Monday, June 28, 2010

race results

the newport bermuda race 2010 awarded the winners their trophies saturday night. i am proud to report my brother in law and 12-year old nephew were crew members on the winning one-of-a-kind-state-of-the-art 90' sloop genuine risk: nice job, boys!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

chesapeake bay weekend events

like you need something to do on the bay this weekend...

June 25-27 
Smithfield Olden Days    

This festival kicked off last night with a classic car show, but enjoy concerts, the Pagan River raft race, a parade, barbecue cook-off, petting zoo, military re-enactments and ghost walks at this annual weekend event in Smithfield, Va. saturday 9-8 and sunday 10-6

June 25-27 
Hampton Jazz Festival   

Celebrating its 43rd year, you missed gladys knight and keith sweat on friday, but charlie wilson  will headline 
saturday night bolstered by the still funky teena not miss maze on sunday! all @ Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va. Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.

June 25-27 
Leukemia Cup Poker Run 

the Chesapeake Bay Power Boat Association raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with their annual poker run: join them and register on line at

June 26 
Flounder Bowl    

win $5,000 at the flounder bowl 
flounder tournament. boats are allowed to fish from any port, but must bring fish back to dare marina for weigh-in.

June 26 
Kilmarnock Farmer's Market  

Find fresh local produce, flowers and more at this Main Street farmer's market plus the second annual wine festival: be there! Kilmarnock, Va. 9 a.m.-1

June 26 
Cardboard Boat Races    

the annual cardboard boatbuilding and racing spectacle held to benefit Special Olympics of Maryland is today at The Strand, Oxford, Md. Inspection at 9 a.m., races at 11 a.m.

June 26 
Tilghman Island Summer Seafood Festival    

gorge yourself on blue crabs...taste test balsamic vinegars...cheer for your favorite crab at the races and participate in the parade at the tilghman island summer seafood festival in Tilghman, Md. 11 a.m-6-ish

June 26 

the 14th annual music festival in eastport seeks to promote local musicians with this one-day event. 
27-bands on three-stages, plus  food, drink, crafts, etc, =fun...or hell if you live there. 723 Second Street, Eastport, Annapolis. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

June 26 
Tim's Not-on-the-4th-of-July Fireworks    

not sure why its early, but its virginia, so get the jump on the fourth of july pyrotechnics at Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse. the skies light up in Dumfries, Virginia @ 9p.m, although it really isnt dark yet...more info @

June 26 
Summertime Blues Festival  

get the blues at this annual outdoor event in the upper bay at Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace, Md. 2-8

June 26 
Canal Day    

commemorate the founding of the C&D Canal with  Arts, crafts, food and entertainment galore. Chesapeake City, Md. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 26 
Gwynn's Island Festival   

the 61st annual festival at gwynn's island features food, music, arts and crafts, lawnmower races and the farmer's market...there is also a wetland wonders and a full moon tour...runs 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

June 26-27
Log Canoe Races

Head to the shores of St. Michaels to watch the first log canoe series of the summer at miles river in St. Michaels, Md. Sat. race 2 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this link is not working for me, but...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

52nd Annual Big Rock Fishing Tournament

seems a shame to have killed this huge old fish weighing 883 cant eat it because its filled with mercury: what's the point? and the idiots didnt have a valid license so they did not win the million $ prize either!

hot day on the bay

ridiculously hot in the shade with
crazy storms rolling fishing today.

Monday, June 21, 2010

could the gulf oil spill reach the chesapeake bay?

oil from the deepwater gulf spill probably wont reach virginia waters, but what is happening in the regions that are affected has lessons for us all.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

fishing blues

the blues are biting...both in the ocean and in the bay! captain ike headed out of the indian river inlet and into a school of large bluefish. i like to grill 'em with sea salt, pepper and olive oil: not greasy, just good.

Monday, June 14, 2010

where to catch tiger musky

a know a lot people who like to fish in the upper potomac and/or tidal basin for trout...i never heard of a muskellunge up there, but here is a dnr biologist with 36" tiger musky last week! i always thought they were a mid-western/great lakes type of fish, but apparently dnr stocked these sterile hybrids back on 2006. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

coastal atlas

apparently tuesday was world ocean day, which i missed cuz i couldnt see through my tears after watching a minute of the news about the oil spill in the gulf....but, hey: world ocean day should be everyday...really. in honor of it, maryland governor martin o'malley launched a new 'coastal atlas mapping tool' on the dnr website. after reading through it twice, i still have no idea what its for or how i can use it: hmmm....must schedule a third look at some point.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

how to fish for cow nosed ray

fly fishing captain wilkinson reports that cow nosed rays provide great fishing action! i havent seen any of them in my creek this year, but i have seen a few stingrays.
i couldn't catch anything in
last sunday's 3 foot chop:
maybe i will look for a ray if i get bored again.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

paddle quickly

managed to get a good paddle in before the storms hit. wish i had my rod cuz the fish were jumpin!
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

there goes a flying gefilte fish

the flying gefilte fish is a great name...seen 'em in the deli...looked creepy...never tasted one