The New York Boat Show drops anchor in the Convention Center tomorrow and continues through the weekend. Weekday show hours are from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $16, but you can get a discount by buying in advance. Military and First Responders receive a $3 discount on Wednesday by showing ID at the box office.
Light winds bode well for anglers the next two days. It’s northwest at just 5-10 knots Wednesday and north at 5 knots Thursday. The Big Mohawk from Belmar will sail open tomorrow for blackfish at 7 a.m., and reservations for Thursday can be made by calling 732 944-9606. The weekend looks like a blowout, and Friday may also be out due to an expected “giant” swell which is a killer for tog fishing.
It wasn’t any bargain in Florida this morning as temperatures dropped to the 30s and northwest winds produced a chill advisory. I had to switch to “big boy” pants, and my hands were cold for only the second time ever in Florida as I briefly fished a pond in Ft. Myers to catch a small bass on Gulp in order to keep alive my streak of not getting shut out any morning since coming down in November.