We had a group from back west yesterday- John, John, John, Vinny, Pete and Jimmy! They plugged at it all day long and put a decent catch together of flatties to 8lbs and a few sea bass in the mix. Great job in not such favorable conditions with lots laughs and ripping today. FYI- sorry about the list doormat John! The My Joyce has a few weekdays open in September are are booking fast! Call us today at 516-641-2138 or go online to www.myjoycefishing.com
We are also now booking for November Block Island Sea Bass, Cod and Blackfish trips!
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.
A brief fishing story @ the Fish Tails Canyon.
It was 4am when my clients arrived at the dock. My boat was ready,: the fishing gear in place, safety equipment on, weather reviewed again, sea temp charts, course plotted., boat iced up. I was up all night.
When we left the inlet under cover of the new moon, It would be about a 2 hour run to the fishing grounds; traveling from darkness through to the grey light, when the stars go down and the early sun decides to reveal her face, from east to west, across the wind swept waves in front of my bow. And when the dark submits to this new day, and the vastness of mother ocean spreads her morning wings, stretches… yawning slightly, she welcomes us back again. How fortunate we are, to ride along her waves.
I am humbled. And in good company with clients I call friends. This was to be a good day of fishing in the Northeast Atlantic Canyons On the Edge.
I’m so impressed by them…I say this because a lot of these kids I met 3 weeks ago knew nothing about fishing, scared to put clam on a hook and even touch the fish…now here they are 3 weeks later teaching the new group of kids how to fish and bait hooks and take the fish off the hooks and even coming back with more and more questions each time. Never thought I could be so proud to watch kids grow over just a couple of weeks.
While drifting around for threshers at the shark grounds and swinging in some Montauk local native species such as seabass and ling…the unexpected happened after safely releasing a Dusky…a WHITE MARLIN TOOK THE LIVE BLUE FISH ON THE WIRE LEADER.
The marlin met regulations coming in at 69 inches in the fork. These fish stop maturing at 51 inches and the legal size to keep is 66 inches from lower jaw to fork length, and of course a HMS permit is needed to keep them.
White marlin typically live in areas of 71 degrees or higher and typically found in canyons and shoals and depths of about 325 feet, however they can make their guest appearance at 50 ft…when in such shallow areas this is known as "tailing" in which only the dorsal lobe of the tail fin is visible above the surface of the water.
As far as feeding goes for them, they are sight feeders, feed during the day, and they go after bait such as mackerel, dolphin, squid , herring, flying fish, and crabs. (No wonder they taste so good)
With the facts i listed above can any of you guess where this was caught? After talking to a bunch of experienced salty dogs today they had told me it used to be like this in the 60’s!
Were any of you around for that? If so please tell me your stories, i would love to hear them and even see pictures!
Pictured is Captain Daniel of Double D charters in montauk!