by Al “Big Time” Daniels
The weather seems to be the main topic every week. It seems we are in the nor’easter-on-Wednesdays routine. But it appears to clear off for the weekends. We have had our share of storms over this winter season. Let’s hope it gets everything out of its system before spring.
I have seen many red-wing blackbirds this week past. The daffodils are 6″ to 8″ high but I guess they will have to wait until after this snow to bloom. I also have seen a number of vultures soaring in the skies this week. I still have not seen an osprey yet but there are rumors that they are around. Their numbers should increase as St. Patrick’s Day approaches. The beachcombing has been good. After every blow there are some good finds on the beaches. Plenty of waterfowl are in the creeks and bays. Now is the time to see these birds before they leave.
We all know that the weather played a factor in the ocean codfishing. It takes time after each storm for the fishing to bounce back. There have been some slow days on the codfish grounds. March should be a good month but the weather has to cooperate. There is still time to get in on some codfishing. For the other anglers it is not too early to get your tackle ready. We will have to wait to see what the seasons and limits will be. Remember the freshwater fishing will start as soon as the weather warms a little.