by Al ‘Big Time’ Daniels
The week past has seen seasonable temps with rain and not too much wind. We have done well with mid-December approaching. Since Sandy, beachcombing has been especially productive. Interesting items have been showing up and the weather has been perfect.
Fishing is about over with some diehards blackfishing and codfishing in the ocean. I received no reports locally of any fishing activity. Anglers have exchanged their rods for hunting equipment or a good book.
Throughout the east end scallops continue to be caught. The quantity of scallops seems to reflect the decreasing prices. If you haven’t had local bay scallops now is the time to try these delicious morsels. There hasn’t been much clamming activity although there were some fairly good tides. I haven’t seen too many signs of soft clams in my travels but there is a good crop of oysters.
Birders are having a good season. Many folks are spending time at the beaches and in the woods. This is a perfect time to put a feeder out. This is a great way to see what’s wintering over or moving through. There are plenty of diving ducks in the bay with good numbers of loons. The report came out this week that the duck numbers are up throughout North America.
The fox population is on the increase as are the turkeys. With the Christmas season upon us don’t forget the sportsmen in your life.