Monthly Archives: September 2022

She was almost a grander

She was almost a grander

The day starting off well. The crew on the Reelin’ ‘n’ Dealin’ had gone one-for-three on white marlin and had released a small blue marlin. Sixty-pound class tuna were wearing the crew out. So the move was made to switch to heavier tackle to get the tuna in quicker to avoid sharks and wear-and-tear on the arms and shoulders of…

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It was a hair-raising experience

It was a hair-raising experience

Had an amazing opportunity recently to tour Back Bay for several hours to witness the bay’s comeback. Got a couple of bass while doing a shock survey with Chad Boyce of the state game department. Lifelong friend Harvey Caldwell was along for the ride to witness for the first time in ages how the second home of our youth was…

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Crab pickin’s sure are a mess

Crab pickin’s sure are a mess

There are few things more traditional along the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay than a good, old-fashioned crab pickin’. A bunch of steamed crabs – orangish-red, covered in Old Bay seasoning, steaming hot on a picnic table covered with old newspaper. Bowls of melted butter and cocktail sauce. Hammers and plyers and pickers at the waiting. Pitchers of ice cold…

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