was rough on saturday as we headed to smith point and up into sunnybank. turned out to be more of a boat ride than a fishing excursion.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
last year about this time the wife and i spotted bottlenose dolphins in the potomac river as we headed into cod creek. last weekend everybody saw them up in the west river near gainesville. if you see some, remember: d
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
the crabs should be heavier by now, so i decided to post this video as an aid to all you folks having out of towners for a visit: it makes that crab feast so much easier. crack a pbr and let it roll!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
if i didnt post these things in the middle of the night, i might have noticed that this is a stingray, not a cownose ray as shown above. thanks to captain jim at prime seafood for the correction! jim supplies sustainable seafood to the best chefs around, although no rays of any sort yet. in fact 70 of the top 100 restaurants in washington dc get their deep sea delectables from prime seafood: i do. you should, too.
last weekend i saw a few cownose rays in cod creek thrashing about: probably eating oysters on the bar i found. their barbed tails are poisenous, so i'll be keeping the dog out of the water during feeding time. here is a photo of one caught recently and uploaded yesterday by jwerry. i wonder if they ate it?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
earlier this month defenders of wildlife volunteer corps and the national aquarium teamed up to try to rescue poplar island from destruction caused by the global warming-induced sea level rise in the chesapeake bay. the army corp of engineers is heading up the project, scheduled to be completed in 2027.
that's a lot of mud!
Monday, June 15, 2009
blue crabs in the chesapeake bay started molting the last week of may, and they told me at captain faunce's memorial day would be the last weekend for good hard crabs for three weeks or so: they were right, for sure. the crabs have not been really worth picking, apparently due to the recent full moon shed. they should be gaining weight soon, though. razor clams have been the most successful bait of late, followed by chicken necks, according to this week's dnr's fishing report.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
no fishing this weekend...company picnic and day trip to rehobeth to pick up my brother's 12-foot zodiac. so cool for cruising the shallow waters off of the river for spot: future bait for that big rock!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
this saturday is one of four free fishing days in maryland waters: no license required! so all you wanna be anglers: get your gear together and go!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
after reporting a couple of weeks ago about an abandoned gill net in the choptank river, i was surprised to see this video posted today by dnr about how they are using these gill nets to tag spring rock fish. they give a lot of info on the proper use of the controversial net-type, plus talk about their findings. interesting!