2013-10-25 / Sports

The Fishing Report

The report comes courtesy of Matt Whalen


A crowd gathers to get fresh green crabs and fresh fiddler crabs used for blackfish bait at Big Ron’s Bait and Tackle in Howard Beach. Photo by C. Whalen A crowd gathers to get fresh green crabs and fresh fiddler crabs used for blackfish bait at Big Ron’s Bait and Tackle in Howard Beach. Photo by C. Whalen Jamaica Bay

Big Ron’s bait and tackle on Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach reports that Captain Mike ran into a bluefish bonanza last week on one of his trips. The bluefish were in the 8 lb. and larger range, with LOTS of crazy bluefish action keeping anglers aboard happy. Striped bass are being taken on both the inside and outside of the bay. Ron said that the porgies are still active, and that the bridges are still providing fish for the frying pan. Blackfish are here and are getting larger and more active every day.

This week’s predicted overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop into the high 30’s at least one night this week. This should lower the local water temperatures enough to signal the fish to feed and give a nice kick off to the fall run, let’s hope that the stripers get more active. Rockaway

Tom’s Wave Service Station in Rockaway Park states that there have been no reports of any striped bass action along the beaches. Tom said that everybody has shifted over to catching blackfish, and that the conditions have not changed much since last week.

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