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OCT 27:  INSANE BASS FISHING AND THE INSHORE BLUEFIN ARE HERE!

 

Very good striper fishing last few weeks.  Interesting that pretty much every single fish is 35" and over.  For better or worse, there are virtually no schoolies around.  But I'm not gonna get into what that means.  I'm trying to just enjoy the fact that there are a lot of big fish on sandeels right now and it's been pretty much all on the surface.  While I had a tremendously busy October, my schedule is opening up big time after Tuesday, even on the weekends.  So, give me a call if you wanna get out and get in on this insane big bass bite.  Oh, and many confirmed reports of bluefin within five miles of the beach.  I haven't seen any yet, but will certainly be out looking this week.  Stay tuned. 

 

 

SEPT 11:  ANY DAY NOW, ALBIES

 

As I write this, we are still awaiting the much heralded albie run.  It's a little late this year, but the stage is set.  Breezy Point is loaded with bay anchovies and indeed a few fish have been sighted.  Just not in good enough numbers to really catch them yet.  I suspect it will go off any day now.  If I were a betting man, I'd say by this weekend it will be going off.  Offshore, things are still going, but we haven't had the epic days I reported in August.  Still, if you get to the tuna grounds early enough, there are fish, like the one below, to be caught.  Frankly though, we'll likely be focusing on albies from here on out.  So, please ping us for dates:  john@nycflyfishing.com

 

 

AUG 19:  SICK TUNA FISHING!

 

Wow...  What an incredible few days of tuna fishing.  We had fish on the surface, all to ourselves for two days straight.  Just about every bluefin was over 100lbs and there were small yellowfin underneath.  Crazy good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT'S SOOOO ON!

 

Really good tuna and shark fishing last three days.  Getting back out as soon as we get another weather window.  Email me if you want to get on the offshore list.  Meaning if I'm putting together charters, I'll shoot you an email to see if you are interested.  Ends up being three to four-hundred a person depending on how many people go (3 or 4).  john@nycflyfihsing.com.

 

 

 

 

July 3:  TIME TO RUN OFFSHORE!

 

Well, this may be the longest I've gone yet without posting a report.  What can I say?  Been supper busy running trips, and working my "night job", the dog ate my homework etc...  But things are beginning to slow down now and it's time to start thinking about running offshore.  But first, a recap.  We had some crazy good fishing in Jamaica Bay this year.  Kinda like old times.  The popper fishing along the mud flats was awesome for a good two weeks.  Some real bruits caught.  Reminiscent of 2007/2008.  We also had a worm hatch that, believe it or not, lasted an entire 7 or 8 days.  That provided for some really good shallow water fishing also.  And...  The sight-fishing was pretty darn good in both May and June.  When the weather allowed we had dozens of shots a day, with a good eat ratio.  In fact, when the sun actually comes out, it's still going pretty good out there.  If you haven't done this kind of fishing yet, you should really give it a try.  There is something very cool about stalking cruising fish in crystal clear water.  And to that effect we just added a proper flats-skiff to the fleet to do just that.  A 17' Maverick.  Unfortunately the weather got nasty just as I took delivery so it hasn't really seen water yet.  I'm hoping this weekend the sun will come out and we can christen her. The bottom line here is that we had a surprisingly good spring (check out the photos below) but it's time to transition to the offshore stuff.  On that front, there are numerous reports of a good bluefin bite not far off.  Been checking water temps at some of the mahi spots and they look pretty good.  I'd be surprised if they weren't there yet.  But literally as soon as those tuna reports began to filter in, the weather turned bad.  And it's been pretty ugly for a couple of weeks now.  The good news is that's gonna change.  Things look like they will settle by late week.  In fact, if this high-pressure system sets in like it's supposed to, next week should be prime.  I'm likely headed offshore every day next week, so if you want to get on a boat, shoot me an email:  john@nycflyfishing.com.  And...  We should still have solid sight-fishing through July.  Like I said, that is some cool stuff.  Give it a try and you'll know what I mean.   Oh, and one more thing.  The fluke fishing has been awesome this year!  Hey, don't knock it till you try it.  Some real bruisers doormats out there.  That's what happens when you bite the bullet and rebuild a fishery. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3:  GOING GOOD

 

Well, it certainly isn't off the hook yet, but indeed it's going good.  We've got fish both inside and outside, and while there have been both good and not-so-good days in the last week, it's still what I'd call solid fishing.  Both the good and the bad news is that every fish is big.  While we don't have that historically consistent schoolie fishery anymore, we've got fish well north of 35".  We're just not catching two dozen a day.  More like a handful.  It's hard to catch anything sub-keeper size!  But let's not get into that here.  In other news Capt. Danny is coming online with the skiff next week.  Ping me if you want to get out.  john@nycflyfishing.com

 

 

 

APRIL 24:  FINALLY!

 

Darn it was a long winter.  But it finally appears to be over.  A lot of really cold and really bad weather this year set us back a few weeks, or at least a few weeks compared to prior seasons.  This spring is actually a little closer to "normal" where as last year and the prior two were early.  Regardless, I'm happy to report that things are up and running again.  The striper fishing is solid right now.  Every day, as the water warms, we see more and larger fish.  Judging by what I've seen thus far, this should be a good year.  Right now everything is a little deep, but we're getting both quantity and quality.  I expect these fish will move up into the flats pretty soon.  And there are a ton of bunker around.  More fish will likely be on their tails.  We do have available dates and we can likely get you out whenever you want.  In fact, I just had a cancelation for this Sat and the weather looks pretty good.  Shoot me an email if you want to go:  john@nycflyfishing.com.