Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 4/22/2015
Chesapeake Bay area marina and tourist destinations may soon see a boom in their business and a boost in the local and state economy. In recent news, it’s been confirmed that yachts will now be able to traverse Chesapeake Bay waters without licensed pilots.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 4/11/2015
For many individuals, planning for a weekend family adventure can be a stressful experience due to cost and lack of attractive options and activities that can work for all members of the family. But when a target location like Chesapeake Bay, MD has been identified, it becomes a different planning experience. With dozens of family-based activities that can be tried in Chesapeake, MD from dining, boating and fishing, the challenge now comes in the form of choosing the best activity from a full list of highly entertaining things to do in the area.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 3/30/2015
Chesapeake Bay sees the most number of crabbers in summer – from 4th of July to Labor Day. But you can get there as early as April to enjoy the stillness of silky-smooth backwaters and the sound of bass catching its first meal of low-flying bugs.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 3/8/2015
The largest estuary in North America is, without doubt, a national treasure not just for conservationists but for boating and outdoor enthusiasts alike. A complex ecosystem, Chesapeake Bay and its forests, wetlands and rivers provide home and food for myriad groups of plants and animals, particularly of the marine variety which live or migrate seasonally in the Bay and its tributaries. Because of its bounty, whether in land or at sea, Chesapeake Bay and the islands located in it or close to it, is a boater’s ideal playground. If you are looking to change scenery and get a bit closer to wildlife, the following island destinations are well worth looking into.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 3/8/2015
Whether you come down on the side of those who believe the tastiest dish to come out of the Northeast was a product of English settlers’ adaptation of European croquette dishes to their new ingredients, or believe it to be yet another instance of Native Americans providing colonists with new food groups, everyone can agree that there’s just nothing quite like a crab cake.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 3/7/2015
Striped bass, or stripers as they are commonly called, are the most important species of gamefish in the Chesapeake Bay between Maryland and Virginia, according to Bay preservationists who have been working to restore the striper population for more than a quarter century. Stripers are renowned for their fighting ability, good size (25-pounders are common) and excellent taste at the dinner table. Most Chesapeake Bay striper fishing is done by trolling from boats. Here are some effective strategies for hooking a monster specimen of this hard-fighting fish.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 1/23/2015
The waters of the Chesapeake Bay have long sustained life in Maryland, providing both industry and food. Cities and towns sprung up along the banks of its tributaries and quick access to the Atlantic Ocean allowed international trade to flourish and spurred the growth of Baltimore and Annapolis.
Maryland may be small
state, but for tourists and travelers who understand what authentic vacation is
all about; this eastern state offers a platform for different family-based
excursions and activities. In Maryland Eastern Shore the choices can be
exciting- trace the route that covers Cape Charles, enjoy swimming, fish,
discover bird watching, boating or even test the waters of C & D Canal.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 1/10/2015
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Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 12/31/2014
To catch a crab, all you need to do is drop the line into the water and raise it every few minutes or when you feel a tug on it. Then scoop up any crabs with the net. A baited basket can also be dropped off a boat or pier. Crabbing can't be done easily from the shore because the crab will fall off the line when the line is pulled sideways
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 12/23/2014
The idea of living on a floating home, or a houseboat, has a romantic notion to it. It seems like you can lift your anchor, move to any other place on Earth at any time, and take your whole home with you. In reality, things are never that easy. If you live on a floating home this water bohemianism is not even possible. Still, like any other living arrangement, living on water has its advantages, and it does come with a drawback, or a few, of its own.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 12/10/2014
Although the current wintery climes won’t allow for a fishing trip, it is not too difficult to envision the perfect striping fishing trip when the Spring arrives. As a matter a fact, starting to plan now might make the short or mini-vacation on the water absolutely perfect when the time arrives and will remain quite memorable for years to come. Spring is the best time to fish for Striper, especially when they migrate.
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 11/19/2014
Just because your boat is in hibernation mode, doesn’t mean you have to
be, too. Make the most of the off-season while your water-going vessel
settles down for a long winter’s nap. With daytime temperatures
averaging about 63 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit, and nighttime lows hovering
around 45, it’s the perfect time of year to get a dose of nature with
hiking and camping out under a canopy of colorful leaves in the
Chesapeake Bay area
Posted by Schaefer's Canal House on 10/21/2014
When the boating season is winding down, it’s time to start
thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort
you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack
of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should
remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of
maintenance or neglect.
Sometimes, doesn’t it seem like it would be wonderful to have two more hands to help steer your boat? Autopilots are self-steering devices for both power and sailboats. All pilots work by holding your vessel on a pre-set compass course. The more sophisticated pilots that are capable of connecting to GPS receivers can also gather data from your boat’s instruments and can handle a substantially number of advanced tasks.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 9/9/2014
We know that the boating season is winding down in many parts of the country, but it never hurts to give a reminder about the importance of keeping your outboard boat engine in great shape - even when you are storing it away for the winter.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 8/29/2014
Any sailor can tell you that an adventure on the high seas will undoubtedly become one of the most memorable experiences of your entire life.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 8/19/2014
Spending a full day out on your boat can be an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable experience, but in order for that to be the case, you need to make sure that you are fully prepared for your trip.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 8/7/2014
After a full day of boating, fishing, and swimming on the bay, you and your family are bound to be famished.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 8/1/2014
For those who are new to boating or just have a certain curiosity to it, you probably understand some things about boating and the choices you have when it comes to finding the right boat for your wants and needs - whether it's just a family boat, a recreational boat for water skiing, a"party boat" or a pleasure trip boat.
Posted by Schaefers Canal House on 7/2/2014
Crabbing is both a commercial business as well as a family fun activity. Crabbing involves the catching and eating of these succulent crustaceans.
Boat rides along the Chesapeake Bay area can be a lot of fun. The region is blessed with teeming marine life and can be a treat for tourists. Before you embark on your boat ride, make sure to carry a list of must-have accessories for your trip.
Posted by Steven on 6/15/2014
It seems that, ever since the legend-turned-hoax of the Loch Ness Monster in Ireland, major bodies of water seem to lay claim to their own mysterious sea creature. the Loch Ness had Nessie, Lake Champlain in New York state had Champ, and yes, Chesapeake Bay has Chessie.
Posted by Steven on 6/10/2014
We love having boaters pay a visit to our humble business when they are cruising Chesapeake Bay. While we welcome all boaters, we are well aware that there are seasoned seamen on some of these boats, while others are taking their boat out for the first time or just seasonally as the warmer weather hits.
Posted by Steven on 5/21/2014
Almost everyone knows the danger that comes with driving under the influence (DUI). If you drive under the influence of alcohol you don’t just get into the wrong side of the law, you also put your safety on the line. Now this basic rule is not just true on highways, even in boating it also pays to stay on the safe side by not mixing boating and drinking.
Posted by Steven on 5/3/2014
When you load up your boat for a fishing trip, you might be focused on the basics, like your fishing rods, bait and other tackle. If you really want to get the most out of your fishing trip, you’ll need a lot more than that.