New Fishing Records Set in Maryland

James Berry and the first snakehead to break the state record on June 1, 2014.

It’s been a big year for snakehead, cobia, and wahoo fishing, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) notes. Well, for snakehead, it was a big June 1st. Because it was just after midnight on June 1 when James Berry of Chesapeake Beach caught a record snakehead in Pomonkey Creek using a bow and arrow. […]

Father-Son Fishing on the Chesapeake in the New York Times


It’s not everyday that you read an excellent article about Chesapeake Bay fishing in the New York Times–especially one that mentions so many PropTalk fishing gurus! Check out this neat article by Chesapeake native turned Outside Magazine writer Tim Neville. The breeze came slow and easy out of the west, and the creek was glassy […]

Possible Penalty Changes for 2015


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is considering changing some of his regulations and penalties for 2015, and they are asking for public commentary. “Receiving comments provides the Department with invaluable information and perspectives that may be incorporated into content or editorial changes.” Commercial changes include: Fail to be present/provide TFL and SB Permit […]

Crying Wolf to the Coast Guard


This is the sort of thing that makes us ragey. Coast Guard officials are investigating two hoax callers who have cost the USCG thousands of dollars this summer. From the Baltimore CBS site: “On June 21, 11 calls came from the Leonardtown area from what appeared to be a child on a boat that was […]

Baltimore Boating Accident Claims One, Another Missing

Photo courtesy of CBS Baltimore

The search for 40-year old David Frantzen is ongoing after his empty boat was found by the Francis Scott Key bridge. Frantzen had been out boating with 42-year old Brigette Marchand, whose body was recovered early Monday morning. Marchand was an Annapolis resident and graduate of Arundel High School. She and Frantzen are believed to […]

Menhaden Dumped by Omega Protein


The Virginia Pilot Online is reporting that thousands of dead menhaden floating in the water off Cape Henry may be tied to a vessel operated by the fish-processing company Omega Protein. It’s standard operational procedure for the hauling vessels to radio others in the area when they pull more fish than they can carry, with […]

CBMM’s Boat Auction is August 30


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD is hosting its 17th annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, August 30, with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by the museum. The live auction begins at 1 p.m. along the museum’s waterfront campus, where more than 90 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing […]

Baltimore: World’s Best Waterfront City?


Last week, The Huffington Post released their list of the the world’s 15 best waterfront cities, and Baltimore made the list! Baltimore was named along with Venice, Stockholm, New Orleans, and more. They suggest visiting the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, the Science Center, and The Rusty Scupper, but there are so many other great […]

Operation Dry Water Results in Arrests, Citations

Photo courtesy the Maryland NRP

Operation Dry Water, the NRP’s nationwide crackdown on alcohol- and drug-impaired boaters, has only been in effect for a week but the arrests and citations are already rolling in. Last weekend alone, officers arrested nine boaters for OUIs, issued 87 tickets for other violations, and conducted 674 vessel safety checks.   “Our officers will be […]

Thursday Poll: What’s the Best Cure for Jellyfish Stings?


They’ll soon be in the waters around the Chesapeake Bay, so it’s high time we figured out how to deal with them. Our August issue talks to the specialists about how to handle stings, but we were curious whether our readers had anything better. So you tell us: what’s the best way to deal with […]