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Date posted April 27, 2011 1:58 AM
Posted by FishyFinger
Report location New York > New York Bight > The Inlet
Fishing method Surf
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Left my apartment and it was 80 degrees and sunny, less than an hour later I'm driving into a blanket of dark fog and howling wind across Floyd Bennett Field. I'm not into sitting in the car and watching the rod and I damn sure ain't going to stand out there as the rains poured in. Only one thing to do... Hit the beach.



It was surreal out there tonight. Alone in the ocean with only the birds as witness, I stalked my prey. With the tide going out and the wind at my back, I waded far out into mist towards the buoy, looking to launch a clam right at the base of the sand bar. I reached the farthest point that the sea would allow me and now even the buoy was gone. I reared back and fired my rig out into the deep, hoping my aim was true...



Spent 7:30 until about 11 with clam in the water. Took a hit early that tore into the bait but it didn't take the hook. Threw around a couple of different swimmers to no avail.



Still looking for that first fish but damn that was fun.



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CROSSBAYKID

Joined: 05/31/2002
Posts: 250
Location: Howard Beach
 04/27/2011 02:29 PM  

You go get them tonight! As long as you are having fun.
Good luck! Remember the big one is waiting on you.SmileCatch many
just keep one (lol). Crossbaykid up
 
floatstone


Joined: 05/17/2002
Posts: 10729
Location: Somewhere around the Norwalk Islands
 04/27/2011 05:54 PM  

Next time Shades


I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother but to fight my greatest enemy -myself.
 
tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29505
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 04/27/2011 06:16 PM  

better than staying home Toungue
 
FishyFinger


Joined: 04/13/2011
Posts: 82
Location: Astoria
 04/27/2011 06:39 PM  

Definitely beats staying home and watching TV (even if "River Monsters" is awesome). Wish I lived closer but being on the beach is worth the schlep. There are a lot easier places to fish this time of year, that would require less effort and probably give me better chances to hook up but I'm trying to work on different techniques in an area that I'm already somewhat familiar with.


Another few times getting skunked and I'll probably break down and hit the productive bridge and pier spots and forget about playing Aquaman. Smile
 
DarkSkies

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 1213
 04/27/2011 08:15 PM  

FishyFinger wrote:

There are a lot easier places to fish this time of year, that would require less effort and probably give me better chances to hook up but I'm trying to work on different techniques in an area that I'm already somewhat familiar with.

Another few times getting skunked and I'll probably break down and hit the productive bridge and pier spots and forget about playing Aquaman. Smile





That's what I like to see fishyfinger, a guy who's not afraid to challenge himself to increase his skill set.
I try to do that was well, and have paid for that knowledge with the skunk many times.... but the satisfaction of learning some new techbiques or a new place keeps me going. That is the ultimate reward, it;s icing on the cake if you get a fish as well.

ANY one can sit in one spot day after day learn it, and catch a fish. It takes courage to go out there and learn new things and new areas.

Catch em up and good luck this season. upup
 
ffishhunterusa


Joined: 12/08/2012
Posts: 4501
Location: IN THE SURF ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND
 04/28/2013 10:09 PM  

up


CATCH AND RELEASE STRIPEBASS LIBBA #1000
 
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