June 23, 2016 11:55 AM
Wet a hook in the bay and you might find a porgy or other commonly caught fish at the end of your line. But lurking below are visitors from afar, waiting to turn your ordinary day of fishing into a fish story of a lifetime.
June 16, 2016 11:45 AM
The love of fishing is a gift that’s passed down from parent to child like a family heirloom. With Father’s Day around the corner, let’s honor dads that have placed a rod and reel in the hands of their sons and daughters and given them the opportunity to develop a lifetime passion for the sport.
June 16, 2016 11:40 AM
I’m not a world traveler, but I’ve been around. If I had to name my 10 favorite places of the thousands I’ve spent time in, Montauk would be very close to the top of the list.
June 9, 2016 10:35 AM
Shucks, only 12 more days before the days begin getting shorter and the nights longer. You might say that’s the zenith of activity for each new year. After that things start going downhill.
June 9, 2016 10:15 AM
This time of year large striped bass take temporary residence in the rip that forms between Bostwick Point at the northern tip of Gardiner’s Island and Gardiner’s Point Island, where the crumbling remains of Fort Tyler, known locally as the Ruins, stands today.
June 2, 2016 03:07 PM
Open a fisherman’s tackle box and you’ll see lures of every imaginable color. But what color catches the most fish?
June 1, 2016 03:08 PM
On Wednesday an odd couple, mother and near neonate, sadly washed up on the Shagwong beach west of Montauk Point near the opening to Oyster Pond. No unidentifiable Montauk Monster this time, but rather two very identifiable pygmy sperm whales as per Victoria Bustamante’s photographs. Both were bloodied and, apparently, both had already been host...
May 26, 2016 02:35 PM
A perfectly executed fly cast is a thing of beauty. It requires an athletic synchronization of hands, arms, and torso, which looks deceptively easy when performed by an expert such as Lefty Kreh. But give it a try and you’ll find that, as with any sport, it takes supreme skill and dedication to master.
May 25, 2016 12:52 PM
How much wood could a groundhog chuck if a groundhog could chuck wood? It’s not quite as much of a tongue twister when you substitute another name for the species.
May 19, 2016 12:45 PM
It’s said that the two best days in the life of a boat owner are the day the boat is bought and the day it’s sold. While there is much truth in this running joke among boat owners, the laughs haven’t discouraged many from joining their ranks.
May 19, 2016 12:39 PM
We don’t think of trees as flowering plants, but they are. Oak flowers are just past peaking. The male flowers, called catkins, have shed most of their pollen and are dropping shriveled and brown en masse.
May 12, 2016 12:57 PM
After achieving a historic low in the 1960s, owing to wide use of DDT and other pesticides, the Long Island osprey populations have bounced back and are still rising. But the increasing number of cormorants and seals in our waters since the 1990s is nettling their comeback, and now there is a third competitor on the scene to contend with — one...
May 12, 2016 12:55 PM
Catch or release? That’s the question every angler must answer when a hooked fish is finally in hand.
May 5, 2016 12:17 PM
Spring is moving right along in good stead. A car ride through the local roads gives one an up-to-date reading of its progress. Today, for example, during a back-and-forth, up-and-down trip through the back roads of Northwest Woods, the signs of advancing spring were readily apparent.