Captain Williams will present what the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is doing to track the grass beds throughout the bay and rivers and how it works with other conservation organizations to do the same. John page will discuss the importance of the grass beds to the health of maintaining our fisheries and crab populations.
Raised on the lower Potomac, John Page Williams has been a member of the Chesapeake Bay foundation staff since 1973, serving as a field educator, program administrator, fund raiser, and staff writer while running field trips by canoe, outboard skiff, and workboat on every river system in the Chesapeake.
As Senior Naturalist, John Page works on a grassroots campaign to develop a strong, active constituency of anglers and boaters throughout the Chesapeake/Susquehanna watershed participating in programs to improve water quality and restore the ecosystem’s health. Captain Williams also serves as liaison with the Chesapeake Conservancy, the National Park Service, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and the National Geographic Society to develop the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
In 2013, Captain Page was honored for his four decades of conservation and environmental education work as he was named “Admiral of the Bay.”
Vendor: Bill Wallace of Bust’em Baits
Bust’em Baits are hand injected, custom built, and hand inspected prior to packaging. A variety of baits are made for the salt water and fresh water fisherman and fisherwoman. Products include jerk baits of various sizes and colors such as Limetruese, Lickin Chichin, Churple, and Bubble Gum. Products also include Jig Head skirts, Stingers, Bust’em Buffs, Bay charts with hot spots indicated, and light tackle jigging kits that can be custom selected.
Bust’em Baits are available online at: www.bustembaits.com and many local tackle shops including AllTackle, Marty’s Sporting Goods, Anglers Sports Center, and Bay Country Crabbing Supply and Tackle.
Annapolis Anglers Club meetings are open to the public. Spouses and children are welcome to attend. There will be drawings for door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. When you arrive, don’t forget to get buy a $5 door prize ticket and a $5 50/50 ticket. Food and drinks are available at very reasonable prices at the American Legion Post. So, arrive early and have dinner. Meetings are held at the American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Rd, Crownsville, MD.The meeting starts at 7PM.