Archives for March 2014

ONE STEP CLOSER TO LAUNCHING

After chasing a snowstorm home from SC and arriving home to find 6″ of snow on ground I went over to Barnacle Bill’s to pick up my boat following a tune up and bottom painting this morning.Boat had a foot of snow on it. but she is home now waiting for a break in the weather to apply some wax and re-install the electronics. Will not meet my target of first week in April but with a weather break should launch the 2nd week
Surely this is the last of the snow. appears I got 20″ pf snow in March which is more snow than the entire winter the past 3 years .
Hopefully the ocean water temps will rise above the 40 mark quickly and some fish will get hungry

FIRST WET LINE OF 2014

Last Thursday when it was a lot warmer ,little breezy and before the dame snow I traveled up to Tuckahoe river after capturing a few grass shrimp and small minnows
Fishing 2 rods from the bank I had 8 big Perch and one short Striped bass (15″)
It appears I will be 2 weeks late getting launched given this lousy weather

april 1 launch date questionable

I got in one day to get a little work done on boat and had planned to haul it over to Barnacle Bill’s for tune up and bottom paint BUT looked at forecast and weather is going to hell. Only highs of 30 tomorrow and not into 50’s until next week so she will continue to sit in yard as bottom paint can’t go on in low temps
May not be missing anything as ocean water temp was 37 this morning so I wait

Looking for Spring

Bucktail Willie has returned from a 10 day cruise in South Atlantic and enjoyed the 80 degree weather for sure.I had one unsuccessful fishing trip in St Lucia,trying to fish in 8-10 ft seas. All we caught were Barracuda ,very disappointing
BUT now home and looking for Spring,hoping for a few warm days to get boat ready for another season.Target is to launch first week in April BUT it could be a slow Spring as water temps are still under 40,actually ocean was reported to be 37 this morning .
Hopefully ,eveyone took my advice and put their gear away all cleaned and ready to go
Once I launch I will be again providing daily reports good or bad
PRAY FOR WARM WEATHER AND SPRING