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Captains Table Tricky Tog

Friday, I sailed solo to scope out some new spots in anticipation for my charter scheduled for Saturday. On a new drop, also on the CT side, I was immediately into fast action on the start of the ebb. With a minimal of sorting smaller fish I had my 3 fish limit to 6# in about 45 minutes. I spent the next couple of hours testing some other “fishy looking” locations near Plum I. to keep in my back pocket for those days when the wind puffs steady out of the south. I caught a mix of shorts and keepers to return on each drop so Day 2 of the marathon for me was also quite successful.

Today I ran an “Open Boat Trip” for 4 anglers and based upon my solid results from the prior 2 days as well as last week’s limit trips I figured it would be a “cake walk” Naturally, the Tog had other thoughts in mind and I wound up swallowing a large piece of “humble pie”. We started on the CT shallow drop that was so good on Thursday but on the end of the flood instead of the ebb. Two hours of a strong effort only produced 4 smallish keepers.
Off we go to the nearby reef in 50’ but the new moon tides blew us off that piece in less than an hour. A lost of lost tackle, a number of short Tog and only one 17” keeper to show for our time there. So, I realized we needed to find another shallower piece of bottom more protected from the screaming tides.
The last drop of the day was a favorite 40’ spot near Fishers and while the ebb tide was pulling pretty hard there at least it was fishable. Again, a lot of sorting was experienced but we did eventually pull 6 more keepers to 5.5# for 2 hours-time. I can’t recall the last time I worked so hard to come up just one fish short of a boat limit. Just when you think you have Blackfish almost figured out, they throw you a curve. I guess it’s one of those challenges that keeps us coming back to the fight time and time again.

Looking forward to the next weather break and some lighter tidal flows to get back on track. Spots are still available on a few upcoming trips so give me a call if you want to get out.
Capt. Mike
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Awesome day

Got out the morning with my buddy, we had 4 keeper blackfish today 2 fish at 17 a 18, and a just under 19, countless throwbacks and even lost a few nice fish had one at boat had to be easy 8 lb fish, that’s how it goes sometimes, great day with the weather and the fish were chewing hard. Till next time all stay safe out there.
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Another limit today

Left the dock at 1PM today with Co Captain Bob. The photo below shows 5 fish and as we were taking the photo, a dead stick produced our final fish, a keeper. So we got the limit with the largest fish being 6 lbs. Stocking up the freezer for winter. I highly recommend a vacuum packer if you plan to freeze your fish. You bag the filet first and let it freeze, then you vacuum the air out so the fish does not lose water having been frozen first. 4 months later, when thawed it tastes like it was just caught. Once again, all fish were caught in less than 25 feet and very interestingly about 25-30% were keepers. This is much better than last year when you needed to go through 35-50 shorts to get a keeper, so things look promising, at least where we are fishing.
Finally, as an FYI, yesterday’s fishing was lousy with very few bites on known blackfish spots.

Wishing everyone tight lines and perfect blackfish!
Best regards
Captain Ray

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Montauk

Spent a week out in montauk fishing and enjoying the area for the week. We did pretty good with the fluke and got lucky and had several big fish with 4 DDs. Tough drifting conditions for a few days but when when the conditions “aligned” the big fish really chewed.

Spent Friday on coxes for cod and the fishing was very good. Besides getting our limit of cod we also had jumbo sea bass and some of the biggest bergals I’ve ever seen. We even had some nice whiting also. Most of the cod we very nice size with a few over 20LBs. Caught them on both bait and jigs.

Had the fish cooked up at Star Island Grill as fish tacos. They do and amazing job and highly recommend .DE53BBB8-E34A-4CED-9854-F8C6E85C2CA9.jpeg
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