Fishing for glory

Amy and her 12-pound bluefish

We fished in a tournament yesterday, and we lost. The tournament was the annual Ladies Shoal Troll, a benefit for breast cancer research. Only women can fish, although men can (and do) captain the boats. Kevin and I invited our friends Amy and Beth to come with us. This was a strategic maneuver. Amy owns […]

Poor Man’s Lobster Rolls

Poor Man's Lobster, coming aboard

We should all be suspicious of any recipe called “poor man’s” anything. No good can come of imitating a really good expensive thing with a less good inexpensive thing. Unless, of course, you happen to have the less expensive thing, and you’re curious. That’s where we were, when we heard about Poor Man’s Lobster. But […]

Go fish!

First striper of the season

Do you like to fish? I ask people that all the time, and it’s not surprising to me that lots of people do like to fish. Not surprising, because I like to fish, and it’s never surprising when people like what you like. The flip side, of course, is that it’s always at least a […]

Striped bass APB

Striped bass strudel

The spring striped bass season is over and done with. The mackerel have moved on and, with them, the teeming hordes of stripers hanging out to feed on them. There are still bass to be had, but you have to go farther and deeper for fewer. We’ll do some of that, but our summer fishing […]

Other people’s fish

Kevin helping Leo reel in a bluefish

It’s been all fishing, all the time around here lately, and I know that those of you who are interested in the garden, the chickens, the turkeys, the pigs, the recipes, or current events can barely stifle your yawns. But, hey, that’s the nature of seasonality! Each month I get to bore a different segment […]