Hot weather tends to make people lethargic, and interestingly, it has the same effect on fish. When the water becomes excessively warm, fish feed less and are consequently less likely to be caught. We are eagerly anticipating the onset of true fall weather, which will encourage the local rockfish to feed in anticipation of the approaching winter. Once this fall climate sets in, the migratory wild rockfish in Massachusetts will begin their journey south. Although the season is closed in Massachusetts, their southern neighbors in New York still have a quota remaining. We expect to start seeing large rockfish from New York before September concludes. Keep your fingers crossed.