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Date posted October 11, 2018 10:07 PM
Posted by Matthew419
Report location New York > North Shore > It's that time of year...
Fishing method Boat
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I hit the snooze to go back to sleep at 0515 Thursday morning. But as soon as my head hit the pillow, a little voice told me, "Get up silly, today you can target blackfish!" So I shot out of bed to begin this wonderful time of year when I subject myself to wind, cold, and frustration in the name of catching tautog.

The water was still quite warm at 68 degrees, but when the wind/tide allowed me to hold the spots I wanted, there were plenty of hungry tautog present. I fished the first half of the incoming tide in 11-13 feet of water, using S&S blackfish jigs and Asian crabs. In addition to three keeper-sized blackfish up to 4 pounds, I broke off two good ones in the rocks, released multiple 15.5" fish, and kept a pair each of sea bass and scup. And this weekend's cold front should really help things along. Let the games begin!




Mixed bag


Tog

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mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16794
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 10/12/2018 07:12 AM  

Shades well done my friend,, where you been,, hope everyone is fine,,over on my end its monday,,, we been porgy fishing and catching tog in the mix too,,, ><(((:>


><(((:>


EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!
 
LoriCfishing

Joined: 03/04/2006
Posts: 55
 10/12/2018 08:47 AM  

Nice Job!!
 
ckopp

Joined: 07/29/2016
Posts: 41
Location: Port Jefferson
 10/12/2018 02:59 PM  

Awesome! Glad you were able to beat the weather. I had a feeling you were fishing rain or shine.
 
tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29481
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 10/14/2018 12:59 PM  

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