1999-09-04 / Columnists

Ed’s Fishing Station

by Ed Kaufman

Well Labor Day weekend is here-the last big hooray! Fishing hasn’t changed much-the guys tell me blue fish are hard to come by in the bay-so are stripped bass. Snappers and porgies are biting slower than usual summer seasons. Weakfish are practically nonexistent…

With all this bad news, people are still managing to get a mixed bag of porgies, snappers, weakfish, and blackfish. Frank Rios hooked a small blackfish on a 007 jig by the Marine Park bridge. Halfway up, the rod lurched out of his hand. He grabbed it a fought the fish for 30-40 minutes. Frank said it was a tiger shark with rows and rows of teeth. Frank said it seemed to be around 300 pounds. After he had it close to the boat, he broke the line and sent it on its way. Way to go Frank!

Fluke are a little spotty also. My son, Captain Ed, took the Pooka 6 with some of his friends and had 35 fluke for 20 people. Lots of sea robins and short fluke. His girlfriend Jackie was the appointed mate for the day. The people said she can really wheel a mean fluke net. It was a great day for all and everybody had a nice time.

Catch the most up-to-date fishing news around Rockaway….stop by Ed’s Fishing Station or call 474-2191.


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