There is a lot of guys around here that fish SI... I live there, but right now Jersey is the hotspot.. Come springtime and all through the summer, Staten Island has many spots that produce LARGE... Did you have any questions regarding SI or were you just curious if there were fellow anglers browsing this board?
Do not listen to ErikT. There are no fish in Staten Island. It is a big dump. THey do not catch 40 pounders on chunks anywhere, and there are no guys who plug while everyone is catching on bait. Nobody in SI fishes at night from the surf either, they are too busy on Party boats slaughtering Schoolie's during the day.
I also heard if you swim on the beach your skin will turn green.
Just for that Billy, KDOGG and I are drinking the High Life and you get a fresh 40 oz of Schmidts.. Now you will be an islander I can expect you to become a regular on the Atlantis Princess.. haha.. Be ready for Spring bro.. ANd I'm still gonna have you wrap that all purpose Boat polefor me.. I want a special wrap though.. Something bizarre.. Even more bizarre than Billy 40!
Well i was just curious if anyone was fishing the staten island beaches because i am practically limited to that in the spring and fall. Do you know of any spots that produce well for stripers and blues in the spring or fluke in the summer.
Matt17 wrote: Does anybody fish the surf on Staten Island???
That is pretty much the only place I fish... and almost all of the reports at this site are about Long Island.
All you?ve got to do is ask!
Although I don?t fish Staten Island as much as I like to? I have several friends that pry the SI surf with great success! The same crew calls me every spring time and fall run with big reports.
Fortunately, this is a great time to scout around (low tide phases) and study your water surroundings. Look for structure, drop-offs, cuts and rips.
The fish will be there during the spring and fall run? but you really need to do a little research!
Around the end of March, you'll see the Bunker come in.. Snag what you need and dunk some chunks.. Great Kills park is at it's best in the Springtime.. Fish the bulkhead early and also the front.. My first fish came out of the harbor on April 8th last year.. Some had fish earlier.. That should get you started.. But seriously, there are a lot of spots on the island.. You'll figure it all out quickly.. word travels fast...
Matt work the mouth of the harbor in early spring on the incoming but be on the front beach during the drop but GK isn`t the only game in town all the south shore beaches produce in the spring (I am speaking mostly about bass but the blues move in a little later in the spring) but I would suggest fishin north of GK alot more after mid June I really don`t fluke to much but the mouth is a good bet for them......oh yeah don`t listen to a word ErikT has to say that dude is shot,the guys he fishes with are even worse...........John
thanx everyone for the info. WOW SteveB you caught that in the harbor??? That's a pretty nice fish i usually don't see much fish that size comin out of the harbor. Were you at the mouth or the back of the bay???
Fish that size come out of the Harbor every year. I have caught them in the back (off the bulkhead), from the rocks near Nichols Marina, at the mouth of the Harbor, along the channel going towards Crooke's Point & along the front beach. I think that fish was next to Nichols - I'm not 100% sure.
See ya in the Spring
NY Bight Editor
BTW - as far as covering Staten Island - I write reports for Nor'east Saltwater & I include information from most of the SI tackle shops in every report. Next season when you're in the bait shop, look for Nor'east in the magazine rack - it's free & it includes local info.
This message was edited by SteveByrne on 1-5-02 @ 8:16 PM
And to think, I had to learn a lot of this info for myself.. ****! Where's my handout? haha.. Matt, now you have all the info you need... Now just wait until March and you'll be in.. As for JohnnySI, he's the guy who shoots flares off on the beach to attract the "Big Girls".. haha.. If you ever run into him, call him "pineapple" he likes that..
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