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Matts

Joined: 03/29/2001
Posts: 982
Location: Port Washington
 posted 08/30/2013 02:32 PM  

So out of the blue, my daughter (15), who comes out with me once or twice a year, asks if two of her friends and their dads can come fishing.
Seems like porgys are the best bet, since I don't know their experience level or attention span, except I haven't been porgy fishing in 7 years, since she could handle something bigger.
Any suggestions?
I was going to try clams at Prospect Point and if the Sound was calm enough, Matinicock. Center Island is probably a bit too far East for this crew. I want to produce, so that this can become a regular thing.

Any suggestions of areas and depth would be appreciated.





Matts
 
trafik


Joined: 06/09/2003
Posts: 2193
Location: Port: Stony Brook
 posted 08/30/2013 03:54 PM  

I don't know that area but the scup are everywhere in the Sound but they aren't terribly schooled up. Kind of spread around.

Small pieces (1/2"-1") of salted clam, a double dropper loop hi-lo, and drift over some hard bottom until you find them. No particular depth is special but less than 60' I would say.
 
Outcast17

Joined: 05/21/2007
Posts: 60
 posted 08/30/2013 04:45 PM  

Buy some chum and your chances will be better.
 
Matts

Joined: 03/29/2001
Posts: 982
Location: Port Washington
 posted 08/30/2013 05:08 PM  

thank you both. I intended to chum heavily and fish in the 25-35 foot depths.

Rock piles a good idea?


Matts
 
Tom101284

Joined: 07/22/2003
Posts: 501
 posted 08/30/2013 05:22 PM  

worms have been the ticket , centre island deeper water 25 to 30 heavy chum has been lights out

 
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Joined: 12/28/2000
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Location: Pt. Judith
 posted 08/30/2013 05:33 PM  

Matts wrote:

thank you both. I intended to chum heavily and fish in the 25-35 foot depths.

Rock piles a good idea?



They like rocks!


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Matts

Joined: 03/29/2001
Posts: 982
Location: Port Washington
 posted 08/30/2013 05:37 PM  

[quote=MakoMike

They like rocks![/quote]

I figured. They're always pecking apart my blackfish crabs.


Matts
 
mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16887
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 posted 08/30/2013 06:24 PM  

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh pork chops,, good luck catch them up,,><((((:> ~~~~ ><((((:>



EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!
 
LONEBULL


Joined: 10/31/2009
Posts: 609
Location: LONG ISLAND SOUND
 posted 08/30/2013 06:43 PM  

as already stated,rock piles and alot of clam chum...if you chum they will come! there's alot of good structure by you,from manhasset bay to hemp harbor. if you blackfish over there,use the same spots. might even hit a fluke or 2 or even a bass. just watch out for the BIG rocks in prospect. 10 1/2" is the keeper size for porgies. good luck!


NO MAN HAVING CAUGHT A BIG FISH GOES HOME THROUGH AN ALLEY

This post edited by LONEBULL 06:48 PM 08/30/2013
 
stinkybait

Joined: 11/05/2008
Posts: 3946
 posted 08/30/2013 07:05 PM  

I've been sworn to secrecy on the rig/bait combo used in the Sound by the sharpies... I experienced it myself and it only produced monster drag ripping scup.

I will say that none of the rigs or baits mentioned above were used... and we were in less than 15ft. upup
 
crabman1130


Joined: 03/25/2003
Posts: 39977
Location: Farmingdale
 posted 08/30/2013 07:06 PM  

You don't need to use worms. Clams work very well and will cost less.


Hey, it can't be Christmas everyday!!!!
 
Tom101284

Joined: 07/22/2003
Posts: 501
 posted 08/30/2013 07:30 PM  

last 5 trips have resulted in 100 porgies per trip or more for me and friends 80 percent came up on worms clams have been ok but when there picky they want the worm, if ur coming out of Manhasset theres been a good bite off scotch caps and other bottom surrounding Mamaroneck I went today and it was good
 
Matts

Joined: 03/29/2001
Posts: 982
Location: Port Washington
 posted 08/30/2013 07:38 PM  

Thanks to everyone who has responded and keep it coming. I am intrigued by the super secret sharpie bait. My guess would be live stripers.


Matts
 
Porkchop2

Joined: 01/03/2013
Posts: 10
 posted 08/30/2013 08:26 PM  

Clam strips. And chum
 
trafik


Joined: 06/09/2003
Posts: 2193
Location: Port: Stony Brook
 posted 08/30/2013 10:55 PM  

Sworn to secrecy? Like someone is going to go out and catch all the porgies if they know. Puhleeze. What is the point of your post?
 
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