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LARRY WINSTON

LARRY WINSTON

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. — George Santayana

For the past three or four weeks my fishing companions and I have been ignoring the lessons of the past in an effort to make the current year the best ever. We started the season with a rush with lots of bluefish and striped bass coming over the gunwales in late May and early June, including a jumbo 29-pound bass I landed. Then things dropped off trip by trip, until fishing could only have been termed “spotty” by the second week of June, and “lousy” since then. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTO Proof: Our columnist with the biggest striped bass he’s caught on his boat in a decade.

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Proof: Our columnist with the biggest striped bass he’s caught on his boat in a decade.

In last week’s column I was pretty vocal complaining about how capricious the spring weather had been and how it was slowly improving as we approached the end of May.

Even though we had been getting a few fish here and there I was hoping it would warm up a bit, but even more than that, I wanted the ever-present stiff winds to get tired of blowing. Then, the weather forecast for May 28 predicted wind speeds would drop to a mere 10 m.p.h. and temperatures would move up to the mid-60s. A good omen and I hoped the fish were paying attention, too.

A little nostalgia to set the stage: Some of you may remember the song that Dinah Washington made famous called, “What A Diff’rence a Day Makes.” (more…)