My dear departed mom used to say the only thing permanent in our fast world is change. Well, fishermen heading to the Florida Keys this winter will have to deal with change in the form of new conservation measures the fishery powers say are necessary to conserve a dwindling supply of groupers.
It’s about time to flee the cold weather by hitching up your boat and heading to the Florida Keys
We were on the last cod trip of the year, 15 miles off Gloucester, Mass., in an open 26-footer. The sea was calm, the air very cool, the anglers all bundled up in hooded-this and heavy-that.
You have a choice: either go with the flow, pull the boat and prepare for another l-o-n-g winter … or bundle up, watch the wind and squeeze another couple trips out of the season.
Up and down the Northeast coast, there are fishing opportunities as we approach Thanksgiving.
If your weekend crew isn’t quite the collective Tiger Woods of the fishing world, don’t despair.
You can still pull off the day without pulling out your hair. Here are a few suggestions to keep from going bald or losing what hair remains.
One little shipwreck can go a long way
The good news is everyone showed up at the boat on time and the weather was as posted. The bad news is, despite a very favorable tide and wind, you’ve yet to catch any of the bluefish you talked up the day before, promising your guests a nice morning on the water. If the situation doesn’t improve, what are your options?
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Tim Coleman died May 3, in Weekapaug, R.I., doing what he loved to do best at that time of year: scouting the salt ponds and outer beaches for spring striped bass. He was an exceptional saltwater angler and a prolific writer. Thousands of readers lost an advocate and authentic storyteller for fishing in the Northeast, and anyone fortunate to have known Tim lost a good friend.