At the derby station this morning Ed Jerome, president of the 63rd annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, was not happy about the weekend forecast.
“It could blow up to 35 knots,” Mr. Jerome said.
Last weekend the anglers were discouraged by heavy rain. This weekend, there is a serious concern about high wind.
For boat fishermen that is not only tough it could be dangerous. Shore fishermen will flock to the lee side of the Island to get out of the wind.
At the Martha’s Vineyard Airport this morning, the breeze was southwest at 20 m.p.h., and speeds will be higher along the water. From the derby station in Edgartown, the fishermen could look across the harbor and watch the waves kick up in the inner harbor.