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Sheepshead Bay Party Boat Blackfishing

917 Views 7 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  Finorman
hey guys, just wondering if anyone knows if the Ocean Eagle is still going out at all. last sat i went out to find only one boat going for blackfish(not the OE) and i had a pretty lousy time. no live crabs in all of sheepshead bay, too, word is there is a "crab shortage". the conditions were as nice as they get, im not sure any swells were over 1' all day, and the water was smoking as far as the eye could see, so why would they not have gone?
i know a lot of boats pack up for the winter, and i heard a rumor that this winter (because we're expecting a cold one) the entire fleet will shut down by feb. any truth to this? anyone know what the Ocean Eagle's plans for winter are or how i can find out if they are going out sunday?
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Lack of customers

I was on that boat w/ nycman on Saturday - there were about 27 fares - I've been on boats half as crowded that still went out. Most of the people I spoke to said thay had come for the OE, so I think they'd still have business if they lit up. One guy in the cabin looks at me and says "Man, it's so cold out I thought I'd have the boat all to myself!" -that's exactly what we all thought!
Too bad all the boats are stopping, because I don't mind the cold as much as I mind not fishing.
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