Pro-Am Rockfishing Tourney
I was invited to join a group of friends that has been making an annual pilgrimage to the “Rod ‘N’ Reel” Pro-Am Sportfishing Tournament in April for 16 years. The guys meet at Chesapeake Beach, Maryland on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay for the event and as always-chartered Captain Eddie Green [or his dad Pop Green]. This year we had residents of Delaware, Maryland, central Michigan and myself from Virginia. Captain Green’s Plumb Crazy is a 40’ bay-built fishing…Continue Reading →
Spring Rockfishing on the Chesapeake
Our magnificent Chesapeake Bay has much to offer everyone. Recently I called my long-time friend Captain Billy Pipkin of Ingram Bay Marina and arranged a fishing charter for a special friend and patron, John Hager of Richmond, Virginia. John was a business executive, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 1998-2002, then Homeland Security Director, Assistant Secretary of Education in Washington and most recently, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. He loves fishing and the outdoors. Our target was Morone saxatilis also…Continue Reading →
An Authentic Chesapeake Bay Experience!
Last fall I was invited for a day of rock fishing aboard Breezin’ Thru, a 47‘, 1949 vintage charter fishing boat from Kent Island, Maryland. This traditional, custom built wooden boat is operated by Captain Tilghman Hemsley. His forebears came to this area from England in the early 1700s. Breezin’ Thru is unique in a number of ways; she’s been running fishing charters for 63 years, the last 30 under the capable command of Captain Hemsley, she offers her guests…Continue Reading →