Tag Archives: fishing

Create Memorable Boating Adventures with Kids

Remember when you were a kid? Running in the beach sand — collecting souvenir seashells — a salty breeze blowing through our hair as our boat races at full speed, bouncing on the waves — crab-picking marathons afterward, sharing family lore and lots of laughs — catching that really big fish (at least, it seems big at the time!) These are all cherished reminders of simpler times with loved ones when we felt safe, secure, […]

The Magnificent Magothy – A Hidden Gem

  The Magothy River is so well hidden that even many longtime Annapolis residents don’t know much about this beautiful wide river that is right in their backyard. Size and Location: The Magothy’s tidal estuary extends from its mouth at the bay near Gibson Island (5 nautical miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge), all the way up for almost 8 miles to its headwaters.  The upper non-tidal portion measures close to 4 miles long […]

Bananas, Boats & Bad Luck?

  Boating has its fair share of quirky superstitions, but none are stranger than the forbidding of bananas on a vessel. It’s a familiar refrain – we even saw it on a customer’s transom this season at Ferry Point Marina and decided that it was high time to dig a little deeper into the origin of the belief. The most comprehensive account, by author, Lee McClellan of Kentucky, explains: Theories abound as to the origin of […]

The Ever-Glorious Perch Run

      “There’s fishing – and then, there’s catching. And there are a few who are lucky enough to know the difference.”        What are your first impressions about fishing and where do they begin? Do you get all warm and fuzzy, remembering the iconic Andy Griffith Show where Opie and his “Pa” head off down the path through the tall timbers, whistling, with their fishin’ poles and lucky tin can full […]