Columbus Day weekend couldnít have been better, with gorgeous weather, probably the best of the year. The town was
jammed up for the Clam Chowder contest and all the festivities associated with it. I had to wait for someone else to
leave their parking spot before I could park and get the mail. With no boat in the water, I took a spin past the lighthouse
to see what it looked like on the water. There were about 15 cars waiting to pay the parking fee at the parking lot and
the area around Great Eastern had more boats than Iíve seen all year. And, they were all catching stripers, with a lot of
big ones. Life was good.
There are finally some falsies around, but not in the numbers we have become accustomed to.
Then the weekend was over, and everything went to hell, and nobody has been able to get out for six days now.
Surfcasters have been doing OK though, with the sand beaches behind town loaded with small blues and bass, and the
sharpies catching the bigger ones down at the Point.
The standings in the Locals contest are as follows;
Mike Milano - 50.52 lbs - 10/15
Matt Vega - 37.04 lbs - 10/14
Gary Krist - 36.20 lbs - 10/7
Wet Suit Division
John Bruno - 41.89 lbs
Mary Ellen Kang - 23.42 lbs - 10/13
Ben McCarron - 26.72 lbs - 10/12