Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
tommat

Looking for someone to split a fly rod boat charter in CT and Long Island

Rate this topic

13 posts in this topic

geez Tom.... with the thread (ie WAR) you started in the fall last year.... I'da thought you'd never want to come back to CT ever again???!!!? wait- that was in Rhody though..... OK, never mind.

 

 

 

LK- contact me iwhen it warms up a little more- and I'll try to get you out. maybe even Filger can join us.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had nothing to do with the State, only the Captain. I have already booked a worm hatch trip with another R.I. Captain, who was not scared away, and I did ask him..:D

 

I also have my Jersey BIG bass trip booked, along with my Cape trip with Tony Stetzko..Working on a June L.I. sound sand eel trip or an earlier Housy herring one..

 

It does appear that no one wants to fish with me though...:p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sand eels are really better on the LI side ('round Mt Sinai)..... the herring run on the other hand.... now yer talkin!!

 

we'll see how the Spring shapes up...... but I'll keep you in mind

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I suggest doing Sand Eels on Long island's Northshore as well as Housatonic herring with Captain Ian Devlin. That's who I'll be doing that with.

 

Got another suggestion. Give Captain Joe LeClair an e mail and book him up in Massachusetts for big stripers whenever he tells you (when exactly) they'll be around.

 

I like Tony Stezco. He will haunt Nauset Beach after he's done with this earth. He already does! Everytime I'm up there fishing at night he, without fail, comes out of the mist and dark and greets me.

 

Have A Great Fishing Year,

Mark

 

I hope I have one in store.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommat View Post

 

Had nothing to do with the State, only the Captain. I have already booked a worm hatch trip with another R.I. Captain, who was not scared away, and I did ask him..:D

 

I also have my Jersey BIG bass trip booked, along with my Cape trip with Tony Stetzko..Working on a June L.I. sound sand eel trip or an earlier Housy herring one..

 

It does appear that no one wants to fish with me though...:p

 

Just curious, I'm assuming you mean cinder worms? How do you book a Worm Hatch trip this far in advance?  In the 20 years I've been S/W F/F, i've had to hit it by pure luck or when I get a call, jump in the truck and drive 2 hours to the hatch?  Its been a few years since I fished a worm hatch so maybe they got a bit more predictable. Just curious.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No BS, I have been fishing with Tony a long time now..it's always a joy weather we can 1 fish or 50. He also always takes me to 1 or 2 secret spots, that I don't even tell my family about..:D

 

NYsalty.. Some people fish the worm hatches strictly based on moon phase. My captain bases his fishing on time of year along with water temperatures. A cold spell or rainy period certainly shuts things down. It's a crap shoot to book this far in advance , but I will hope for the best .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Just curious, I'm assuming you mean cinder worms? How do you book a Worm Hatch trip this far in advance?  In the 20 years I've been S/W F/F, i've had to hit it by pure luck or when I get a call, jump in the truck and drive 2 hours to the hatch?  Its been a few years since I fished a worm hatch so maybe they got a bit more predictable. Just curious.

 

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like the hatches are much less predictable in the last decade or so. It used to be, you could pencil in a moon tide in June or July ( with new moons better), and hit a cinder worm hatch. Anybody who's had the privelege of fishing with Capt. Bob Robl can attest to this. You may not see a full blown hatch with fish everywhere, but you could count on the fish. Last few years for me, the hatch has been unpredictable at best, or non existent at worst.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For Cinders,

 

Yeah, the swarms used to be more predictible.

 

If you want to bet though. Fish the night before the full moon, the night of the full moon, and the night after, and the night of the new moon, and the night after that.

In various places now, swarming is better coming into the moon or going out of it, but not directly on it. Check with people who fish it in the area you want to fish.

 

Where I fish though, my first sentence holds up pretty well. I'll stick with it for consistency.

 

Personal research (checking other scientific research found by my friend Jay Bobowitz, who became "cinder crazy" 23 years ago, and studied this like a mad scientist) found that the Cinder Worms could swarm on ANY night of their cycle after they started swarming for the season. So, once they started you could find them on any night regardless of moon phase. (and I did) But swarms were most prolific (and occured most) around the full and new moons, and surprizing for me at the time, on the quarter moon. Essentially, they were most active when the rest of the eco system was most active as well. Worms swarmed a lot more back then. I wrote a lot of this info in Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine and in Fly Tyer in the 90's.

 

All My Best,

Mark Sedotti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.