2011-01-21 / Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

By Captain Vinnie Calabro


Pretty soon for fishing. April is not that far off. Pretty soon for fishing. April is not that far off. Montauk continues to showcase their annual winter codfish run, with most anglers limiting out. The codfish seem to be somewhat smaller than past seasons; that could change as the run continues. Most days anglers get their limit jigging with fish averaging less than ten pounds. It is advisable to call; usually the boats are railed, that being the byproduct of cabin fever. Montauk as well as Rhode Island has a fleet pursuing the cod so whichever works for you I don’t think you can go wrong.

Changing latitudes for a moment I spoke with “Tony the Hawk” down in Florida. They, too, had some funky weather but once things settle down it looks like they’ll be in for some good fishing.

This week they managed a few trips and mixed with the usual variety of bottom fish jacks, snappers and such they’ve been getting some decent kingfish. Hopefully the winds will quell and Biscayne Bay will begin to produce tarpon along such hot spots as Haulover cut and the many bridges among the intercoastal waterways. That about wraps it up hopefully we’ll get some decent weather after this moon.

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