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Latest Chesapeake Items
Former Vice President Al Gore's criticism of President Obama on climate change and the administration's failure to install solar panels as promised on the roof of the White House are shining a light on growing disillusionment with the president among environmental activists.
If all is found proper and the applications are approved by Virginia officials and the International Game Fish Association, the Old Dominion can boast of an all-tackle world record freshwater blue catfish of 143 pounds.
Vintage baseball is many things — an alternative to recreational league softball, the athletic equivalent of a Civil War re-enactment, a chance to experience the national pastime as it was played in its formative era. Mostly, though, it's murder on the hands.
Saltwater fishing fanatics up and down the middle Atlantic states say the summer season has begun even if the official start of the season has not. Yellowfin tuna are hooked in the offshore ocean parts from Maryland to Virginia, with some of the blue-water Virginia boats connecting also on early numbers of dolphins (the fish, not the mammal). Flounder catches in the Atlantic backwaters of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have increased, and in the lowest parts of the Chesapeake Bay, expect flounder, red drum and cobia hook-ups.
If you leave the house before the roosters crow and get on the water as quickly as possible, you'll do very well this weekend. Above-average temperatures in the air and the water will dictate where and how you catch your fish.
Much is happening in all the waters near and far from Washington. It begins with the clearing of the mountain rivers and the resumption of smallmouth bass and channel catfish catches from the upper Potomac to the Shenandoah and on to the Rappahannock rivers. But if heavy rains again arrive as they have all too often in recent weeks, all bets are off.
Some Chesapeake Bay boaters who haven't had an easy time finding rockfish while trolling are switching to chum ground-up menhaden baitfish and the catches can be quite good, especially in the waters below Hooper's Island Light and south of Cedar Point.
Navy SEAL wannabes lie to get free beers, to get women into bed, to further their civilian careers or to get military benefits. And the number of phonies will probably only grow with the SEALs in the spotlight for the May 1 operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
Who could have guessed that additional rainstorms and wind would alter some parts of last week's fishing report, so for this week's outlook we'll stay on the side of caution.