VOLUME 32 - NUMBER 12 - APRIL 2003
The Little River
Virginias Little Wicomico River spills into the Bay at the mouth of the Potomac River, and, says executive editor Wendy Mitman Clarke, a more lovely place is not to be found in this world. Rumor has it that the fishing thereabouts is pretty darn good, too.
Fishing Forecast 2003 John Page Williams shares his fantasy itinerary for fishing around the Bay. Snow and drought notwithstanding, this should be a stellar year for Bay anglers north, south, east and west.
Letting Go When Mike Barden heard the rivers siren song one day, he dropped everything and headed up the creek in his old workboat to throw a fishing line or two into the current. He had no idea that the catch of the day would turn out to be the catch of a lifetime.
Bay Faces: Shad Hatchers
Henry Langston has fished for shad in the
Pamunkey River all his life. Now he and
others from the Pamunkey reservation work
to preserve the fish that once provided a
livelihood for his people.
By Wendy Mitman Clarke
Nautical Know-How Charter SchoolAfter several years in the business, Pat and Dave Crowner share the ups and downs of chartering their family sailboat.
New Boat News
Gear & Gadgets
In the Galley
Boat Club News
Center Console Spotlight
Spring Fishing Boat Review
Gloucester 20 Center Console
Scout 242 Abaco
Polar 2100 Center Console
Pursuit 3000 Offshore
Key West 186 Bay Reef
Virginias River Country
Maritime & Recreation
Guide to Calvert County
Time Tested Multi-TaskerJohn Page Williams says the Boston Whaler 27 Full Cabin is about as good as it gets where outboard fishing boats are concerned.
Marina Hopping Kent Island ComebackQueen Anne Marina is once again welcoming boaters to its newly refurbished marina and its posh new Silver Swan restaurant. By editor-at-large Constance Bond
A-Dock Enter CatapultIf you thought Doofus the dog was entertaining, just wait until you meet Jerry Renningers cat.
Cruise of the Month Spring BreakBad weather drove Diane Selkirk and her family into the upper reaches of the Tred Avon River, where they found respite, and lots to do, in Easton, Md.
Reader Rendezvous Fishing with a CatchFishing sounded like fun to angling neophyte and seafood connoisseur Gemma Puglisi. But whats all this about catch and release?
Trading Places Fool for FishCharlie Ebersberger and his Anglers Sport Center near Annapolis reel in plenty of folks who like to fish. With all the services the store offers, says John Page Williams, its not hard to see why.
Anglers Almanac Theres Silver in Them Thar RiversFor sheer fun and feistiness, springtime river fishing is hard to beat. By John Page Williams
Stern Lines Dog is My CopilotNancy Allisons dog Deacon took great care of Gramma as she got older. He was, according to family lore, following a grand tradition.
On the cover: Poles to go. Photograph by Lisa Masson
Last updated: Tue, Apr 6, 2004