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Date posted December 8, 2011 11:50 AM
Posted by smk379
Report location New York > Central South Shore
Fishing method Surf
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Haven't posted many reports this year since about august, I really enjoy reading the surf reports so I figured I'd return the favor and will probably post most of my reports for the remainder of the season, which I hope I can stretch out till January, been very warm this fall so hopefully we will have a shot of catching bass till January on the south shore.



So I gotta out of work early because of the rain, around 230. Tides are pretty good this week with high coming just after sunset, so I was feeling good about getting out there, until I read the marine forecast that is, calling for 25-35 knot winds with a gale warning in effect, 5-8 foot surf, coupled with on and off rain showers all night it wouldn't make for a relaxing outing. With the clock running out on the season, I decided to man up and get out there.



After a 50 minute drive I arrived at the parking lot at 4pm on the dot. Suited up equipped with my new guy cotton dry top, I knew I'd remain mostly dry for the night. I made the 45 minute walk to the spot turn into 35 minutes, just wanted to make sure I didn't miss the mother of all blitzes of course. Swells were very big along the beach front, water stained, but not too dark, and a very good sweep. However, I was happy to find out that the winds were only about 5-10 MPH, and stayed like that the entire time was there.



Arrived at the spot around 4:45, by this time it was getting dark. Two bait guys were just leaving as I showed up out of breath and sweating my tail off, they were using herring and said they didn't even have a sniff- good hopefully they want my plugs instead. Started off with a green bucktail and 240-s uncle josh pork rind. This is the same spot, and same lure I used last week to fool one of my biggest south shore bass of the year, at 16 lbs, so I had good confidence in it. An hour and a half passed by without a sniff so it was time for a change. Threw the ss bunker darter for a good 45 mins to be left hitless again. Replaced that plug with a northbar bottle darter, blurple. This is a plug that I just starter using, and never caught a fish on it but just have confidence in it just because of how it looks, feels, the action it gets, just everything about it. Well another 45 minutes go by hitless, arm is really getting sore now and im ready to go. Well what do you know BAM fish on! Took a little bit of drag out with the current, tightened down the drag a bit on my VS200 and that pretty much ended the fight, and a very skinny 28" bass was brought to the sand. Was very happy I didn't do all this work for nothing. Returned the bass to the water to fatten up a bit.



That hit kept me plugging for another hour an a half, hitless! Called it at 830pm and began my long walk back to the truck, this time taking a solid 50 minutes. Only caught one fish, but I was satisfied.



Clock is ticking fast on the season, fish are in the area, now is the time to get those "one last trip" in. Me, ill be loosing a lot of sleep over the next 2 weeks, praying for just one 20+ pounder to save my season.



Good luck guys and gals, and tight lines.



Sean






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tomjg


Joined: 11/14/2006
Posts: 9859
Location: long beach
 12/08/2011 01:05 PM  

Great report and job - thanks upup


 
DarkSkies

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 1213
 12/08/2011 01:23 PM  

Really enjoyed the report, way to get out there Sean. up
 
POINTZONET


Joined: 11/30/2006
Posts: 27
Location: eastern south shore
 12/08/2011 01:42 PM  

appears you are the genuine article

Very good and detailed report ....thanks
 
acrylic

Joined: 05/10/2010
Posts: 439
 12/08/2011 02:07 PM  

Thanks for the report up
 
yunvfrank

Joined: 08/20/2008
Posts: 11833
Location: Bayside
 12/08/2011 02:40 PM  

Nice Job buddy, great report. keep it up. Seems like fish will be around till the very end. Hopefully some real nice sized keepers. FISH HARD, TIGHT LINES


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the3fishheads


Joined: 01/01/2008
Posts: 3147
Location: On the Edge
 12/08/2011 07:25 PM  

Way to go Sean. up Just lookin for "one" more fish myself between a serious work schedule. Actually cant wait till January so my Bass fever can subside. A little. Toungue


Gone fishin
 
DuceRok


Joined: 10/23/2003
Posts: 1040
Location: Brooklyn
 12/09/2011 08:26 AM  

good effort

You can't feel defeated when you put in four hours. In my experience if there are a good amount of fish in a spot, you start slamming them immediately. Thats why when I start with a Darter, NeedleFish, Bucktail, eel skins, and I don't get a hit, the spot is dead to me. It ain't easy throwing plugzzzzz! Good luck.


A FEW FISHING PICS:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=17557&id=1252906903&l=95a8ef1743
 
smk379


Joined: 10/06/2010
Posts: 502
Location: In the surf
 12/09/2011 09:44 AM  

DuceRok wrote:

You can't feel defeated when you put in four hours. In my experience if there are a good amount of fish in a spot, you start slamming them immediately. Thats why when I start with a Darter, NeedleFish, Bucktail, eel skins, and I don't get a hit, the spot is dead to me. It ain't easy throwing plugzzzzz! Good luck.


To me, as long as I get catch one bass or see one come up, I know that I am right for putting in all that time casting because it confirms that there are atleast a couple fish in the area. Thats all I need to keep coming back untill I stop seeing fish come up, this time of year is tough and if I find a spot where there is one or two fish coming up, im gonna work the hell out of it because I know I have a shot at catching, and always hoping a large is in the areaup, trick is just finding out what they want to hit, sometimes that can take hours alone


Searching for 82 lbs.
 
DuceRok


Joined: 10/23/2003
Posts: 1040
Location: Brooklyn
 12/09/2011 10:10 AM  

yea

It's tough. I do the same thing sometimes but then I beat myself up for not moving. The pros in the game always move move move, but we get hooked on certain spots and stay loyal to them.


A FEW FISHING PICS:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=17557&id=1252906903&l=95a8ef1743
 
DarkSkies

Joined: 03/29/2009
Posts: 1213
 12/09/2011 12:48 PM  

smk379 wrote:

[To me, as long as I get catch one bass or see one come up, I know that I am right for putting in all that time casting because it confirms that there are atleast a couple fish in the area. Thats all I need to keep coming back untill I stop seeing fish come up, this time of year is tough and if I find a spot where there is one or two fish coming up, im gonna work the hell out of it because I know I have a shot at catching, and always hoping a large is in the areaup, trick is just finding out what they want to hit, sometimes that can take hours alone



Congrats for your persistence Sean. A lot of guys don't want to hear those odds lately, they want to be guaranteed a fish...and they forget, there are no guatantees in fishin...but that's because they're internet fishermen, and you're not...keep up the good work...up
 
f150OffRoad


Joined: 03/26/2011
Posts: 313
Location: W. Hamptons
 12/09/2011 06:50 PM  

up Nice report and fish!


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DuceRok


Joined: 10/23/2003
Posts: 1040
Location: Brooklyn
 12/09/2011 07:03 PM  

hahaaa

I wont be on the internet in one hour and tomorrows night tide either!


A FEW FISHING PICS:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=17557&id=1252906903&l=95a8ef1743
 
tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
Posts: 29505
Location: Raritan Bay NY
 12/12/2011 07:33 AM  

acrylic wrote:

Thanks for the report up

upup
 
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