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I went out on The Rosie today. We left the dock at 1:30am. At least one other barner, Bald Eagel, was on the boat. The boat was a little more crowded than usual (24 paying fares, as opposed to the usual max of 20 fares).

We anchored up and started fishing around 4:15am. The bite took a little while to develop. Between 5:30am and 6:45am, 90% of the boat's fish were caught.

IMO,, it was OK fishing, but not great. I ended the day with 7 keepers. Some had limits, some had about the same amount as me, and others had less.
Just about every fish was caught on clams (and not jigs). Also, some of the fish were of a decent size, but nothing really large.

We stopped fishing at 11am and headed back in. The seas layed down nicely late in the am.

I hope to get out one more time before the Cod leave the RI area.

Peter
 

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YOU DID BETTER THEN I DID ON FRI NIGHTS TRIP OUT OF BELMAR. 1 SHORT THE WHOLE DAY (27 HR TRIP). CAPT WORKED HIS *** OFF TRYING TO GET US FISH BUT THE SOB COD JUST TURNED UP THEIR NOSE AT ANYTHING PUT IN FRONT OF THEM.:eek: STILL LOVE THE GAME:thumbsup:
 

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I spoke to several of the Montauk captains over this past weekend and this is what I picked up:

  1. Some commercial boats have been fishing the same waters and have been spanking the cod pretty good. Case in point. Some other Barners and I fished the Viking Starship last Thursday and crushed the Cod. The next day the Sstarship went back to the same spot. There was already a commercial guy working the waters and the Viking caught just 50 keepers for the boat (whereas the day before at least 700 keepers were caught).
  2. The rec boats were out there in force this past weekend and the remaining known biomass seems to be limited in size. This is the main reason why the Rosie sailed yesterday (to be the first boat on ths fish). The Rrosie's strategy worked until about 6:30am, when the rest of the fleet arrived.
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One final important point. There still stands the chance that Montauk will receive one final large biomass of cod. This happened last year and they were the larget fish caught. The Montauk commercial guys are saying that due to the cold weather the fish are running a little behind last year's schedule.

Last year the big fish arrived in mid-Feb, and most of the Cod were gone by March 14.

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Congrats Peter. Looking outside this AM, I was jealous of you!-TunaVet
Andy,I have set up the next trip for Sunday, March 7. I know that you don't work on Sundays. Stop being jealous, and start fishing. We have room for you. Time to get your picture back up on noreast.com.

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I believe as well that the full moon drives the Cod's departure. I know for a fact that the Cod last year left around March 14, which coincided with the last full moon.

Here is the moon phase chart for this March.







The question then becomes is it the full moon for March 2 or the one at the end of March that ends the fishing? From what I have been hearing, as well as hoping, it will be the full moon at the end of March.

Either way, we should know soon enough.

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Wishful thinking

Andy,I have set up the next trip for Sunday, March 7. I know that you don't work on Sundays. Stop being jealous, and start fishing. We have room for you. Time to get your picture back up on noreast.com.

Peter
Peter,

That sounds like a good idea, but it is too late to cancel my trip to Panama for 6 days of fishing in the sweltering heat while you're freezing your asses off! :fighting: Just like when I was on the cover of Noreast.com....you will be jealous of me!!! :razz:

Either way, thanks for thinking of me.

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Peter, I showed up to Montauk and seen you guys pulling out already. I think you guys did the best of the fleet. I was on the MP6, we were off your starboard side in the morning watching you guys pull in fish while we waited for the bite. We wound up with only a pick going on. I managed 3 keepers and had 8 throwbacks (the smallest fish I seen there this year) We picked up anchor a little after you guys did and went searching around and never found it.
 

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Peter,
good fishing,
whats the link to the moon chart,
pretty cool, and would like to have.
Thanks Rich
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some day i will get away to fish with you again before the summer.
 

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Rich,

Here is the URL for the moon phase calendar

http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases_calendar.phtml


Everyone,

Some of us will be making a final trip to Montauk on the SUSIE EII. We will be sailing on Sunday, March 7. There is some available spots on the boat (great captain and mate). It seats up to 12.

The price is $125 pp, plus tip.

If you are interested, just let me know.

Peter
 
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