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Title: How things have changed!!
Post by: njbob49 on January 07, 2018, 07:33:55 PM
I saw this the other day in Al Ristori's blog on the SL website. Really makes you dream of the OLD DAYS of fishing.

"As winds gust to 40 mph with wind chill temperatures in near-record ranges, I was cleaning up the basement today and came across some old magazines detailing better mid-winter times for anglers.

The Jan. 4, 1979 issue of The Long Island Fisherman included some reports from western Long Island party boats fishing the same areas that were also frequented by those from the northern Shore. That included the Dorothy B. from Sheepshead Bay, which now sails out of Atlantic Highlands during the season. They were reporting "Terrific" ling and whiting fishing. "Catches run 50 to 60 fish per angler with 95% of the catch made up of whiting running 1-4 lbs. Ambrose Tower has been producing the lively action." One angler's catch of whiting in those days probably exceeds all of what is now hooked throughout the year on bottom fishing boats.

Then there were the cod. At Freeport, the Capt. Al (now sailing out of Pt. Lookout) reported fishing had been "hot and cold" all week though Wednesday saw between 30 and 40 cod come over the rail with several fish in the 40 lb. class included in the catch. Blue Fin II skipper Sy Karlin fished an offshore wreck on Dec. 16 that produced 18 cod for 19 men with four over 40 pounds and the pool fish of over 50 pounds. A little further east, the Capt. Scotty from Captree was fishing open bottom with only a few "doggies" around to catch over 20 cod from 20--40 lbs. that Wednesday."

Really sad how bad the fishing is today, compared to years ago.  :'(  :'(

Tight Lines,
Bob G  chrz  slt


Title: Re: How things have changed!!
Post by: Kenny on January 07, 2018, 11:57:42 PM
Times have certainly changed ...


Title: Re: How things have changed!!
Post by: fluke - u on January 08, 2018, 08:15:41 AM
 nosmly


Title: Re: How things have changed!!
Post by: Hotrod on January 08, 2018, 07:09:29 PM
 t^


Title: Re: How things have changed!!
Post by: Hunter 2 on January 09, 2018, 09:06:00 AM
 t^


Title: Re: How things have changed!!
Post by: IrishAyes on January 09, 2018, 12:56:23 PM
And it doesn't look like it will be getting any better in the near future. The regulators have been doing this for a lot of years. Things have gotten worse rather than better. Should be a clue to them that what they are doing isn't working and they should try something different. They won't. Same ol', same ol' from them.
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