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!

 

Fishing Trip

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.

By: Max Greenberg, age 10IMG_1859(1)IMG_1866

Sagg Main Swamped

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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.

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.

Written by: Marco Greenberg

Age: 13 years old

Catch Of The Day

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.

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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.

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Dante’s crab.

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!!

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Mark and the flying sea robin.


GOOD LUCK CATCHING SOME FISH!!!!

Written By: Max Greenberg Age 10

A Jamaican Story

 

The Rusty Hook visited Jamaica for one week during Winter Vacation. It was an experience that I will never forget. Jamaica is so much different than The United States. First of all, the reggae would keep me up all night, but it was such good music, that I didn’t mind. Taxi drivers would try to rip us off, and we needed transportation since we were staying at a resort that was pretty far from everything else. As the taxi drivers drove us to our destinations, we would watch the jerk chicken stands smoking with jerk. Unfortunately, I never got the chance to eat at a jerk stand. That is one thing I will remember to do next time I go to Jamaica. There were cliffs right outside the resort, so we would jump in and snorkel in the water below. It was beyond fantastic. The water was always beautiful, calm and clear. Their were fish everywhere I looked, swimming from left to right, examining the snorkelers with interest. All I could see was fish, sand, rocks, shells, seaweed, and coral. But something had caught my eye. Something that was too shiny to be anything from the list of sea items I just mentioned. I dove down to grab it. It was pretty far down under water, but I was able to grab it and swim back up. It was a ring. After some observing, I discovered a 14 k sign engraved at the bottom of the ring. That meant only one thing, I was holding a golden ring. After that experience, I felt like a pirate. I would look everywhere, searching for more treasure.

The beaches were very nice. Clear water, calm water, every characteristic that fits into a beautiful tropical beach. Their were tons of star fish. But not the small type, these were huge yellow and orange sea stars. Whenever I touched one, it would start to creep away at full speed. Later that week, we went snorkeling on a small glass bottom boat. It was a great experience. A friend of mine told me that she saw a reef shark while snorkeling. One of the most common sea creatures I saw during the trip were sea urchins. They were everywhere, ready to stab a person or two. Luckily, I never got in contact with one, but I got close a few times. Well, anyway, that’s a good load of information for now. Their is still much more about my wonderful trip, but i’v got to go. Bye!

Written by: Marco Greenberg, age 12

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 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