by Al “Big Time” Daniels
The week past presented us with some interesting weather. As if superstorm Sandy wasn’t enough we were blessed with a post Sandy nor’easter. Winds blew 50 mph plus and the tide was up. It did take a long time to restore power but we still were fortunate. The morning after the nor’easter Bay Street was littered with squid. Why? That’s the big question. Some folks were lucky enough to gather up a bucketful. Many squid were run over in the darkness.
The end of last week I saw a nice bald eagle in a tree in North Haven. It was an adult bird and who knows, maybe he rode the storm in.
There have been a handful of anglers that have been out blackfishing. They have had some luck both around Plum Island and points to the east. The ocean beaches have been quiet except for a few small fish.
Scallop season opened last week west of Jessups. It is amazing that you can get a dredgeful of empty shells with only a few live ones. Long days for 5 or 6 bushels. East of Jessups and the local waters opened November 14. We will have to wait and see the results. Let’s hope we don’t have any more nor’easters in the near future.