NYPA FISHING

Out of State => Outta State Fishing => Topic started by: DeadBird on June 26, 2016, 06:59:42 PM

Title: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on June 26, 2016, 06:59:42 PM
The wife and I got out today in search of dinner. The target was Black Sea Bass, a species which typically hangs around 50-100' on rocky bottoms. We catch them on squid-shaped jigs tipped with squid, big chrome jigs with squid or a hi-lo rig baited with squid strips. They like squid. ::) Or just about anything that swims by small enough to eat, if you look really close this guy has a small white crab in his mouth. These are salt water fish so the tide plays a big part and we usually need 10-12 ounce bank sinkers to get meat to the bottom.

Anyway they are one of the most tasty of the saltwater fish, all white flaky meat. This guy got the oil about an hour ago. A big one is 5 lbs, 6 is a trophy. The picture is of a 3 lber. They have some cool colors which change throughout their lives since they are all born female and change to males as they age. No idea which bathroom they use. The males have a pretty blue color and that silly hump on their heads as you can see in the picture. This is about 3 miles off shore in Long Island Sound, 95 FOW.

(http://i448.PB.com/albums/qq203/Eiderz_photos/20160626_113640.jpg) (http://s448.PB.com/user/Eiderz_photos/media/20160626_113640.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: CowDawg on June 26, 2016, 08:30:35 PM
That's a pretty strange looking fish.

Guess you never know what you'll pull out of the ocean.
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on June 27, 2016, 06:28:15 AM
That's a pretty strange looking fish.

Guess you never know what you'll pull out of the ocean.


They do look a little tropical with the tail tendrils, but the neon blue is really cool.

We only caught about 20 yesterday in a little over an hour. I was out with a couple friends several years ago when we caught doubles (one on each hook of the hi-lo) every drop for an entire six-hour tide. Bait hits bottom simply reel up without waiting for a bite. Easily 500 each, nuts. Ton of fun for kids, as long as they're big enough to reel in 100' of line.
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: chez on June 27, 2016, 06:31:28 AM
GREATV EATING FISH DEADBIRD!!!! 8)
IVE GOTTEN OUT FOR THOSE ON PARTY BOATS,LOTS OF FUN.
BY THE WAY,,YOUR BELLY ISNT AS BIG AS COWDAWGS,,LOL ;)
ITS GREAT TO SEE SOME SALTWATER FISH ON THIS SITE......
KEEP THOSE PICS COMMING.. :)
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on June 27, 2016, 06:41:51 AM
GREATV EATING FISH DEADBIRD!!!! 8)
IVE GOTTEN OUT FOR THOSE ON PARTY BOATS,LOTS OF FUN.
BY THE WAY,,YOUR BELLY ISNT AS BIG AS COWDAWGS,,LOL ;)
ITS GREAT TO SEE SOME SALTWATER FISH ON THIS SITE......
KEEP THOSE PICS COMMING.. :)

Yes, they sure are tasty chez. BTW, I was sucking it in for the photo. LOL!!
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: chez on June 27, 2016, 07:08:42 AM
Lmao,,,,i was at the point,there was no sucking it in left....

Im Only busting on Cowdawg....
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: Spider1 on June 27, 2016, 07:32:31 AM
yeah, we used to catch them on the party boats too. But I was a little kid back then, I hardly remember. Been way too long since I fished the salt. Around 35-40 years.
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: KingPerch on June 27, 2016, 08:14:11 AM
Nice eater Stuart! Good job!
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: perchgypsy on June 27, 2016, 12:11:49 PM
Very neat looking fish,buddy brought me some filets before he called a black fish...same or different?
Was good eatting
Good job on the fish Stuart 👍
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on June 27, 2016, 02:57:48 PM
Very neat looking fish,buddy brought me some filets before he called a black fish...same or different?
Was good eatting
Good job on the fish Stuart 👍

A blackfish is different, the correct name is Tautog. It has meat which is firm, whereas the black sea bass is flaky. Both are excellent table fare. Blackfish can be caught all summer, but the primary season is fall when they move inshore into shallow water. Total bulldogs, I've broken a rod each of the last three years on blackfish trying to keep them out of the rocks.
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: perchgypsy on June 27, 2016, 05:10:44 PM
Thanks for clearing that up...tautog I remember him saying that
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: Spider1 on June 28, 2016, 05:17:49 AM
tautogs are fun to catch. We used to jig for them off the stone jettys on the south shore with busted up clams and bloodworms.
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on June 28, 2016, 06:23:48 AM
tautogs are fun to catch. We used to jig for them off the stone jettys on the south shore with busted up clams and bloodworms.

They're extra tough off a jetty, they shoot right into the rocks. We have the best luck on the tog with a 1/2 green crab.
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: Spider1 on June 28, 2016, 07:15:09 AM
yup. A buddy of mine had a little 12ft dingy we would take out about 20 yards form the jetty at the surface. and drop down. You have to let them swim around with the bait and then set the hook and reel like mad to get them away from the rocks!
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on July 02, 2016, 08:32:42 PM
Lousy picture but you get the idea. Another sea bass bloodbath Thursday afternoon, the small ones are 17" just under 2 lbs, this is a two man limit. In a couple of hours a buddy and I caught around 50, plus assorted "other" fish. I want to post pics of blackfish and black sea bass together but the bait shops don't have green crabs for blackfish bait, and I'm too lazy to trap them.

(http://i448.PB.com/albums/qq203/Eiderz_photos/IMG_20160630_185429666_HDR.jpg) (http://s448.PB.com/user/Eiderz_photos/media/IMG_20160630_185429666_HDR.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: perchgypsy on July 02, 2016, 09:10:49 PM
Nice day on the water stuart 👍,was a beautiful day here in upstate NY
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: FM on July 04, 2016, 07:24:51 AM

I spent day after day for years fished along the Shark River Inlet in Belmar NJ each fall. We used to buy a quart of fiddler crab and use them for the togs. We called them blackfish in jersey. I caught some real bruisers. Great tablefare. The sea bass in the inlet were all small for some reason. Once and a while there would be a good run of porgies too, another great eating fish.
FM
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on July 04, 2016, 08:02:24 AM
I spent day after day for years fished along the Shark River Inlet in Belmar NJ each fall. We used to buy a quart of fiddler crab and use them for the togs. We called them blackfish in jersey. I caught some real bruisers. Great tablefare. The sea bass in the inlet were all small for some reason. Once and a while there would be a good run of porgies too, another great eating fish.
FM

Growing up I only heard the name "blackfish", only learned they were really tautog when I was about college age. Agreed, fiddlers work well for the blackfish as do hermit crabs (really the best bait when pulled from their shell), for some reason none of the bait shops has any crabs for sale.  >:(  We get after the porgies sometimes too, especially with a newbie or child aboard. Because we anchor instead of drift, it's easier for them to manage a rod and catch a bunch of fish. Sandworms are our bait of choice for porgies.
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: KingPerch on July 04, 2016, 08:11:51 AM
Nice mess of fish Stuart! 😎 👍
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: Iceaddict on July 11, 2016, 12:45:24 PM
Very cool Stewart!  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: chez on July 11, 2016, 12:52:14 PM
Great catch DB....
I wish i lived closer to the Sea....
You must have a freezer full of Filetes!!!!!
Great job buddy.
I luv seeing ocean fish.
Keep them comming ;)
Title: Re: Sweet Sunday on the water
Post by: DeadBird on July 11, 2016, 04:20:42 PM
Thanks men, I'll be back after them in a few days. The weather has been kinda screwy for about a week, east wind...ugh...not only no bite, but it makes for nasty seas.