2012-07-13 / Sports

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

By Captain Vinnie Calabro

Well the dog days of summer are upon us. For fishermen hot days mean water temperatures on the rise which could spell the end for bass fishermen. Sounds good in theory but someone didn’t tell the fish; seems like down the beach off of Rockaway pods of bunker are being harassed by cow bass and thresher sharks.

If you are lucky to be down that way at dawn it’s a whole new world, bass erupting, the sickle like tales of thresher sharks slicing through the water and bunker swimming for their lives. The fish are big, many in the upper forty pound class so it’s worth the ride. Tony “The Hawk” nailed a forty-seven pounder on Sunday.

Fluke you know summer flounder well, they definitely have had a resurgence as both bay and ocean have been yielding some real nice fish. On the Jamaica Bay charter boat Karen Ann, Captain Ed Parker did a nice job Sunday with keeper fluke and some respectable bass. While probing his usual haunts some porgies were in the mix, too.

So it seems that for the moment the fishing has survived the heat wave, until the next tide …

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