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Date posted June 19, 2011 5:45 PM
Posted by Koz54
Report location New York > North Shore > Smithtown Bay
Fishing method Boat
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Weekend wrap up.



We (I brought my bride) got out about 2:00PM Saturday, heard and saw tales of an all out slaughter at the dock before we departed. Stories told of quality shorts lining the bottom with several 6+ pounders mixed in with a few limits landed.



Not possible to get more stoked as we left the dock. Hit the spots that heavily produced a short time before for nada. Nothing biting at all.



Headed closer to home after dropping off my bride. Only managed a few shorts and that's it. BOY did I feel humbled; but I learned. My bride even made a few comments about my lack of catching skills. All in fun because up to yesterday I was having a real good season.



Headed out to the same grounds and dropped a line at about 8:00 this morning. Slow pick at first (a couple of 'quality shorts') but it heated up in no time.



Thanks to a few fishing buddies congregating around the same area it was easier to figure out the primo drift and 'spots'. One who got there a little bit before me was on his way to a quick limit. Thanks a lot Joe; you did some great fishing the past couple of days. Not that it is unusual, but the head's up was appreciated.



I picked up a nice 21 inch keeper and kept going back over 'the slaying grounds' and nailed a few other keepers; pretty quickly. The 21 inch fish was the little one for the day. The biggest was a little over five pounds.



Only caught a few shorts and a couple of sea robins asides from the keepers. One double header sea robin tandem felt like something nice, but...



Almost witnessed the catch of a lifetime. One of the boats we were fishing the spot with was about 20 yards to my north. I saw something out of the corner of my eye that caught my attention. A fisherman (who shall remain nameless) appeared to lose his pole. Actually it was ripped from his hand!



With ZERO hesitation he dove in, didn't even take his sandals off. He grabbed the rod and made his way back to the swim platform. Rod in one hand he climbed back aboard. One he got back to standing I could see the fish was still on!



The pole was bent over hard and he started reeling. The fish shook the hook when it broke the surface, looked like a REAL nice fluke too.



Once I saw the fisherman was not hurt I burst out laughing. VERY funny thing to see and he almost landed a real big fluke the hard way. I wished that I could have gotten the camera up in time but it happened so quick. At least it was a great recovery of the pole, kudos and 10+ points on the dive Mike.



Sorry, but I am still laughing my @ss off.



Great morning of fishing; happy Father's Day




limit

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tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29505
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 06/19/2011 05:50 PM  

Glad you made your limit today with some nice fish up
 
mojoe


Joined: 10/01/2001
Posts: 16887
Location: ><)))):> ~~ THE JAMAICA BAY TRIANGLE ~~ <:))))><
 06/19/2011 06:11 PM  

<:))))>< YOUR DOINN WELL ON THEM KEEPERS ><))))):>

ShadesVERY NICE KOZ WAY TO GO,, I GUESS YOU HAD NO BANANAS ON BOARD Toungue,,,,,,, STAY WELL,, ME AND MAUREEN WERE OUT SAT DID YOU SEA THE BANANAS REPORT Roll,, ,, ><Wink)):> ~~~~ ><Wink))):>




EAT FISH AND LIVE LONGER!!!

This post edited by mojoe 06:15 PM 06/19/2011
 
hooksalot


Joined: 01/02/2009
Posts: 6610
Location: Bay ridge Brooklyn!
 06/19/2011 06:58 PM  

Niceup


Prowling the shore line's!
 
carolynee


Joined: 09/11/2007
Posts: 187
Location: Kings Park
 06/19/2011 07:42 PM  

ToungueShadesnice story, koz.keep @ it, catch em' up. I miss SBYC, hope to see you soon out there.


Fishing's not a matter of life or death, it's much more important than that!
 
Capjgt58


Joined: 05/06/2003
Posts: 6754
Location: Kings Park
 06/19/2011 08:18 PM  

Great Story Plus Sounds Like You had A Great Day.........upupShadesShades
 
edbass


Joined: 02/06/2009
Posts: 1055
Location: Greenlawn,NY
 06/19/2011 08:41 PM  

good jobupupShades


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CHEVY1


Joined: 03/17/2003
Posts: 27998
Location: levittown, N.Y.
 06/19/2011 08:52 PM  

Great read upup

Good to see ya found some fish to bring home Smile


I drive a jeep, but CHEVY is in my blood. libba # 1742, Striped Bass Coop.
Take more garbage than you brought with you-every time!
 
oysterman

Joined: 11/15/2009
Posts: 34
 06/20/2011 01:59 AM  

Very funny, Yea happened to me in porpoise channel 3 years ago, dove in after the rod and decided I wasn't an olipic swimmer and let it go not fun getting back 2 the boat.And cost me 100 buck's borrowed rod now I use stainless rod holder's instead of cheap plastic's anyway good report... tight lines!

 
AllyKat


Joined: 06/16/2006
Posts: 2927
Location: E. Northport
 06/20/2011 10:15 AM  

Reel Nice Koz

Your a flukin MACHINE!!!!!

The bite to the west was marginal at best..atleast for us it was.




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go2tcu


Joined: 08/06/2005
Posts: 27
Location: Smithtown
 06/20/2011 10:47 AM  

Mike,

Glad you got a good Laugh... It must have looked pretty funny from your view... just happy to get the Rod back.. would have loved to land the fish. Defiantly one I won't forget...

Gonna try to get out today to pick up a few more before they disappear...
See you out there...

 
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