Snakeheads on the Move

Snakeheads on the Move

Snakeheads are on the move again, this time, into the C&O Canal. The Northern Snakehead fish is an invasive species, native to China, and was first discovered in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in 2002 in a Crofton pond. Since then, the snakehead has become firmly established in the Patuxent River and has spread to other […]

CCWBRA Rock Hall Nationals Photos

CCWBRA Rock Hall Nationals Photos

It was a great weekend for racing at the CCWBRA Fifth Annual National Championships Regatta, held at Rock Hall YC. Visit ccwbra.com for the race results (to be published shortly) and look for our story in the upcoming issue of PropTalk. For the full gallery of photos, click here!    

Labor Day Weekend Roundup

CBMM Charity Boat Auction, September 5. Photo by Craig Ligibel

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to Union Square in New York City, holding the first Labor Day parade […]

Gearhead: Oil Analysis

Gearhead: Oil Analysis

Not long ago I read an article in a boating magazine entitled, “Oil Analysis Made Simple.” It struck a chord because as a trained oil analyst (what the industry refers to as a tribologist), I know from experience as well as formal training that oil analysis (formally referred to as fluid analysis, which also includes […]

NRP Amps Up Safe Boating Campaign

NRP Amps Up Safe Boating Campaign

In light of the latest boating fatality in Maryland, the Natural Resources Police (NRP) issued this statement: “Boating accidents have claimed the lives of 17 people so far this year, five more than all of 2014 and just two below the highest total in recent years. The victims ranged in age from 7-63. The last […]

Fish Spots: Bottom Fishing Maryland’s Middle Bay

In my mind’s eye I’m floating above the Choptank River, across the shoal water off Blackwalnut Point, banking a turn south toward Cook’s Point. It is mid August, the salty sweet summer air is warm and inviting. Somehow we’ve lucked into a balmy stretch of weather with the occasional gentle shower potent enough to recharge […]

Mary Lee, Shark Tracker Update

Mary Lee was tagged by Ocearch off the coast of Cape Cod in 2012. Photo courtesy of Ocearch

Who remembers Mary Lee? She is a 16-foot long, 3456-pound female Great White shark. She also happens to be one of the most popular sharks since Jaws. Mary Lee first visited our shores in early May, and seemed to enjoy Assateague Island as much as the rest of us (at one point even traveling inside Chincoteague Bay), […]

Boat Dogs of PropTalk

Boat Dogs of PropTalk

We are so excited to keep receiving so many great photos from our readers for our boat dogs of PropTalk photo gallery. Got an awesome photo of your dog out on a boat, SUPing, fishing, or just enjoying the water? We would love to see it! Please email any boat dog photos to kaylie@proptalk.com as we will […]

Body of Missing Boater Found

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Adrian Perez, the Upper Marlboro father whose boat sank on Sunday with five other people aboard, has been found, Natural Resources Police stated yesterday. Perez was onboard his 17-foot center console when it experienced engine trouble and sank just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A good Samaritan, Shawn Harlan, was sailing single handed nearby […]

Kent Island Kid’s Fishing Derby

Kent Island Kid's Fishing Derby

Last Saturday was a great day for fishing at the 10th Annual Kent Island Kid’s Fishing Derby, hosted by the Kent Island Fishermen’s Club. The event was held at the Romancoke Pier and the American Legion #278 Ceremony Hall. It was a great turnout with 300 guests in attendance; 138 of those registered youth. 86 children […]