View Full Version : Took the Run Last Night
03-06-2004, 06:05 PM
The itch finally became unbearable last night. I couldn't scrach the feeling away anymore. With the nice weather we had over the last few days, I could not say no to the temptation of going on the hunt for stripers. It was a warm night with very light wind and no rain suprisingly enough. I was joined by Harbor Nights and Lip Rip'r. We ventured out to Corson's only to find an extreme low tide due to the full moon. We did a quick search for herring only to find no signs of life what so ever. So like a good boxer, we decided to stick and move and go south to the next spot hoping that it show some sign of life. Once again we saw nothing, so we preceeded south. We kept our fingers crossed with high expectations hoping that one of these spots would reveal some sign herring or stripers only to be heart broken each time. We stopped at a marina with some lights shining down on the water. Finally we found a sign. We found some minnows and alot of them! They were very sluggish and relaxed with no signs of fear at all. It wasn't what we were looking for, but at least it was something. Our hunt brought us into Stone Harbor where we shocked by the amount of sand that was piled up on land. We went to 80th street to check out the bulkhead only to find that the whole entire parking lot was covered with a 10ft pile of sand. Stone Harbor has plenty of free sand for anyone who is interested. From there we went down to the free bridge which to my suprise was still under construction. It was still dark I thought that they would at least have the lights hooked up by now since fishing season is starting, to alert boaters of the bridge. Harbor Nights decided that we take a break and stop in to see a friend of his before we take the hunt back north. After a quick visit, I looked at the clock and noticed that the time was 2:15am. Perfect time to go north and explore some favorite spots we all know and love. The tide was coming in, the wind was still light, and no rain has fell as of yet. We arrived at the spot only to find the same results as the rest of the spots we visited. After giving it a good try we decided to head for the barn and call it a night.
With another cold front coming through this week I feel that we are going to have to wait another 2 weeks before the action starts to pick up....I hope that I am wrong, but only time will tell. Good luck to whoever decides to give it a shot the next week or so!...
03-06-2004, 09:55 PM
Looks like you guys did some serious searching last night. Don't worry Grim, I'm sure you'll get on them. It's still early and we're ALL chomping at the bit. We'll get hooked up before long. ;)
03-06-2004, 10:38 PM
Grim great detail and very well written. It didn't happen for ya but it wasn't for a lack of effort, thanks for the report bro.
03-07-2004, 10:09 AM
The new moon should start the action if the temps stay relatively moderate. Another week or so and I think they might start biting.
You know my offer still stands, I'll guide you on the bay side, if you show me the ropes on the ocean side.
Talk to you soon.
03-07-2004, 10:13 AM
Great post Grim... I never miss one of your trips, even if I am not there!
03-07-2004, 10:15 AM
Grim, Nice try, thanks for the detailed report. http://www.p2p-zone.com/underground/images/smilies/2thumbs.gif
Steve N, How come your not out fishin'?? tongue.gif
03-07-2004, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by Capt Lew:
Steve N, How come your not out fishin'?? tongue.gif Lew...I'm asking myself the same question. :D
I'll be out there next weekend if the weather is even remotely nice. Bloodworm Chuck gave it a shot Friday...nada.
[ 03-07-2004, 08:27 AM: Message edited by: snichols ]
03-07-2004, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by snichols:
Bloodworm Chuck gave it a shot Friday...nada. Good old Bloodworm Chuck, he's always out there tryin'. :D
Great to see ya got out! I look forward to many more posts of your excursions. HAPPY DAYS.
03-08-2004, 10:31 AM
thanks for the report. Keep trying.
Talking to some people in the know from SH. They hope to have the sand gone soon(80th st. 1st, 123rd st. last probably). As for the bridge, who knows :confused:
SNichols, I'll shoot you an e-mail later this week. Hope to be down this weekend. Shhhhhh, don't tell Capt. Lew ;) :D
03-13-2004, 02:10 AM
BBunker I know soon I will be like a kid in a candy store with the first tight line of the new year. I just had the itch so bad I had to give it a try. We will have to get together this year for sure!
RodFather tks bud!....I figured if I could just find some herring maybe just maybe a striper would be around in the area as well....hope to see ya one of these nights on the run....will talk to you soon...
snichols you are welcome with me anytime. I still have your number and I will call you after the bite starts. We will have to hook up for the weakies this year. I told Dopic I would take him out blood worming the weakies when it starts. I will let you know.
fmTuna tks bud!...still remember the trip we took together in the nor easter like it was yesterday. I had a blast fishing with you and Craig. I am sure we will get out again this year.
Capt Lew tks for the input. I try to give as much detail as I possibly can.
Ding tks for reply. I hope to post as much as I can on my outtings. I will try and give the long version on a new post and a short detail post in the Cape Atlantic thread.
Mike Grabbe I don't know where they are going to put the sand. I never seen so much sand piled up like that ever before. I think they better light the bridge before someone gets hurt or even killed. It is an accident waiting to happen. It is just a matter of time!
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