2010-11-12 / Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

By Captain Vinnie Calabro

Fishing continued to be good this past week when conditions allowed boats to get their licks in. Seems like this fall is plagued with some heavy duty winds almost weekly, or whenever I want to fish. Blackfish have been the most consistent fishery for the moment. That should only continue as sea temperatures drop and the weather holds. In general depths of 50 feet or less have been fairly productive and on any given day there is usually a fleet in the usual blackfish spots, that being the Rockaway reef and reefs south of Sandy Hook. Keep in mind the season openings and limits for New Jersey if you’re in that neighborhood so to speak.

Striped bass still doing their thing albeit a little to the east. Jones Inlet and Fire Island have had some stellar fishing, hopefully that body of fish will move down toward us. Jamaica Bay has also had some life, some scattered birds working schools of bass from Kingsborough to the Gil Hodges bridge. Wednesday evening Bob, his dad and son had some quality bass fishing aboard the Karen Ann out of Jamaica Bay, fish to 25 pounds drifting live eels in the channel.

Tuna also made their presence known as they could be seen crashing on the surface from Ambrose Ridge to Belmar, the BA buoy seemed to have been the spot for the latter part of the week.

I’ll be running out there when weather permits so I’ll keep you updated on that front. Well until the next tide …

Contact Captain Vinnie at 516-728-6952 or visit his website www.karenanncharters.com

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