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Date posted October 28, 2007 10:22 PM
Posted by gotdablues
Report location New York > North Shore > west meadow
Fishing method Surf
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Put forth a pathetic effort at West Meadow beach in Stony Brook. Got to beach around 4 pm. Strong north winds. Very choppy. Immediately saw birds in close way down the beach near the bend heading to Crane Neck Pt. Could see the splashes with naked eye and got excited. Got a couple casts into the fish but no hits. Two other fisherman also nothing. One guy thought they might be bonita. I thought it looked very much likes blues. School or schools were up and down, in and out. Closer to 5pm the schools came closer and seemed larger. A guy using a surface plug nailed a pretty big blue , about 6 pounds. I used tins to get distance but no success. Tons of bait in water. When wave would curl you sometimes saw the bait and the blues. It was pretty wild and I couldn't catch a fish. It was embarrassing. Finally, after the one guy had several fish, I hooked a fish on my old reliable blue/white Atom plug. Had fish on for about 2 seconds and line broke. WHAT THE $#%@%^&!!! Between not having my reading glasses and the pressure of trying to tie on another Atom, I must have screwed something up cause I again get a fish n and it again breaks the like.

I probably had 46 million bluefish 30 yards in front of me and I had caught none and lost two plugs. Now it was getting dark and it was extra hard threading on Atom # 3 through the tears. I finally did get a blue in near my feet when it shook loose which is OK as I don't keep 'em anyway. I'm counting him as a fish caught. I can't say I was skunked with that many fish.

Also, the guy who actually could catch fish said he lost a large bass at hios feet during this action.

The fish were still jumping when I left as it was almost dark and I'm not sure if they ticket you after dark. There is a gate to the entrance.

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Joined: 02/18/2006
Posts: 116
 10/29/2007 01:48 PM  

The fish counts, sounds like you got to the leader. Besides you were using the release method where you just jiggle the tip when the fish is at your feet and it pops itself free, saving you wear and tear on your knees and back

Joined: 09/06/2006
Posts: 16
 10/29/2007 10:15 PM  

I had a similiar experiance the week before in the same area. They were BONITO. They wouldnt take a thing I offered.

Joined: 08/10/2006
Posts: 8
 10/30/2007 08:30 AM  

bonita or blues

Well there definitely were blues later on as that is what I saw lying on the beach and at the end of my plug. Whether or not the first school that didn't take anything was blues or bonita isn't clear, but based on the evidence, I think they all were blues and there was just so much bait that the odds were very low on getting hit unless you had the right lure etc.
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