Its Thanksgiving morning and all through the house, not a creature was stirring ….wait, I think I got a wrong holiday.
Seriously, its brutally cold outside. I had an idea of doing a run this morning but I changed my mind and went to gym instead (passing along some bravest souls running around the park). While at gym, I did get some pictures of fish being caught on south shore on LI. Which did not surprise me but the fact than anyone braved this cold to get to the beach did. Since i got my frostbite many years ago on a construction site, I don’t even contemplate of heading out on days like this, even if 50’s were rolling at my feet. The pain is just too intense
But there are fish still to be had. In fact, parts of LI had a very good daytime bite last few days with some quality fish mixed in with usual rats. NJ has a shit load of sandeels and I would expect to get lit at any point in the next week or so.
Yes, its been a very challenging season for many anglers. And if you hate the sand eel bite, then you were downright miserable this fall. But there were still fish to be had, although it was relegated to very few locations. No different than a spring/summer run where the Canal now is becoming the only game in town. I’ve took most of the year off to concentrate on preparing for NYC Marathon and although I wasn’t in the water much, I did keep a finger on a pulse. Its the first time in 30 years that I’ve stepped back a bit and what i found out was that i did not miss the fishing part as much as i did the people I fish with.
Which brings me to what today is. A day to be thankful for all the good things that we have in our lives. From reels like VS or plugs like Super Strike to great rods and so on an on. But mostly I am grateful for friendship of people that I’ve meet through participation in this sport. I can honestly say that they , and all of you reading this, have enriched my life in a lot of ways that I never expected. And I am sure you have a fishing circle of people around you that you are thankful for.
So this Thanksgiving, I give thanks to all of you and I hope you all have a wonderful day with your families
Catch em up