|Here is a case where an organized and united group of anglers and the industry could influence the state/feds to open up tackle shops. I’m sorry if a liquor store is considered "essential" than so is the tackle shop. How many DWI’s will a tackle shop cause? What anglers enjoy fishing right next to others? It sure won’t be an issue keeping 10-people in at a time. I said this on my latest podcast and I truly believe that anglers will flock to the water and the outdoors. We can all hide in our secrete spots and easily keep a distance. It’s inherent in fishing. We want seclusion. I know I do.
I hate the term "social distancing." It should be coined "physical distancing. We want to and need to be social nowadays.
There are many of us that enjoy the solace fishing, more so than a drink. Anglers naturally keep a physical difference, and we spend a lot of money on our sport!
I know we’re in unchartered waters, but getting people outdoors seems like a no brainer to me.
|Fishing Safely This Season
New York State is open for fishing and DEC encourages anglers to recreate locally at a nearby waterbody. New York’s lakes and streams offer great opportunities for fishing in a wide array of settings across the state. Even during the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors and connecting with nature while angling in New York’s waters is a great way to help maintain mental and physical health.
When fishing, DEC recommends avoiding busy waters and following the guidelines on DEC’s website about fishing responsibly in New York State. If an angler arrives at a parking lot and there are several cars, they should consider going to another parking lot. If an angler is fishing upstream, they should fish downstream of the other angler or consider fishing another day. Anglers fishing from boats should always be able to maintain at least six feet of distance between one another. For more information about the benefits of being outdoors safely and responsibly, go to DEC’s website.
In Episode 9 of the New York Fishing Podcast, George speaks with Bob Wilson about this Saturday’s Ward Melville Fishing Show. The show has over 300 tables of fishing gear this year and a lineup of some of the region’s top speakers. George also speaks with Captain Vinnie Calabro of Karen Ann charters as he readies his fleet for some early striped bass light tackle fishing out of New Jersey. Spring is around the corner and the fish won’t be far behind so be sure to subscribe to this podcast!
It was in the mid-1990s that I was given this logbook to make sure it was kept safe. So I safely hid somewhere so well that is was missing for over 20-years. I always found myself looking for it, and of course, it took my wonderful wife to find it yesterday. I am so relieved as I was always mesmerized by its contents.
I’m not sure when it dates back to, but it is an amazing work of art in its own right. It also gives us a peek into what it took to be a charter captain, back then. There are references to the 1930s in it. I really need to know more about this boat and its Captain. I found a photo of the White Eagle II on www.mels-place.com but that was the best I could do. Below the photo, you will see just the first 3-pages of a logbook that describes in detail what it was like to be a Party Boat owner in the good old days of Brooklyn! I’ve het to find any information on Capt: Hon William Rank. But it is simply too see he took his fishing seriously.
Just read between the lines and you will see a picture of what it was like to navigate to bottom pieces, predict weather and so much more. The book is old and fragile so I’m taking care to take a clear pic of each page so I can have my wife store it for me this time.
If anyone has any info, on this vessel please let me know. I will follow these up with more in the coming weeks. This Brooklyn Party Boat Logbook, looks like they were using a totally different type of GPS and bottom finder than we have today.
If you too enjoy bottom fishing then it’s time to break your cabin fever and get yourself a on a local boat for some New York Cod Fishing and everything else that’s around! This is the time of year to take advantage of this great action that your local open/charter boat will get you.
THEIR NEXT TRIP IS THIS WEDNESDAY 2/12/2020 at 6 AM AND THE FORECAST LOOKS GOOD.
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SUN 2/9/20 Wasn’t sure what to expect after the previous days storm and 70kt winds. Dirty water inshore was lifeless as the bottom was still churned up. Looked around and found some fish to work on but still wasn’t what i hoped for or the type of fishing we have been having. Dogs got blown into town which made it difficult at times for us as well.
Boat Regulars Gene O. and Mike K. led the way with 10 pieces in the box with Genes good enough for the pool.
Thanks guys for making the trip out with us, gonna let the dust settle this week and pick it back up on Saturday!
Next Trip is this Saturday 02/15/20
Do not wait to book as trips fill quickly on weekends.
Call/Text for Reservations
15 passengers Max
Private Charters available
SAT 02/15/20 4am-4pm Wreck Trip
Exit 65s on ST-27 (Sunrise HWY)
This is the longest running fishing show on Long Island and it supports the New York Sportfishing Federation as they represent our rights and our needs as New York Anglers. There are seminars with some of the regions top anglers. It then culminates with a huge action of great fishing equipment!
Come on down and have a great day with fellow New York Anglers!