Many of the advertisers who make SpinSheetPropTalk, FishTalk and PortBook possible are having to adjust their operations. As you make your spending decisions, please consider the businesses who support your favorite rags! Consider purchasing gift certificates for future use from bars and restaurants who can’t be 100 percent operational right now, purchase your spring commissioning needs from local vendors by ordering by phone or online, stock up for the boating season now, or make plans to support our advertisers when the crisis has passed. 

business updates
As you make your spending decisions, please consider the businesses who support your favorite rags!

Below are some businesses who have special offerings. We’ve included links to their website, so check in before heading their way, as things are changing rapidly. Please share this information with your boating friends and let us know as you hear of other creative offerings out there. We’re here to help make your 2020 boating season great, and to that end, we’re looking to do anything we can do support the businesses committed to our great Chesapeake Bay boating community. 

Anglers Sports Center: 

3/25/20 Update: Anglers is now requesting customers call in their orders at (410) 757-3442 and pay via credit card; products will be delivered curb-side when you pull into the lot (please remain in your car). They are working with a reduced staff so hours have been trimmed to 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you want to purchase a firearm, the 4473 paperwork will be walked out to your car to be filled out. A full listing of the products they currently have available can be seen on their website.

As concerns over COVID-19 continue to rise, our customers and staff are our top priority. We are taking extra precautions with hand washing and sanitizing, and we are disinfecting surfaces frequently throughout the day. For any customers who do not feel comfortable coming in to the store we are temporarily offering curb-side pickup. You can make your purchase over the phone or by email and we will bring the items and/or bait out to your car. Call us at (410) 757-3442 or email [email protected] to place your order. We will put your order together and will call you back to get your credit card information. While we hope to be able to fill orders in real time, please allow at least two hours to prepare your order. When you arrive in our parking lot, simply call us again and we will bring your order to you! (Note: this service is not available for gun or alcohol purchases.)


3/25/20 Update: Internet sales continue as usual; at both the Annapolis and Ocean City locations curbside pickup is currently available. Call (888) 810-7283 for general inquiries, (410) 571-1111 for Annapolis, or (410) 213-2840 for Ocean City.

Boatyard Bar & Grill: OPEN FOR CARRY-OUT TO-GO orders! 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Same excellent food and service - no lines, no wait. Their main menudaily specials and platters are all available. View on the website then give a call (410) 216.6206. Wine and beer available to-go with! 

BOE Marine: We are open for business. Our website, ecommerce, and fulfillment operations are in full swing. We ask that you call, email, or use our website for parts and product ordering. Our installation crew is hard at work outfitting local boats. We ask that you allow them space to work on your boats to maintain social distancing. Please call or email us to schedule service or upgrades to your boat. Our showroom and store is open, and while we love for customers to visit, please only visit if you absolutely must during this time. Please use this time to get your boat in tip top condition so you can get out on the water and away from this mess. We thank you for your cooperation and thank you for supporting local businesses: (866) 735-5926 and

Chesapeake Market & Deli: The kitchen is open and ready for takeaway orders. Order by phone for pick up or online through Gruhub and DoorDash. Once you get to the restaurant, please stay in your vehicle and they will bring the food out to you. 

Davis Pub in Annapolis is offering a St. Patrick’s “To Go” Day at your favorite pub. They will have all of the Irish favorites for your at-home celebrations. Open for carryout 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They will be closed Wednesday (3/18) and Thursday (3/19) and reopen for carryout Friday March 20 at 11 a.m. 

Dockside Restaurant and Sports Bar at Herrington Harbour North offers carry out for lunch and dinner and delivers within a 10 mile radius, including local marina docks. 

Fawcett Boat Supply: Our retail store is open. We have put preventive actions in place to mitigate contact with the disease such as wiping down the common areas with disinfectant frequently, asking employees to use hand sanitizer and/or wash their hands often, asking employees to work from home when appropriate, and following any additional recommendations from the CDC, state, and local authorities that may be applicable. Additionally, we are continuing to offer several options for purchasing products from Fawcett through our retail store, online at, and by phone at (800) 456-9151 or (410) 267-8681 from someone on our inside sales team. We can also offer several pick-up, delivery, and shipping options as needed. We will continue to monitor the CDC, state, and local governments and follow their requests so that we can maintain the health and safety of our Fawcett Family.

Grump's Café in Annapolis will continue to be OPEN serving CARRY OUT orders only, with curbside service if requested. 

Hemingway’s Restaurant will have carryout “grab and go” services daily from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting tomorrow March 18.They are currently looking into delivery options and will provide updates as they come available. 

K&B True Value: K&B True Value receives trucks early every morning, Monday through Thursday, with new supplies that go right on the shelves immediately. Some of the items that are in demand right now, such as gloves, masks, and disinfectant go quickly, so you're best off hitting them earlier in the day. And don't forget that they deliver orders of $50 or more to True Value Reward members within five driving miles of the store. Or call them from the parking lot and they'll load your purchase directly into your trunk! 

Ketch 22 Restaurant at Herrington Harbour South owners Bobby and Julia Jones are posting updates on their Instagram page (ketch_22). They are planning a carry-out menu that will be available this Wednesday (3/18) through Sunday (3/22), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Leeward MarketWe are open normal hours today 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call ahead at (443) 837-6122 and we can have your order ready for pickup. If you want to pay over the phone via credit card we can run your order out to you when you arrive.

The Tackle Box:

3/25/20 Update: as of today, The Tackle Box remains open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a limited-entry policy in place. Call (301) 863-8151 for more info.