Thursday, September 21, 2006

Chesapeake Bay Charter Bookings Down

Things are slow for charter captains on the Chesapeake Bay with some skippers reporting that their bookings are down by more than 50%.

It's quite a puzzle, the pieces of which seem to be the price of fuel even though it has slacked off some, the economy, the weather at times, bad publicity concerning blemished fish, also bay waters - and yes, the fishing. I've not seen days with so little angling effort at this time of year since the rockfish moratorium.

The author of the article from The Capital Online offers some advice: "Let's get out of this funk, and go fishing."

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