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LOOKING FOR THE MOTHERLODE OF COD

Posted By Fred Golofaro, February 12, 2018
LOOKING FOR THE MOTHERLODE OF COD
The Island Current sailing out of Rhode Island for the winter, put together a nice catch of cod on Friday.

Unfortunately, those two good days of codfish action at Block Island dating back to the previous weekend did not carry over to this past week. The few fishable days on the grounds produced poor results through Saturday as skippers scoured the area in search of the main body of fish. Sunday was unfishable due to heavy southwest winds. The story was similar to the west, where just a handful of small cod and ling were picked from the Mudhole area. Despite the poor reports, it is worth noting that Friday saw a decent catch of cod south of Moriches, and also well southeast of Block Island by the Island Current out of Rhode Island. Herring reports were limited to the far west end of the Island, from Canarsie, Coney Island and 59th Street piers, where the action has been sporadic. White Perch are getting little attention but we had confirmed reports of the striper’s cousin from the Connetquot River and behind Taco Bell in West Babylon. The one sure bet these days seems to be the trout fishing in Connetquot River State Park Preserve. There has been a lot of interest in the upcoming spring blackfish season which will run from April 1 to April 30 on both shores of the Island. A 16-inch size limit and two fish bag will be in play.


If this weekend’s weather is not cut out for fishing, there’s the New York Sportfishing Federation’s Forum & Auction at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The auction begins at 2:30 on Sunday, with lots of great items up for bid including a trip to Tanaku Lodge in Alaska.
 

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Ken Hejducek - 9 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY We are now taking bookings for the 2018 season! Prime spots are going fast so call us today to book your dates! All inshore and offshore adventures for spring, summer and fall 2018. Visit our website at for more details or call Captain Ken at 516-641-2138.


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