by Al “Big Time” Daniels
Thanksgiving and black Friday have passed. The weather was quite nice over the weekend although there have been some frosty mornings. The wind seemed to get out of the northeast trend. For the most part the final days of fishing of 2012 are upon us.
Almost all of the boats have been put away for the winter. There are still a couple blackfish hanging on in deep water and points to the east. Very little action is happening around Plum Island. Fishers and Block seem to have better action. The only other game in town seems to be the bass fishing at Montauk.
The herring are in, although some days they have been hard to find. The outgoing tide seems the best with most fish in the 28″ to 34″ range. Even some large bluefish are still chopping the herring.
Anglers reported brown pelicans at the Point. With the end of the season here it is a good time to service your fishing equipment.
Scalloping is still holding up both in the bays and town waters. It is a little better than the first reports. With the bay temps at 46 degrees, the scallops are plump and sweet.
A lot of diving ducks are in the bays and even some puddleducks are showing up. The goose population is growing. There are plenty of foxes around in the low light hours.