I am writing a blog entry on the past weekend happenings during the strong northeast winds. But I don’t think I will post it this week, probably wait for next week. First we are getting ready for STRIPERTHON 2013 on Friday. And two, you got to let some time go by before gathering your thoughts. Yeah, I know the blow its over but it’s hard to believe how many people will chase yesterdays bite. And even harder to believe how many think that fishing Montauk is fishing from Clark’s Cove to the Kings. When Legendary Vito O says “I did the walk” it means he walked and walked and walked. Not that he went to Caswells. And please, enough of this silly ”I was in Montauk and it sucked, I only seen two rats caught”. Montauk SUCKED royally in September and the early indications are that its back to being dismal again after this blow. But during the blow, if you fished the right spots, with nothing but bucktails, you could catch fish till your arms fall off. Or until your bad elbow blew up like a beach ball. I hope and pray that we get a little uptick in fishing because for me personally, this is the worst season I ever had to endure. Coming on the heels of an awful season last year. And catching few fish this weekend did nothing to change my opinion that striped bass stocks are in trouble. Because even with solid bite there should have been more fish in more places.
But I am usually not in the “right” place when I fish Montauk and I’ll explain that in my follow up post. I don’t hang in Kings because that is where I want to fish. I am in Kings because that is where my best photo opportunities are. There is where most people are. Or under the Bluffs on the north side.Simple as that. Without fresh pictures, SJ looks like any tired old fishing mag. And we are not about to let that happen, are we?
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About two weeks ago , after we were done fishing for the night at the Napeague State Park in Montauk, NY we found these East Hampton Baymen pulling the Gill Nets from the beach. They set up shop about 20 feet west of the sign where the state park ends. I don’t believe they are allowed to do this on state property. Anyway, use of gill nets from the beach is supposedly (or I been told) perfectly legal. I don’t agree that it should be, but I always follow the letter of the law and have to accept it. If that is the case, than they are just working for $. Yes, we hate when something we consider so dear becomes just another slab of meat on the shelf of your seafood store, but until we make stripers a gamefish, this is what it is.
I am not sure about the green netting at the end. It’s a much thicker netting than the rest of the net which is thick monofilament. I believe you need to have a certain size “eye opening” in order for smaller fish to swim trough. Material is probably irrelevant too
However, to me the green net looks more like seine than gill net. Anyone with knowledge cares to chime in? Here is the video