Everybodyís been waiting for this news. The herring are in. They arrived Sunday and the Elizabeth cashed in with a limit of bass up to around twenty pounds. But it may be a big whoop-de-dam-do, since a lot of boats are already out of the water. I took a pass by Gosmanís this morning and only saw one boat, the Sea Wife, out there getting bait.
The bottom fishing continues great, especially the blackfishing over at Southwest Ledge. South of Block Island the porgy fishing is good.
The local Surfmasters contest is still going on, but there have been no changes in the standings. The last couple of years there were few contenders caught after November 1 and it will probably be the same this year.
The standings are as follows;
1st Place - Gary Krist - 29.15 lbs - 10/3
1st Place - Clever Oleas - 26.0 lbs - 9/22
2nd Place - Atilla Ozturk - 20.6 lbs - 9/20
1st Place - John Bruno - 40.3 lbs - 9/29
1st Place - Christine Schnell - 18.8 lbs - 10/2
2nd Place - Mary Ellen Kane - 14.0 lbs - 10/3
3rd Place - Cheryl Lackner - 11.8 lbs - 10/1
Youth Division (12 - 17 years)
1st Place - Dylan Lackner - 13.5 lbs - 10/1
2nd Place - James Kim Jr. - 13.5 lbs - 10/4
3rd Place - Phillip Schnell - 13.0 lbs - 9/26
Kids Division (7 - 11 years)
1st Place - Brian Damm - 14.6 lbs - 10/8
2nd Place - Witt Holmes - 13.8 lbs - 9/26
3rd Place - Brian Damm - 10.2 lbs - 9/24