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  1. 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.
  2. My name is Dave Hollinger,I've been posting for awhile now.I live in York,Pa where I install inground swimming pools.We have a small trailer in Bishopville,Md where we try to spend as many weekends as possible.I love to fish and boat,and would like to get into surf fishing.I really injoy this site and the friendly people who frequent it. Hopfully with your help my fishing adiction will turn into a catching adiction. Daveh 8)
  3. My wife said she wanted to find Flipper, so on a Dolpin Quest we went. We left our house in Poquoson on the jet ski and ran around the mouth of the Poquoson River and York River. Did not see any so we went over to New Point Comfort Light for a bit. Saw a lot of Pelicans and an Oyster Catcher. On the way back, around the Mouth of Mobjack Bay we found a big group of dolphin, they were very playful and hanging around the ski. Our Quest was complete! Here are a couple of pictures from today
  4. I departed my house in Poquoson Virginia on my Grady around 1300 hrs yesterday and went straight to York Spit Light. I anchored up and chummed for 4 hours in about 19 foot of water. No Cobia for me today but I did get a little action from the blue fish and little dog fish that kept nibbling away at my eels. I did hear a couple of other boats caught some.
  5. It was a great Independence Day! My wife and I took the Grady out for an afternoon cruise of the Poquoson, and York River here in Virginia. Everyone with a boat was out having a good time on or in the water. I always love to see the colors flying so I thought I would share some of the pictures I took while out yesterday. Treasure and hold dear your freedoms!
  6. Boca Grande, Fl. Report 1/31/10 Fishing was tougher this week. Anglers fishing with me did fairly well in spite of the adverse conditions. We caught mostly seatrout and a few redfish. Jim Leiner of New York caught several small redfish and about 40 seatrout on Wednesday. Eight of the trout were keeper size, so Jim was happy. He loves to eat a few now and then. Malcolm Lawson and his guest wade fished on Thursday taking one 26 inch redfish from Whiddens Creek and several seatrout to 18 inches from the Rabbit Key area. Jess Jones, of Carmel, Indianna, caught a fine redfish on fly from Whiddens Creek on Friday. He added a lot of small seatrout. We only caught two keeper trout out of 22 fish. Not good, but not too bad. The Sarasota Fly Tyers outing was held on Saturday with me leading several anglers to the backcountry to wade fish and have a shore lunch. We only caught seatrout, but several dozen nice fish. I cooked fresh seatrout for sandwiches, we drank a couple of cold beers and had a great time. I hope you can all come to enjoy the fine fishing we have this winter. I predict we will have good conditions beginning late this week. Tides look right for tailing redfish and seatrout will cintinue to improve. Anyone wanting to know more about what we use and where we go can simply email me or come to the Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers meeting on Feb. 23 at Twin lakes Park in Sarasota. I will lead three of the best guides in our area in a Q&A forum. Join us and ask all the questions about fishing you can think of. Fish Hard, Capt. Pete Florida Flyfishing,Flyfishing School
  7. Rick, John and his buddies from New York joined the Lady Pamela II fleet for a fishing excursion out of beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rick and his gang were pretty lucky for their first time offshore. We started off catching tons of live bluerunners and speedos. Fresh strips on the planners and ballyhoo out of the rigger caught the eye of a 10 lb King Mackerel. A 15 lb’er followed within minutes. We caught a total of four Kings before we hit the wreck. On our first drop with a live speedo we got an instant bite. By the time Rick got situated in the chair, we pulled the hook and hoped the fish was still down there. On our second drop we hooked him. A monster Mutton Snapper ate just a few miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
  8. Had some time today so I took my older Polaris out and ran to York Spit Light. It was a little sloppy but I managed a nice unexpected Trigger fish while I was Tog fishing. I also caught several Toads and small Sea Bass. Later in the day I went back out and fished the flats, saw a lot of gill nets and caught a couple of small flounder but no puppy or rock. I did not see many boats out today guess everyone is getting geared up for Stripped Bass season next week. My wife and I just had Trigger for dinner, last night was Barrelfish and the night before Blackbelly Rosefish. Life is good.
  9. Being it was so pretty today, I figured I would try my luck a sight casting cobia. This is the first time I specifically went sight casting. I've seen fish on bouys and such but never in open water. My big boat is in the shop, so I had to take the little one. Being it is so low in the water I was at a severe disadvantage. But with the slick calm conditions I had to try. I took my youngest daughter and we went to go catch a cobia. Cruised out to the area of the hump and started looking. I saw a fish pushing water and we caught the first in short order. It was a rat. 35 inches. Next one was smaller. Cruised toward bouy 20 in the Baltimore Channel and saw two more but they dove before I could cast to them. The little on wanted to go to the beach at factory point so I started heading in. Came by bouy 3 in the York River and nothing until, 200 yards north I saw a wake. Told the little one there's a fish. She looked up and saw it as well, she said it is big. Made a cast and BAMALAMA. Hooked up. This fish fought well. About a 15 minute fight. The fish just wouldn't come up. Stayed straight below the boat for the longest time and finally got her up. Went straight to Wallace's and it weighed 55lbs on the button. Not bad for a first attempt at sight casting. My youngest is still talking about all the fish we saw. We saw nine and caught three. I learned alot today about stalking fish and what not to do. I spooked 6 of the fish with poor boat handling. It was a great day on the water with my youngest daughter and got a citation the first time ever trying sight casting. The oldest one is jealous and said she would go next time for sure!
  10. I am thinking it may be windy this weekend so I took the day off and went fishing. I ran to Pop’s bait and tackle in Hampton and was happy to see them up and open at 0530, got a couple eels and ran to Messick boat ramp in Poquoson. I dropped there and made it to the York Shipping Lanes in the middle of the bay before sunrise. I threw eels at six sets of bouys with no cobia coming up to greet me good morning so I headed to the third and fourth island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. There I caught several throw back flounder, sea bass, croaker and oyster toads, I also managed a couple keeper Spades. I ran the bouys again on the way back in and caught one small 34 inch cobia about a hundred yards off of a bouy. I also saw Capt. Ben in the baltimore Channel looking for his 200th Cobia of the year, what a cobia catching machine he has become. I made it back to Poquoson at 1430, ran 46 miles on the Jet Ski and burned 9.0 gals. Another day well spent. Here are some pictures.
  11. Took my brother David and two of his co-workers, Brian (cool name) and Paul out to YSL for some chumming and fishing. We departed at 1030 on my Grady from my house in Poquoson. I had stopped at Pops Bait and Tackle in Hampton earlier and loaded up on spot and chum so we did not have to worry about looking for hook bait. Set up on the North side of YSL in about 19 ft of water and had our fish on in about 30 minutes. It was Brian’s first cobia and the biggest fish he has caught at about 32 lbs. We had two other short runs thru the day but no more hookups. We did feed and catch many bluefish. The one fish was caught on a spot near the surface close to the chum bucket. It was hot but tolerable with the winds at at steady 15-20 out of the SW. Had a great day with good company, back at my dock around 1700 hrs. Here are a couple pictures.
  12. I have been ignoring my Grady White for a couple of weeks so I came home to full but falling tide, I grabbed the eels I bought at Pop’s in Hampton and left my house in Poquoson at about 1645. I ran the York River bouys and some of the Baltimore. I managed to catch three casting eels to the bouys. They were not real big, between 34 and 45 inches just big enough to give me some pullage. It was flat and glassy and I dodged all the rain. Back home and cleaned up before dark. Of course I took a couple pictures.
  13. Had a full open boat bottomfishing trip today... Nate with freinds Earl and Selena from Corning <acronym title="New York">Ny</acronym> along with Tom Chris and John. Headed Out to a few local Drops... Didnt really have much conditions... But the seabass were Hungry... Power drifted and Started Picking up keepers along with lots of shorts along with a keeper fluke... Headed to another drift more of the same some nice keepers n shorts... Then we Got that current from the south everyone has been talking about for the last few days... The seabass bite seemed To slow up... 1 stop at the reef was Ng... so we headed of to deeper water... First Deeper Drop was slow But we Picked Up some more seabass and ling... Next drop 110 ft to see if some ling were home... Got set up and everyone had bites only problem was the were Out of Season Big Winter Flounder!!! We managed To catch around 20 Winter Flounder (ALL RELEASED) From 1.5 to 3.5 lbs. We also added a bunch more ling and some eels to the box... Headed back inshore and enjoyed a good pic of seabass for the rest of the day... Weeding thru Shorts and boxing some more keepers as well as another keeper fluke... By Days End Over 100 Keeper Bottomfish in the Box!!! 71 seabass, 28 Ling, 2 Keeper Fluke, Silver and Conga eels and released around 20 Big Flounder. Nice Mixed bag and Good Dinner!!! Great Group today, we laughed all day and learned some new phrases Thanks Guys
  14. After the delamination of my gel coat back in February my new boat should be arriving to BPS early this coming week. Other than some early trips for drum and offshore i haven't had much chance to fish this year. Ive got some friends i grew up with coming from out of town to fish this weekend and was wondering where the cobia bite was the best. I assume the regular haunts, grandview, york spit, bluefish rock......might be some good places to try. Is everyone still seeing them on top and site casting like i had heard a few weeks ago, or are they being caught on the bottom? Is live spot or cut bunker working best? Thanks in advance for any input. I also am considering selling a 22ft aquasport w/150 evinrude. The trailer has seen better days but works. The hull is in good shape and very strong, and the motor ran great the last time i had it out. Which has been some time ago. The boat will run about 43mph and is very dry. I havent made up my mind yet, but with a newborn i dont have time for one boat muchless two. Let me know if you might be interested.
  15. Had Justin and Don Back today as they are both on vacation and booked two Days this week along with Phil Sr and Phil Jr... Other two had to opt out.... 4 man crew today...With the Clunker yesterday had to get them on some Bass... didnt want to have them have two in a row... Headed Out calm seas and west wind... stopped on the first bunker we seen and put some in the livewell.... Bait was very skiddish every where we seen em. Tried live lining in the bait... No takers.... Headed out to deeper water found a spot with some good marks and scattered bait... Phil Sr. started us of with a nice fish 35lbs... Phil Jr.followed with the same 33lbs ... Missed a couple on that drift too... Went back for another drift and Justin Landed His personal Best over 30 lbs... I felt a lot better missed a couple more... Back for another but the fleet was now here ...We had 4 Bites and landed Boxed two more then Boats running over and tangling with our line.... Got a call from <acronym title="New York">Ny</acronym> Peeps... same pick type bite with No fleet in another area... THANKS if you read this!!! Headed over and set u up Phil sr Boxed another. Then Justin Pitched out his Bunker as soon as it hit the water it got exploded by a Monster... After a good battle we boated it was 49 in long and weighed 46lbs!!! Redemption for Him and a new Personal best, 2nd in 1 day... Don got to wear da wig Today The 4 man Crew boxed 7 fish out 13 Bites... fished ranged from 26 - 46 lbs. Nice Improvement from yesterday. Thanks Guys
  16. Congressman Tom Allen of Maine and Representatiave Frank Pallone of New Jersey proposed legislation that Striped bass be in a "game fish only" class, making it illegal for commercial harvesting. According to Congressman Allen the species is more valuable as a recreational fish and when it becomes unlawful to commercially fish for the striped bass it will have a chance to rebuild its population. At this point in time, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina prohibit commercial fishing for striped bass; while Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina still commercially fish for the species.
  17. Guys: I have been reading this site religiously in preparation of my Assateague trip next weekend. I have two Shimano Baitrunner reels, the 4500 and the 6500. But I feel ambivalent about using the baitrunner feature - so far I've had better luck leaving the baitrunner feature off, at least for bluefish in the <ACRONYM title="New York"><ACRONYM title="New York">NY</ACRONYM></ACRONYM> Bay. Plus, I enjoy seeing the rod bent in half when the fish hits. Do you guys use the baitrunner feature to fish at <ACRONYM title="Assateague Island"><ACRONYM title="Assateague Island">AI</ACRONYM></ACRONYM>? Any pros and cons? Also, those of you who have caught rockfish at <ACRONYM title="Assateague Island"><ACRONYM title="Assateague Island">AI</ACRONYM></ACRONYM>, how far (on average) do you cast? I know the cast length is dependent on the particular beach feature, but can you give me a ballpark? I am a short (unskilled) caster...(((( thx wojtek
  18. The fishing on Yorktown Pier was improved in the past couple of weeks. Croaker and a few brown trout are hitting on squid and artificial bloodworm. The Ocean Eagle drift boat also provides some good fishing fun though most catches are still on the small side Roderick (Rod) P. Dampier
  19. The next meeting of the Bull Island Angler's club will be Monday May 18th. The meeting will start at 7pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson, VA. The address is 1294 Poquoson Ave. The meeting is free and open to the public. We normally meet on the 4th Monday of the month, but since that is Memorial Day we decided to meet on the 3rd Monday for this month. Please note the correction. Our speaker this month is going to be Steve York. Steve will be talking about Spadefishing. Mr. York is a member of the MAKO fishing team and holds or held several world records for Spadefish. He has agreed to share his techniques with us. Steve has spoken to the club before and did a banner job, and this talk should be the same. If spadefishing has been a mystery to you, this is the meeting you want to attend, as Mr. Steve York will help solve some of the mystery. Look forward to seeing ya'll there.
  20. Fish Monger Charters - Mon 4/27 Blackfish Report <hr style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> Headed out today with Susan and Friends Charter From <acronym title="New York">Ny</acronym> Joined with Jonathon and Jt. Stayed Local today got to the grounds and anchored Up and the first Line in the water got nailed by a 12.2lb Blackfish on clam bait... Starting picking away few keepers and shorts on crabs... After Boxing 12 keepers the Bite just completely died as the south bound current picked up... For the rest of the day they didnt bite well only picking a few more keepers and shorts... Couldn'task for a nicer group of people... everyone had a great time a it was our pleasure having them aboard!!! We wound Up with 17 keepers and a couple of seabass... Weather was Gorgeous on the water... besides having no breeze. Deckboats becoming very stylish Susan posing for the Pic Thanks again Guys
  21. Strong winds have put a damper on Stellwagen Bank cod fishing the on first two weekends of the season, similar to early April of last year. However, once again, the bait concentrations in the shoal-water on the bank right now are making the early season bottom fishing as good as it gets. Limits of medium codfish between 10 and 15 pounds have been the rule by mid-morning, when we can get out. Easy fishing using jigs and teasers in the 100-120 ft shoal-water is keeping the customers happy and coming back for seconds! <o:p></o:p> Dale Keck’s group from Stratford, <acronym title="New York"><acronym title="New York">NY</acronym></acronym> had a banner day with Capt. Scott on B-Fast’s DECISIVE. Bait, whales and cod provided the entertainment for the hardy anglers from upstate New York on Wednesday. 16 oz jigs with a grubs as the teaser were all the group needed to fill the boxes and limit-out by 11 am. With the wind freshening to 25-30 knots SW, the group opted to head for the barn and make every effort for a return trip later in the month. Although Dale hasn’t re-booked yet, his trip report to friends back in the Mohawk Valley has resulted in new customers booking later this month. <o:p></o:p> B-Fast’s FOUR SONS had the same results on Good Friday. Capt. Bill’s group jigged the limit of medium cod including a few haddock. The haddock fishing should improve steadily through the spring season east of the bank using skimmer clams. However, with the jig fishing for cod as fast and furious as it is now, the haddock are playing second fiddle to the codfish! <o:p></o:p> The wind is supposed to dissipate by mid-week. Hopefully, this trend will carry through the weekend so that more traveling anglers can partake of the excellent spring cod run on the bank. <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p>
  22. Lady Pamela II Sportfishing Charters<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"></st1:City></st1:place> <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> www.ladypamela2.com<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> 954-761-8045 <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> This morning, David and his three buddies from <st1:City w:st="on">Chicago</st1:City> joined Tom and his wife from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Buffalo</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on"><ACRONYM title="New York">NY</ACRONYM></st1:State></st1:place> aboard the Lady Pamela II. We set sail from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Shallow</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Harbor</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> and realized these guys all had one thing in common, they wanted to catch some fish and go home with a good story. Once we hit the ocean, we ran to this beautiful blue-ish, green edge in 160 feet of water. The kites went up in hopes of landing a Sailfish or two. We sat back patiently and waited for a game fish to show himself. An hour went by before we packed up and moved on to trolling. Trolling was a little different then kite fishing today. I dropped the first bait in the water and it was an instant bite. I think I may have heard one of our anglers say “This is what I’m talking about.” We reeled in a 25 lb Wahoo on mono, which is unusual, but awesome. We were finally in the feeding area, so our bait went back out and BAM!, we got another hit on the left planner. Tom’s wife jumped in the hot seat and the battle began. She fought a BIG Bluefish for about 15 minutes before it came within gaffing range of the boat. All I could think to myself was “Holy Bluefish.” On Thursday, Captain Paul caught 28 of those bad boys. We’ve never seen the Bluefish bite go off like this in our years of Sport fishing off the coast of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fort Lauderdale</st1:place></st1:City>. Hey, we're not complaining, keep 'em coming! <o:p></o:p> Tight Lines! <o:p></o:p> Captain David Ide<o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> Ladypamela2@bellsouth.net <o:p></o:p> 954-761-8045
  23. Departed my house in Poquoson on the grady at 0645. Fished the mouth of York, York Spit Light and in between Back River Reef and Factory Point. Birds were thick but skittish. The bait was there but very scattered. No real fish marks. Water was flat and glassy and boat ran great but fish did not cooperate, was hoping for some C & R close to home before he leaves tomorrow. He was thrilled because he had never seen hundreds of gannets slamming the water as they were. Back at home at 1100.
  24. Hello everyone, new to the forum and somewhat new to saltwater sportfishing. My Name is Derek, obviously, I live in Newport News and grew up in Yorktown. I'm 25 and married, I'm an ASE Certified Auto Mechanic who is now working for Cox Communications doing installations and repair calls. I'm quite good at Home Theater set up an installation so give me a buzz if you need any help with something like that. Aside from being completely consumed by fishing lately, I also like old cars/fast cars and am in the process of building a hot little motor for an old chevy truck. A buddy that I work with has a 50ft chesapeake dead rise that we go out on about every other week or so during the summer, great boat but SLOW. Just trying to meet new people with brains to pick so I can learn more. Always looking to HO so if any of you want someone to keep you company I'm off on wednesdays and thursdays and would love to go!
  25. :fish:Although the weather has not been to great lately, Capt John Nedelka, from the Karen Sue was able to get out on Monday. This group from New York caught 36 fish with 10 of them weighing in at 10lbs. The largest weighed in at 14lbs. Again our hats off to Capt. John.