Next Generation heading out into the Chesapeake Bay from the Honga River to set poles in the bottom used to support a pound net.
Fishing pound nets for Atlantic Menhaden, a bait fish, and a variety of food fish off Hoopers Island.
A sampling of what is swimming in the Chesapeake Bay off of Hoopers Island - Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Sheepshead, Croaker, Spot, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Gizzard Shad, Menhaden, Northern Puffer, Butterfish, Blue Crab - late summer and early fall is the best time to see a variety of species in the Chesapeake Bay.
Picking and steaming crabs at J.M. Clayton Seafood in Cambridge, Maryland. This is the oldest crab processing business in the world, dating back to the 1890’s.
Waterman Roger Morris preparing his crab pots for the fall run of Blue Crabs. Wingate, Maryland
Baiting a trot line to target Blue Crabs with chicken necks.
Meredith and Meredith seafood was a crab picking and oyster shucking plant. The company is now out of business and the facility is being used as a wharf for commercial fishermen and storage for gear.
A 12 ounce can used to hold shucked oysters processed at Meredith and Meredith.
An abandoned store in Crocheron, Maryland reflected in the September full moon’s high tide.
Loblolly Pines reflected in a small pool of tidal water on the southern end of middle Hoopers Island near Hoopersville, Maryland.