Broke the Golden Rule
This report has a couple of aspects to it, so bear with me.
1. If the golden rule of fishing is to never leave fish for fish then the same should apply to crabbing. Last week I crabbed the Patapsco on Friday 9/18 with good success last week Friday but in the back of my mind, I was thinking the Gunpowder would still hold bigger crabs.
SATURDAY 9/26 I headed back to the railroad bridge where I had done well earlier in the year and friends had done well last week 9/19.
WRONG! 3 hours with wind, pulled the gear with 2' waves and white caps forming in a 13' Whaler, not good.
Ended up with 15 mixed crabs some jumbos some not, none really packed full.
2. In light of earlier threads about how long the October crasb will last, those that crabbed further down the Gunpowder did well. Talked to one guy who came in at the same time as I did that had just about a full bushel. They appear to be moving downriver
3. Got to help out an unfortunate boater at the ramp. Some poor guy dumped his 17' Sea Pro CC on the concrete ramp at Mariner Point. Along with about 8-10 people, we were able to lift the bow of the boat up until he could drift the truck and trailer under it and then crank it back up. One 1/2 way on we finished up by pushing it while he cranked.
Bottom looked pretty good, some scrapes and minor chips but nothing major.
My back is paying for it big time right now. Pulled some major muscles in the middle, but worth it to help somebody out.
"The Chesapeake does not impress those who know it best as the grandest or most of anything. For all its size and gross statistics, it is an intimate place where land and water intertwine in infinite varities of mood and pattern."
William W. Warner "Beautiful Swimmers"