Merry Fishmas 2016

December 16, 2016: You don’t need a calendar to tell you that yesterday was the end of Striped Bass fishing season in NY.  The weather report is news enough.  But when the rods get stowed, the stockings get hung and that means it’s time for the annual Fishmas Card from me, Big Brother Frank and the able graphic assistance of sister Chaweenee.

Because it was quite a jolly season of blues and bass fishing in the surf, this year’s tune was an obvious choice.  So, with apologies to Burl Ives, Johnny Marks and the legendary Quinto Sisters (what, you never heard of the Quinto Sisters?  Well, then check them out:, I am happy to wish you and yours a Holly Jolly Fishmas!


Have a holly jolly Fishmas
It’s the best time of the year
Well I don’t know just where they’ll show
But keep your surf rod near

Have a holly jolly Fishmas
And when you do the southside walk
Say hello to Bubs you know
And every goog you meet.

Ho ho the nor’east blow
When bass are all you see
Some keeper waits for you
Kiss it once for me

Have a holly jolly Fishmas
And don’t forget Rough Riders’ pier
Oh, by golly
Have a holly jolly Fishmas
This year!

Photo by TK, Graphic Design by Chaweenee. Lyrics by Frank and Fred Abatemarco. With apologies to Johnny Marks and, of course, Burl Ives

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