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 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!