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Fall Fishing 2022

Party boats like Ocean Eagle V and  Gypsea II seemed to have lots of fisherman aboard of late.  Boats like Twisted Sisters     and Taylor Nicole have also been running traps . . .   all tribute to a healthy water system, it seems. All photos in the past month, WVD. 

Summer Fishing 2

Sometimes the photos can speak for themselves…. Needless to say, local fishermen and women brave dangers to get out to where the fish are plentiful. Snags are quite plentiful also. All manner of boats go in pursuit.   Humans are not the only fishers out there . . . Some have a minimal gear approach… […]

Redux More Fishing Tugs 4

In Mackinaw City four and a half years ago, I took and posted photos of the very rusty 1938 fish tug Kari A, one of which you see directly below.  But a lot can happen in that period of time, further decrepitude or thorough rehabilitation. Above, that’s before, and what follows, is now. Many thanks […]

Winter Fishing 2021

The combinations in the sixth boro might surprise you, cargo and clams, for example. Mary Virginia crossed Gravesend Bay to get to the Upper Bay. Back in 2013 I posted photos of Mary Virginia here. Over in Stapleton . . .  Giulianna Maria  . . .  is that an anchoring system? Crossing Hell Gate and […]

Fall 2020 Fishing

Fishing grounds . . . the NJ Upper Bay portion of the sixth boro. Quick question to be answered at the end of the post:  how many commercial fishing ports does NJ have and can you name them?  Eastern Welder is a perennial boat here;  Hyundai Victory is one of the ULCVs newly recent here. […]

Small Craft 33

Small craft as they’ve been referred to in this series are quite large compared to the ones in today’s post.  These are tiny, and likely portable.  See them below? Kayak fishing dates from time immemorial;  hunting and fishing were their original reason to be.   These are high tech evolutions from skin boats, though.  This is […]

Summer Fishing

Yes . . . it’s summer enough . . . to call this summer fishing.  But I was not expecting a vessel like Ocean Venture, 71′ x 30′, which pulled into Gravesend Bay the other day. Here’s more info on the Maine registered vessel and her sister Reliance. This shot gives a clear view of […]

Ports of Western Mexico 4

Three and a half years ago I started this series.  I realize now I should just have called the three posts for the ports in question:  Guaymas in Sonora, Manzanillo in Colima, and Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacán.  Having started the way I did, the Ensenada post will then just follow the pattern.  With half a […]

Spring Fishing 2020

It’s the sheer diversity of traffic on the sixth boro that keeps me coming back, although diverse does not mean unpredictable.  In summer, mermaids gather, specifically around the very day of the solstice.  In winter, fishing boats come .    In fall, the fishing boats are of a different sort. Chele-C was fishing on the west […]

Spring Fishing 2020 Chele-C

The light has been right the past few times I’ve seen Chele-C. After seeing these winter draggers in the sixth boro for over a decade, they still amaze me; that it happens is surprising.  Here Chele-C works the water alongside Barney Turecamo and barge Georgia.   She’s down by Cass Gilbert’s Brooklyn Army Terminal and […]