by John Skinner
I finally climbed over the plowed up snow piles at the end of my street to get a look at Long Island Sound on Sunday afternoon with the little break in the weather. It's not as iced over as 1977, but it's the most ice I've seen since then. In '77 you could walk on it, and I've heard one story of someone walking about halfway to buoy 9 before coming to his senses and turning around. I also have a reliable report of someone with pictures taken on the ice at Buoy 7 in 1977. So far this year it's all moving ice flows. In scanning farther with binoculars I couldn't find any significant open water.
Obviously fishing is still a ways off, but over 1100 anglers enjoyed a bit of an escape at the Jersey Shore Surfcasters Surf Day on Saturday (the 21st). As always, it was a fantastic show and my congratulations and thanks go out to JSS for putting it together.
This coming weekend (February 27-March 1) is the New England Saltwater Fishing Show in Providence Rhode Island. I'll be manning a table all weekend and will give surf fishing seminars on Friday and Sunday. There are 60 seminars over the three days covering everything from fluke to stripers to tuna and everything in-between. It will offer another nice escape from this brutal winter. To learn more, check out the show's website
February 22, 2015 - Wading River, NY
February 1977, Miller Place, NY