Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Weekend Getaway

Last weekend I was able to sneak away from work and my busy schedule. Elaina and I rented a cabin on Upper Hoopers Island that we were referred to my Michael (Redfish12) and Jack (Kanvery), fellow kayak fishermen that stayed there last fall.

After a few back outs my parents were able to come along somewhat last minute.  We stayed at Sunset Cabins, owned by Al and Jeannette Cassalia, an extremely welcoming couple that live on the property as well and were just a phone call away if we needed anything.

We arrived Friday and got situated in the cabin and checked out the scenery. The property includes a pier, a small beach, and a screened in porch with a swing and hammock. And the cabin itself is a 2 bedroom (queen beds), full service kitchen, dining table and living room. No TV or Wifi, which was a perfect escape from the busy lifestyle of the western shore.

Friday my dad and I went out for an evening trip from the launch at the 1st bridge over to middle hoopers. It wasn't as successful as we hoped, no specks and no reds, but we were able to catch a few stripers and croakers with decent size.

Saturday we took the full squad out on the water. Elaina and I paired up on the PA 14 and Mom and Dad on the PA 12. Again not successful fishing wise, but it was a fun filled day with awesome weather and great scenery. We launched from the beach at the cabin and paddled over to the Barren Islands on the Bay side of Hoopers. The water was very shallow and very grassy which made for tough fishing and sometimes tough pedaling. We enjoyed lunch on the island and then continued our round trip back to the beach.

The PA 12 seat is perfect for taking off the yak and using for lunch and chilling!!

The Cabin lived up to its name as "Sunset Cabin"!!

The cute little cabin with everything you would ever need for a weekend or week getaway.

I got home on Sunday and decided I wanted to try and catch some crabs since the fishing wasn't too exciting over the weekend. Crabbing was slow at my spot, but I knew I wasn't crabbing the best tide. Ended with a dozen big males and ate them that night to culminate an awesome weekend with family. Even though I didn't fish as much as I really would I hoped I truly enjoyed just spending time with Elaina and my parents and just relaxing for a few days.
If you might be interested in booking Sunset Cabin you can contact me for more details or you can call the Cassalia's at 215-778-3296 or 443-477-1503 and let them know you heard about the cabin from me for a possible discount.

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