April 2011

The Un-Destination » Jody Argo Schroath and friends set out to explore the Potomac's Nomini Bay and Lower Machodoc Creek, in search of favorite places from their cruising past. They find that a lot of those well-remembered spots are gone, but luckily a few standouts remain. Read this article

Beauty and the Beasts » Meet Dr. Julie Ball, dentist by day, gorgeous pinup and hardcore angler by night (and weekends). Marty LeGrand fishes with one of the southern Bay's most famous and decorated anglers.

Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don't » The Conowingo Dam may very well be the best weapon we have for keeping tons of silt and nitrogen from flowing out of the Susquehanna River and into the Bay. But it is also a weapon that may someday turn against us. Find out what makes this dam tick in the first part of a two-part series.

Fearless Fishing Forecast 2011 » From red drum to rays, perch to tautog, the fish are about to start biting, says our fishing guru John Page Williams. Find out what species will be prime for the upcoming spring and summer seasons and where to look for your favorite fish. 

Bypoints : This Spring Thing  
Spring is here, reason enough to celebrate. But it's also time for the results of the annual awards from Boating Writers International. Once again, CBM writers show their colors: gold, silver and bronze.  Read this article

Marina Hopping : Turn Here!
Jody Argo Schroath finds herself at Davis Wharf Marine on Virginia's Eastern Shore, where hospitality (and a tidy boatyard) comes with the territory.
Cruise of the Month : Cool Bight for a Hot Night
When the weather forces her to detour up the Chester River to Comegys Bight, Jody Argo Schroath gets a chance to play tour guide and enjoy a swim and a quiet night on the hook. 
Bay Journal : Whose Fish Is It?
Since neither the ASMFC nor the NMFS will take the lead in protecting the mid-Atlantic's populations of shad and river herring (which live in the Bay and the Atlantic), Earthjustice is suing both agencies. Read this article

April Cruiser's Calendar