Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stick a fork in me

I've said it twice already the past week or so but I am retiring the Carla Noelle for the 2008 season. It was a great season with alot of new and repeat customers. We fished later into the seaon due to good weather and fish that stayed around in great numbers. Some pretty incredible memories were etched out for many of you. Next season I will keep the whole month of October open for buisness. I apologize to those who wanted to get out the last week as the weather was good but my gear was SHOT. I need to rebuild all my reels and stock up on more plastics way in advance for next year. Yesteray I needed to run some Stabil through my tank and engine and used it as an opportunity to head up to the bank and look for a fish or two....It was a foggy, misty morning but not too cold which made running in mid Nov not too bad at all....I had Alan Hastebek and is girlfriend Elise onboard to do a little fishing.

First drop we are hooked up and 15 minutes later we pull a nice fish into the boat. We putz around a little longer then decide to head for the barn to save the day for some chores around the homesteads...A nice way to end the season.

I am already looking forward to next season and seeing many of you again. Many repeat customers have already booked for prime dates in June and September. My suggestion is if you want specific dates for next year is to get on the stick and book them before we head into 2009.

I have been doing more speaking engagements this past season and if you would like me to do a speaking engagement for your club or function then please email and we can discuss further.

Thanks for a great 2008 season!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Nori rolls, sticky rice and all that jazz!


After years of catching tuna and eating seared tuna steaks I took my palate to a new level today learning how to make nori rolls and sushi on rice fingers.....I was always intimidated by the method because I had never seen it done but I was lucky to have my friend Reva Parlante show me how this afternoon and we ate like GODS and now I have the knowhow on how to do it myself....Yeeeeeeeehaw!....

Halloween Tuna

Yesterday mornings forcast was just too tempting to pass up. I through the gear in the boat and picked up Paul Higgins and we ran east of Chatham to try and get another fish on feathers before the long winter sets in. Incredibly we had fish busting on top early on and it lasted all day....I hooked up on the flyrod for a bit but pulled the hook. Setting up on the fish was tough because they were mainly on krill and not feeding agressively. When they switched to sandeels you could easily tell by their more agressive nature. Problem was they just would not form up and stay up long enough and were easily spooked by the boat. Eventually we broke out the popping and jigging rods and hooked 11 more fish. We kept one fish that succumed to the RONZ. Just a phenomeal day for so late in the year. Todays forcast is even better but I am steaking up this fish and getting the boat ready for possibly 2morrow....Hopefully they will blow the forcast as good as the blew it today!