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Old 10-11-2019, 07:06 AM
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Anyone else have a very below average year at this spot in NY/CT? Piles of short bass this year.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:11 AM
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not just there... this year i fished from the ny bite to cc bay (ptown side and canal side) and it was a much slower (and smaller average size fish).
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:37 AM
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Seems like nothing showed up this year. All small blues and a few bass.
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:34 PM
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Block was where it was at
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:59 PM
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Block was where it was at
Kept hearing that, just never got to make the run. Thereís always next year.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:58 PM
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It sucks the only place for fairly consistent fishing is that far, would be nice to see some local cows again.
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4 persons reported in the water at race point Sunday, vessel submerged. Any more info?
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:45 AM
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4 persons reported in the water at race point Sunday, vessel submerged. Any more info?
I heard that coming over the VHF when we were at the gas dock. Sounded like one boat was able to rescue three and the fourth was picked up by another boat out there. The boat was requesting an ambulance for one of there people on-board. Interested to know how they ended up in the drink.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:00 AM
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Not being the most plugged into the ever secretive world of striped bass fishing.... the only place I had heard of good sized bass on a consistent basis all summer was Block. I caught a ton of shorts but not many keepers this year....

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Old 10-15-2019, 10:10 AM
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Best trip was my second time ever to Race ( just got a new boat this year capable) in July, spent 2 hrs just before high tide and pulled several bass over the side biggest ones at #40. Been back 4 times since and nothing of any size if anything at all.
went yesterday just before and during high and didn't get shit.
There were schoolie bass just outside Niantic bay all morning, easy and fun.
limited out on BSB later in day.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ct Contender View Post
I heard that coming over the VHF when we were at the gas dock. Sounded like one boat was able to rescue three and the fourth was picked up by another boat out there. The boat was requesting an ambulance for one of there people on-board. Interested to know how they ended up in the drink.
I was fishing the Race Rock Light Sunday when we heard the call on the radio of the capsized boat with four people in the water. The crew of a cabin cruiser/catamaran radioed the Coast Guard and were attempting to assist. One of the guys on my boat spotted this about a half a mile behind us. We pulled anchor and raced over to help. A couple of the victims were struggling to get aboard the stern of the cat. We swung around and threw a line to the last of the four. He was exhausted and probably in shock. We dragged him up and onto the boat and got on the radio with the Coast Guard RIB that was headed to the area. We set the guy on the deck of my boat and wrapped him in towels. He didn't say much and coughed up a bit of seawater. A couple of guys who were spear fishing from a blue Contender near us jumped aboard to help (there are some good people out there). They gave us more towels and helped transfer the guy over to the CG boat when it arrived. I heard that the individual was transferred to the hospital. I hope that he is OK. Thanks to the catamaran that was first to get there and get on the radio. Thanks to the guys on the Contender for helping us. Thanks to Coast Guard New London for getting there so quickly. If anybody hears more info about this guy or the other three victims please let me know. I'd feel better knowing they all went home to their families/lives with nothing more than a scary story to tell.
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What type of PFD did they have on? The water/air temps is not that cold with several swimmers playing off Watch Hill Sunday.
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What type of PFD did they have on? The water/air temps is not that cold with several swimmers playing off Watch Hill Sunday.
Nobody was wearing PFDís.
The water temp was around 60 degrees.
I donít know how long they were in the water.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:22 PM
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Your monitoring of VHF communications and quick response likely saved this guy's life. Hats off to you and your crew.
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A salute out to you Berto. Thanks for being a mariner. We take care of each other has always been the code of the sea. Thanks for being there!!

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Old 10-15-2019, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Berto13 View Post
I was fishing the Race Rock Light Sunday when we heard the call on the radio of the capsized boat with four people in the water. The crew of a cabin cruiser/catamaran radioed the Coast Guard and were attempting to assist. One of the guys on my boat spotted this about a half a mile behind us. We pulled anchor and raced over to help. A couple of the victims were struggling to get aboard the stern of the cat. We swung around and threw a line to the last of the four. He was exhausted and probably in shock. We dragged him up and onto the boat and got on the radio with the Coast Guard RIB that was headed to the area. We set the guy on the deck of my boat and wrapped him in towels. He didn't say much and coughed up a bit of seawater. A couple of guys who were spear fishing from a blue Contender near us jumped aboard to help (there are some good people out there). They gave us more towels and helped transfer the guy over to the CG boat when it arrived. I heard that the individual was transferred to the hospital. I hope that he is OK. Thanks to the catamaran that was first to get there and get on the radio. Thanks to the guys on the Contender for helping us. Thanks to Coast Guard New London for getting there so quickly. If anybody hears more info about this guy or the other three victims please let me know. I'd feel better knowing they all went home to their families/lives with nothing more than a scary story to tell.
Glad to hear you guys were out there and able to help. Any idea what happened it was pretty calm Sunday? I have seen some ridiculously small boats out there this year though.
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Very fortunate you and others were near by. Just can’t understand not wearing PFD s. I’d also be interested to know what happened and type of boat.
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Glad to hear you guys were out there and able to help. Any idea what happened it was pretty calm Sunday? I have seen some ridiculously small boats out there this year though.

It was extremely calm....

.....but not calm in the rips.

Full moon tides made the rips especially rough. Those guys capsized at what I believe to be the peak current. Itís easy to see how anybody could have had trouble in the rips especially when compared to the extreme calm elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Berto13 View Post



It was extremely calm....

.....but not calm in the rips.

Full moon tides made the rips especially rough. Those guys capsized at what I believe to be the peak current. Itís easy to see how anybody could have had trouble in the rips especially when compared to the extreme calm elsewhere.
Ahhh that makes a bit more sense when I heard the call over the radio it sounded like it happened further from the rip.
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Thank you Berto for what you and your crew did. It's great to know that great guys like you are out there looking out for others' welfare.
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