First St. Mary’s River Canoe Run

As you can see from some of our previous post we spend a lot of time down at the St. Mary’s River.  Our neighborhood has a private pier that you can fish, swim, and canoe from.  This part of the river is very large and is pretty much entirely salt water.  However, there is a […]

Mama Osprey

We launched the canoe today from our neighborhood pier for a quick fishing trip and to take a tour around Tippity Witchity island.  Right off the southern point of the island is one of the many osprey nest built by Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  These things are found all over the rivers and […]

Southern Maryland Crabfest 2013

Seeing how it’s our first year here in Southern Maryland we decided to go see what this Crabfest was all about.  Though the turnout wasn’t what I expected, probably due to the storm earlier in the day, it was still a lot of fun.  There was a decent cover band, crab races, and of course […]

Miso Butter Shrimp & Fresh Crabs

One of my new favorite recipes is Miso Butter Shrimp from the Steamy Kitchen.  So after getting lucky and finding six crabs in my trap I thought we’d have a seafood only dinner.  The shrimp recipe is super easy to make and I cook mine in a skillet with a little butter.  Throw it in […]

Checking the Crab Pot Part 2: Croakers!

Since I didn’t have any crabs and I was done playing with the turtles, I decided to fish for a bit.  This is usually a pretty simple ordeal: Take one pole and throw out a bottom-rig with fake bloodworms and/or fake shrimp, then fish a second pole with beetle-spin around the dock.  Everything was going […]

Checking the Crab Pot Part 1: Turtles

It finally stopped raining so I decided to run down to the river and check my crab pot.  No crabs this time but I did have a couple turtles.  Take a look at these two: Want to see a turtle do a “back shell flop” into the water? Update: After a little research I have […]

Today’s Catch

Went down to Lake St. Mary’s this morning and caught a few fish. I kept four (bottom up): Redear, Crappie, Bluegill, Redear.