%2 http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/features/all en Waiting and Baiting for a Fish http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The concept couldn&rsquo;t be simpler or the results better</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>My life as a sportsman has undergone any number of wild, unorganized, swings of interest. Angling-wise, I have immersed myself for long periods of dedication to salt-water fly-fishing, freshwater bass and bluegill fishing, a few years of an offshore blue-water crusade and plenty of surf and inshore wade fishing. Only in the last three years have I become absorbed by bait fishing in the Chesapeake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/ChesapeakeBayFishing-062316.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="92" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:59:41 +0000 bayweekly_master 33549 at http://bayweekly.com How to Mulch Your Garden http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Pros and cons of straw, paper, &shy;plastic and reflective mulches</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>It is a big mistake to mulch your tomato plants when you plant them. When organic mulches such as straw are applied at planting time on cool soil, the cool will linger. This will retard growth, flowering and fruiting. Wait to mulch vegetable gardens until soil temperatures are between 70 and 75 degrees.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/red%20tomato%20mulch.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="80" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:01:55 +0000 bayweekly_master 33550 at http://bayweekly.com Why is there a Quaker Cemetery in Galesville? http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-there-quaker-cemetery-galesville <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chesapeake Curiosities</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>At the corner of routes 468 and 255 in Galesville, a lovely, tree-filled cemetery reminds us that one of the first Quaker communities was in Chesapeake Country. George Fox, the father of the Religious Society of Friends &mdash; the proper name for the Quakers &mdash; opened the meeting house in Galesville in 1672, uniting various Quaker groups in Maryland into the first organized West River Yearly Meeting of Friends.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/history-lore/article/why-there-quaker-cemetery-galesville" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/quakerburialsign.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-there-quaker-cemetery-galesville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-there-quaker-cemetery-galesville#comments History & Lore Regulars Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:06:15 +0000 bayweekly_master 33552 at http://bayweekly.com Return to the Sea http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/return-sea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>After rescue and recuperation, turtles released on World Sea &shy;Turtle Day</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Kathy Knotts </div> </div> </div> <p>After seven months of swimming circles doing rehab in the pools at the National Aquarium, two juvenile green sea turtles have returned to the open wilds of the ocean, stronger and healthier.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The duo swam into the waters off Assateague Island National Seashore on June 16. The date marked World Sea Turtle Day and coincided with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration&rsquo;s Sea Turtle Week as well as the National Park Service&rsquo;s centennial and the Aquarium&rsquo;s Animal Care Center&rsquo;s 25th anniversary.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/creature-feature/article/return-sea" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Kelsie%20Fronheiser%20releases%20a%20sea%20turtle%20off%20Assateague%20Island.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kelsie Fronheiser releases a sea turtle into the waters off Assateague Island. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/return-sea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/return-sea#comments Creature Feature Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:13:35 +0000 bayweekly_master 33555 at http://bayweekly.com Too Bad for Wind-Blown Trees http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/too-bad-wind-blown-trees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Once trees reach a certain size, roots cannot re-stabilize the plant</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>The combination of saturated soil and strong winds has tilted trees and tall shrubs. If the trunk of a tilted tree is thicker than four &shy;inches, it is unlikely that the tree can be straightened and remain upright without permanent support. This is also true of large shrubs. The problem lies with the inability of roots larger than two inches in diameter to regenerate and develop sufficient size to stabilize the plant.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/too-bad-wind-blown-trees" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/wind-blown-trees.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="73" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/too-bad-wind-blown-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/too-bad-wind-blown-trees#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:32:54 +0000 bayweekly_master 33431 at http://bayweekly.com The Best Bait on the Bay http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/best-bait-bay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>You&rsquo;re not alone in loving soft crabs</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>In early morning, we were drifting bridge structure for rockfish on a slowly moving tide. I had already dropped down my bait, lightly weighted with just a quarter-ounce twist-on sinker, and fed out plenty of line. Thinking it finally near the rubble-strewn floor 30 feet below, I put my thumb on the spool and lifted the rod tip to give the bait a bit of motion. I may have waited too long. Apparently my rig was hung up on the bottom.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/best-bait-bay" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/soft-crab-fishing-bait.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/best-bait-bay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/best-bait-bay#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:36:53 +0000 bayweekly_master 33432 at http://bayweekly.com Why Do We Celebrate Father’s Day? http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-father%E2%80%99s-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chesapeake Curiosities</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>Sonora Smart Dodd wanted a holiday to match Mother&rsquo;s Day in honor of fathers because she and her five siblings were raised by a widower. She worked to gain &mdash; and found &mdash; community support. Her home state, Washington, was the first to have a recognized Father&rsquo;s Day in 1910. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father&rsquo;s Day a federal holiday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-father%E2%80%99s-day" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Sonora%20Smart%20Dodd.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="65" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sonora Smart Dodd and her five siblings were raised by their father, Civil War ­veteran William Jackson Smart, who became the inspiration for Father’s Day. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-father%E2%80%99s-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-father%E2%80%99s-day#comments History & Lore Regulars Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:50:50 +0000 bayweekly_master 33435 at http://bayweekly.com Cownose Rays Return http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/cownose-rays-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Scientists refute their reputation as oyster bandits</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Kathy Knotts </div> </div> </div> <p>The rays are back. Anglers and paddlers are already spotting schools &mdash; sometimes called fevers &mdash; of cownose rays in Bay waters.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Perhaps this year they will be met with a warmer welcome than in years past thanks to a long-awaited acquittal for their impacts on wild oyster populations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/creature-feature/article/cownose-rays-return" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/cownose%20rays-061616.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/cownose-rays-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/creature-feature/article/cownose-rays-return#comments Creature Feature Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:52:50 +0000 bayweekly_master 33436 at http://bayweekly.com Thank Heaven for Little Perch http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/thank-heaven-little-perch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Big fish love to eat them</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>It started with a comment by an angling buddy who had been fishing for white perch the day before. &ldquo;I was getting them two at a time, but they were nowhere near big enough,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I had to search another three hours before I found any keepers.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Early the next morning, I was on that very same site with my trusty perch tackle: a light six-foot rig able to handle drifting a two-ounce sinker and a hi-lo rig in deep water. My No. 6 hooks, dressed with orange beads and a small spinner, were baited with nice bits of juicy bloodworm.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/thank-heaven-little-perch" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/live-line-perch-060916.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/thank-heaven-little-perch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/thank-heaven-little-perch#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:23:03 +0000 bayweekly_master 33328 at http://bayweekly.com In the Summer Garden http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/summer-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Keeping up, veggie by veggie</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>This has been a great year for asparagus. Spears are popping out of the ground daily, growing four to six inches in one day. I find it best to cut the asparagus just below the soil line and harvest spears that are at least six inches above ground. This allows you to snap the bottom of the stem, which guarantees they will be free of woody tissues. Keep asparagus beds free of weeds by hoeing weekly. To avoid promoting additional weed growth, scrape away the weeds with minimal disturbance of the soil.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/summer-garden" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/summer-vegetable-harvest.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/summer-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/summer-garden#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:24:27 +0000 bayweekly_master 33329 at http://bayweekly.com