17 January 2014

• #14: Islamorada Journal 2014…17 JAN

Sorry for the delay, but we had a computer problem [suffice it to say that opening a bottle of tonic water over your computer keyboard is not a great idea].

Thursday night's sunset.

Click on any pic to enlarge

On Friday Charley B. joined Wayne and me aboard Shoo-Fly.

Yes, it was that cold out on the water.

Felt like fishing for striped bass back on Long Island Sound in April.

We didn't get any spectacular fish.

The sky looking east over Islamorada.

But we caught a lot of fish...bluefish, jacks, and some large blue runners such as this one Charley's holding.

Blue runners aren't good eaters, but they're a great baitfish.

The sky looking south and west, toward Key West.

Nice bluefish.

Charley took some blues home to his smoker and has promised to share the result.

Anyone know a good wine to have with smoked bluefish?

Friday night's sunset...

...was nothing short of spectacular.

This is the western horizon with sunset color glowing under a rim of dark clouds.

• Meanwhile, in other news...

• Sea Froze, Fish Froze

“Norwegian public radio (Google-translated) reports on the instant dead of thousands of fish in a bay in the island of Lovund, Norway. An air temperature of -7.8C combined with a strong east wind froze the sea water instantly, trapping and killing the fish….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: Gizmodo.com

Thanks to Jim C. for the lead on this item.

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