2012-10-26 / Columnists

Rockaway Outdoors/Tales From The Wheelhouse

By Captain Vinnie Calabro

The Karen Ann had a nice haul of fish. The Karen Ann had a nice haul of fish. Finally, the fall run seems to have materialized. Fishing was strong this past week aboard the Jamaica Bay based charter boat, Karen Ann. Anglers had good catches of striped bass and blackfish. Monday morning Captain Ed Parker limited out on bass to the upper twenty pound range, while on our other boat Captain Frank and I also were treated to some excellent bass and toggin.

The bay is alive with schoolie bass with some respectable fish in the mix. Bunker pods are still lingering in the bay and as to be expected pre-migratory fish are putting on the feedbag.

Up front the ocean is the place to be as the sea temps dropped the fish have started to move. From Jones inlet to Debs and through to Breezy the bass are here. So the fishing on all fronts is excellent and should improve with each tide.

Blackfish can be targeted and our coming up in their usual haunts the Rockaway reef and various bridges and wrecks along the way. In the deep offshore to the canyons a decent pick on yellow fin and small Bluefin tuna for those with the budget to burn fuel to chase them. So there it is, until the next tide…

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