Tuesday, August 31, 2010

diamond jim: still on the loose

you have less than a week to catch diamond jim or one of his 599 tagged impersonators, so get out there to the fishing hot spots and catch something! diamond jim is worth $25,000 and the imposters are worth $500 a piece. if you dont catch the big money ones, at least you will have dinner.

Monday, August 30, 2010

weekend catch

my nephew pat caught this nice fish over the weekend near the hambone...jack & bob think its an amberjack... dennis says its a false albacore: i think he might be right...maybe a bonito?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

you are invited to join the club: not

wow...looks like the 'right' kind of boat is a requirement for entry into this yacht club...but maybe with the economy, my little boat might suffice...nice design...a bit too far to cruise to this weekend, though...

Monday, August 16, 2010

sharks in the chesapeake!

yes, there are sharks in the chesapeake bay! in fact, tidal fish has reported bull sharks as part of the fishing mix the past few weeks in the lower bay: not a fan! actually, there are several varieties of shark (including hammerheads) in the bay that fisherman all the way up at pax river may see...i did not know that.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

more massive fishkill

omega protein-a texas based company operating from reedville, virginia-ripped a net while hoisting 75,000 pounds of menhaden near hampton beach this past week: 20,000 pounds of dead fish washed up a few days later...omega protein reported the fishkill spill and cleaned up the dead things. i wonder if a similar unreported incident caused the huge-but-not-as-large-as-this-fishkill along the eastern seaboard last week....hmmm....

Friday, August 13, 2010

massive fish kill

red tide was not the cause of the tens of thousands of dead fish washing up on the beaches in massachussetts, the jersey shore and in the delaware bay: they were suffocated. most of the fish were menhaden, an important little fish for all of the bigger ones. if there is no oxygen in the ocean, how much can there be in the bay?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

marine police are looking for you

i HAVE noticed more marine police on the water this year!  i have also heard of lots of boats getting boarded, so make sure you have your safety gear accessible...always want to stay on the right side of the law.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

it's red tide time!

i had been attributing my lack of catching keepers this season to the sun...and the rain...those two factors have combined with pollution to produce huge algal blooms (again)-some 200 feet long-which block light and oxygen to everything below, and can sicken fish, people and dogs. i really hadnt noticed any this year-last year red tide was in the creek- but had been reading on various fishing forums that these nasty growths were responsible for the lack of flounder, blue, mackeral, etc. in the chesapeake bay. then yesterday, i saw them in my water. helping the bay is easy and depends on individual citizens, not big government.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

fishing with my bff

the dog and i headed up to the nice bridge to see if we could catch something.
we didnt and the ride home was hellacious

Friday, August 6, 2010

weekend water events

65th annual annapolis rotary crab feast
you are late, so hurry to annapolis for the rotary club's annual crab fest and feast!  3,000 people will join you to eat steamed crabs, crab soup, corn-on-the-cob and barbecue til 8 tonight.

free fridays at the calvert marine musuem
it's a free evening at the museum! 

August 6-7 st. mary's college of maryland governor's cup yacht race
St. Mary's College of Maryland hosts the oldest overnight sailing race on the chesapeake bay. this annual 70-mile overnight race starts in annapolis and ends in st. mary's city. there is an  all-day celebration to honor the racers as they cross the finish line on saturday. the race begins friday at 6 p.m., and continues saturday with festivities starting at 10 a.m.

betterton day

kent county claims to be nettle-free for the betterton day held at betterton beach today 10-5. dont miss the parade at 10:30 a.m.

it's an annual thing, 4-9 p.m

gadsby's tavern day

meet and greet george washington, thomas jefferson and the marquis de lafayette at the historic gadsby's tavern in old town alexandria. its free and there will be costumed tour guides, period music and light refreshments 1-5 pm

national lighthouse day
there are many lighthouses to celebrate during national lighthouse day. join the calvert marine museum to rally 'round the cove point and drum point lighthouses with special activities, crafts, music and a special sale at the museum store from 10-4 p.m.

thunder on the narrows
watch the wild ride of the hydroplanes and jersey skiff boats as they race at speeds over 100 mph in kent narrows, 10-5...if you cant make it, check it out on ustream like me, on my Iphone.

market day in yorktown

market day in yorktown will feature local produce, fresh seafood, baked goods, as well as live entertainment and local artwork at riverwalk landing, 8-noon.