Fishing is pretty much about what you expect at this time of year. Striped bass fishing is very good. The size of the fish
are down a bit from what was being caught a week or so back, but most are still 12 -15 pounds. And, there are too many
bluefish around. This will probably continue to be the case for another two or three weeks. The falsies are gone.
Bottom fishing for blackfish is very good, with most boats that are fishing for them are running over to Fishers Island.
That works out well with the weather too, since we get so much northerly breeze this time of year and the fishing is in the
lee of the island. Seabass are over at Block Island, and the blackfishing there will probably get started in another two
weeks or so. Porgies are done, except for the VIKING, which has a set-aside. That means they gave the government $$$
to buy a certain amount of porgies all for themselves, and they can keep fishing for them until that quota is used up.
They have to report how many fish they catch on each trip, and somehow the amount of fish they bought will most
probably last until the porgies are gone.
The surfcaster are having a fine fall, as evidenced by the standings in the Local’s contest. They are as follows;
1st Place: Willy Young - 52.12 lbs
2nd Place: Mark Foschi - 42.38 lbs
3rd Place: Gary “Toad”Stephens - 38.70 lbs