by Al “Big Time” Daniels
Everyone has gotten back to some sort of normalcy after the epic storm Sandy. Most of the cleanup has been done. We are still plagued with northeast wind, it has blown out of the northeast for a week now. The majority of the boats are out for the season.
Last Wednesday the scallop season opened locally. It was dismal at the Sag Harbor area with some folks getting fewer than two dozen scallops. Others faired better in Noyac Bay catching close to their limit. However it is not going to last. There does seem to be a few scallops spread out through the Peconics and Gardiner’s Bay. The town waters opened in both East Hampton and Southampton towns. There are some scallops in the town waters. A huge amount of the scallops died off and the dredges are loaded with shells.
A few anglers have been chasing blackfish with good results,
There has been good fishing at Fishers Island and points to the east. Green crabs and hermits are the ticket. This should continue into December. Some codfish are being caught on the Montauk party boats. Believe it or not porgies are still being caught. Some bass reports are coming from the local beaches with mostly short fish being taken. Time will tell if the herring run develops in Montauk.
Plenty of diving ducks have been spotted in the bays. I also saw a lone woodcock this week past.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all!