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Doug the Quahog predicts 66 days of beach weather.

June 25, 2013

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Mar-e enjoyed the day!

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce needed a reliable prediction on how many beach days we could expect during the summer. So…. agents searched along all the sea side towns for a local weather prognosticator who would fit the bill. On the day of the summer solstice a few years back, our people were sitting on […]

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Federal Fishing Policies Set to End Cod Fishing in New England

May 8, 2012

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Is it the end of the Atlantic Cod fishing?

New government regulations on the taking of Atlantic Cod may soon put cod fishing out of the reach of the average American. Government regulators are setting lower quotas for the recreational fisherman. This includes the Charter fishing community. 2012 Quotas for “non-Commercial” fishermen are down to just 9 cod fish per person a day and […]

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Mute Swans – Beauty and the Beast

February 7, 2012

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Mute Swan

 Elmer Mudguaard.      Once a rare sight along the South Shore, this magnificent looking bird’s population has exploded and now many ponds and lakes in our area have resident pairs. Mute Swans are originally from eastern Europe and western Asia. They were brought to this country as “pets” to adorn public parks and private ponds; […]

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Winter Clamming Brings Unexpected View

January 16, 2012

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Water spout off Duxbury Beach Jan. 15, 2011

It was finger-numbing cold with the temperature at 5 degrees and the wind 10-15 mph straight out of the north, when Mar-e dumped us onto the beach. “I have the camera duty today. So I have to stay in the truck to keep the cameras from freezing,”  she laughed.  As we headed across the ice […]

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Boring Winter for the Ice and Snow Lovers

January 6, 2012

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Be Safe when venturing out on the ice!

   by Elmer Mudguaard                          What a beautiful winter we are having weather wise. Heating bills are down and we aren’t shoveling the driveway every other day. Great! But for guys and gals like me and Mar-e this winter has made us adjust. Last year we already had many big fish on the ice. This morning […]

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Where’s Winter? Who Cares!

December 16, 2011

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Ice on the bogs.

Winter remains locked up in James Bay, but will soon be headed this way.  This autumn has been one of the best in years to be outdoors.  Warm temps and sunny days more than made up for the sneak snow storm in October. It’s been tough gearing up for Christmas when I can still see […]

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Fluke Fishing north of the Cape Cod Canal by Elmer Mudguaard, Photos by Jimdogg Hackett

August 14, 2011

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Bite Me Bait Co Photographer Jimdogg Hackett enjoys a beautiful day on the water

I grew up in Houghs Neck, Quincy. In those years, it was known as the flounder capital of the world.I caught so many flatties, in so many ways, that I wasn’t surprised to see a flounder on the end of my line in the North River one day as I was casting a jig to schoolie […]

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Beech Hill Conservation and Trail Club Report

May 16, 2011

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Once again,  the community spirit in Rockland is paying huge dividends for the Rockland people. A group of mountain bike enthusiasts from Rockland have been working feverishly in the vast conservation land that includes the summit of  Beech Hill for the past several weeks. The club has found great        co-operation from the Parks Department, the Water Department and the Conservation Chairman […]

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