I've been on Leps boat as he navigated the inlet . . .if you can call it that? It is scary. But this isn't anything new around Long Island. There are many dangerous inlets around the island, and Jones is playing out the same.on a bad note Jones Inlet is dangerous ,,its was 2/3 low , not one clear path out...east jetty no go ..channel LOL what channel..green can under water & breakers over the red Nun ..
I draft 4' and had just about that under the boat in the so called channel ..so called channel was 7 to 8' deep
George unfortunately ever thing you said is true..You would THINK! that with the taxes we pay & being an ISLAND! where boating and fishing is a good part of the economy ,,they would maintain them..but thats just me thinking..I've been on Leps boat as he navigated the inlet . . .if you can call it that? It is scary. But this isn't anything new around Long Island. There are many dangerous inlets around the island, and Jones is playing out the same.
If that crew wasn't catching, they weren't biting. It's just a matter of time.In the spirit of posting reports, good or bad - the fish did not bite worth a damn yesterday. Capt. Mike, KenScot and I pounded the grounds for the entire day, totaling three keeps to 4lbs, probably 30 shorts and a limit of biscuits. A very, picky bite - super tentative pickups. It really didn't firm up and resemble a real fluke bite 'til we were a half hour from leaving. Of course. Maybe they bit elsewhere, but it didn't sound like they did, from the radio and close friend reports.
I dunno if it was the drop in salinity from the big rains, a turbidity question, temp, or some other reason or combination thereof, but it was real slow. It will improve as the water warms a bit more and the fish get into their Summer feeding thing. Beautiful day on the offshore grounds though - if that counts for anything. (It doesn't in my opinion - unless the fish bite.)