Jackflag

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  1. Snagged two rays today. Also, is this a shad or alewife, or something else? Thanks.
  2. Thank you, CWitek. I appreciate the insight. Interesting that the town of Hempstead is really sticking with the bull shark identification. The Town Supervisor seems to be confident. I hope they know what they are talking about.
  3. Thanks, CWitek. I’ve been reading about yesterday’s shark sightings in Long Beach and Lido. Multiple articles quote the Town of Hempstead’s Chief Ocean Lifeguard, Mike Romano, as confirming that it was a bull shark. As far as you know, is there a history of bull sharks in the waters around LI? Thanks-your knowledge is very much appreciated.
  4. Happy Holidays to you, too.
  5. Is there a post on how to make the bail manual?
  6. I sincerely was not trying to be political or controversial. I was just looking at a map and thinking about what could happen if flood gates were installed at Throgs Neck.
  7. Perhaps, although flood gates at Throgs Neck could potentially harm her constituents.
  8. He said last time he was at the spot, he had a guy with shorts--hence the burn.
  9. Short story: Three south shore locations; zero blackfish. Long story: First spot was a back bay pier at the last hour of the outgoing tide. Others also thought it had potential as there were plenty of cutoff crab legs on the pier. I spent an hour working various sides of the pier with no luck. Feeling bad about life, I moved to the front to hit the ocean for schoolies. Had a productive few hours around the tide change--feeling marginally better about life, I headed out for my second tog spot. For my second location, I hit a rock wall located on the back side of an inlet. Again, apparently a known spot as there were fisherpeople looking for blackfish. Here I was dealing with a pretty strong incoming current and a 1oz jig. I messed around for an hour or so with no luck. My fellow hunters were also striking out, which oddly made me feel better. With the memory of my earlier schoolies starting to fade, I figured I should try one more spot before becoming completely despondent. The third location is a very well-known spot all seasons, so much so that I was greeted by two DeCon officers upon my arrival. Very nice gentlemen whom we should all support. One even gave me a few additional tog spots to check out. Once rigged up, I spent an hour dealing with a strong current and sticky bottom. After a few lost rigs, I gave my remaining crabs away and headed home. Although discouraging, I will not give up. Armed with the DEC officer's recommendations, I will find another day to skip work and get back at it.
  10. Thanks again. I’ll report back in 24 hours.
  11. Thanks! Shorts are fine, just looking to catch one.
  12. Has anyone had/heard of any success with blackfish from south shore piers? I'm not looking for spots, just general thoughts/experience. I have the day off tomorrow and was thinking of picking up some crabs and hitting some piers. I'll probably focus on the the backside of the shore. Thanks!
  13. Bucket could have saved you!!
  14. I like to use one during the summer when fishing with gulp for fluke. I hate putting the gulp in my bag. The stuff ruins everything it comes into contact with. It’s easy to wash out the bucket.
  15. I don’t blame him/her. It’s pretty rough out there.