Hi Folks, Although the sun has finally decided it is indeed spring, today we have another day of rain. The increased daylight levels have started the blooming of marine life in our Northeastern waters. As longer daylight increases the water temperature, algae blooms, and other marine organisms become more active and the food chain again picks up momentum. Depending upon how much cloud cover and fresh water runoff our estuaries receive, will impact how fast our spring water temperatures will rise and how saline they become. The herring have returned to the runs and schoolies stripers are now being caught in our estuaries and salt ponds. They are small but fun to catch on a light trout rod, with a small lead head and curly tail grub.
Although busy with land work I am getting the Marilyn S ready for another season. This rain has me indoors this morning though, so why not update the report ? There isn't really a lot to do to her, as I did install a new Cummins marine diesel and transmission last winter. But I do try to keep up with things to make my job of finding fish for my customers, as stress free as possible. So this spring, I have decided to upgrade the fish finder. I removed the Furuno 585 traditional sounder with an upgraded B260 Airmar transducer. The replacement is the new Simrad NSS12 evo3 multiscreen, coupled with the latest Airmar dual CHIRP transducer with wide cone angles, in order to improve fish finding with superior clarity and definition than the traditional sounder. Another fish finding addition in the works is a prototype of technology I learned on the west coast while fishing for salmon. I am keeping it a secret for now, but basically it is a fool proof down rigger system to get a trolled bait down at depths where tuna lie, when the sun gets higher in the sky. Lastly, I ordered a new sirius/xm capable radio for music and weather and although I have had it a year now, it remains in the box. So perhaps I should install it as well ? Maybe Ill get to it - LOL !
Charter bookings have been slow but steady, and it seems every day the sun comes out I get another flurry of calls. If you know you are going to be coming this summer, why not reserve your day now instead of waiting? That way you will be insured of the day that works for you instead of falling back or settling on what is left and available ? Please call my cell at 508 237-0399 for any questions you might have.
Thanks very much,
Cant. Bruce & “Marilyn S”