Saturday, March 9, 2013


With warmer temps, finally, I was looking forward to smacking some golf balls this weekend, but with four inches of snow (enough already!) on the ground we'll have to drive up to see if the range is open.
Meanwhile a couple of Jersey guys enjoyed fun in the sun recently. Old Jarhead pal Tom Leahey of Cranford spent five days fishing and partying in Costa Rica with some business associates....he said the fishing was slow and weather hot and humid, but he managed to have good time. Vin Sparano of Waretown is doing his annual snowbird routine in Islamorada and reports the Keys fishing out of Bud & Mary's has been great.
Longtime colleague Al Ristori is just back from an angling trip to Panama. You can read about it on his blog.
Since Al would bleed salt water if he cut himself shaving, we always bug him about any word on new fluke regulations. He had the report by Paul Haertel of the JCAA on the Marine Fisheries council's decision to set a shorter season this year on his blog, so did Haertel. The details of same will be in our Sunday print column in The Trentonian.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


The annual Skillful Angler Awards are out and we'll run the names of local winners in next Sunday's print column. Meanwhile you can find the complete list at