September 4, 2012

George Williams Skiff

Mention the term “skiff” to anyone who has lived around Woods Hole and they will immediately picture a George Williams skiff, a total old school classic and great for a multitude of purposes. The typical George Williams skiff is around 17 feet in length and made of painted pine plywood.  Powered by a small outboard motor, this versatile skiff is so synonymous with Woods Hole that it is often referred to as a Woods Hole skiff. The skiff’s configuration ranges form an open tiller steering to a specialized workboat with side steering and seating. The beautiful little skiffs draw little […]
September 3, 2012
Nat Chalkley

Nat Chalkley

If you’re looking to fish the waters of Cape Cod, Nat Chalkley is a local fishing expert. Chalkley has been fishing Cape Cod’s waters for over 20 years – so he knows all the tricks to fishing in this area. Chalkley grew up in Virginia and began fishing the James River as a young kid. He also spent much of his summer in Woods Hole fishing off of skiffs. By 17 years old, Chalkley worked as a mate on a charter boat and soon began commercially rod and reel fishing. He achieved his captain’s license at 19 and quickly started […]
August 24, 2012

Calcutta Fishing Derby

The Calcutta Fishing Derby takes place during the month of September and is sponsored by the Woods Hole Business Association. Daily prizes are given for the biggest catch of Bluefish and Bass and grand prizes are given on the final day of the derby. The 2012 Calcutta Fishing Derby begins at 12:01am on September 10th and ends at 12:00am on October 12th. Eligible fish species include Striped Bass and Bluefish. The entry fee is twenty dollars and kids under 12 years old are free. The weigh-in station for all fish entered in the contest will take place at the Landfall Restaurant. […]