Outdoors

Larry Penny
December 8, 2016 01:32 PM
Hook Pond has a hook in it, from top to bottom, from east to west. It could have just as easily been called boot pond or sock pond, but its shape is more like a leaning S. The name Hook Pond is at least 176 years old because that’s how it appears on...
Larry Penny
December 1, 2016 01:17 PM
In the last 10 years, bald eagles have become regulars on Long Island. At least four different pairs have built and tended four different nests and raised four sets of eaglets annually.
Larry Penny
November 23, 2016 11:27 AM
Of the 15 coastal ponds situated behind the Atlantic Ocean between the hamlet of Amagansett and the eastern terminus of Shinnecock Bay, Georgica Pond in East Hampton is the second largest after Mecox Bay.
David Kuperschmid
November 23, 2016 11:17 AM
Leaves are falling to the ground, there is a bite to the early morning air, the sky is dark before quitting time, and now there’s snow on the roof of my car. At least for me, the 2016 fishing season is over.
Larry Penny
November 17, 2016 01:12 PM
Having worked as the environmental protection and natural resources director for East Hampton Town for a long time, every so often I ride through the roads to see how the town and its village and hamlets are faring. Naturally, I check out past...
David Kuperschmid
November 17, 2016 12:43 PM
I asked my son, Jon, if he wanted to go fishing with me. He demurred, claiming he had homework to do. Sure. I asked my daughter, Rebecca, if she wanted to go fishing with me. She replied, “Me on a boat? Unless I see a dead body it’s not interesting...
Taylor K. Vecsey
November 14, 2016 04:19 PM
Tens of thousands of menhaden, known as bunker, died in the Shinnecock Canal on Monday, and a cleanup effort is underway.
Larry Penny
November 10, 2016 02:46 PM
Yesterday, while I was motoring along the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, a rafter of turkeys crossed in front of me. Later on, at Sagg Pond, I flushed a gaggle of geese. On my way back home after checking out the ocean, a murder of crows flew...
David Kuperschmid
November 9, 2016 03:00 PM
My plan was to take advantage of the warm day with light southwest winds and head toward Montauk Point, where striped bass were attacking bait on the surface, according to reports. I had been looking forward to a day of casting at bass blitzes for...
David Kuperschmid
November 3, 2016 01:03 PM
When fishermen can’t do it, they love to watch.
Larry Penny
November 3, 2016 01:02 PM
As we go deeply into the autumn and the leaves fall at an ever-quickening pace, thoughts of the next spring gird us for the coming winter. We hope it will be as wonderful as the last and that the flowers and leaves will burst out with a vengeance,...
David Kuperschmid
October 27, 2016 01:04 PM
It’s important for fishermen to know what temperatures their target fish can tolerate, their local water temperature, and what factors determine water temperature.
Larry Penny
October 27, 2016 12:53 PM
It’s that time of year again when all of the local birds finish raising and weaning their second broods. The migrants among them have already flown south, and the year-round residents are out foraging and mapping the locations of all of the feeding...
David Kuperschmid
October 20, 2016 12:40 PM
Striped bass and bluefish soon will begin their migration south and, we hope, come within surfcasting range. Fishermen hoping to bend a rod and others eager to observe the spectacle of birds diving, fish crashing bait, and rows of anglers launching...