Down East till Sunday, chasing after trout and spring drum with Woundwort and the jawbreaker. Reports as, and if, they happen.
Archive for April, 2004
The American whiskey that claims to be the oldest actually has little to do with early American whiskeys. This is a good thing.
By all accounts, the whiskey that Washington drank at Valley Forge would have been made from rye, not corn. And it wouldn’t have been aged in charred oak barrels, but would have been largely colorless and netural in flavor. We’re talking rotgut.
It’s harder than it used to be in Boston Harbor.
With a good tide, the Bubble would produce a 200-yard-long slick of brown sludge. ?I didn?t care that I had to pick turds or bits of toilet paper off my line. There was actually quite a bit of life there, you know.?
“Although evidence for such massive eruptions is found throughout the geologic record, our investigation of magmas frozen below long-extinct volcanoes in California’s Sierra Nevada led us to conclude that the largest eruptions are significantly less likely than many people believed,”
That’s a relief–the BBC video mentioned above scared the pants off the wife a while back, assuming that it’s the same one we saw then.
I don’t expect the absolute nuts to pay attention, of course, but why should they? Their beliefs are based on faith, not science. One gets the idea that they’re half-looking forward to an eruption no matter what the cost is. So what if God kills off billions? As long as he comes back!
Watch out for the Chesapeake Bay stripers, they’re infecting fishermen.
Doctors believe rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay are carrying Mycobacterium marinum, a bacterium that watermen call “fish handler’s disease.” One stricken fisherman saw his hand swell to the size of a pork chop. The lump soon spread to his wrist, and his elbow began to stiffen.
One of the most complete temperature pics of the NC waters I’ve seen. The weekend is looking more and more promising.
Why is the wasted guys catch all the fish?
It’s probably already been all over the ‘sphere, but I hadn’t seen it yet. The Retrosexual Manifesto. No idea if the link goes to the original source or not.
Things appear slower north of Ocracoke and at Lookout–there are no reports from most the usual suspects other than “slow,” though this audio report mentions sea mullet and blues as well as speckled and gray trout.
Morehead City/Beaufort: Kings and spanish mackerel, gray trout and sea mullet with a few red drum and speckled trout.
Gulf Stream: Dolphins, yellowfin tuna and some big wahoos.
Blues, Croakers, Grays, Mullet, P.Drum, Specks, Spot, and a Big Striper, of all things, at the Avalon Pier
First King Mackerel of the Year off an NC pier at the Ocean Crest Pier.
Spots, blue and flounder at the Sportsman’s Pier.
Blues, Spots, Sea Mullet, Sand Perch, Sharks and Sting Rays/Skates at the Triple S.