Surf Casting in the Hamptons

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

Age: 13

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!

 

What And How Many Fish did The Rusty Hook Catch At Barcelona Point Yesterday

Maxie beats his 12 snapper catching record by catching 14 snappers in a day. Yesterday The Rusty Hook caught 29 snappers off the shore of Barcelona Point. That’s the most snappers The Rusty Hook has ever caught. My dad caught a huge porgy off Barcelona Point. So in all we caught 31 fish in Sag Harbor. So GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀

Written by: Max Greenberg, age 9

Snappers are snappin!’

It is snapper season! They are finally biting. They are my personal favorite fish to catch. They are easy and fun. Use a snapper jig and cast out! We have not gone for snappers yet because of our busy schedule, but we will soon. (Most likely tomorrow.) If you are in Sag Harbor, just cast out at Long Beach or off of Barcelona Point. Basically any where off a beach or off a boat in Sag Harbor is fine. If you are not in Sag Harbor, but somewhere in the North, East coast, give it a try! Good luck, and I HOPE YOU CATCH SOME FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

snapper

This is a snapper

Written by: Marco Greenberg age 12

The Rusty Hook Is Going Fishing Tomorrow

The Rusty Hook is going fishing tomorrow!!!! We are going for blow fish and porgy’s, those guys are every where!!! I just caught one about 5 days ago. Iv been trying to tell my dad to grill that thing for more than a week now!!!! So I put it in the freezer ever since, and now it’s so frozen that it’s eye’s turned wight frozen. Well ,that’s all for today guys. AND HOPE YOU CATCH SOME FISH!!!!

This is the blow fish I caught about 5 days ago, fully frozen.IMG_2631

What Kind of Fish did Marco catch?

When the sun was bright, and the the water  was warm, the fish came out. The Rusty Hook was back fishing after the long cold winter. When we came to Barcelona Point, Sag Harbor, my  brother’s fishing rod was the first one to get ready. When he cast out he waited and waited, then one pull he almost fell in the water. He wondered what it was? Then it pulled and pulled, he reeled so hard he thought his muscles would pop out. Then we saw a black figure in the shallow water. We knew it was a bluefish but when it jumped out of the water it looked like a shark too, but bluefish and shark? We couldn’t figure it out. What do you think?

(Author: Max G.  9 years old)