Adirondack Guide Boats
North Ferrisburgh, VT
Phone: 802-425-3926

Deerfield Beach, FL
Phone: 800-420-0949

When it comes to underwater lighting, Aqualuma is the world's brightest leading light. Since 2005, the Gold Coast based company has taken the world of underwater lighting by storm. In this short time, Aqualuma and their range of underwater lights have quickly became famous for being the best in the business, with many of the world's top motoryachts, superyachts, sportsfishers and marinas being illuminated by Aqualuma.

Aqualuma's cutting-edge and high quality products use LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology, where light is not just solely for illumination, but also used to create a scene which will be long remembered. Aqualuma doesn't just make lights; their products create memories.

Aqualuma = bright light, low current, long life.

Arrigoni Design
Clinton, CT
Phone: 1-800-235-2628, or 860-669-6637

For over thirty years, Arrigoni Design has been the industry leader in designing quality boating accessories. We offer Hi Low Tables , Helm Seats , Leaning Posts , Cockpit Pedestal Tables , Teak Rocket Launchers and so much more. Whether you're looking for an Inset Locker, Step Box or Pedestals we have a full line of products to fit your needs. Strength, durability and style are the primary factors underlying the fabrication of our entire line of custom products. Call or email us today to order a special gift for your boating "honey"!

Aw Shucks!
[email protected]
Phone: 207-592-2775

CHART metalworks
Portland, ME
Phone: 207-221-6807

Located on Portland's working waterfront, CHART metalworks handcrafts custom jewelry and accessories using your meaningful location.

Choose from beautiful sterling silver, bronze and pewter earrings, necklaces, bracelets, cuff links, key rings, belt buckles and home accessories.

This holiday deck the trees with their most cherished coordinates and an added dedication on back. Introducing our Archipelago Ornament, the perfect holiday gift.

Options for men and women, young and old available. Order online or call. Engraving and gift wrap available.

Freedom Boat Club
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 443-458-5179

Freedom Boat Club, the oldest and largest boat club in the country, has a new location in Annapolis! To celebrate our first Christmas at Port Annapolis Marina, we are offering a half price special on our one-time membership fee. Give the gift of a lifetime and save $2,750! Snow birds can start right away and use our 25 clubs in Florida or begin your membership in April 2015. Hassle free boating is here!

Helly Hansen
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 410-990-4359

Jimmy and Sook
Irvington, VA
Phone: 804-436-4108

Jimmy and Sook...The concept originated in a fine Men's clothing shop in Irvington, Virginia. This tourist designation located on the Chesapeake Bay attracts thousands of visitors annually to enjoy the area's presentation of life in a waterfront town. The Jimmy and Sook's selection of clothing epitomizes this lifestyle. The product line now includes selections for men, women, and kids....and continues to grow. All items are embroidered with the handsome, proprietary Crab.

Kanberra Gel
Lancaster, NY
Phone: 800-683-0021

Kanberra Gel®, Kanberra Spray® and Kanberra Wipes® all natural air purifiers and surface cleaners take the antimicrobial and antifungal properties of Tea Tree Oil airborne. Kanberra products do not mask odors, but rather attack the odors at their source to eliminate odors naturally. Kanberra Products recently received certification from the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association verifying the products are made with Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil (PATTO). Kanberra products were the first water-based, alcohol-free air purifiers and surface cleaners to use PATTO and the company continues to utilize that standard. The products are safe around children and pets.

Liz Lind Editions
Showell, MD
Phone: 443-727-9042

Maggie Lee Designs
Lancaster, PA
Phone: 717-569-6500

Maggie Lee's Classic Compass Pendants and Earrings feature hand-engraved 14K frames and high polished crisp faceted stars. They are available in sizes ranging from petite pendants up to large statement pieces. Shown set with sapphires and diamonds; prices from $400 to $2400 in 14K and $90 to $400 in Sterling Silver. Classic Compass Rose Collection is available in earrings, bracelets, cuff links, lapel pins and more. Most styles can be set with your favorite gem.

Marmara Imports
Newton, MA
Phone: 617-600-0591

Buy one of our fabulous hand loomed flat woven towels in 100% organic cotton and you're getting more than a towel - good for bath, beach, boat or use with imagination for a shawl, sarong, or tablecloth!

Our mission at Marmara Imports is to offer exceptional, eco-friendly, fair trade textiles to the U.S. market. We support global artisans in their endeavor to sustain not only themselves and their families but also the ancient ways of weaving.

Santa and the Skipjack
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 443-786-0463
Email: [email protected]

When Santa's sled gets stuck in Tilghman Island mud, it takes an elf from the Eastern Shore to come up with a way to solve the problem in this delightful poem about one of the Bay's most popular annual visitors.

Westport, CT
Phone: 203-454-7214

Tidepieces are the most unusual tide clocks in the world! Created by inventor Alan Winick, they combine a traditional, accurate tide clock with a real-time moving display that shows the tide as it changes. Alan makes each clock by hand in his studio and there are more than a dozen whimsical themes available, or commission a custom clock! They run all year on a single AA battery and cary a 3-year warranty. It's like having a water view in any room!

Talbot County
Easton, Oxfort, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, MD
Phone: 410-770-8000 (Talbot County Office of Tourism)

Talbot County's beautiful boating towns turn into winter wonderlands during the holiday season. Spend your days shopping and dining, then cozy up in one of our warm, intimate inns. We offer the perfect holiday getaway for family and friends. Plan your escape today!

Nightwatch Puffy Jacket
The new Nightwatch Puffy Jacket from Grundens is like a thick fleece jacket with wind resistance, but it is much lighter, built of quilted nylon stuffed with proprietary GAGE 60-gram polyfill insulation treated with hydrophobic silicon. If a wave catches you before you get into your oilskins, the "puffy" can be wrung out and will still keep you warm.

Kiwi Camp Dry Performance Fabric Protector
$5.99; www.
I followed Kiwi's recommendations to wash the jacket, let it air-dry on a hanger and spray it down outdoors, allowing a several-hour drying time between coats and a final 24-hour drying time to cure thoroughly and lose the smell of the spray. It worked!

Onguard Industries 16-inch White PVC Boots (Model 81011)
$29.99 from Hamilton Marine;
Made in Havre de Grace, Md., have been my go-to deck boots for launching my skiff from her trailer and other shoreline duties. I've used them from May into October for the past 10 years. The Safety-Lok outsole is plenty slip-resistant, the 16-inch height is adequate for these uses, and with insoles, the boots are comfortable all day on the water. For wide feet, order one size up.

PowerPro Super 8 Slick
$19.99 for 150 yards or $34.99 for 300 yards;
PowerPro Super 8 Slick is braided under extreme tension from eight yarns of Spectra fiber, making it extremely strong for its diameter and slick for casting distance. I've fished a couple of reels spooled with 10-lb-test (diameter equivalent to 2-lb-test mono) over the past year, and it delivers on its promises, including good resistance to wind knots.

3-inch Fat Sam Mullet
15-count bag of tails costs $3.60 from
The 3-inch Fat Sam Mullet from 12 Fathom Jigs is the most flexible and active 3-inch paddletail soft plastic body I have found to date. Rigged on a short-shank 1/4-ounce jig head, it has worked well on both rockfish and speckled trout, fished alone and under a rattle float. The best colors have been Silver Mullet and Greengo Shad.

DOA AirHead
6-pack costs $5.49;
The DOA AirHead is a versatile new 5-inch jerkbait with a hollow body and a beaver tail, another product of the ingenious Captain Mark Nichols, owner of DOA Lures. The AirHead can be fished on the surface, suspended or deep, Texas-rigged or on a jighead. Nichols covers multiple rigging options in a 12-minute YouTube video available on the company's website,

4-inch Paddle Tail Shad
DOA also has a new 4-inch Paddle Tail Shad body that is anything but simple. Like the AirHead, it has a hollow, flexible body leading to a large paddle. There's a slot on the dorsal side to conceal the hook point when Texas-rigged, for which DOA recommends one of the company's 3.5/0 longneck hooks with a 1/8-ounce pinch weight. I have found that this tail swims with a seductive body roll that rockfish and even big white perch like when it's fished on a 1/4-ounce DOA jig head. The 4-inch Shad was too new at press time for price information, but it will be available at by the time you read this review.

Little Wolf Spoon
Well-balanced metal spoons are underrated choices for a variety of inshore Chesapeake fish. The Little Wolf Spoon wobbler from Mepps is a good one, especially in colors like Silver Chartreuse, Hot Tiger and Hot Green Chartreuse Pickerel and white perch like the 1/4-ounce size; try the 2/5-ounce model for schoolie rockfish and speckled trout. Both are available at

3/4-ounce Lil Bunker
The 3/4-ounce Lil Bunker from Specialized Baits has become a primary jig for working restoration oyster reefs for both rockfish and large white perch. It falls quickly with a sweet little flutter, so it is effective for ripping along the bottom in 15 to 25 feet of water. The single Siwash hook minimizes snags on shells, though it is important to keep the line tight so as to twitch it up hard the moment it touches the bottom. Try it with a Teaser Fly from Specialized Baits, rigged 12 inches above on a dropper loop. It also works well for casting to breaking fish.

Spike-It Scent Markers
$6.65; www.
Why do Chesapeake fish like garlic? Hard to say, but there's no denying that "hot-rodding" a soft plastic lure body with bright, contrasting colors can turn fish on. Enter the value pack of Spike-It Scent Markers, garlic-flavored in red, orange, blue and chartreuse. The pack makes a great stocking stuffer. I recently used the chartreuse marker to color the back and tail of a pearl white DOA 4-inch Shad, and rockfish jumped all over it.