01 February 2012

Islamorada Journal 2012...01-02 FEB


Don't know what else to show you besides sunsets.

It was another breezy day here...winds to 23 kts. [26+ mph]. Still Deb and I took Shoo-Fly out on Florida Bay just to get out on the water for a while.

A "while" was it. We went over to Snake Creek and filled the gas tank. Then to Hippie Harbor where we thought we might be able to fish out of the wind...no go. Then back to the dock.

Good thing we have some interesting books to read.


And here's the forecast:

THURSDAY: EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

THURSDAY NIGHT: EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SUNDAY: EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY: NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS


And Now for Something Completely Different:


Fishing and Bureaucracy

”The salesperson at the Urban Angler store suggested I take a fly rod across the street to Madison Square Park to make a few test casts before making my purchase. After several casts across the grass, I was approached by a uniformed park official.

” “’There’s no fishing here, sir.’

” “’You’re telling me,’ I said with a smile. ‘I haven’t caught a thing.’

” “’Fishing is not allowed in the park,’ said the earnest official.

” “’I am not fishing. There is no water here!’

” “’Well, if you don’t stop whatever you’re doing, I’ll have to write you a ticket.’

” “’A ticket for what?’

” “’For fishing.’”

We’re not told the outcome of this.

Source: NYTimes.com


St. Patrick’s Day: Everything You Want to Know

34.7 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2010. This number was more than seven times the population of Ireland itself (4.58 million). Irish was the nation's second most frequently reported ancestry, trailing only German.

Click for more info: U.S. Census Bureau


Blackfish Closed in Connecticut

”Recreational Fishery Closed Season. No person, while on the waters of this state or on any parcel of land, structure, or portion of a roadway abutting tidal waters of this state shall take, possess or land tautog taken by sport fishing methods, regardless of where taken, from February 1 to April 30 inclusive.”

CTDEEP


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