Friday, October 29, 2010


bay events always seem to start on, you are a day late for a downrigging extended weekend in chestertown. this weekends celebration marks the end of the sailing season and is filled with lots of boat-centric shiz including fireworks! chestertown has an amazing history and should be checked out.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

whale in the bay

a humpback whale was spotted off of windmill point this past its getting to be like an aquarium out there!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


a friend's son is the commanding officer on the coast guard's albacore: it docked in dc. he gave us a first class tour: nice boat!

Friday, October 22, 2010

weekend boating events

cambridge is a great place to visit this weekend-either by boat or other motor-driven vehicle- because the opening festivities of the schooner rendezvous begins at 10 saturday and continue through 4 on sunday. you can watch a parade, go for dockside tours of the many skipjacks and other sailing vessels moored there, as well as shop eat and sing-a-long. the weather is supposed to be excellent, so i might cruise over there...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

nor'easter blows through the bay

im glad sailors like it extreme, because the weather today was insane for the start of the great race with special marine warnings in the upper bay. the rain has ended, but the wind is currently blowing from the north at about 30kts. you can track their progress with this great interactive map.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

chesapeake bay great schooner race

wait: a bunch of boats did NOT sail yesterday from the bay bridge to fact: i am confused and have no idea when this race begins...i believe the whole thing is over can track the schooners whenever they leave here. it is too bad they didnt leave yesterday when it was 85°...or today when it was 70°...they are (possibly) leaving tomorrow when its going to be 60° and rainy. oh, sailors!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

sailboat show

this weekend is the big sailboat show in annapolis: its always fun to walk around the docks and check out some outrageous rides. you can continue the festivities at six tonight with the boat show bash.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

new endangered species

the atlantic sturgeon officially received endangered species status this month, preventing any and all harrassment of the big prehistoric fish in the chesapeake bay and else where. noaa recommended the specific sturgeon populations in the new york bight, the chesapeake bay and off the carolinas for preservation status and stricter regulations to ensure it happens will soon be the law. the sturgeon has been a no-fish/catch for the five years i have been living on the bay...i was fortunate to see one chilling in my creek about five feet off of my pier a few years back: they have a very distinctive, prehistoric look.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

middle bay fishing report

according to tidal fish, there is a lot of fish to be had in the middle chesapeake bay-my area! i can look forward to striped bass and bluefish "eating the paint off the bottom of (my) boat"!  apparently, boats are catching their limit of stripers and 1-3 pound bluefish in less than an hour, with decent bluefish action at buoy 62 and the smith point light. there are still flounder being caught at the middle grounds and at buoy 42, and speckled trout and grey trout (up to 10 pounds) are hitting at the tangier target ships. there are lots of stripers (and lots of boats) being caught near the route 200 white stone bridge, and trolling near windmill bar catches a few spanish mackerel with small gold spoons. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

boat builder's showcase

go to higgins yacht yard to meet modern boat builders working in the 400 year old traditional style of workboats on the chesapeake bay. the boat builders showcase in st. michaels will feature deadrise and other work boat styles built by Broad Creek Marine, Composite Yacht, Eastport Yacht Co., Judge Yachts,and Mathews Brothers til 8 tonight and 10-6 saturday...its free