by Al “Big Time” Daniels
The weather is on the mend and the clocks have changed. My daffodils are ready to pop and we all can see that spring may be just around the corner. Snow, rain and wind were the norm last week. The weekend weather was much nicer. Plenty of folks suffering from cabin fever were out walking the beaches. For you beachcombers there have been some good finds after the heavy weather we had had over the winter. If you have gone to the ocean there’s still a lot of work to be done before the bathing season.
The unsettled weather made for some tough fishing on the winter codfishing grounds. Everyone is hoping it bounces back as the ocean settles down. This may be your last chance to catch some codfish before the regular season gets underway. Flounder season is around the corner and we can only wonder if there are a few fish out there. Freshwater fishermen are itchy as this fishery will get underway with pond temps in the mid 40s. You can look for some white perch at Sagg Pond and Mecox Bay.
I saw some great waterfowl this week past. I saw some wood ducks and blue-winged teal on a freshwater pond. The Lindenhurst Fishing Flea Market is this Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at the Knights of Columbus, 400 South Broadway in Lindenhurst. There will be plenty of tackle for the upcoming season.