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I fish on Staten Island and one of the most productive places to catch fish, especially fluke, is at great kills park, by the inlet. I found out they they are going to dredge the inlet to add another 4 feet to its depth. The dredging is going to wipe out EVERYTHING on the bottom. Is this going to have any effect on the fishing? They say they will begin dredging early spring.
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I am not familiar with that inlet, but in general most inlets have a fairly quick tide running in and out and tend to shoal over every few years. The bottom of these inlets are pretty clean because of this. As the inlet shoals, it needs to be dredged in order that the inlet be navigable.

I have also found in general that the reason for good fishing in inlets is due to the tide overpowering the bait fish and making it a good hunting ground for predators. I wouldn't think that a dredging an inlet should change those conditions all that much.
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