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    Default New Forum: Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports

    Attachment 10This is from Asburry Park New Jersey but I list it with my Sheepshead Bay fishing Reports

    I live in Manhattan but Sheepshead Bay is my home base for fishing.
    Monday (Memorial Day) June 28th 2012 I had spent the night in Asbury Park.
    I tried the jetty on the north side of Asbury Park.
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    At 9:00 am there were 5 other people fishing at the end of the jetty.
    The tide was low so the rocks were dry enough. Bright sun 75 degrees with a 10 mph breeze.
    I fished for fluke for about an hour with no bites.
    There are boats just 200 yards offshore.
    But the whole time there was nothing caught on the jetty.

    This is a nice spot just no fish caught today.
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    Default Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports: The Archive Site

    The old reports are not on the web anymore


    Fish reports from the old website are gone
    the archive is closed.
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    Default Fluke in Coney Island Creek Park

    Tuesday June 15th 2012 I went to Coney Island to fish for fluke.
    It was cloudy and 75 degrees. There was a stiff onshore breeze (25 mph)

    First I went to the jetty at 38th street. I got there at 10:30 am.
    The tide was low so I went out to the end of the jetty and it was hard to cast. I had no bites, I figure the bottom was all stirred up.

    So I went to the bay side beach at Coney Island Creek Park.
    I have tried this side before and never caught anything good.
    But today I caught a nice fluke in a few minutes.
    If you go into Coney Island Creek Park and head to your left (towards Staten Island) you can fish in the area of Sea Gate. I cast into where some birds were diving and pulled up a fluke at about 12:00 noon. Right then It started to rain...I cast my line a few more times and then I took my catch home before it got old.fish.jpg
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    Default Good day on the Jetty

    Friday june 15th 2012 I went fluke fishing on the 38th Street Jetty in Coney Island.
    A sunny day, 80 degrees with a 10 to 15 mph breeze from the east.
    It was dead low tide when I got to the end of the jetty at about 12:30
    Some guys were jigging for blues with crocodile spoons and they had caught one.
    There was another fisherman trying for fluke. At 1:00 when the tide started coming in the fluke started biting.
    Not on my line but a few shorts started coming up on the jetty.
    Once I eliminated the "spin Glo" from my hook and just had frozen squid/spearing I started to catch a couple.
    I had 2 shorts and one keeper by 2:00.
    I wish I could have stayed.
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    Default Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports: The Sea Queen & A Visit to Steeplechase Pier

    I took the Sea Queen out for the morning trip Monday June 18th 2012.
    It was a nice day,a little cool. It warmed up by mid morning.
    The boat was half empty so we all were on the starboard side.
    We were drifting for fluke in a bout 45 min.
    It was a falling tide all morning.
    Other party boats and little private boats were drifting the same general area in view of Sandy Hook.
    I was catching fish right away.
    All shorts, everybody, the whole boat.
    By 10 the tide had slowed sea skates and sea robins started coming up
    so we made a move to right in front of the last jetty of Rockaway.
    This was the same.. small fluke some junk fish.
    Also we fished the last hour around the channel (opposite Kingsborough College)
    The tide was moving well in the inlet and we continued to catch fluke, no keepers.
    There were only 2 keeper fluke onboard and those were not in the pool.
    I caught 10 fish so I had a good time.
    On the way back there was a raffle to select a winner.

    The Sea Queen is a great trip. The mates are great. The boat is clean. The crowd is nice.
    If I can't go party boat fishing often I always take at least one trip on the Sea Queen.

    THEN I went to Steeplechase Pier for a while.
    By now (1:00) it was hot and almost low tide.
    I took my fluke set up out towards the end and cast to the East a few times.
    Over the hour there were some blues caught on the very end on jigs (diamond jigs mostly)
    Nice 3 pound bluefish.
    I tried converting to jig for a while but "you gotta be in it to win it"
    If your not standing there jigging you won't get one when the arrive.
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    Default Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports: Authorities check the Pier and a boat

    By the way June 18th the New York State DEC was at the Pier on Emmons Avenue boarding a party boat
    and on the Steeplechase Pier looking in buckets and checking licenses. (no fines issued for no license)
    It was the first time anybody asked me for a fishing license, ever.
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    Default Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports: Bottom Fishing Aboard the Ocean Eagle

    Monday July 9th 2012 I went out on the Ocean Eagle to bottom fish with the brothers Nardo.
    The Ocean Eagle's captain is a bottom fishing expert. The Crew (especially Kate who runs the galley) are attentive and knowledgeable.
    It was a cool day after a heat wave 5 to 10 mph breeze cloudy in the morning clearing up over the day. High of 85.
    There had been a storm overnight 2 days ago. Being Monday the boat was mostly empty. Some great regulars and a few occasional guys like me.
    Like the sign said we set up for sea bass or porgies with clam and a HI-Lo rig.
    BUT we headed to Sea Bright New Jersey and hooked up with trigger fish.
    We killed them. Some small sea bass and porgies came up but it was all you want of nice trigger fish up to a 5 pound pool winner.
    I caught over 20 fish. I was throwing back the smaller trigger fish (there were so many).
    We fished around the rocks there all day anchoring and shifting once in a while.
    We drifted a couple of times to find more fish but mostly at anchor a couple hundred yards off the beach.
    Those trigger fish fight hard for the size... I had them filleted and they taste great!
    This was a good day to sail on the Ocean Eagle.Attachment 123
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    Default Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports: Golden Sunshine Party Boat

    Monday July 16 2012 I went out on the 8 am party boat "Golden Sunshine"
    The Golden Sunshine is the most unusual boat in Sheepshead Bay...
    It is a converted dinner boat. She is a large catamaran with the most spacious cabin and deck areas of any of the Sheepshead Bay boats.
    The boat is faster than some of the others too (I'm not sure if she is faster than the Brooklyn)
    The main cabin is air conditioned and it works well on a 90 degree day. there are the usual benches and dining tables througout the cabin.
    There is an enclosed upper deck with a small outdoor patio in the back.
    The men's bathroom is not the cleanest in the bay... they need to use some bleach in there.
    It was a Monday so the boat had only 20 people fishing.
    The trip is 8am to noon.
    It was hot July day with a 10 mph breeze and we sailed to north of the Verrazano Bridge.
    Drifting with the falling tide we went by the pilot boat pier on the Staten Island side a few times.
    We picked up a few big fluke each time. I caught a 18 inch fluke on one drift and right next to me,
    at the same time, one of the mates caught a big 24 inch fish.
    That was the last thing I hooked.
    The boat is a good time for the mates, they fish and smoke and eat all they want.
    The mates had 10 fish and the customers had about 10 also.
    I went to the other side of the boat to avoid cigarette smoke and the dead stick that the mate kept on leaving at the rail.
    I didn't catch anything else for the rest of the trip.

    After the north side of the bridge we fished near Swinburne Island and the fish were smaller.
    There were still keepers coming aboard. but mostly shorts.

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    The boat has possibilities but I was the schmuck who paid for the mates to have a fishing party.

    I think the Golden Sunshine needs a smoking section and mates who stay away from me so I can catch something.
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    I am going to try fluke fishing from dry land this week.
    Midland beach fishing pier is one of the best shore spots that I have found.
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    Default Midland Beach Fishing Pier and Alice Austen Park

    Monday July 23rd I went to Staten Island to fish for fluke.
    I looked for bait at Aunt Phyllis's Dog grooming and bait shop but it is closed.
    Some nice guys said I could get bait at a deli a round the corner.

    Amazing Deli
    643 Oceanside Ave
    Staten Island, NY 10305
    (718) 979-4311
    Is tricky to drive up to, they have frozen bait and some poles and tackle.

    I fished at the pier from 9:00 am to noon, it was partly cloudy about 85 degrees with only 5 mph breeze from the south.
    The tide was rising when I got there. At first short fluke were coming up like crazy all over the end of the pier.
    By 10:00, it slowed down. I had only caught 5 shorts.
    By noon, the sea robins showed up.
    So I wrapped up fishing and took lunch at Wendy's.
    Then I took a trip to Alice Austen Park Edgewater St. & Hylan Blvd. in Staten Island

    It is near where I caught a nice fluke a week ago on the Golden Sunshine.
    Alice Austen Park surrounds he historical residence of pioneering photographer Alice Austen.
    The house and grounds look lovely. I did not go inside with my bucket and bait and poles ...
    When you get to the water there is a pebble beach to cast from. It was pretty much hight tide.
    I fished for an hour...caught nothing at this stop.

    As always when I fish in a great New York City park like this, there is some trash at the waterline...
    I fill up a plastic bag and carry out some of the garbage to help the area look nicer.

    Coopie
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