Nov 19& 20 – WEEK 5 CATCH – Eric’s HADDOCK
Our weather window was short this week – day boats went out Sunday through Tuesday. Once again, they are hunkering down due to this week’s wind and high seas. That being said, we have Captain Eric Hesse’s hook and line caught Haddock which he offloaded Tuesday night and is being kept cold and whole until the processing is done on Thursday.
For some of you, it will be fillets as per usual, but for others, it is WHOLE!!! Our fish filleting demonstrations are on! Our CSF friend, Eric Tanto (former fish cutter for Chatham Fish & Lobster and the guy who digs out our shares from the back of the truck) will be demonstrating his samuri-like fish cutting skills at both pickup locations. Come check it out and watch a preview here of a filleting demonstration by the Cape Ann Fresh Catch CSF.
Barnstable demonstrations: 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m
Chatham demonstrations: 9:45 a.m and 10:30 a.m.
Week FIVE Catch —POSTPONED!
Dear CSF Subscriber,
Your local fishing fleet is tied firmly to the dock and has been for several days! Our small-boat fleet generally looks for weather “windows” meeting the following crtiteria in order to leave the dock safely: wind less than 20-25 knots over the expected duration of the trip (generally 24 to 36 hours lately) with seas less than ten feet. As you can see from the marine forecast shown below for the Georges Bank region, issued on Tuesday afternoon, November 9th, it does not look good for fishing until late Saturday or maybe Sunday. The catch of the day is …. whatever leftover seafood you froze!
This large low pressure zone has also affected Canadian fishermen. Fish available at the markets now are frozen Canadian, Icelandic, Alaskan, or European. These may be advertised as “local” since they are all from the Atlantic!
The final CSF pick-up is rescheduled for November 19th, 2 to 4 PM for Barnstable subscribers, and Saturday November 20th 9 to 11AM for Chatham subscribers. If you have a conflict, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capt. Eric Hesse
F/V Tenacious II
STRONG LOW PRES SOUTH OF NANTUCKET WILL DRIFT SLOWLY SE THROUGH WED BUT WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE GALE FORCE NORTHERLY WINDS. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD TO THE NORTH ON THU THEN MOVE SOUTH OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENG AND THE WATERS FROM FRI THROUGH THE WEEKEND RESULTING IN DIMINISHING WINDS.
URGENT – MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1113 AM EST TUE NOV 9 2010
A GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST WEDNESDAY. A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. NORTHERLY WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 KT WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY. THE STRONGEST WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED
TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY…ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE WATERS EAST AND SOUTH OF CAPE COD WHERE A FEW GUSTS TO 45 KT ARE POSSIBLE. SEAS WILL BUILD TO 15 TO 20
FEET TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE WATERS EAST OF CAPE COD.
TONIGHT NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT…EXCEPT OVER FAR SE PORTION 15
TO 25 KT EARLY…INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT THROUGHOUT LATE. SEAS
8 TO 13 FT BUILDING TO 13 TO 18 FT LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
WED NE WINDS INCREASING TO 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 18
TO 24 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
WED NIGHT NE WINDS 35 TO 45 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 18 TO 28 FT.
WINDS AND SEAS BECOMING HIGHEST SE. SHOWERS ENDING.
THU NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 30 TO 40 KT. SEAS 17 TO 27 FT.
HIGHEST WINDS AND SEAS SE.
THU NIGHT NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 15 TO 23 FT LATE. HIGHEST WINDS AND SEAS SE.
FRI NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 11 TO 18 FT LATE. HIGHEST WINDS AND SEAS SE.
SAT NE WINDS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 13
FT LATE MAINLY IN E SWELL…HIGHEST S.
Week Four Catch!
LIVE lobsters for the mixed share and COD for the fish only folks! Captain Nick Muto will be supplying most of our lobsters and Captain Eric Hesse will be supplying the hook caught cod. Don’t forget to bring a COOLER to pick up your LIVE LOBSTERS as they won’t be happy to have to squeeze into our bags!!!!
WEEK THREE CATCH!!
White Hake! Bonus this week, as a choice, we have a limited supply of regular share Acadian Redfish (commonly known as ocean perch). We only have 10 shares available at each site so if you are interested, come early.
For those that have a mixed seafood share, we will be getting SCALLOPS from Tye! He possibly will be watching for your comments on his scallops. We have a few in the shell so that you can see what it really means to be a scallop prior to shucking.
For the fish only folk, we you will be eating POLLOCK this week from Bobby
Eldridge and John Tuttle of Chatham. Tagging teaming our order, both guys wanted to participate but won’t be able to come meet and greet.
Week Two’s photos: