by Al “Big Time” Daniels
We made it through February and it was a tough month. We suffered through major snowfalls, extreme cold temps, and much wind and rain. Let’s hope that March moderates and we can look forward to spring. It has been a long time since a nice spring has blessed us. The full moon this week coupled with east winds made for some high tides.
It won’t be long before we take the covers off the boats and get them ready for the upcoming season. The Farmer’s Almanac does predict temps above normal for the next couple of months. The offshore seabass season closed today, February 28, and the only game left is the codfish. Codfishing is holding up when the boats are able to get out. Mixing in with the codfish are a good number of ling. March is usually a good month for them.
There have been a couple of articles about the upcoming fluke season. There may be a chance that we will get a break. Time will tell as they will probably wait until the last minute before making a decision.
Again for you waterfowl lovers, there is plenty to see on the bays. There are still a good number of loons and the big blue herons are having an easier time with open water.
Last Saturday there was a good attendance at the Route 110 Fishing Flea Market. There was certainly plenty of merchandise for sale. It is time to get your tackle serviced.