Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Not much to report these days but wind, snow and cold. When the boats do get out, nothing bites in the churned up ocean. Happy New Year to everyone.

Friday, December 21, 2012

What a Day

Well, the world did not end, but it sure seems like it will with Robbins Reef Light reporting SE winds at 49 knots gusting to 65! That's the same as it was during hurricane Sandy. We did not get out yesterday to go wreck fishing so it was off to the trout streams with the number one guide Mike L. It was a beautiful day in the woods and also on the ocean as I was told. And the fish bit, the best we had all season. I had two Brook   Trout ( one was a trophy, over three pounds ), two Brown Trout, and five Rainbows! Mike worked the fly rod for two Brookies, a wild Brown and three Rainbows. It was funny to see how the fish bit hard during the high pressure and then shut down when the wind turned to the East and barometer started to fall, just like the fish do in the ocean. On the way home we stopped at the farmer's country store to pick up some holiday treats. Mike got a beautiful rib eye.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Next Week

Trying to get a cod and ling trip together on the Skylarker. The weather will dictate when we could get out to the Mudhole and fill the cooler. Right now Thursday looks like the best day.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

What's all the fuss...

...about blackfish. I know they are fun to catch but they are one of the worst tasting fish in the sea. They are the only fish around these days and all the boats are sailing for them. Give me ling and cod and you can have all the blackfish. Striped bass are not around as they should be. It seems that since the storm all the bait left the area. I am glad the boat has a spot in the boat yard. There are a lot of homeless boaters looking for a spot and the yard is filling fast.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nice Weather

Well on the land any way. I spent the day getting the boat winterized and hauled out and it was warm in the boat yard. I would have liked to have been fishing, but with the amount of debris in the water it was best to haul the boat. I have heard reports of sunken boats, pilings, and all sorts of submerged junk out in the bay. There is even a forty foot 16 x 16 dock stringer floating around the slip, banging off yachts. The boat was pretty dirty from not moving for a month and I will be busy getting her ready for the spring. We will be catching fluke before you know it.