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August 1, 2016

Right around this time of year, folks who are aware of my prediliction for tracking hurricanes, always start asking what this season is gonna’ be like. Hell, I don’t know! I track them as they occur, I can’t predict them. But there are folks who do predict them, and Au...

August 1, 2016

Oil changes for Patty O’s Cummins 4TBA-250 main engines are determined by lab testing rather than by hours thereon. We’re on a schedule that was set up based on how much our engines are used and in what manner. In summer, Patty O’ is underway most weekends and some nig...

August 1, 2016

Many anglers across the island look forward to August. Steamy hot days can often lead to very hot fishing in our local waters. The blue water crowd charges toward the canyons hoping to have their spread covered up by large bigeye and yellowfin tuna. Inshore along the 3...

August 1, 2016

Back in the day, loving to fish and not owning a boat, boarding your favorite “open party boat” was the next best thing. I would like to tell you about my favorite at that time. It was the Captree Princess, out of the Captree Boat Basin.

Putting a smile on your face, se...

August 1, 2016

My daughter Kathy has enjoyed fishing since she has been a little girl. As a youngster, fishing in Peconic Bay with grandpa was a very special treat. So, it was not a surprise her ultimate goal would be to own a house on the water and her own boat to fish upon. Well, h...

August 1, 2016

As August rolls in the fluke begin to roll out. Towards the second half of the month fluke begin to leave the South Shore bays as they migrate to deeper waters. This is a great time for those of us that love to fish the ocean in search of some big doormats. There are t...

August 1, 2016

Ask any waterman on the Chesapeake Bay what a deadrise boat is and he can probably give you at least an hour’s worth of history. Oddly, if you go north and ask the same question, chances are you will draw a blank. The term “deadrise” describes the fact that the hull pl...

August 1, 2016

August is an interesting time to fish this region.  With the exception of the cold loving species and some closed seasons nearly every species possible is swimming and feeding between the beaches and continental shelf.  Anglers may encounter a wide range of species ins...

July 1, 2016

With the arrival of the Fourth of July weekend, boaters in the region are excited about getting on the water and making up for the cold gray days of winter. For some, it’s time to break out igloo coolers and sunscreen while enjoying warm reunions with fellow boaters at...

July 1, 2016

Paul Esterle has been building or repairing watercraft, of all descriptions, for longer than he cares
to admit, from hovercraft to power and sailboats. Paul specializes in boat improvement and repair
projects utilizing wood, epoxy, and fiberglass.If you have any questi...

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November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020