Outdoors

Larry Penny
July 7, 2016 11:46 AM
We are well into summer. It’s been warm, almost hot. The worst is yet to come. We’ve had just enough rain to make the oaks, hickories, maples, sassafras, and the rest of our native trees as lush as lush can be. I’ve been giving them all a 10 as I drive past and through them, which is unprecedented, but I may becoming dotty or too sentimental.
David Kuperschmid
June 30, 2016 12:14 PM
Mary Lee is a 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark. She’s about the size of a Honda Accord, or an Audi A5, for those who favor European rides. Mary Lee was captured, satellite tagged, and released on Sept. 17, 2012, in the waters surrounding Cape Cod by OCEARCH, a marine research organization that focuses on keystone marine species including...
Star Staff
June 30, 2016 12:09 PM
Local Sports Schedule
Larry Penny
June 29, 2016 02:34 PM
No two springs or summers are the same. June may continue the string of warmest months since records have been kept. It was also dryer than usual. Do high temperatures and droughts go hand in hand? There used to be a local guru I could call for answer that question, but Long Island’s most longstanding and celebrated weatherman, a farmer and...
Larry Penny
June 23, 2016 12:51 PM
Perhaps during no other time in the history of modern man have so many people from so many countries and territories been on the move to seek new lands in which to live. This is the age of emigration and immigration, born of choice, vocational opportunity, the need to survive, mostly the latter. But it’s not just humans that are on the move. With...
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.
David Kuperschmid
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.
Larry Penny
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.
Larry Penny
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.
David Kuperschmid
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.
David Kuperschmid
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?
Larry Penny
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...
David Kuperschmid
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.
Larry Penny
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.