Scouting Day #1
Greetings from Capt. Dave & BAYMEN! What a great day for the second day of Spring in Baymen Land…
33 degrees this morning, but sunny and dead-calm on the bay. As the morning continued temps began to rise and it is just a perfect day. I took the opportunity to scout the bay with Big Dog and we drove out to High Pines for a look. Boy, did it ever look fishy! I regret I didn’t make a few casts just for the fun of it, but there will endless opportunity in just a few more weeks…
No sign of the first egrets arriving, but conditions are perfect and I expect to see them any day now. One big sighting this morning was a mature bald eagle that had killed a duck and was eating in up on the marsh in the Back River. What a sight to see that gorgeous bird and symbol of our freedom in America!
A few other sightings included the annual spraying of the Rosa Rugosa (“beach rose”) up and down the length of the beach with a helicopter. A short time later after the coper was done, a local pilot flew his high wing airplane along the beach so slow, it almost looked to be standing still. Was that you JB? What a great morning to be up in the air.
Well, that’s the quick Baymen Report for this morning. Other news you already know are the osprey are returning, the herring are in the Middleboro run, “minnows” are in the shallows of all the ponds, Spring clamming is underway (!), Spring turkey gobblers are strutting their stuff for the hens showing off their beautiful fans and amazing colors, daffodils are opening, birds are singing at first light, spring peepers are singing at dusk… I could go on and on. It is Springtime in New England and those glorious striped bass will be filling our waters before we know it.
STAY POSTED: It’s going to be a great season!
Capt. Dave, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com 31 Years Guiding The Bay. Soli Deo Gloria!