BEAUTIFUL FISH: TOMCOD -By Al Bezanson

 

 

They search the bottom by dragging the chin barbel and the sensitive tips of the ventral fins as they swim to and fro, either for food, or to stir up shrimps and other food items. (Herrick)

The maximum size is about 15 inches and 1-1/4 pounds, but few of them are more than 9 to 12 inches long. Most common close to stream drainage.

A delicious little fish that you won’t find in markets.

From Fishes of the Gulf of Maine by Bigelow and Schroeder, 1953

 

 

Rare Bluefin Tuna Caught off of the Keys

SportfishingMagazine.com reported this week that a rare (actually “unheard of”) bluefin tuna was caught off the Florida Keys this week.  A 600 pound one at that.  Captain Alex Adler and Mate Rich Hill landed (and released) the giant on Monday on the Kalex.

We visited with Alex and his crew last April down at Bud N’ Mary’s Marina.  My husband used to fish with Alex and the boys were thrilled to meet him and climb around his boat.  While there they fed the tarpon, pet the manatees that were drinking out of the boat scuppers, and watched a shark circle the boat.

Bud N’ Mary’s is definitely our kind of place and we can’t wait to go back.  Congratulations to Alex and his crew on the rare catch!

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A group of anglers on a day charter to catch king mackerel off Islamorada with Capt. Alex Adler on the Kalex out of Bud ‘n Marys Fishing Marina ended up battling a bluefin tuna estimated to weigh 600 pounds, releasing it at the boat after a 2 ½-hour battle. The fish was hooked in about 50 feet of water on the reef.

This capture, on Feb. 10, of a bluefin tuna on a Florida Keys reef is unheard of in recent times, says Andy Newman, media relations director for Florida Keys Tourism Council, who was at the dock when the Kalex returned.

“Adler has been seeing packs of bluefin running over the reef line for a couple of weeks,” Newman tells SF. “He had the good sense to have a rigged mackerel in the boat’s freezer. After seeing a couple packs of big bluefin today, maybe 100 fish, Adler told mate Rich Hill to get the mackerel out.”

 

Cape Ann Community Listings Update Including Art Haven, Backyard Growers, Wellspring House, Sawyer Free Library and GHS Summer Intern Program

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Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

JOEY C ~

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


Open Studio Every Friday

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Kid’s Clay Classes

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 ~ CAPE ANN ART HAVEN ~

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Next Session Starting Soon!

Mondays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
$110 per 6-week Session (Register by Session Required)
REGISTER at www.arthaven.org
Sibling Discounts and Scholarship Available

 

Kids love to get their hands in the clay! We will learn all the important hand-building techniques including pinch pots, slabs, coils, sculpting, slipping and scoring as we explore with clay.


February Break with Backyard Growers! Tickets selling fast!

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 ~ BACKYARDGROWERSGLOUCESTER ~

Tickets are selling fast for Backyard Grower’s February Break program– grab yours today! Contact Sarah: 978-281-0480 or sarah@backyardgrowers.org

February Break (1)

Backyard Growers is hosting three days of children’s workshops during February break for children grades K-5 packed with hands-on activities. Each day children will learn and discover more about food and gardening though activities such as: grinding wheat to flour, making and painting with plant dyes, holding and learning about worms, dressing up like a plant, and more!

For more information go to: www.backyardgrowers.org/events


February Vacation Art Classes NEW!

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Enroll Today!

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Students: Apply NOW for GHS Summer Internship Program!

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 ~ GLOUCESTERU ~

ATTENTION Gloucester High School Students and Parents:

Applications for 2018 summer jobs are now being accepted!

Apply for a GHS summer internship for July and August. Get a jump on your friends and nail down a summer job. THERE ARE ONLY 20 OPEN SLOTS, SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO REVIEWING YOUR APPLICATION ASAP!

As part of this internship you will:

  • Be matched with a local company where you will gain important workplace skills
  • Be paid minimum wage or a stipend
  • Start to build a solid resume for college and future endeavors

Internship highlights:

  • Open to students in 9th through 12th grades
  • Applications are available starting NOW!
  • Interviews will be conducted starting in March and we will let you know by April if you are accepted into the program
  • Employee orientation will be held in June
  • A 2.5 hour workplace skills workshop each Wednesday at GHS during the weeks of July 9th- August 17th, and an internship placement at least 10 hours per week (exact weeks/hours will depend on the employer but will mostly be over those 6 weeks)

Applications are available online through LEAP for Education’s website (www.leap4ed.org and wait for the rotating internship banner). You may also pick up and fill out a hard copy application in the Guidance Office. Or apply by contacting JoAnn Leavitt at 774-270-0119 or jeavitt50@gmail.com. There is also a QR code on the internship flyer below.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact your guidance counselor, or JoAnn Leavitt:
JoAnn Leavitt
Gloucester Program Coordinator
LEAP for Education
774-270-0119
jleavitt50@gmail.com