NorEast Fishing Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,425 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
This is a hands-on opening day report from yours truly at the Shinne**** canal.

With the locks closing at 5:30am?we arrived around midnight to reserve our favorite spots. Interesting enough, despite the weatherman?s rain day prediction, by 2:30am I noticed that most of the best spots were occupied by the early sharpies.

Bottom line is that this year?s opening day was considered to be S L O W, which was due to the mild winter we had. Non the less, a few of us managed a few flatties but in general, the fishing was not to the Shinne**** expectations.

In our group, the average bag was 2-4 keepers and yours truly nailed 6 keepers out of 17 shorties. Largest was 14 ½? and I also noticed a few impressive catches along our sides. I also heard that there was a monster 5 lbs. culled just South of the canal on the Shinne**** Star boat.

All in all, the place was absolutely packed with hardy fishers and even the East of the locks was packed.

Just wondering, how many of you ventured out at the Shinne**** locks... and how many were flounder fishing at other locations?

"Crazy" Alberto
[email protected]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
241 Posts
Well Crazy I made it with my new G-power line. Unfortunatly I couldnt get to test it. I fished under the train tresstle, which from my experience, and I fish there three+ times a week, is not a good spot. I didnt get any but my brother got a 12 incher. I did lose about 8 rigs though. It was rather slow, nothing like this past fall. Ill be heading out there tomorrow again. {The Canal is located on Montauk Hwy on the Hampton Bays/Southampton Border. Take Sunrise exit 65S. Go down about 4 miles to Newtown Rd, make a left and make the first Right and thats where you can park.} hey crazy where were you fishing. I got there at 5am and could not believe the crowd!! And by the way do you know of any other "surf" spots for flounder out there??

Greggie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,425 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
greggie195 wrote:
...hey crazy where were you fishing. I got there at 5am and could not believe the crowd!!
_____________________________________________

Hi Greggie,
I arrived at Shinne**** Canal at 12:10AM and there were 8 other vehicles already there!
Fortunately one of my favorite holes was still available but by 2:30am most of the best spots were accounted for. I was fishing just North of you about 75 yards. ;)

"Crazy" Alberto
[email protected]
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top