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On the Water: Fishing Exploits on Hold

Sadly, I’ve not been fishing on my boat in well over a month, and my 30-foot Nova Scotia-built craft is high and dry on land while it receives a new stern deck.

Oct 7, 2021
A Tale of Two Bivalves

“Oysters are incredibly hardy,” said Kim Tetrault, who oversees the Cornell Cooperative operations in Southold. “They can withstand a lot of what Mother Nature throws at them.”

Sep 30, 2021
On the Water: A Hole You Throw Money Into

Owning a boat certainly has its ups and downs. Lately, it’s been more of the latter.

Sep 23, 2021
On the Water: This, Too, Shall Pass

I was all ready to shuck clams at the HarborFest contest in Sag Harbor on Saturday, but . . .

Sep 16, 2021
Trustees Considering Lake Montauk Striped Bass Study

Is Lake Montauk a "holdover" habitat for striped bass, an otherwise migratory species? The question was explored at a meeting of the East Hampton Town Trustees in July, and on Monday the trustees agreed to consider a donation toward the estimated $225,000 cost of a two-year study. While Lake Montauk is not under trustee jurisdiction, said Jim Grimes, "our interest in fisheries very much is."

Sep 16, 2021
New Rules to Protect Right Whales

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries division has announced new regulations for the lobster and Jonah crab trap and pot fisheries in the Northeast to help save endangered North Atlantic right whales by reducing their risk of entanglement in fishing gear.

Sep 9, 2021
On the Water: A Falsie Start

To the delight of many light-tackle enthusiasts, false albacore, also known as albies, have arrived in East End waters in recent days. 

Sep 9, 2021
On the Water: Pelican Tragedy Still Resonates

The horrific tragedy that befell the open boat named the Pelican II, which took place 70 years ago this weekend, still resonates with many here who have firm roots in Montauk and beyond. 

Sep 2, 2021
On the Water: We Got Lucky

There was none of the casual chitchat Friday morning as Tropical Storm Henri gained strength about 700 miles south of Long Island. 

Aug 26, 2021
On the Water: Cod on the Rod

It was readily apparent that the day ahead was going to be a hot one, even if the 72-degree water of the incoming tide outside the nearby breakwater seemed cool to the touch.

Aug 19, 2021
On the Water: Don’t Rush the Season

There seems to be a rush to move the seasons along more quickly than ever before, but I'm glad the fish in our local waters aren't following suit.

Aug 12, 2021
On the Water: Smoking the Blues

Bluefish are largely underappreciated, but the tide may be turning as people realize that not only are they one of the toughest fighting fish around but also a treat to eat, especially when smoked.

Aug 5, 2021