at the shop having the trailer adjusted, so i took the zodiac out for a spin. it's a really great little boat! it's also for sale, if you are interested.

Friday, October 2, 2009

crabbing in october?

every year i can mark the advent of fall when i don't see crab pots anymore: this year most were pulled up by mid-september. no crabs=no summer, or so i thought! saw this pod on current tv (even though it is a couple of years old) and thought it was interesting and great: i like the size of those crabs!