Indian Summer In February


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I’d Rather Be Fishing

They say, March will come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, or the opposite.  What do they say about February that starts out like a spring day?  It is sixty plus degrees before noon on February first.  Last winter at this time it was cold but we had a few Indian summer days or do we say spring instead?   Deer season is over and now everyone is thinking about fishing.  Time to hit the ponds and waterways for perch and pickerel action.  Except today we are stuck organizing and cleaning up after the storm now that we have thawed out.  It takes a while for snowdrifts to melt.  Hopefully I can hit the water in a couple of days, especially during this incredible weather.  Makes you wonder what the rest of the winter will be like, we had ice into March last year. The Delaware Bay ice pack that washed up on Rehoboth to Dewey Beach was wild looking.  We just had all of winter in one weekend, I’ll take spring now.


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Kevin Baldwin and the kids beach combing in Delaware Seashore State Park … photo by Amy Baldwin
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Everyone had a good time at the beach this weekend looking for treasures and even fishing.  Mostly people caught the skunk or some skates.  Things always pop up on the beach, that will happen at every low tide for a while now.  I have answered the same question every ten minutes for the past four days.  “Where is the best place to look for shells?”   I have told everyone the same, answer.  You have to go look, but the best shelling was from Dewey to Ocean City a couple of days ago.  The beaches were picked clean after a couple of days as far as the loads of whelk or conch shells.  You have to be here right after the storm to get finds like that.  However you never know what will wash up on the beach and when.  I was standing in the surf one day fishing and the wave came in and nothing was there, then the wave receded an there was a perfect coke bottle bottom.  Printed on the glass was Salisbury MD.  You never know what is going to wash up and where.  Someone found a nice wig on the beach this weekend to add to the weird finds.  I don’t think they turned it into lost and found.  I’m still looking for a full set of land shark teeth.

Fish On!

Rich King

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