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Wrecks and Local Resident Fish

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Was just curious about how long it takes for a newly sunk wreck to start rusting away and attracting resident fish. Just how exactly do fish like tog, cod sea bass, conger eels (the long black ones with the whitish belly, not ocean pout) or ling choose a nook or hiding place to hang out inside the wreck?? And how exactly do you tell whether your rig is on a certain part of the wreck when you drop your line/bait down? And if anyone has any great underwater shots of some sunken wrecks in the NY area, that would be nice. If sure some of you have dived in or around these wrecks. Let me know.
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not too long, I've been told by one of the best wreck fishermen around about 5-6 months you'll start to catch some fish on it...

Personally I fished a barge that I know was sunk about a year before we fished it, and had super sea bass and porgy fishing on it, in about 60 feet of water. I was also told that the deeper the wreck, the longer it takes for the life to build around it....
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