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!

 

New Rusty Hook Record

I went to Tight Lines Tackle as usual this morning with my brother and dad to get the news on the fish and get all geared up. Snappers were on my mind today. I was even more inspired for catching them since my brother had caught one off the pier the other day. I asked Kenny, (the owner of Tight Lines Tackle) where to go for snappers. I had the pier on my mind, but we ended up going to Barcelona Point instead. I got my rod and tackle ready and cast out. A few minutes later, my brother Max had caught the first snapper of the day. There were snappers out, that was for sure! Soon, I was catching one snapper after the other. There was a small tide pool nearby, so we decided to put the fish in it. The original Rusty Hook record was 12 snappers in one day. Today I beat that record with fifteen snappers in less than two hours! Combining my snappers with the ones my brother caught, The Rusty Hook had caught 29 snappers in less than two hours plus a porgy and robin fish that my dad caught. In all, 31 fish were caught in Barcelona Point! Good luck, and I hope you catch some fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Written by: Marco Greenberg     Age 12

What to Use to Catch a Porgy

The most reliable bait for porgies is sand worms. They go crazy for sand worms! Just be careful when putting a sand worm on a hook, for these nasty suckers can bite. Our first time using sand worms, my mom put one on her hand not knowing that they bite. We learned our lesson after she yelled in pain. Also make sure to use weights, since porgies are bottom fish. Hope you catch some fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Careful with those worms!)

Written by: Marco Greenberg age 12

Porgy

This porgy is hungry for sand worms!

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

Where are Those Fish?!!?!?! A Blow Fish Mystery

Blow fish have not been running much at all here in good old Sag Harbor, Long Island. Max Greenberg of the Rusty hook caught one in Barcelona Point after about two hours. Something isn’t right.

Today I went snorkeling in Long Beach and found out many things. The blow fish I saw were still babies. At this time of year I would expect big or even full grown blow fish. I also found this out with robin fish.

MY THEORY is that the messed up weather this summer has affected the time of year the fish come out. If my theory is correct, blow fish will be really biting in a week and will bite for about another month. I will continue my research and try to find out further information, but for now, this is what I know. So good luck and I hope you can catch some fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written by: Marco Greenberg age 12

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)