The lead picture about sums up the weather we had this summer, which led to the strangest and most challenging year that I can ever remember for chasing bluefin tuna. Now that the season is over, I have finally settled back into a semi-normal routine, my wife and dogs remember what I look like, and I have gotten the much needed rest by finally sleeping in my own bed for an extended stretch….life couldn’t be much better. Despite the poor conditions, the anglers that hopped aboard the Dusky this season were able to put up some impressive numbers, keeping Coastal Charters Sportfishing at the top catch rate of the charter fleet, all on light tackle with artificial lures. Now that the season has ended, there isn’t much to do around here with snow on the ground and sub-zero temperatures the norm here in New England. There have been a few snowy owls that invaded our coastlines this winter, and I was able to capture a few images. I have collected a few of my favorite pictures from the 2013 season, hope that you all enjoy them. I will be off-grid for a couple months as we head towards warmer destinations with fly rod in tow, but will be back with a few tips and gear posts before the next season begins. Happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014 to you and yours! Tight lines and good times….