I've been pretty busy lately and trying to wet a line in between.
Anyhow, here is the latest scoop to keep you guys abreast of what's going on.
First of all, flounder
fishing in our local water is at its lowest point. A few of us fished Shinne**** Canal on opening day and it was absolutely dead! This is the first in Shinne****'s history that this location did not produce any flounder on opening day! In fact, back in the colder days before there was a close flounder season… A few of us were able to cull plenty of flounder during the February months! At times we would even crack the ice and catch plenty of flatties along our waters. Even back in 92 when we had the 17 snow storms… on opening day we clobbered some very impressive fish and we caught our limit.
The past two years (warm winter) on opening day… A few of had some quality flatties at the Canal but the water was marked at 40 degrees and the action only lasted for two weeks.
So, given this scenario, who wants to predict what's happening with our flounder fishing? Do you think the fish will come out of the mud soon? Do you think the flounder fishing is finally over?
OK… On the cod
fishing end…. Massachusetts's reports are looking very promising! For those who wants to take the drive…. There is a decent body of codfish moving closer to land and the boaters are catching their limits. In fact, expect to see more and more fish reports (and larger fish too) as the weather starts to rise!
I also received a reliable Montauk
call yesterday from one of my buddies. He nailed a few decent flatties in the Montauk lake. However, Shinne**** Canal is still very slow… but let's hope they are still around as the water temperature start to climb.
I also got a few reports of some white perch
action going on! A few days ago, a few white perch were caught in the Lindenhurst waters near the Montauk highway.
For those who wants to know what's happening with the Striped bass
and where they are… Well, let's put it this way, there is a decent body of fish that are moving out of the Hudson grounds now. Those fish are being caught on worms and a few on artificial near the flats and dark shallow bottoms. Also, in the Little Neck Bay area… My good buddy Rich from R&G told me that a few small schoolies were reported. Expect the action to heat up as the weather stays in the high 50 and 60 degrees!
In the freshwater scene
… Connetquot has been very productive along the usual beats. There were also reports that a few freshwater critters started to come out to play.
So, there ya have it. Spring is here and the fishing is only getting better!
So, what have you been doing? Cough it up!