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  1. Got a question about Rocks this happened to a friend of mine and me the same night. My Buddy had 2 nice rocks that he had caught and had on ice for 2 days I had 2 nice rocks that I had caught and had on ice for less than 20 hours we both fillet them and he cooked his one way and me another (used a crab cake res. spread it out on top of the fish and broiled them). Took em out of the oven and they looked a tad bit over cooked but nothing tooo bad. Man o man took one bite of them and the fishy taste was sooo bad and over powering that I couldn't eat another bight. Felt bad about that and put them down for the dog to eat and she couldn't even finish them. Called my buddy up the next day and he said his fish had a real bad fishy taste to them as well. When I cleaned the fish they looked good and I even cut out the dark meat on the fillet. Not sure what went wrong but was wondering if anyone has had this happen to them and what I could do in the future to make sure this doesn't happen again...Tanks
  2. A bunch of friends and I are heading down to Assateague March 13th through the end of the weekend. I an experienced fisherman but I've never been to the island. I've been doing research and was wondering is someone could tell me what I could expect to catch that time of year down there. I've seen a lot of the shark pictures and have the kayaks to bring bait far out but wanted to know if they'll even be active in-shore that early. Also I know most guys are tight lipped when it comes to spots but if someone could point me in the right direction as far as location it would be much appreciated although I'm not sure that that is really possible when it comes to surf fishing. Thanks for any help.
  3. caught this peculiar looking creature at the CHSP pier about a week ago...it was 5-6 inches long...any idea what its called???
  4. Hat's off to the ECO's: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Denise M. Sheehan today announced the charging of a Shirley man with multiple violations of the Environmental Conservation Law after Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) observed the individual allegedly possessing 268 blackfish over the state’s fishing limit. "This arrest once again demonstrates the work that our ECOs do each day to protect the public, and our natural resources," Commissioner Sheehan said. "ECOs are tireless in their pursuit of violators of the State’s Environmental Conservation laws." ECOs observed Arthur C. Reilly, 46, of 39 Cypress Lane, Shirley as he returned to Senix Marina, Center Moriches aboard his commercial fishing vessel "Flora-Jo." Upon docking his vessel officers observed him offloading live blackfish into three holding pens that were in the water at the boat slip. In total, Mr. Reilly had 293 live blackfish, 268 over the state limit, and also had five striped bass and fillets of three other striped bass in a cooler on the vessel. The state’s striped bass season ended on December 15. After counting the blackfish, 268 live blackfish were released. Mr. Reilly was charged with possession of striped bass out of season and possession of blackfish in excess of the limit, all violations, with additional charges pending. In addition to the work done by Long Island area ECOs to investigate marine fishing violations, the DEC also formed a Marine Enforcement Unit in June 2005 under Commissioner Sheehan’s leadership. The MEU is specifically responsible for protecting the State's marine resources by enforcing State and Federal laws and regulations concerning habitat preservation and the recreational and commercial harvesting of fish, shellfish, and crustaceans. ECOs in the unit are assigned to the lower Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. The MEU includes 10 officers and an investigator.
  5. Went out to dinner at Masons in Easton with some friends. Sure enough, skate was on the menu. This is a fairly high end resteraunt (wouldn't think skate would be on the menu) and asked the waitress, just to be sure, "what is skate"? Yep, its the skate we catch. I didn't order it, but my buddies wife ordered it and the meat was fried and was shaped just like a skate wing (half moon). To my suprise, it was very good. Next large skate I catch, it's coming home.
  6. Fri 8/14 Had Cool Hand Al, Ralphy aka Mr Okuma, Brian, Kevin, Arty and Kenny for another day of Fluking... Nj Bob was Nice enough to drop off a crumbcake in the Morning thanks Bob!!! Headed up to the SAME GROUNDS we been fishing for over 3 weeks... In the ruff stuff... Started Out with No drift sliding at .2 but we were able to picka keeper every time we stopped and a couple of shorts... Stayed with that till the Mugging became unbearable with boats stoping 20 ft on each side of us... Moved to a new area in it was More Of the same... keeper here keeper there shorts and some Lulls... We finally started to get some Current and the fish started to chew... Keep making shorts drifts working patches of keepers... some drifts we would get 2,3 or 4 some none But we Kept at it... Bucktails Def out fished bait today... with only a few fish coming on dragged bait... Congrats To Cool Hand Al who had his best day of the 2009 fluke year today... He was high hook with a limit Plus... Arty Caught his limit+ on Gulp... and Kenny Jigged Up his Limit as well... Way To hang with it Brian who came on strong at the end with some nice keepers ... Ralphy Banged a couple of keepers as soon as he switched Rods! So Some guys fared better than others today Depending on setups but we had a pick all day and grinded away at quality Keepers to fill the cooler! By days end the Cooler was filled with 36 Keeper Fluke the 6 man Limit... And everybody went home again with a jumbo bag o fillets On a side Note it is unbelievable how unprofessional Some Other Charter Capts Are... Fishing an General Area Is one Thing But a Belmar and Pt Charter Boat that circles around ya when you net a fluke and parks where you could cast your bucktail in his cockpit is Terrible and pathetic! Find Your own! Thanks again guys! SaT 8/15 It CONTINUES!!! Capt Wayne called me about an hour ago and the fluke cont to bite in da rough stuff ... Same area WE BEEN FISHING! Bucktails and Big baits! They have Tims the ex blackcat charter today a 5 man crew and have 30 keepers A 5 man Limit.... Bob bates had his limit by 10:00 am and is now high hook with double digit keepers... High Hook was in the double digits with keepers! Top fish were 7lbs, 2 @ 6.6lbs, 6.3lbs, 5.15lbs Thanks Guys! Sun 8/16 The beat goes on! 7 trips in a row with guys on the boat having limits... Capt. Wayne on the helm again today SAME AREA WE BEEN FISHING... Bill LavBob, Matt Avid, Brian and friends headed back to the rough stuff... Just read my text and Lavbob Bill had his limit by 9:30 am and is high hook with double digit keepers... Matt aka Avid has now been on the boat 3 times and limited out EVERY TIME.... He has some nice fish today with almost his whole limit of 6 fish being over 5 lbs... Brian also landed a couple of good ones! 5 man crew(one guy bailed tin the am) and 30 keeper fluke are in da cooler Bucktails and teaser again outfished bait... Matt Aka Avid Had the most impressive limit i have seen all year... All 6 fish were between 5-7.5lbs... Just Himself his 6 Fish were 7.5lbs 7.3lbs 7lbs 6.3lbs 5.4 and 5.2lbs not to mention he has caught 5 Limits + on his last 3 trips with us way to Go Matt!!! Bill had the Top fish @ 8lbs and Brian Jr and Scott put some nice Fish in the boat as well everyone went home with Jumbo bags o fillets again! All the fish in the front row are 5-8lbs... Enjoy! Thanks Again!!!
  7. Everyone should watch this video then contact the Aquarium that passed out bad information, the News Station that thought this was news worthy and CNN for reposting the link. Many of us are avid beach shark fishermen/women during the summer. We know the rules, we know the species...if we don't, there's no question, it goes back to be caught again. I felt my blood boil when I watched this last night. And to see the two fishermen with their "oh look I did good" looks on their faces while they were being interviewed holding it.....So let them have it...I've already called <acronym title="Connecticut">CT</acronym> DNR and they said it had already been reported and an investigation is being conducted....not really sure what needs to be investigated, there are the two morons standing there holding an illegal DEAD shark.....oh well, lets hope these guys air a retraction and an apology with a follow up story teaching all the weekend warrior fishermen out there that if you don't know what it is or the regulations for it release it to fight again another day.... Sand tiger shark caught in Milford | WTNH.com Connecticut
  8. Kmw and I hit plo ..looking for something different...the action was really slow Blues spots and croakers were caught will try again @ end of Aug Hight light was checking out a small pod of Dolphins working the water off the point The cooler shot is a another anglers catch
  9. I had the bug; so I decided to give SPSP a try this morning. Plus I had a new combo I wanted to try out. Arrived around 6am in the middle of a summer shower (Damn!, forgot my rainsuit) but decided to setup at the POINT. Two rods, dozens of hit by fish that mast have been 1inch long.. No Fish, and after the 8th shower I decided to call it quits. The Rain was actually refreshing, but with no fish being caughs the eggs and bacon started calling me.. http://www.atlanticanglers.com/images/imported/2010/07/IMG_4240-1.jpg[/img]"] http://www.atlanticanglers.com/images/imported/2010/07/IMG_4242-1.jpg[/img]"] http://www.atlanticanglers.com/images/imported/2010/07/IMG_4241-1.jpg[/img]"]
  10. I thought htis was just too funny...
  11. I didn't see any mention of this in any other thread so I though I would share this story I heard on the radio today. Apparently a extremely rare species of whale worked it way up the Assawoman bay and got stuck and was eventually euthanized. It's unfortunate to see that happen but it will provide scientists with a good opportunity to learn more about it. Looks to be at about 120th street in <acronym title="Ocean City">OC</acronym>. Ocean City Maryland News - Rare Whale Found In Coastal Bays
  12. I was just wondering about specifics about driving onto the beach at Assateague. What is the cost of a year round drive on pass? Does your vehicle need to be 4x4? Also what about tire pressure? I just hoped someone could clear these things up for me...Thanks!
  13. I have some family in town this week so i offered to take my uncle and cousins fishing. We headed out of wise point around 9am and found a nice smooth ride to the highrise. With my uncle, cousin Jim and the wife on board we started by drifting for flounder. Within minutes we had our first flounder on board caught by my wife. It was her first flounder ever but it came up an inch short. I tried around the piles for spades but only had a few nibbles and didnt even see any in the water. On one drift past the piles my uncle caught a nice triggerfish and a few minuts later i had one as well. This was my first trigger. He caught his on squid and mine was caught on shrimp. We continued to drift around hoping for that keeper flounder but after 9 caught and all thrown back we diecided to go to the 4th island. It didnt take long and we started to catch fish. Still no keepers though. Tried for spades at the 4th as well with no luck. We headed back to the highrise and caught a few more throw back flounder and headed in around 4. We ended the day with 12 flounder, all within an inch of legal size, countless huge oystertoads, black sea bass, 2 triggers around 4 lbs, and of course a ray. We caught fish constantly all day and had a great time. The best flounder bait seemed to be minnow/squid combo (best oyster toad bait too!!). I did catch one on a "lead head" with a twister tail tipped with squid while jigging across the bottom. Thanks to everyone that replied to my flounder rig question. We had a great time cating them. Maybe next time we can keep a few.
  14. Im going to take a nieghbor fishing friday after work. We will be leaving from Harborton and i was wondering if anyone had seen or caught any cobia in that area this year. I know that several are caught every year near silver beach, but i havent heard any reports this year. Have any been seen around the bouys leading up to the Rappohanock from the tower? Are any cobia ever caught in the tangier sound? I was born and raised on the eastern shore but all my fishing has been from Mattawoman Creek south. I recently moved to Accomack, and really any direction for fishing holes would be greatly apperciated. Im a bit out of my element up here. Thanks in advance. FYI..... i do know that smaller cobia have been caught in some of the watermen's nets while fishing for croaker in the area, and a few nice flounder have been caught recently (25inch +).
  15. this video is from a few weeks back me and my crew hit the beach along side of Pat, aka Katman. he was yaking baits out and caught a few decent critters. hope you enjoy. [video=youtube;eiEES3ciLfU] i had to loop the music so i dont get introuble with the copy right laws...
  16. Hit Dam Neck with Non-Caster from 4:30pm - 7:30pm for last of incoming..... Grass in close was not fun, cut up and tossed the only two fresh fish we caught (1 spot, 1 croaker) and had some fun with biters. We landed 3 Sandbars from 3.5'-4' ft, I got bit off once on a run and Non-Caster lost a stud biter, probably 5ft + in the first breaker when he finally bit him off. Had his SHV spooled more than 3/4 way down if not further, before he finally got him turned. He was a stud of of the box, absolutely smoking run and such a sweet sound! Looked drummy if it wasnt for the grass!
  17. I am often asked if Spadefish are good to eat. Yes they are. Tonight I had some company over so I cooked some up. I marinated one batch in a herb / garlic mix and grilled it. Then I batterd some in House Autry breading and deep fried it. I also cut up and grilled a bunch of fresh veggies. It was all delicious! My guest also brought some home made cookies and a cake so we covered all of the food groups, Dinner and Desert. Ha! I caught it, cleaned it and cooked it.
  18. Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking my sister Allison, Rachael, my 13 year old niece and Christopher, my 27 year old nephew spear fishing. This was Allison and Rachael’s first time spearing. We all met at my house in Poquoson and towed the skis to Virginia Beach. We departed Rudee Inlet around 0930 hours and went 16 miles offshore to the Chesapeake Light Tower. The sea conditions were great all day and we averaged about 25 mph going and 35-40 mph coming back. The water visibility was fair at about 20 feet and the spadefish were plentiful. Rachael is a quick learner and after I showed her how to get it done by spearing a couple, she had no problem shooting a couple her self. There was plenty of life out at the tower and we saw some amberjack, barracuda, triggerfish and a lot of bait fish. My sister did not want her daughter to show her up so she also got in on the action and shot her first ever as well. Christopher and I finished up getting our limits and we had our coolers full of 4 fish per person, 16 fish in all, before heading back at 1530. I had a great time with my family and was proud at how well my niece handled herself on the ski and in the water. We covered about thirty four miles and each ski burned about nine gallons. Another great day! Here are some of the pictures from our trip.
  19. I was catching non-stop doggies last week, so after gut hooking two of them, I decided I was fish hungry. I cleaned them right on the beach, and iced them down. The next day, I cut them into chunks, marinated them in olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground pepper and fresh lemon for a few hours. I also threw on a few steaks just in case my experiment didn't turn out as planned. (plus, Carrie won't even touch a doggie) I must say, it was exceptionally good! I put a little butter on while cooking and it was very tender, great flavor (simple ingredients) and I will definitely do it again. Here are also a few pictures of some of the striper from this past weekend, tuna, steaks and corn. I love to grill!
  20. My wife and i left wise point yesterday around noon and headed out to the bridge. The water was like glass and it wasn't to hot. We got to the high rise and found a slack tide so we tried drifting clam around the pilings with no luck so we headed out to the 4th island. Tried 2 favorite spots with no results and didn't see the large schools of spades that everyone has been seeing. The water was erie and we never had a good tide pick up. We tried some bottom fishing for bait and could hold the bottom in 40ft of water with a 1oz sinker. Before heading in we tried the high rise again and this time managed two 5 LB spades. I did catch one 2LB blue at the bayside of the fourth and we saw a couple flounder caught but overall it looked like a slow day. Although it was one of the prettier days at the mouth of the bay.
  21. I friend of mine sent me these pictures today. They were supposedly taken off shore of Rodanthe North Carolina by a helicopter tour operator. That is all I know. The other picture was sent to me by Bud Corbett of Poquoson. It was taken a couple months ago by a spotter plane over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
  22. Top then outgoing tide, S-SW winds 5-10, cold upwelled dirty water first 500 yards, tons of menhaden. All you want small croaker with the occasional small spot on BWFB, one sharpnose on eel, one bite off and one screaming run while I was tossing metal that came unbuttoned. One of the loudest smoking runs I have ever had as weel, but just dropped it I guess, dang circle hooks! Ran for about 15 seconds full throttle before I got to it and too late! Stump heaver was bent more than I have ever seen it, was a nice fish whatever it was!
  23. Fish Report 7/25/10 Sea Bass Anchored on Quota "The basic steps needed to repair severely damaged fisheries are now well recognized; the quality and area of supporting habitats must be improved and fishing effort must be reduced." Bell et al. "Advances in Marine Biology - Restocking and Stock Enhancement of Marine Invertebrate Fisheries" Hi All, Fishing remains precisely as it has; Nick a few keeper cbass for dinner - catch a lot of throwbacks; Now and again we box 'em up pretty good. Flounder puzzle.. Evidence of the Yeti but nothing consistent. Teasing.. Heat's breaking. Hasn't been too bad at sea. Have to come home though! Weather's looking good now, after Monday's wind at least.. If you accept that Bell's quote above is true, then our restoration of sea bass, a reef fish, with no factoring of reef, is plainly imbalanced. Sea bass management in the mid-Atlantic is all --and only-- about catch restriction. No reef. Yet. Working on a new video that encourages factoring in that habitat. Lot of folks went to school. Get paid a guvmint wage.. I did my last video for the professional fisheries/regulatory community back in '04. It's still on YouTube. (search common seafloor habitat mid-atlantic) First one was for my Congressman in '01. I'll speak more plainly in the 2010 one.. If the solution to this fishery's restoration is well recognized, then our current system is imbalanced. I can't leave the dock without quota, without the good fortune of having escaped MRFSS overestimates; without an 'open season'.. Once I've left the dock though we can't anchor on a size limit or recreational quota. Have to have habitat: Reef. Balance. Fishing when we get a few folks. Mostly making them glad they went. Regards, Monty Capt. Monty Hawkins mhawkins@siteone.net Party Boat "Morning Star" Reservation Line 410 520 2076 Morning Star Fishing
  24. Sent to me by Capt. Max King 37' 2010 Contender Check out this Contender that "ran aground". Boat was only 6 hours old. Operator claimed he was doing 28 knots. Both people on board were 100% sober. Cost him $10,000 to have Tow Boat US pull him back to the water. 4 tow lines parted in the process. MSRP on the boat ranges from $300,000 to $400,000 depending on options."
  25. In the past year i have witnessed some very rude and some dangerous moves made by my fellow anglers. Growing up on the Eastern Shore i had a boat at a young age. The very first thing that i was taught by my father was safety and ethics on the water. Most of these ideals that he taught were mainly common sense and courtesy toward other boaters. This past year was my first year fishing the mouth of the bay for strippers. I had a very good first season, but saw things that really bothered me. This past Saturday was just as disappointing as last winter. I had three boats drift so close to my boat that I had to push them away from me with my hands. All while the captain stared in disbelief that I was upset with him. I had my line cut, while anchored, by a boat that passed wide open by my stern within 40ft, and not to mention the wake that he threw over me. One thing that I really don't understand is how people can take the entire bay and feel the need to run at high speeds in between 20 anchored boats on their trip north or south. One of my friends I had on my boat with me is in the USCG. He told me that there is a law in place that will require boaters to have a drivers license within the next few years. I think that this is a great idea. The things I mentioned above aren't just gripes, but concerns of the safety of myself and other anglers. Some things that people can do to better the experience for everyone on the water would be to go around a group of boats that are anchored up instead of through them on your way to your destination. Be conscious of the fishing lines of others, (your hook isn't the only one on bottom). Be aware of your wake and where it is going to head once you've left the area. If it can be proven that it was your wake that caused damage, you are responsible for it. Don't drift or anchor to close to another boat. Be particularly careful when passing or motoring around a boat that contains children. I saw 2 almost get thrown off the other day when a 25ft Parker passed at 1/2 throttle no more than 50ft from their boat. I could go on all day. The bottom line is that most of the anglers out there do know these things and are respectful of others on the water, but its that ever growing percentage that can make a great day on the water aggravating or even dangerous. I'm sure that many will read this and agree. Maybe even have had similar things happen to you. To others, this may piss you off. If so, you are the problem. Keep your boat on the trailer and next to the SUV / station wagon thing.