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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 6/5/2011 8:21:00 PM contributed by Fishin Dude

Catch Date: 06/05/2011 20:21 PM

Story Date: 02/07/2017 7:07 AM

Location: Lake Ontario NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
Here is shot of yours truly fishing the banks of Lake Ontario, sun setting over the water, mosquitos starting to bite better than the fish. All of the Lake Ontario fish that I caught on that trip I released, due to all of the health advisories from decades of pollution. The palm trees are artificial, the hammock was real, as well as comfortable.

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 7/5/2016 12:29:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 07/05/2016 0:29 AM

Story Date: 07/07/2016 17:22 PM

Location: Brooklyn NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
I hope none of you are queasy you're looking at the stomach contents of one 10 pound blue fish. I gained loads of information by looking at the stomach contents of the fish that I catch. helps me decide what to use to catch them, how the fish eat the bait, and how long it's been in there Exedra... it's one of the main reasons why I prefer to clean my own fish. it's all part of the process from catch to dinner table for me...Stay Bent.

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 4/30/2016 12:30:00 PM contributed by Manganiello11

Catch Date: 04/30/2016 12:30 PM

Story Date: 05/07/2016 9:45 AM

Location: Suffern NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
Great new bait out on the market called the Supernato Beetle by Molix. Helped designed by the great Mike Iaconelli. It has the sound and vibration of a jitterbug and is weedless like a frog. I highly suggest getting one of these bad boys.

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: Not Specified

Story Date: 04/25/2016 15:50 PM

Location: Far Rockaway NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
I got some firsthand Intel about a Striper massacre that occurred the night before at a spot I often fish when my plans change and I just want to wet a line. It usually is a bait fisherman’s only spot, however I normally catch snappers on the SP Minnow when they are around. I was shocked to hear two guys had seven monster breeders laid out on the beach…and you know they didn’t put them back. Other members of that same school of fish were caught by a few guys know. Those fish were crashing bunker on the surface but they were not hitting lures. Snag and drop, and chunks landed those fish that were entered into the tournament. I showed up to the spot the next day hoping to capitalize on the previous day’s action…What a difference a day can make. I didn’t catch, and nor did Steve. The bunker was there thick for sure. They would go away, and come in waves. Steve and I were able to snag all the bunker we needed. We live lined, snag and dropped, and set chunks on the bottom for hours. We even had help from a boat that was also hunting for stripers in the night. The Captain was nice enough to let us know where the fish were stacked up so close to shore…I learned the next morning that a whale was sighted in the same bay crashing bunker. That explains why the fish were so close to shore, and not feeding even though they bay was busting with bunker…This bunker I snagged will be fresh bait for my next trip especially because I know how to keep them in good condition.

Most people preserve/store bunker all wrong in my opinion. If you put bunker on top of ice they will lose the slime that attracts game fish. If you need to freeze it then the best way to do that is put one to three of them in a zip lock/plastic bag, and then put that on ice or in the freezer. I also like to put my bait in the refrigerator in a few bags if I know I will be using it the next day or two. If it’s kept that way it will be nice and cold without the slime killing ice. I find myself snagging bunker on each trip for my next trip out…can’t beat fresh over bait shop bought bunker…Stay Bent!

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 4/16/2016 2:25:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 04/16/2016 2:25 AM

Story Date: 04/20/2016 15:28 PM

Location: Staten Island NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
This is the largest bunker I've ever seen. I'm a size 10 shoe but my foot next to this spawned bunker looks like a child's foot. I've seen them get big on the Western North Shores of Long Island this time of year but this one takes the cake...too bad a fish never took notice.

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 7/11/2015 12:34:00 PM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 07/11/2015 12:34 PM

Story Date: 02/01/2016 18:33 PM

Location: Bayville NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
My Dad and I were on one of his yearly skiff fishing adventures. I noticed a sizable school of Bunker feeding just below the surface. My snag and drop instincts kicked in as I rigged up my snag. I never caught a fish using the snag and drop method but that will not stop me from trying in 2016.

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 1/12/2012 2:30:00 AM contributed by Tony T

Catch Date: 01/12/2012 2:30 AM

Story Date: 04/15/2015 23:39 PM

Location: Nassau NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
Photo Date Sept 2012
Nassau Bahamas.

Fish type = Ocean Surgeonfish

I was aboard the cruise ship Explorer of the Seas on a 10 day cruise
Knowing i would have lots of time to snorkel the great reefs near the beaches I prepared several hand line rigs made of 3/4 " plywood with 30 to 50 yards of 10 lb test wrapped around the base with a twin porgy rig tied on at the end and a 1 oz bank sinker

I've been on several tourist snorkel adventures in the past, and all the guides have always drawn out small reef fish with either bread, crackers, tortilla chips,etc.

So I took that philosophy, along with the fact that on a cruise ship there is a never ending supply of food (or Bait) and drew out all the small bait fish with crackers and bread that I had prepped into a separate ziplock bags, and put them into a feeding frenzy, then I would have my rig ready to drop to the the area just below all the baitfish with the twin porgy rig baited with breakfast ham. Yes Ham. The larger fish went for it every time and I was quick enough to set the hook on this guy and several others.

My nephew and my son were with me and we were all amazed at how they went for the ham so aggressively. Who knew, next time I'm down there, I'll bring waffles and eggs!!!!!

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 5/17/2008 4:07:00 AM contributed by Capt. Bob Schmitt

Catch Date: 05/17/2008 4:07 AM

Story Date: 03/31/2015 11:40 AM

Location: Freeport NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
Striped Bass season opens April 15th in NY. Now booking Spring run charters. We catch them jigging, with fresh bait or on the troll depending upon how they are biting. Fish the Tide trips also available.
Give me a call and get in on the action.
Capt. Bob Schmitt
Sea Rogue Charters
Freeport, NY

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fishing report photo of Other photo taken on 11/5/2014 5:04:00 AM contributed by Shaka Antoine

Catch Date: 11/05/2014 5:04 AM

Story Date: 03/29/2015 4:48 AM

Location: Port Jefferson NY

Category: Other

Fishing Report:
I got the chance to fish for Black fish for the first time on the Celtic Quest. I have wanted to get on this boat for a year now but I never had the time to take the hour and a half ride up to Port Jeff. Vacation is the perfect time to try a few new things. I’m glad a made the trip because I needed to get a feel for black fishing. I heard they are hard to hook, and once you have one hooked you need to keep them out of the rocks.

Dad couldn't join me, and no one else could either so other than those two pieces of info about black fishing this was something entirely new for me. I got to the boat twenty minutes before it was time to shove off so I was left to getting set up in no man’s land (the middle) on a packed boat. I even heard one of the regulars in the bow say not too many keepers coming home with all these people aboard today. (Shaking his head)

I was just happy to be aboard, and ready to experience black fishing. The mates were really nice to me from the start to the end. I even requested clams when everyone else was using green crabs. The mate that looked like he knew what a gym looked like took good care to get me the clams even the second time around when I asked for the belly’s the next time he cut some…this is a stand up crew. The Capt. Always knew just when it was time to move to the next spot and I loved that. I find some Capt.’s just don’t always stay when they should, or move on when things don’t look so good. Each time I felt we should move on within a few seconds Capt said reel up.

I didn’t go home with a keeper but I was able to get hooked up a number of times but was only able to boat two shorts. I would put the fight of a black fish above a porgy, and just below a bluefish. From watching the others that caught keepers they give you a run for the money. I think I have the feel of black fishing but I want to learn a bit more. I didn't have Dad next to me to point out what I was doing wrong, or tell me what to do and when. We will catch the next trip together I’m sure.

I wanted to try and fish from shore for black fish after I got home but I know that they can only be caught during the day because they are tucked away in the rocks and reefs at night sleeping. I've got some good info on spot, and where to find green crabs for free so I’m sure I’ll be giving this a try from sure shortly Tight Lines!

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