Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The weather let up for a day and allowed us to make a trip on the J II. It was good to see a bunch of old friends. On board were mates Ken and Jimmy, Capt Steve, Paul A.,Paul from the White Star,Nick from the Sea Pigeon, and Tim D. an old Pioneer II regular. Lots of fun and laughs and old stories. A little choppy in the AM and then a nice calm day with dolphins around the boat. About thirty cod came aboard along with a dozen nice pollock, the biggest over twenty pounds. Not many ling but they were big old fashion kind. Evelyn and I will be enjoying our cod dinners this weekend. Mike L. went home with a nice bag of ling and many lessons learned about offshore fishing in the winter.
Monday, February 18, 2013
From what has been posted on other sites, it looks like there will be little change in the rules this season. There hasn't been much talk about fluke and the limits should be similar to last year. The guys in New England are happy as the regs will be similar to last year. The only big hit will be sea bass but we did not fish on them much since they changed the seasons the past few years. I hope them jumbo fluke come back like last summer, I can't wait!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
It was a good day to get out of the house and Mike L. and I hit the trout streams. Sunny and warm, it felt like spring and we found a few good fish. Mike (the former fly fisherman) landed his best trout ever, a bright rainbow over five pounds that looked like a steelhead. Silver with a purple- pink band, it was the best looking trout I have ever seen. Capt. Steve has been catching a few fish on the wrecks and I hope to make a trip with him if the weather gets nice. Think spring, the fluke are coming.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Not much going on this time of year. We are having a normal winter and the fishing is typical for this time of year. Don't pay much attention to the internet reports. I have been talking to a few skippers and there are some fish to catch but not like you would think according to some reports. It seems like people are bored and all the fishing sites are full of nonsense these days. The seals have been keeping us entertained at the park. One has been venturing close to shore and has been in the same spot the last few days. Hoping to get fishing again before its time to work in the boatyard. We will be catching fluke before you know it!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Well it snowed, and contrary to the media warnings, the world didn't end. We did get lucky as we missed some of the worst accumulations by less then 100 miles. I feel sorry for the poor folks up in New England, they will be digging out for days. Today was a pretty nice day. The bright sunshine made it feel warmer then the actual temperature and we took a ride down to the park to check on things. We found three seals hauled out on the rocks also enjoying the sunshine. Look for them down the south end of the park at low tide.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Most of the park opened and we went to see the progress being made. The bridges on the walkway are still closed as are all buildings while repairs are being made. The roadways, the boat ramp and most walking trails are open. The most striking change is the number of trees that are gone. They did a great job of cleaning up, although there is much more to do.