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: keeper in nyc

04-26-2004, 10:32 PM
roosevelt island- right under the bridge. 10pm saturday night (my wife LOVES saturday nights).

15' Hexagraph throwing big lumpy casts and drifting flatwings and clousers. Got around 15-20 1-5lbers and then, whammo. not the fighter that me last keeper was, but the tide was coming in and she must have been broadside to a fast current. once out the current, she flopped and took short spurts and then I hand lined her up the 10' sea wall (thank you 25lb tippet). a speedy release in an inlet of sort.

SO- never got a keeper this early in 8 years of fishing the nyc bight. anyone else seeing good signs?

04-27-2004, 04:53 AM
Congrats! Can't wait till they make it up into our area. I got the boat ready and waiting for their arrival. Have a great season!

04-27-2004, 05:13 AM
Stand by for a PM...

04-27-2004, 05:34 AM
Well, A-ROD may not be a keeper, but at least the stripers in NY are! :)

04-27-2004, 07:47 AM
Excellent Joe!

Sounds like I better plan an evening in Manhattan :smokin:

04-27-2004, 07:59 AM
Brooklyn angler,
Am I to assuem from your description that you were flycasting from the seawall? On the Brooklyn side? That is really cool.

04-27-2004, 05:24 PM
brooklynangler congrats on that fish. You should try fishing ASTORIA PARK on the Queens side of the Triboro Bridge. Lot's of fish there at this time of year but you will need korkers cause the rocks are slimy but at least you won't have to pull the fish over a sea wall like you have to do at Roosevelt Island.

04-28-2004, 08:43 PM
The Brookyln side- facing costco. The otherside was very productive last season... crashing of baitfish and the whole nine. Pods of blues, eels, MADNESS!!!

Not the most glorious flycasting environs ever, but with a long rod, you can really do a lot.

Thanks and good luck to you all and please be careful there- walking on the seawall rocks caused me a broken ulna 2 years ago. Corkers are a MUST...or do as I do and just don't walk there anymore.