2012-03-23 / Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From TheWheelhouse

By Captain Vinnie Calabro

That’s what they look like! That’s what they look like! Jamaica Bay saw some increases in bait movement this past week. Bunker schools are more prevalent and Inwood Park is home for the moment to the perennial arrival of surfcasters who invade the area every spring.

These reports coming first hand from Mr. Ferrara who is my “spy” cruising the boatyards and various shore points from Woodmere Bay to Rockaway. Herring seem to be balled up in the Back Bay so it might be worth a peak to investigate in and around Doxie’s Pond, a usual early haunt of early bass.

The North Channel Bridge and adjacent shorelines are also beginning to see some fishermen wetting a line. So it looks like the stage is set.

Meanwhile bait movement continues to build along the ocean and Jersey is already reporting some fish, fish by the way referring to striped bass. Offshore buffs are getting their fill of ling, cod and mackerel.

Some interesting developments as the season starts to unfold.

Along Little Neck Bay I spoke with my good friend Alex; he and his boys are also seeing their share of bait and schoolie bass so that’s right on cue also. I’m just about ready to hit the bay myself, first trip being in the morning. Until the next tide …

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