East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 26, 2012
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 794 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 26, 2012
Attention Snowbirds:
Norfolk AICW RR Bridge Closure:
Mariners are advised that the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, (36.774769° -76.294990°) across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake VA, will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position on the following dates and times to facilitate mechanical repairs:
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, and
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012
At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance...... Read More

No Pressure!
Contributed by KStricker - This blog has been viewed 1127 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 17, 2012
No question, as a veteran of 27 years of competitive fishing on the Bassmaster and FLW Tours, you come to realize there's a good bit of physical and mental demand when fishing at a national level. Don't get me wrong, I'm a competitor and thoroughly enjoyed the adrenalin rush of the tournament scene, which had long been an important part of my life and valuable step in my career. However, when your primary focus is on angling for dollars, you tend to forget what it's like to simply... go fishing with a friend... at a relaxed pace (the way fishing was meant to be). And not just for bass, but for ...... Read More

Blown Away!
Contributed by SChaconas - This blog has been viewed 1203 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 16, 2012
This has been the busiest March/April I've ever had in spite of very windy conditions in the last few weeks. Warmer weather moved the fish shallow earlier this year, but sub aquatic grasses are nowhere to be found where I fish. This means I have to introduce my clients to crankbaits that dive about 3 feet. This is a tougher thing to do as most consider crankbaits as "idiot" baits - that is any idiot can toss them out and crank them back to the boat. NOT TRUE! These baits are finesse lures, being crawled through shallow cover, like rock and wood. They can and do become snagged, if not ...... Read More

April Goodness
Contributed by tholeman - This blog has been viewed 1059 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 16, 2012
Good news for the World Sailfish Championships as the sails showed thick this week. The Holeman's and family had the pleasure of going offshore last week with friends on The Work of Art, a Destin based 76 Viking. Fun vessel and it is a vessel.
Robert Monroe, Robert Ashler and Katie Lynn Strode all had some great fun on a guides day off sailfishing. Katie got her first billfish and her first baptism. It was a serious one too. Laughs all around. Some close friends fishing in the tournament boated 17 of 19 yesterday before the wind. Super action packed. Pilchards, ballyhoo and a host of other bai...... Read More

Florida’s Wide Open West Coast
Contributed by kismet - This blog has been viewed 1726 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: April 15, 2012
By Jim Favors
Florida’s Gulf Intracoastal Water Way (GIWW) offers 150 miles of gorgeous cruising ground. Having plied these waters many times in the last six years, our feelings are that we’ve only scratched the surface of what there is to explore. That’s why we keep coming back to Florida’s "Wide Open West Coast."

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It’s a Jungle Out There
Contributed by Feel Free - This blog has been viewed 1199 times and there are 0 comments
Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: April 15, 2012
By Liz Tosoni
Golfito Costa Rica
It’s a jungle out there. Yes, Feel Free and crew have arrived in lush, luxuriant, Costa Rica. We are anchored in Golfito (“little gulf”) at the southern end of the country, nestled securely, enveloped by steep, thickly forested hills that spill to the water’s edge, but for a narrow road fringing the shoreline.
Dotting that shoreline are colourful houses, restaurants and small marinas in tones of lemon yellow, pale peach, rust orange, mint green, eggshell white, blanched and weathered by the rays of the ever present tropical sunshine. ...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 12, 2012
Contributed by Tom Neale - This blog has been viewed 722 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 12, 2012
Attention Snowbirds:
Norfolk AICW RR Bridge Closure:
Mariners are advised that the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, (36.774769° -76.294990°) across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake VA, will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position on the following dates and times to facilitate mechanical repairs:
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, and
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012
At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance ...... Read More

Star Clipper - 2nd Annual Members-Cruise
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Posted: April 09, 2012
By Heather Lougheed
Itinerary: St. Martin - Nevis - Dominica - Iles Des Saintes - Guadeloupe - Antigua - St.Barthelemy - St. Maarten
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Medicine Head, Global Warming, & Unlucky 13
Contributed by DGnewikow - This blog has been viewed 1341 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 09, 2012
For all three of my loyal followers, I apologize that it's been a few months since I updated my blog. My Audiology business has been very busy this spring and I've been fishing tournaments every weekend. Last week I flew to Boston for a business meeting. During the two hour flight from Chicago to Boston, I was sandwiched between a hairy-armed, armrest hog, and a man having a coughing fit. It was not a fun two hours. I tried to hold my breath, but I just couldn't make it the whole flight. To make things worse, my flight back from Boston was delayed two hours, I missed my connection, and didn't m...... Read More

Pack Lightly
Contributed by MZona - This blog has been viewed 1242 times and there are 0 comments
Posted: April 09, 2012
I travel an insane amount of days to cover the Bassmaster Elite Series trail. In fact, I spend about two days out of every week in an airport. But what might surprise you is I don't like to take clothes when I travel.
Packing a suitcase bothers me. So usually I just buy my clothes when I touch down in whatever city I’m landing in. Not just any threads. And don't get the wrong idea, I don't buy expensive threads.
Nope, the Z Train is all about college apparel – and the cheaper I can get it, the happier I am. Right now, I have more than 15 universities represented in my wardrobe, in...... Read More