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    Post Coney Island Fishing report 2017



    Friday June 30th I had a free day
    to fish in Brooklyn
    .
    I picked up some Squid and Spearing at Stella Maris
    in Sheepshead Bay and then tried for some fluke.

    First I went to
    1 Coney Island Creek Park.
    This is a lovely spot. There is a natural
    beach in the park. Very nice. I have
    caught fluke and sea robins here before.
    Today is sunny with a falling tide at 9 AM
    when I finally get to the water.
    Hardly any breeze here on the bay side.
    I fished for an hour and moved on to
    2 The 38th Street Jetty
    I just got started when a beach ranger
    came and told every one get off the jetty.
    There is a new rule: The jetty closes at
    ten AM. A friend of mine explained that
    there was a drowning there last week and
    now no fishing on the jetty after 10.

    3 At Steeplechase Pier
    there were a few fishing out at the
    end one had a keeper fluke from the
    morning.

    I fished the falling tide for a couple of
    hours i had no luck on my fluke bait.
    There were plenty of short porgies
    caught today.

    The porgies were taking clam pretty well
    Last edited by coopie; 07-11-2017 at 10:13 PM.

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    Talking Coney Island Fishing Videos and other New York Fishing Hot Spots

    I started taking my camera out to
    fishing spots. This day a man was
    catching Skates on Steeplechase Pier
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoqkbGH_pL0

    I rode out to Carnarsie Pier and saw a weakfish get pulled in.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb0LfztNXJ8

    Fishing in Brooklyn shows one of the best fishing spots in Brooklyn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lytlUX73Z5A

    You can catch snappers on City Island
    behind the public school (In Summer)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7jaTp1bSPI

    I caught Fluke on the Sea Gate Jetty (38th St and Surf Ave)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA5VQIi2gBA

    Sea Robins & Fluke are hot at Midland Beach Pier in Staten Island
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lolEb2DyQaU


    This is a "Deadliest Catch" spoof with me and my father crabbing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxvb0lqzNc

    Last edited by coopie; 08-11-2017 at 11:23 PM.

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    Talking Coney Island Creek Park

    Coney Island Creek Park is the most picturesque spot in Brooklyn.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oht4AhNK-zA
    I almost forgot this film.

    This park is so cool, I have caught searobins and fluke here.
    I saw someone catch a bluefish on chicken.

    The views and nice sand are to die for.
    Sunken boats and the Verazano bridge and Sea Gate
    surround you. Nice people, no lifeguard and no hassles.
    Last edited by coopie; 08-14-2017 at 02:31 PM.

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    Smile Mixed bag at Steeplechase Pier in Brooklyn

    I had a chance to fish August 14th
    It was cooler for a summer day.
    I picked up squid and worms from
    Stella Maris in Sheepshead Bay.

    And went to Coney Island, this time
    I have something for the porgies.
    I parked for free on Surf Avenue
    across from the baseball stadium.
    Parking is free here but starts at 9 am.
    SO nine is the best time to get a free spot.

    I hit the pier at 10, low water
    on the incoming tide, almost no breeze
    blowing in from the ocean. No surf. Cloudy.
    There were people fishing the shallows
    that's where I had this 6 inch sea-bass.

    Caught with blood-worm on a double hook rig.

    Then I moved to the end to try for some
    fluke. I had gulp and squid strips fished
    on a wide gap hook but no bites,
    so I shifted to Porgies.

    There was another fisherman who was catching
    porgies with a plain hook rig 1 foot off the bottom.

    I tied the same rig (with a swivel)
    and fished straight out from the end.
    I used a 2 Oz sinker to be light on the bottom.
    This is a good weight here, I didn't get snagged today.

    After a couple of casts I had bites,
    and then an 8 inch porgy.


    The rest of the mixed bag is that lots of people had
    snappers (baby bluefish) as I looked around.

    I tried for fluke some more, still nothing.
    Today was better because at least I caught
    what I was aiming at.
    Last edited by coopie; 08-14-2017 at 04:48 PM.

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