Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend Report

Fishing was pretty good the past few days and it was likely the last fishing we will do for a while. I spent the morning securing the boat. The marina is sheltered from the wind and seas but the biggest problem is the storm surge.  No one knows how high the tide will come. Material things can be replaced and we can only hope for the best. Good Luck and Stay Safe.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


The blackfish bite has been good and the stripers have been hard to find. Sandy should change every thing. The weekend looks good right now but after that is anyone's guess. I hope it doesn't fudge up my trout fishing.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Report

Saturday started off with the thickest fog in a long time. I could not see the boat from the parking lot! We got off to a late start and had to creep to the fishing grounds. The plan was to fish for bass but with the bad weather I decided blackfishing would be a better choice. The grounds were packed with weekend boaters, so crowded we had to push other boats off by hand while fishing. Some boats did well and we managed a few dinners. Sunday, I was ready for the mob scene and anchored on our spot in the dark. Turned out it wasn't as bad as the day before with only about a dozen boats on the grounds. Fishing was much better with the regulars as they had a steady pick all day on one drop. Roger was the angler of the day landing the most big ones and the pool winner. Unless we get a storm or some local striped bass (there seems to be a bunch in the ocean), I don't think the blackfish will be able to handle all the pressure.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rainy Friday

I really miss Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill, and Bernie Williams.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Windy Tuesday

And windy it was, with gusts to thirty knots all day long. Wind against the tide when we arrived at the grounds made for some ugly conditions but when the tide changed things came together and the blackfish started to bite. Ken, Russ, St. Pete, Jerry, Joe N., and Don started to fill the cooler with our best catch of keeper sized fish to date, with many more released.  We had a special treat in the morning, when an American Bald Eagle soared over the boat, the first time I have ever seen this while out fishing in the waters around NYC.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend Report

Friday was cool and windy, a real fall day, and we picked at blackfish all day. Saturday was a striped bass trip for "Oil Man" Chris and his crew. The fish were there, as I read them on the scope and watched other boats catching, but we had trouble connecting and came in with only a few fish. Sunday we were back on the blackfish grounds and had a nice pick for a while on fish up to seven pounds.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Today, Sal A. and the crew from the Bronx came out looking for striped bass. The day started cold windy rough and rainy, perfect for bass fishing. The fishing was good until 11Am when the sun came out and it got nice. All the stripers were in the twenty pound class. Plenty of bluefish were around in the afternoon.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekend Report

Darren and his crew were aboard Saturday looking for striped bass. The morning tide produced two 18lb. bass, one short and some missed bites. When the tide turned fishing slowed,so we tried for blackfish and found a few nice ones. Sunday we spent the first hour bass fishing and Ken landed a 21lber. before we headed to the blackfish grounds. The bite was pretty good with close to one hundred blackfish landed, only keeping a few for dinner. Nothing over five pounds yet, but plenty of good action. Go fishing now, because as Ken says "we will be shoveling snow before you know it."

Thursday, October 4, 2012

We're Baaaack...

...From our vacation in New England. The crew (and what's left of them) and some new guys had fun fishing with Capt Mark onboard the "Lady Tracy Ann" from Seabrook NH. Fishing was pretty good despite the weather. We had to deal with a strong SW wind and seas that ran from four to over eight feet at times. All had bags of cod and haddock fillets. Capt Fred and Ken K. hit the home run on Wed. aboard the "Bunny Clark" as they had the best day of the year. Evelyn and I found a lot of cool new places, and Cabela's in ME had some good sales and was sorry to see us leave. Back on the fish this weekend, stay tuned.