Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tropical Storms

Tropical storm Fay passed by with some wind and rain, but the cool part was the eye passing right over us. For about twenty minuets the sun came out, the sky turned blue and it was calm until the rain and wind returned for the rest of the day. The next storm, Iasias was a wind storm. It came up the Chesapeake bay and Delaware river and dumped loads of rain inland. At the coast, we had all the wind you could handle, 109 mph out on the island. When the fourth tornado warning came on the tv, the power went out. We were lucky, as it came back after twelve hours. Many people are still waiting and I wish them all the best as you don't realize how much you rely on it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Fishing News

I can't report much because I can't catch anything looking out into the woods. If it is nice I will sit out front in the evenings trying to catch a breeze. One local angler had some fluke and a weakfish off his jet ski. We'll just call him "Capt Candy bar". Hot summer days and typical fishing.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

What Happened to Our Weather?

For the past ten days or so, we have been in a Florida weather pattern. The days have been hot and calm., followed by afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Some of the squalls have been on the severe side. What a strange year.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fluke in the Rivers

Seems like a few nice fluke are being caught in the ocean, but the better fishing is in the backwaters. Capt Tim had another limit today fishing from his skiff and we are having Capt Andy's Portugeuse style fluke for dinner.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Ocean County Zoo

Well, there is no such place, but the backyard has been busy this spring. The deer have fawns now and they move them around. I have seen some tiny deer but they grow fast. The mom's have been trying to keep them away from the coyotes. We had a small herd of deer that contained two piebald deer. This is a genetic mutation that makes them turn white. Pretty rare and cool to see. Then there is the little garter snakes, I watched one eat a frog on the patio. A week ago, a bear was on rt. 72, the highway out to Long Beach Island. I may not get around too well, but there's plenty going on in the woods.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Good Fishing

The spring sea bass season has been excellent. Even this old captain managed a few donations of sea bass and fluke. And man, did they taste good after a year without fresh fish. We had fish every day for a week and still had to put some away. Sea bass and ling in the sauce over spaghetti made me happy happy. Only a few weeks to go before the limits go down but there are some fluke around.

Sunday, April 12, 2020