The start of a new year is always something to look forward to. I have been working on the boat like a dog, and it will pay off soon. I managed to get some cod trips in they were very productive with great catches. As we speak the bass and blues are filtering in to Cape cod bay in decent numbers with some rather large stuff being caught. The South side has been slow but with the squid and sand-eels moving in it will only be a matter of days before the flats and rips start to produce. There have been some sightings of bluefin in small amounts and the bait on the bank has been thick herring, macs and sand-eels. The herring runs have been productive as well and that is a great sign for the forage the bigger fish need. There also seems to be a good charge of pogies around as well, all in all it is shaping up to be a great season for us on the sandbar we call home.