We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I can picture delicious Tautog (Blackfish) out there hanging around in the rocks, wanting and hoping to get caught and eaten on a nice warm platter - but Capt. Tom has gone south for Christmas - or maybe for the mid-winter - and I would guess that his boats up here are out of the water.
Well, technically, all the boats are out of the water all the time because I have them on trailers. :>) Weather is really nice here in SC - like late March/early April New England weather when the water is starting to turn over and the fish area getting active.
Heard the stripers are holding around the launch ramps along the Saluda river outflow into Lake Murray and in the islands area. WHOO HOO!!! Heading out this afternoon and flail the waters with my son and one of his fellow troopers. One of the advantages of having a son in law enforcement is that all the DEP and local marine patrols get to know whose boat is whose and they pretty much leave you alone. Out-of-state boats get a lot of attention down here. :>)
Everybody I know had a great blackfish season this year. From the reports I heard, boats were limiting on a regular basis with nice size fish. Great eating fish too.