Rumors of Herring: A Fisherman’s Long Winter

Excerpts from my new book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon ! CLICK TO BUY The winter of a fisherman is long and full of surreal, haunting dreams. They are dreams of mighty fish and hearty fights under the sun. Some of them we win, someContinue reading “Rumors of Herring: A Fisherman’s Long Winter”

The Last Fishing Trip

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions of hope.”    John Buchan “The Last Fishing Trip” and “Fishing With My Brothers” are Excerpts from “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing with an Urban Angler” by James K. ShafferContinue reading “The Last Fishing Trip”

UPDATED- New Jersey Party Boats Fishing. May 15th Starts Sea Bass Season, Friday May 22nd Kicks Off Fluke Season!

NEW JERSEY PARTY BOATS     PARTY BOAT LISTINGS AND Updated REPORTS (with links) with useful TIPS AND GENERAL RULES (scroll past listings)! IF YOU KNOW A PARTY BOAT THAT I AM MISSING, PLEASE FORWARD A LINK AND I WILL CREATE A LISTING eringoscratch@gmail.com A lifetime of fishing around NYC and the amazing recipes I’veContinue reading “UPDATED- New Jersey Party Boats Fishing. May 15th Starts Sea Bass Season, Friday May 22nd Kicks Off Fluke Season!”

NJ Saltwater Bait & Tackle Shops

NEW JERSEY BAIT & TACKLE SHOPS   Monmouth County Arjay Sportsmen Shop: 54-1 Street Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ Atlantic Highlands Bait Tackle & Boats: 2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, NJ Brielle Bait & Tackle Shop: 800 Ashley Avenue, Brielle, NJ Capt Bills Bait And Tackle: Highway No South And South C # 35, Neptune,Continue reading “NJ Saltwater Bait & Tackle Shops”

NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report- May 13th

Raritan Bay and the New York Bight have come to life with keeper striped bass, blitzing bluefish and even some decent sized black drum. Manasquan/Point Pleasant inlet has seen some mighty bluefish pushes with fish up to 17 pounds wrassled in. Crabbers have reported early action in South Jersey hotspots.  Schoolie stripers, with a fewContinue reading “NYC, Long Island, CT & NJ Area Fishing Report- May 13th”

NYC Party Boats Preparing For Spring!

New York City Party Boats PARTY BOAT LISTINGS AND Updated REPORTS (with links) with useful TIPS AND GENERAL RULES (scroll past listings)! IF YOU KNOW A PARTY BOAT THAT I AM MISSING, PLEASE FORWARD A LINK AND I WILL CREATE A LISTING eringoscratch@gmail.com A lifetime of fishing around NYC and the amazing recipes I’ve gatheredContinue reading “NYC Party Boats Preparing For Spring!”