July 18, 2019

Oysters 101: Work ’em, Tong ’em, Shuck ’em

oysters

There’s even a bit at the end of Oysters 101 about their sex life.

Water Temp Falls, ‘Thickens’ Local Creeks

skipjack

The Cap’n harkens back, again, to lore from Clyde Evans, Chesapeake waterman extraordinaire.

Oysters Are In, Rockfish Out, Time to Prep Nets for Spring

rockfish

Message from the Cap’n is a compilation of fishing advice, waterman and weather insights, Chesapeake lore, and ordinary malarkey.

Summer Camp or Summer Adventure?

summer adventure

Squirming, slimy, and wet , hands-on lessons of practical safety and best ecological practices around the shoreline are again available on student charters.

Crabs Crawling Toward Chesapeake Spring

Message from a Cap’n: Oyster season closes on a strong note; osprey, gannets, crabs, and fish announce Chesapeake spring.

Pound Net Fishermen Protect Their Catch from Sea-Thieves

Some industrious Pound Net Fishermen are already protecting their catch from cormorants, seagulls, and other sea-thieves.

Blue Crabs Finally Dig In as Winter Arrives

blue crabs

Message from the Cap’n is a compilation of fishing advice, waterman and weather insights, Chesapeake lore, and ordinary malarkey. Or, as the Cap’n puts it, News from the folks who keep their feet wet in the Potomac and St. Mary’s Tuesday’s water temperature reached 48 degrees F at the weather buoy at Point Lookout. After the cold Monday night, steam could be seen venting across the width of the Potomac. What a difference a few days bring, with us wearing shorts on Christmas Day, watching hard crabs crawl on the bottom in St. George Creek over New Year’s Day and snow showers in Smith…

Have You Had Your Crab Feast This Summer?

Cap'n Jack serves hard crabs

A full crab feast served at sea, up to six people, $100 per person, leaving from St. George Island, MD.

Schedule a Floating Crab Feast

Jack Russell, Margaret Sawyer, Judy Blanton, Miranda Russell

Women are singing at the news: Cap’n Jack’s floating crab-feasts are back! Call & reserve your party today!

Jack Russell Launches 2-Day Student Charters

Jack Russell at shore

Squirmy, slimy & wet; lessons of practical safety & best ecological practices at the shoreline; student charters for “crew” aged 10-14.