When the wind blows…
Dec 1st: It’s been very windy for the past two weeks – unseasonably so – with wind speeds rising to 20mph, sometimes even 30mph, most afternoons. And there were a couple of cool days in the backwash of the snow blizzards that hit New England. But amid lots of sunshine, fishing action throughout has continued unabated, with four to six boats out every day and plenty of bonefish for those who can handle the tough conditions.
The past week has seen first ever bonefish caught by Canadian siblings Andrea, Katie & John Dingle (John had six in a half day), while their sister Sarah nailed a good barracuda at Cherokee. The Irish dominated the big number days, with Margaret Downes from Dublin having another bag of 21 and Alex & Trish Findlater from Mayo taking 19 on their best day. Trish also took the best bonefish of November, estimated at 6-7 pounds, on another fruitful outing and even caught a bonefish from Crossing Rocks dock while having some extra casting tuition from Max the manager.
Steve Lant from Poughkeepsie, NY had a great day wading the beautiful sand flats at Cross Harbour, taking seven fish in tricky circumstances.
Newly arrived, we now have Peter O’Reilly, Angus Sutherland and Denis Daly from Ireland and four seasoned bonefishers from Connecticut, Bill Harris, Curtis Rand, Mike Bontecou and Hunter Hallowell. Hopes are high, but so too, unfortunately, are the wind speeds.