Tuesday, November 16, 2010

So work was slow and the water was like glass. Easy choice for the day! I packed my stuff and headed to the the 1st island but got stopped in traffic. The most calm day i could imagine and of course i get caught 200yds from the HRBT tunnel. I sit for maybe 5 mins and decided "what hell... why not cast some?" So i get out of the truck, get my rod, cut off the tog rig, and tie on a jighead with a paddle tail gulp. A few people laughed and one guy said "Got another pole?". I was fishing for about 10 mins and hooked either a striper or a speck in the 18-20" range, but it let off when it got to the surface. Another 15-20 mins go by and i hook another fish but this time i got it in! I grabbed my line and hand over hand i pull up a 14"ish flounder! Nothing special on any other circumstance but this is one of my most prized catches so far!

After nearly 2 hours of traffic i got to the first island WAY too late so i only had about an hour and a half to fish before it got too dark for tog. I hooked a good tog that came unbuttoned and caught one small puppy drum then...nothing. Oh well It was worth the flounder!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tautog and a ridiculous paddle.

I don't know why i do the things i do sometimes...Like eat lots of fried food even though i know its bad for me or buy a new "toy" when i know I'm already broke.

According to the forecast it was going to be windy but I thought "They're ALWAYS wrong!" So i went anyways. I ended up paddling into 15 mph+ NE winds (just like the weatherdude said) for over an hour to get to the first island. It got calm while i was fishing (just like the weatherdude said). Then just before I head back the wind spins around and comes right at me blowing 15 from the south (Yes...just like the weatherdude said). It ended up taking over an hour and a half to paddle against the wind and current on the way back.

Its almost like I'm punishing myself on purpose...but in reality I'm just addicted to the thrill of the catch.

...oh yeah i caught 12 Tog ranging from 12''-17" and a Pigfish.