1999-07-17 / Columnists

Ed’s Fishing Station

by Ed Kaufman

I wish I had some good news about the fishing this week-flukes still a long day, even the sea robins slowed down.

Atlantic Beach (Beach 9 street) is loaded with baby sea bass too small to take with an occasional fluke keeper. Not too prosperous, but lots of action.

Beach Channel High School porgies are starting to show, bluefish and striped bass still very slow. The fishermen in the boats reported the west piece, west of Breezy Point, is producing some bass and blues-weather permitting.

The Rockaway reef outside is producing a mixed bag of sea bass and blacks. One of our wreck fishermen, known to me only as Richard, and his dad, reported the blacks on the steamship wrecks and all of the other local wrecks are loaded. Richard said he was able to keep three fish, and threw back 20, because it’s one fish a man.

Richard, who has a 25 foot Aquasport, said all the wrecks that are close by have fish, like the granite in East Rockaway inlet. Its got plenty of fish-enjoy your day, but do the right thing-honor the one fish a man law for blackfish.

The only guaranteed spot I can give the shore fishermen is 133 street and the seawall using clams. Strange, even the bluefish want the clams there.  

For the "reel," most up-to-date fishing news around town, stop by Ed’s Fishing Station or call 474-2191.



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