Feeding frenzy takes precedence in the off-season
Not much fishing this past week, huh? Not that there was a whole lot of encouragement for anyone.
Observers of Nature will have noticed the sudden reversion to the winter weather pattern. Cold, wet, windy days, sporadically punctuated by calm, sunny days reminiscent of spring or even summer are the hallmark of the “off-season”. About the best you can do is to predict the day that will be “good” and to be ready to take advantage of it; provided, of course, that you don’t have work or other pressing engagements.
To be fair, the pundits back in the old days who had the season postulated to the end of November were not far wrong in their assessment of the situation. Fairly decent weather does continue up through November, often to as late as Christmas, after which “foul” becomes a pretty apt description of most days. It is not surprising that virtually all sports fishermen and a good few commercial fishermen put paid to offshore expeditions until late March or April when things begin to look a bit more encouraging.