COURTESY PHOTO Moving in for the kill.
Earlier today I made calls from Florida to my East End fishing sources.
With the exception of a report of small bass being caught in some of the creeks on the south shore and a very occasional flounder being taken, there still isn’t much going on right now.
It’s hard to believe it’s really spring in Florida, but with clear days, temps in the high 80s and stiff breezes I know it is true. Spring here is the time when all the wild animals are having babies and all the birds are on their nests. We have a hen mallard duck on a nest of eight eggs in the low bushes separating our driveway from a neighbor’s; there are bunnies running all over the place; frogs are singing love songs in our adjoining pond through the night; and alligators are enticing mates with bellowing grunts.
I haven’t seen a poisonous snake this year, but other dangers still exist. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Well done, Luke!
Luke Lowell-Liszanckie proudly shows off a striped bass he landed on May 29. (more…)
Summer treats in store
I was so happy last week to have my first corn of the season — tender, sweet and delicious! I decided to use it as a base for this recipe, adding local ingredients to make a succotash.
When helpmate saw that I was using beans and zucchini she said, “Why don’t you call it three sisters?” (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Mike Stromberg with 36-pound bass he landed on Dr. Bruce Brewer’s boat late Monday afternoon on a popper.
Big stripers are moving into Shelter Island waters.
Recently Larry Ferrari caught a 48-pound bass off the beach, and check out Thursday’s Reporter’s “Fish On,” where columnist Larry Winston chronicles flyrod fishing for bass in shallow water.
COURTESY PHOTO Doc Larry Ferrari with his monster striped bass caught Saturday. It might be the largest bass caught off a Shelter Island beach.
Doc Larry Ferrari landed a 48-pound, 50-inch striped bass last Saturday. (more…)