Monday, September 05, 2005

All out at sea


There’s my boy, Eric, posing with a nice haul from the snapper banks on a recent Labor Day weekend outing. Now before you jump to conclusions, that little aquarium fish in his left hand was NOT mine, as he would have you think! It is a perfectly legal & real tasty Lane Snapper. How relaxing … perfect conditions except for a rogue thunderstorm. The boat also caught three King Mackerels in the 25-50 pound range. They fought good but yuck, those Kings are lobsta bait as far as eating. We ate the trigger fish and spadefish last night, baked/broiled with lime & butter.

Behind Eric is the newly installed hummingbird feeder, which unfortunately was not occupied at the time. We’ve got several pairs of them swarming there, running each other off, but they never pose long enough for ole Foggy Eyes here to snap a picture. Well, I’m going to get one or two more and see what the devil happens at the feeders. I bet that old bull hummer will be busy now.

It’s the last hurrah for the Island before things start closing down. There is quite a debate about whether the gas prices have affected tourism here but it looked like it was rocking on Saturday and Sunday. The exodus is starting as I write this post on Monday morning. Happy Labor Day, all.

4 comments:

Beerman said...

Hey Sam, we plan on coming down Oct. 10 to close on a lot, like to chat, can you email me at ken.thornton@sealedair.com?

Tha Beerman

Everett said...

Hi Sam, The weather here for the last week was as good as it could get. But for some reason most of the people stayed home in Podunk. The east beach inside the breakwater had a total of 13 boats as opposed to the usual 50. The mooring fied was also not gunnel to gunnel(gunwale) as it usually is. And on the docks and streets the numbers of people wandering around was drastically down in my not so humble opinion. Maybe everybody that is here on the Island just stayed home at the rental to save a little gas money for the trip home when they head out. Anyway, I think it was a real slow weekend for a Labor Day. Ciao. TIFN

Anonymous said...

Sam...I agree on the kingfish, I have tried them every way, and not for me. But, triggerfish are not meant for humans either...

Sam said...

I beg to differ - maybe we are talking different triggerfish? They are little bait-stealers and the larger ones over 15 inches are awesome broiled in butter & lemon. Hard to clean and bony, but they eat real good! They come in two types, the common Gray and the Queen (which resembles an aquarium angelfish). Watch the "trigger" as it can go right through your hand! The Atlantic spadefish is almost as good ... but not quite. -sam