Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Weather

We just had about four inches of rain in the past three days but the forecast is for normal temperatures this week and everyone is excited. Tomorrow is the first day of April, and right now, Monday morning, 7am it is snowing.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Things are Looking Up

A big storm is brewing but it looks like it will pass offshore and only give us a dusting of snow. Mike L. and I gave the pre-season trout a try Sunday. There still is some ice and snow on the ground in the country but the 37 degree temperature did not feel so bad. Mike caught one right away about sixteen inches, and I hooked up a few seconds later with a 20 inch hold over rainbow that made the day. As the day wore on the stream became crowded with anglers and we headed home.

Monday, March 17, 2014

ST. Patrick's Day

Years back, today was the "unofficial" opening day of flounder season. This winter it seems like spring is still way off as the Jersey shore is covered in snow and it is only 25 degrees. This winter will be remembered as one of the longest. It started in November with snow and very cold temperatures and shows no sign of letting up in the long term forecast. The Snowy owls are still around and we got a close up view of one yesterday. They may never leave.

Friday, March 14, 2014


It's 25 degrees and the idiot on TV is telling me it's nice outside.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blast From the Past

I saw an old friend the other day...John Mullins. He was one of the "Bow Kings" of the old Pioneer II.  John looked good and says hello to all his old buddies. He now has his own charter boat down in Mantoloking.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Fever

A big storm that could have dumped a load of snow has just passed to our south. With the temperature getting up to 35, I felt it was time to give the trout streams a look. It is still winter out in the country with everything covered in snow. The river was running low and clear and it seemed just right, but parking was hard to find due to all the snow. I fished a few holes that I could get to and never had a bite. Well at least we saw some good birds and got some fresh air. Better days are coming, we just have to wait a little more.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Still Winter

Well, it's March and we are awaiting yet another snow storm. The Snowy Owls have not been seen all week but all the other wintering bird were around. There was also a seal around today. The first red-winged blackbirds have arrived, about two weeks late. I think that's the type of season we are going to have this year. The Yankees look like they are going to be fun to watch this year, with all the new players. I saw something in the game the other day that I haven't seen in years. The second baseman actually dived after a ground ball.