Wednesday, April 29, 2009

striped bass

more striper photos from yesterday's bay fishing outing from solomon's island on strike zone. must have been the luck of the irish we fished yesterday in sunny 88° instead of today in 54° rain!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

striper strike zone

changed my mind and headed to solomon's island to go out on captain wally william's strike zone. great day! we headed out into the middle of the bay, trolled around with white and chartreuse, and hit quickly! mine is the 44-incher!

Monday, April 27, 2009

going fishing

heading over to chesapeake beach tomorrow to try our luck at catching some stripers.
checking the dnr's report for hints at hot spots.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

the angry fisherman

my brother googled "the angry fisherman" and came up with this from youtube.

Friday, April 24, 2009

tidal fish

i am pissed! second weekend of striper season and i will be in the office doing paper work. procrastination has its rewards: i found this great fishing site: tidal fish is "all fish, all the time". it has great information about fishing for striped bass. the fishing blog is updated often, most recently with aerial photos of opening day of spring rock season from the top of the bay all the way down to the oil rigs. if you were out on the chesapeake bay last weekend, check the photos and see if you can spot your boat! tidal fish also has the latest maryland fishing report, inshore and off shore as well as the same for virginia, north carolina and other eastern seaboard states. the featured article is about lures for spring trolling. you can join the forums if you like people. i think i will be going to this site alot!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

prime seafood

i cant catch a fish for eating every day...and frankly, i can't take off to the west coast right i go to captain jim at
prime seafood, purveyor of amazing fish from completely sustainable sources. shown is an ivory salmon, flown in yesterday from alaska: thanks again, jim!

bass pro shop

thinking about heading to the bass pro shop at lunch to pick up a couple more umbrella rigs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

fishing tournaments

last weekend was opening day for rock fish season in maryland and virginia! here is a list of upcoming tournaments on the potomac river. this weekend, april 25th head over to colonial beach for the volunteer fire department's annual tournament or down the river to port kinsale marina for their first rock fish tournament. holy ghost church of newburg, maryland and the knights of columbus have scheduled their competition for may 2. meet at scuttlebutt's on cobb island on may 9th.

un-happy earth day!

the chesapeake bay is the largest estuary in these great united states and it received another "D" rating from the chesapeake bay foundation in their annual "state of the bay" report. it's been ten years...probably time to do something before we all lose our livelihood. a lot of people far away from the bay itself are truly screwing things up.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

sail fish

in february my three brothers and i went on a fishing trip to florida. we hired osprey charter's 60-foot taylor harrison carolina custom sport fishing boat to take us out from sailfish marina on singer island, florida. we all caught fish! the captain advised us to take some photos, measure and release our catches as there weren't all that many left out there. the fiberglass replica from grey's taxidermy of my 58-inch sailfish arrived this week.
surprisingly, my wife thinks it's "awesome": didn't see that coming!

respect the fish!

i met a man on the pier who was fishing for rock and believed the potomac river regulations allowed any size fish to be caught: he is wrong! spring rock season is about letting the smaller fish grow, that is why there is a 28" minimum size. catch only one per person to allow the larger fish to spawn the thousands and thousands of eggs they are carrying into the bay waterways. respect the fish! respect the bay.

Monday, April 20, 2009


the tide went down so low yesterday i spotted a healthy (and not condemned!) oyster bed about 15 feet off of my pier! plucked this one out of the creek for the photo.

looking for stripers

the fish must be down at the tunnel...cuz they aint here!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

no water, no fish

the boat was ready...the new truck dropped it in the bay like butter, even with no water out there. trolled saturday: nothing. got up early on sunday, trolled down to the mouth of the river, came back up: nothing. rockfish opening weekend was a big goose egg!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

picking up the boat today

headed down to pick up my boat from jett's marine in reedsville, virginia.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

about the angry fisherman

why am i angry?
im angry because i am stuck in the office most of the time at my j-o-b... dreaming of catching the big one!
in addition to fishing, i enjoy honking my horn, staring people down then flipping them off, as well as blocking intersections. my favorite movie is "jaws".