2010-05-21 / Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

By Captain Vinnie Calabro

Wow, there is some kind of bass run here in Jamaica Bay. It’s kind of like the good old days.

On Saturday evening, Trevor and his son Mike were on the charter boat Karen Ann and the father and son duo did their thing. Trevor caught his first bass ever and he did it in style, 54 pounds on the scale.

That morning Xavier and the sports mans club from Connecticut had their annual Jamaica Bay outing and they also had a great bass catch despite the winds and funky weather. Along with the jumbo bass, bluefish are also around, nice gators at that, too. The fish are hard on the bunker schools so scoot around the bay find them and chances are you’ll be into some good fish. Fluke also popped up much to the delight of the local sinker bouncer; so for the moment Jamaica Bay has it all.

Up front in the ocean fishing is also great. Bass from the jetty east to south are showing up under the birds. Jig boats out of the bay the Flamingo and Brooklyn have been doing a job on them.

The fleet over the weekend was pretty big better than one hundred boats spread out from Breezy Point east toward the Rockaway reef. This cool weather will hopefully keep the fish inshore for a while. So here we are mid May and we’re into fish like we haven’t seen in years. There is crossover to the north shore and their on a bite also with stripers in the Harbors Hempstead, Little Neck and Manhasset, all on the schools of baitfish as anglers pursue them.

Well don’t wait, grab your rod. Get off that couch and go catch a few.

Until the next tide… Capt. Vinnie visit the website www.karnanncharters.com

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