Username:
Password:
Get Account    
Login
         Home  |  Magazine  |  Reports  |  Discussion  |  Photos  |  Tides  |  Weather  |  Community  |  Updates  |  Fishing Info  |  Contact

HomeSearchTop PostersToday's Active Topics



the weakfish blues

Page  1, 2, 3 ... 35, 36, 37  Next


  Discussion Boards > General Fishing Forum
Author Message
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/25/2004 12:20 PM  

ok its only christmas and i am already jonezing for fishing. the bass season is over. there are still a few left out there but i am not big on c&r. so i can't wait for the spring for the weakies. it seems all too far away. i picked up some new jig heads and rubbers to go along with them that i think are going to slaughter the weakies. they are a real nice lead head where the rubber is interchangeable like a bass assasin. except they look like small storm shads. the good thing is that when toothie critters rip one in half u don't have to re-tie another one. i am going to try a few new areas out there this year and can't wait! so whats eevryones angle of approach for the weakies this coming spring??? adn oh yeah merry xmas...



Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
pinstriper

Joined: 10/18/2003
Posts: 384
Location: Lake Grove
 posted 12/27/2004 06:51 PM  

My first nice fish of the season last year was a weakie. I have two old-school Salty Dogs left, and I can't wait for May. Do you start targeting them earlier than that?


Charlie
LIBBA  #1974
MSA    #1974
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/27/2004 07:29 PM  

depending on the weather we have throughout the winter into the spring i will start in march. the absolute latest i will start will be the end of april. the old salty dogs work very well. gotta love the jig heads with the jelly worms as well.


Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
pinstriper

Joined: 10/18/2003
Posts: 384
Location: Lake Grove
 posted 12/27/2004 07:31 PM  

I'm ready when you are.Smile


Charlie
LIBBA  #1974
MSA    #1974
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/27/2004 08:58 PM  

whenever your ready man... Smile




Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/27/2004 08:59 PM  

the weakies are gonna love these... Smile




Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
pinstriper

Joined: 10/18/2003
Posts: 384
Location: Lake Grove
 posted 12/27/2004 09:03 PM  

A self-respecting weak couldn't pass that up.



Charlie
LIBBA  #1974
MSA    #1974
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/29/2004 01:06 PM  

gotta love the weakies. and she just had to rub it in with 2 in excess of 11 lbs plus each on the island princes one night. gonna have to stick with the center console for now on. Wink




Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/29/2004 01:08 PM  

first decent one last season.



Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/29/2004 01:09 PM  

they are an absolute blast on light tackle!!!! Smile



Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
spygull


Joined: 02/20/2001
Posts: 1507
Location: Bohemia
 posted 12/29/2004 03:43 PM  

Heres one from last April



"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have."- Thomas Jefferson
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/29/2004 05:15 PM  

nice catch there spygull.

the beer can is only there to judge the size of the fish. and the net is 4' wide. Wink lol




Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
Surfcaster

Joined: 11/14/2000
Posts: 521
 posted 12/29/2004 08:20 PM  

Gotta LOVE those Weakfish. First started catching them back in the 70's in Peconic. Also caught them in the State Boat Channel off Oak Island. However the largest weaks I have ever seen came from Point Lookout. In 1986 the World Record Weakfish was caught during the early Fall inside Jones Inlet. It weighed 19 plus pounds. And fell to a live bunker. That same week I landed a pair of 16 pounders from the Point Lookout Jetty. Both fell to fresh bunker chunks.
 
tiderunner70

Joined: 11/09/2003
Posts: 7171
Location: long island
 posted 12/29/2004 08:36 PM  

19lbs!!! now i got cabin fever for sure!!! 19lbs is a bit of a reach these days but the 16's now theres a fine target!!! 16 is my goal this coming year. i know its a tough one but its my goal. and i plan on doing it with artificials. it will take a little more technical fishin and maybe a few down and dirty techniques but bait is boring at times with the weakies. hell i may even leave the brewha home. well i doubt that. Wink all too often my biggest fish are caught while using the take a pee break technique. as soon as the zip goes down and things start flowin the drag starts runnin!!!! Wink


Tom Farrell
Vice President - New York Coalition for Recreational Fishing
[email protected]


MSA
LIBBA
 
Fishing Friend


Joined: 02/04/2002
Posts: 2308
 posted 12/29/2004 09:52 PM  

I remember that night...my friends and I were surf fishing off the construction dock (aka. the rocky shore just west of the Coast Guard station). Back in the days before it became a zoo... It was a week night and a dark and windy dusk. There was a lone boat fishing off in the distance just west of the big Meadowbrook Bridge. That must of been him. Little did we know the world record was being caught. We were there because 10-14 lb. weaks were being caught right off the rocks on live bunker under large blues tearing them up on top. After a blitz of large blues past chunks on the bottom would pick up weaks foraging for meat on the bottom.

I may be wrong ...but it seems to me that anglers underutilize live bait for weaks these days. Plastics are fun and sure are allot cleaner to fish. But I can see no reason why a May or June weakfish would not grab a live bunker. The bunker are there that time of the year and in the 1980's we would love to snag one that size for bait. Because in the fall we used to miss weaks because the bunker were often HUGE. And we would get back bait with fang marks on them.

My largest was 12 lbs...on a live bunker. Has anybody here tried bait other than sandworms or squid strips on modern day weaks ??

Snappers are a late summer/early fall favorite (for fluke as well) but those
things aggravate me because they grow so fast ..at least an inch per week..so it seems their either too small or too large before you know it. Not to mention they dye easily and crabs on the bottom love to grab hold of that flashy body.









(This post edited by Fishing Friend on 12/29/2004)
 
  Discussion Boards > General Fishing Forum Page  1, 2, 3 ... 35, 36, 37  Next  
Jump to:  




2020 Noreast Media, LLC.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.