I took a look in my wife’s garden over the weekend and noticed that the pumpkins are all kind of frosty, and, funny thing,
they all seemed to be leaning over to the south.
I ran into Capt Mike Vigessi at Gaviola’s’ a couple of times this past week when I was getting my morning bagel. That’s
kind of unusual because I’m usually there when he is usually pulling away from the dock. He hasn’t sailed for nine days
straight, the longest such stretch he’s ever had.
Friday was the only day that any boats were able to sail, and they all caught striped bass, up to about twelve pounds or so.
They also found some bluefish, the ones we refer to as “Cartwright Blues”. The waters are getting cold, so they should be
out of here fairly soon.
People keep asking about the herring run, even though they haven’t meant anything as far as the stripes are concerned for
a couple of years. Well, there are some in the harbor, so we should start to see a larger body of them in the next week or
Blackfishing is holding up great, maybe the best in years, but the fishing has shifted over to Block Island from Fishers
The surfcaster are still doing all right, with the sharpies picking away at fish in the 20’s. The following are the current
standings in the Local’s contest;
1st Place: Willy Young - 52.12 lbs
2nd Place: Mark Foschi - 42.38 lbs
3rd Place: Gary “Toad” Stephens - 38.70 lbs
1st Place: Fred Kalkstein - 41.62 lbs
2nd Place: Brian Ritter - 40.94 lbs
1st Place: Taylor Harned - 37.12 lbs
2nd Place: Ben McCarron - 25:34 lbs
3rd Place: Jonathan Pharaoh - 20.58 lbs
1st Place: Dylan Linick - 12.50 lbs
2nd Place James Kim - 12.14 lbs
3rd Place Griffin Kim - 11.86 lbs
The financial crises has been having an effect on the winter fishing. Tropic Star Lodge in Panama is usually booked up
for the winter months a year in advance. This year they are having some cancellations. They expect the final payments
sixty days in advance, so that’s when they find out about them. Right now there are two boats available for Jan 31- Feb 2.
If you are interested, give me a call ASAP because they won’t last more than a couple of days. If you would like to get
these reports sent to you directly, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you on the list.