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LI Fishing Report

Now it’s starting to get serious. The cobwebs of the offseason leading into the spring are well and gone. A solid April bass bite from Raritan to Jones inlet, while the bays and inlets further east had their typical schoolie to lower slot size bass…

The Sailaway Gourmet

Did you know that May 31st is National Macaroon Day? I didn’t. I came across it on the internet. And apparently June 3rd is National Chocolate Macaroon Day in Scotland. I wish every day were a National Cookie Day!The first time I ever tasted a…

NJ Fishing Report

A sense of normalcy has settled upon our lives, as Covid for now seems to be in the rear view mirror, God help us, it stays that way. May’s fishing is primed for success. As of late March, the striper run in Raritan Bay is…

Boating Safety Tips

Piloting a Speedboat … Ready, Set, Go … But not too Fast !!! … Thinking back to 2020 when the pandemic reared its ugly head, not many people thought it would lead to an economic boom time for boat sales. In part, this was driven…

Seamanship -Help Is Coming -How Hard Will You Be To Find?

When I teach seamanship classes, I eventually get around to the fact that the sea is a dangerous and hostile place – but, if prepared, you can increase your odds dramatically if you view yourself as an astronaut on a far away planet. Help is…

Saga of the Resolute

Ice shrouded the rigging and angry seas swept over the deck as the Resolute plunged through the North Atlantic. Sailing out of New London, Connecticut on the whaler George Henry, Captain James Buddington found the British ship HMS Resolute locked in the ice, abandoned. The…