Saturday, December 26, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
As the kids get older Christmas routines have changed a bit, hardly any real shopping, most stuff ordered online, they all places to go, and this year with Covid, forget it, no chance of any normalcy at the holidays.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Well just few days before Christmas and the UPs delivered some good cheer. He took of the piece of firewood I had the snowman holding and put the Orvis box in its place.
Inside? My Access 9 ft 12 wt, that was broken during that day a few years ago when Joe and I found 30's 40's and 50's blowing up on mackerel at Romer. We were the only boat there, as the weather prediction for that day was a blowing S wind and an incoming tide from the Atlantic Ocean. Well, it never materialized and we hit payday, that was November 2 2018, you can reread it HERE.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
We headed out and after turning the corner we could see the fleet out near the line. Even with the glare I could see birds, a lot of them, down off the beach. We went and quickly were hooked up. It was a day of fish, a lot of them, probably three dozen or so, with four being better than keeper size.
When we went the SW wind wasn't too bad, good bird action, and calm enough where you could see the swirls and splashes as the fish were up on the sand eels, bunker and micro white baits. The fish, even the schoolies, fight hard and have sharp spines that seem to catch you every time you touch one. Most of the day the fish were low, and you needed to nymph them up, and the larger fish
to first be in the area and then position yourself for a good drift or just motor in and uphill a touch and fire as soon as your hand came off the throttle. All of the fish had sea lice and I'm thinking these were the ones last to leave Montauk in early November. So its December 11th, not bad, 60 degress and fish all over the place. Just as the wind started up we decided to take a ride to join the fleet at the Rocks, we had a guy stop and tell us he got "two 30's and a 40 on the fly rod" there, but next to us he was throwing a spinning rod, but, hey, he had a Jones 19"10" so I believe him. Jones brothers guys don't lie.... From noon on the wind went S and it just slowed things down to a pick.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Not that solving the case will change anything, but, I need to know. What I will say is this. This boat is different than my old one. Each time I splash her, the water comes over the transom until she's level in the water. Mike, Jim's friend, explained to me a while back that Jim had relocated the batteries and was unable to put the poling platform on due to the stern weight.