The Rust Hook had another great successful fishing day with me Max Greenberg catching two porgies and a sea robin, Mark Greenberg catching a fat porgie, Marimar catching 4 porgies, and 3 other friends catching 5 porgies all together, Pretty cool huh!!! The Porgies are snapin’!! The Snappers are still not being seen in the bays. But with a boat, you’re in luck! Well, BYE AND HOPE YOU CATCH SOME FISH!!!
Fishing in the Hamptons has been pretty successful so far. Their have been reports about blue fish and striped bass being caught all along the Hamptons. It is still a bit to early in the season for porgy fishing and snappers won’t be appearing until about mid July. Flukes are biting already, and appear to be pretty close to shore. Fishing season is finally hear, and it will get better and better as the Spring comes to an end.
After a long and bitter winter, the time has once again come when we can go fishing and expect to hook something good. Today, we left the house at around 9:00am and got ourselves geared up at Tight Lines Tackle. We were told that blues and bass were running in the bay, so that’s where we went. Barcelona Point is typically a good spot for fishing, so we drove there and cast out. I was a bit rusty after not having gone fishing for a really long time, but I got the hang of it quite quickly. We were all using poppers as our lures because that is what the fish seem to be interested in at this time of the year. We weren’t having the best of luck until I felt that bite. Whatever I had on my line was defiantly a fighter. These weren’t small nibbles I was feeling, these were strong tugs. Finally the short but thrilling battle was over, and the fish was on the sand, flopping all over the place. I took a quick look at it and realized that it was a big fat fluke. I had caught a big fluke, but that’s not all. I had caught a big fluke using a blue fish and striped bass lure. We quickly called Ken, the owner of Tight Lines to see what size flukes have to be this season in order for them to be keepers. Nineteen inches, Ken told us nineteen inches or over was the size for keepers. This fluke was almost nineteen inches, but he was missing one or two inches. So I let him go, knowing it was the right thing to do, and he took off as fast as his fins could take him.
When the warmth of the summer comes to an end, it becomes more of a challenge to catch fish. You can’t just cast off of the bay and expect to catch fish anymore. You would be lucky if you hooked a crab. Surf casting in the Atlantic has been pretty successful this season. Their have been reports of people hooking up blue fish over thirty inches long. Blue fish are pretty hard to catch. In the Spring, they are closer in land where the water is warmer, but when summer rolls around, the blues swim farther out where the water is cooler. Remember: Blue fish swim in schools, so when one is hooked, you will most likely hook more. We did not have a chance to go out this Fall, but we will keep you posted on how the surf casting is going.
Written by: Marco Greenberg
Also, check out our pal Ken’s fishing shop, Tight Lines Tackle, in Sag Harbor, Long Island. This guy has got it all: lures, bait, line, nets, weights, rods, reels and plenty of other stuff!
The Rusty Hook Fishing Club went on a fishing trip. We had to wake up at 5:45 in the morning. The drive from our house in Sag Harbor to the the boat located in Hampton bays took about half an hour. We boarded the Shinnecock Star (our boat) at 7:00. The Shinnecock Star disembarked at 7:35. We were all very excited for the trip. On the the trip, my Dad caught 3 Fluke and a Robin Fish, Mom caught a Robin Fish, And my brother caught 3 Fluke and 2 Robin Fish. I caught a Fluke and 3 Robin Fish. A kid on the boat caught the fish of the day, a 7 pound Fluke. An old man named George almost beat the kid with his Fluke. Georg’s fluke was only a pound off.
Hurricane Hermine has gotten the Atlantic all riled up, causing pretty huge waves to smash up on shore. Red flags will be flying above many Atlantic beaches for the next few days as the hurricane progresses. Today I visited Sagg Main beach with my family in Saggaponic, New York. As we neared the beach, we could see a red flag flying over the parking lot. This we expected since there was a hurricane taking place some miles off the coast. Surprisingly, it was mostly sunny when we arrived. When we had finally parked and made our way on foot to the beach, the waves appeared to have much more power and force than usual. The Atlantic was showing off its potential and capability, and most of the people were respecting that by not even getting close to the waves. There were a few dare Devils that were joking around by the surf, but one of them learned a valuable lesson when she was nearly dragged out by the current.
Waves smashing on shore
On the beach, kids were playing around in a big saltwater pond that had been formed by the waves. Others were sitting behind the pond admiring the waves as they smashed on shore and at sea. Lifeguards were busy patrolling the area to make sure no one was sucked up by the strength of the ocean.
Max Greenberg, Dante Redondo, Marco Greenberg and Mark Greenberg got up at 5:00 AM to go fishing. We all caught Robin Fish that day. Marco got the 1st catch of the day Mark 2nd Dante 3rd and Max 4th.
Marco catches the 1st sea robin of the day.
Not only did Dante catch a Robin Fish but he also caught a huge crab. Dante also caught another Robin Fish but we did not let it go, instead we cut his stomach open took out the meat and used it for bait, disgusting really, but useful.
We were originally going for Blue Fish but there were no Blue Fish caught. WARNING!! Watch out for Robin Fish people whom are going for porgy’s, the Robin Fish will rip the bait right off the hook!!