It’s rare for a day to go by when Rob Thompson is not on the water. The 37-year-old Eastern Long Island native captains a small boat out of Orient Point taking water enthusiasts fly fishing, light tackle fishing and giving ecology tours of the waters he fell in love with as a child.
“I’m the only person in my family whoever wanted to do this stuff,” he said. “Everyone else was into avionics and I was into fishing, the odd ball.”
He’s one of the new baymen of Long Island. Out fishing, clamming, scalloping nearly every day, Thompson is the keeper of secrets of Long Island’s waters.