2010-05-14 / Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

By Captain Vinnie Calabro

Some big fish are getting caught in Jamaica Bay Some big fish are getting caught in Jamaica Bay Well it looks like we’re getting a decent run of fish here in our own backyard Jamaica Bay. Some big bass and bluefish plus some random weakfish are being caught throughout the bay.

Anglers atop the North Channel Bridge are slinging baits of bunker chunks when they can’t snag them and are being rewarded with some nice fish. Saturday morning aboard the charter boat Karen Ann Pete, Steve and Scott limited out with bass into the mid 20-pound range while on the other boat in the Karen Ann fleet Pat and his guest had fish into the mid 30s.

At the helm were two seasoned captains, Captain Ed Parker and Captain Bob Singer need I say more. Jumbo blues were also in the mix. Bunker schools have been heavy from Mill Basin east to Inwood with some bluefish and bass under them. It is good to see the bay alive and full of fish.

Everywhere you look you can see fishermen along the shores surfcasters wading into the bay casting lures and baits, by the sea wall on the south side along all shore points it’s a fishing frenzy for the moment.

The ocean is equally as good some bass and blues off the Rockaway’s with some fish also off of New Jersey. The big Jersey run has been a hit and miss thing as of this week but that’s ocean fishing, the fish move and you need to be on top of your game.

Finally some consistent fishing, the party boats out of the bay have been sailing nightly working both the ocean and bay pursuing stripers with good results, depending on the winds and sea conditions that effect their approaches.

Day boats that have the fluke quotas have also been getting on the board as well as the daytime bluefish boats. So things are ahead of schedule lets keep our fingers crossed and hope it will last.

Until the next tide … You can call in a report or send a picture to Vinnie@kar enanncharters.com or call for an update 516-728-6952.

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