Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween!

need a last minute halloween costume? what about using your toilet seat to become an oyster? no? other ideas for a chesapeake bay halloween are here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

monster rockfish tournament

get your boat to the bay for the biggest rockfish tournament of the season: you could call it a monster tournament, even! the fishing starts today, but the celebration runs all weekend in hollywood.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Barcolana Regatta 2011

that's a lot of boats!
the 22nd barcolana regatta ran a couple of weekends ago with 2000+ boats in the water.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

how to catch a rockfish

apparently it is as easy as dropping my line...this week! after a long, hot summer, the fall striper action has been sweet. now these arent trophy fish, more eating fish. i cut out the filets and the wife grilled them with olive oil and salt and pepper: delicious!
(that's a blue above, which were also running heavy.)

Monday, October 24, 2011

today's problem: sinking ship

this chinese-built $2.5 million yacht sank its first time out on the river!
cross that item off my christmas list!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

today's problem: how to count rockfish

thankfully, counting the rockfish in the chesapeake bay is not my problem: its v.i.m.s.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

house boat

i don't live on calm waters, so this floating scenario is an impossibility, but, wow, looks pretty nice!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

san francisco marina

 on a recent visit to san francisco the wife and i visited the marina.
 it was a beautiful day and rather late so all the working boats were in.
do they call them skipjacks on the west coast?
 we watched as a class of middle schoolers boarded this 1886 square-rigged ship for the weekend.
the steam tug, hercules, built in 1907 was awesome!

Monday, October 10, 2011

fishing report

the weekend fishing report from the chesapeake bay appears to be good! the wife grilled rockfish filets with olive oil, salt and pepper: delicious!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


this is the last weekend to participate in the maryland sea food dine out festival. participating restaurants are located from philadelphia to northern virginia: if you dont catch your own, take a ride...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

rock fish

although the river is still muddy and warm (about 70°) from september rains, the cooler weather has brought the fish back!