Thursday, January 26, 2012
Woke up this morning with the intentions of going fishing. I looked out the window and the ground was wet with some sleet on the roof. I checked the weather and allthough the wind was calm, the radar showed sleet and rain. Decided to try a better day and had an early breakfast.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Yesterday looked like the last nice day for a while, so we took advantage of the weather window to get in one more trip. Evelyn and I were not dissapointed as the ocean was flat calm. We fished on the Angler with my old buddy Capt George and the ling fishing was great. Evelyn filled the tub with ling while I tried hard to catch a cod. I had a big bluefish (yes, I said bluefish) on for a while, a couple of short blackfish and one big one and finally a nice cod to win the pool. Everyone onboard had lots of ling and some nice blackfish. We saw dolphins jumping around the boat and a seal by the beach on the way in. I hope these ling stay around for the spring so we can make a special trip when we get started in April.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Another nice day with temperatures approaching 50 degrees again. I went to the boatyard and checked on a few things, tinkered with some others and started a list of work that needs to be completed before launch. A real change is forcast for tonight. I am glad we got to go fishing while it was nice. Ling fillets for dinner tonight.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
We fished aboard the Angler Monday on a beautiful flat calm ocean. Out on the 17 fathom banks it was so calm you could have fished with a four ounce sinker. Some nice blackfish were caught ( I had an eight pounder ) and a nice mess of ling along with some out of season sea bass. No cod and no dogs. With the weather as nice as it has been this winter there is no reason to open a can of tuna, go get some nice fillets.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
You don't get many 50 degree days in January so you have to take advantage of them. The SW wind that brought the warm temperatures also made for some sporty conditions in the morning as it gusted over twenty knots. The cod bite was slow with a few keepers boated as we had to fight through the endangered spiny dogfish and big black sea bass. The wind and seas backed off during the day and we tried deeper waters and caught a mess of ling to fill the fillet bags. Lots of fun fishing with old friends in the middle of the winter and cod fillets on the table tonight. We saw schools of striped bass as we approached the inlet in calm seas. It has been as while since we had a winter like this so try to go fishing now while it lasts. Capt Steve will be tying up the Skylarker soon but he is running the J2 this week. Capt George will try to sail the Angler until the end of the month. The Pioneer will ready for striped bass and winter flounder in April.