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Long Island Boating World

On Living Aboard

Although the boatyard is busy, we have managed to still remain isolated due to the COVID virus. We haven’t been inoculated as of yet. We’re not eligible because of our ages. That means whenever we venture off the boat, we are sure to be wearing…

The Sailaway Gourmet

I am so thrilled to be back out on the water. I love the smells of the harbor, the way the air feels and being around so many happy people who enjoy getting out on a boat as much as I do. Let’s all have…

Celestial Navigation to GPS

Even when boating close to shore, it can be difficult to relocate a favorite fishing or Scuba diving site, without a nearby marking buoy or some other point of orientation. Luckily, GPS and a good depth sounder has made it relatively easy to return to…

LI Fishing Report

Freshwater fishing remained strong with yellow perch, bass, and pickerel. Pickerel reopened on May 1st. We also started to see more reports of trout becoming available as restocking programs are well underway. The main targets continue to be trout (brown and rainbow), white perch, and…

Pirate Soul

It’s a rather interesting phenomenon that most of us think of pirates as romantic heroes, despite the fact they were common street criminals roaming the open seas. I have over a dozen coveted books about pirates and some of my favorite movies are the old…

CT Fishing Report

This time of year nearly every species is on the move and feeding ravenously as they continue on their spring and summer migrations to feeding grounds in this region. To me, May is the beginning of the marine fishing season as warming waters on all…

NJ Fishing Report

As Covid restrictions are being lifted by the week, it seems we are on track for a solid summer of fishing, and there‘s no finer kickoff than Memorial Day weekend in May to get it started. But before the holiday weekend, there’s plenty of prime…

“Wrecking” On the Beaches

For a century and a half, wreckers worked with impunity along Long Island’s South Shore beaches from Coney Island to Montauk Point. Men like Talmadge Smith and Thomas Jones lured ships onto the sand bars at night or found other vessels that ran aground and…