Gamakatsu, this summer their happened to be more dogfish from east of the Sub Buoy through Block Island then we have seen in a long time. We had a little windown in August to catch some cod on Coxs' ledge, and that was it. Unless you were tight on the pieces, you would hook these silver salmon non stop. Codfish in our area have become non exsistant, while black sea bass are all over the place on wrecks that i have never heard them to be on before. I spoke to one captain today, who told me that a commercial fishermen had seabass on one wreck out east that only gave you codfish in the past. How do you explain that? Coxs Ledge happens to be a unique area since it is littered with rockpiles all over the place, and the fishing is done from depths of 110-130 feet. If you want to catch codfish, you have to get onto the east side of Nantucket shoals nowadays. Both warmer bottom temps, and the lack of any amount of our south shore codfish, have contributed to their being no cod on our area wrecks.
By the way, thats a beaut' Joe2NYC!
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