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Old 03-30-2017, 06:24 AM   #1
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Default 2017 Inshore: Jones, Fire Island an Moriches fishing reports

I figured it was time to get this thread started. A lot of good information was shared last year. After a few health issue I decided not to pay attention to all the haters on the internet. We can use this thread just for inshore species. We can start an offshore thread once we get a little closer to pelagic time. I want to wish every a safe and productive year.

My boat gets splashed next week. How about you?

If you are bored or perhaps new to fishing, pick up the April issue of Sport Fishing Magazine. I wrote a feature article on weakfish in our area.

Yes that was a plug..get over it.

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Old 03-30-2017, 10:11 AM   #2
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I was waiting for this.. LOL...
Boat goes in on Thursday...!! All set and ready to roll...
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Boat splashes next week
A little work to do then on the prowl for stripers
Thanks for starting this thread even though I'm a little west of you
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:45 AM   #4
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What's up Gentlemen- they are prepping my boat for bottom paint today- they expect to paint it tomorrow (its inside a building).

My little Whaler is in my driveway, detailed, gassed up and ready to go!

Been doing some casting from shore and local docks. Schoolies are around. Looking forward to a great season.

Going to try some saltwater fly fishing this season- been practicing my casting and gathering flies too
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First time boat owner here. Boat is going in on the 20th in Moriches area.
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:36 PM   #6
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Boat splashes next week
A little work to do then on the prowl for stripers
Thanks for starting this thread even though I'm a little west of you
This was a great thread last year. Splashing next week.

Im a little west as well, jones/debs mostly, but hopefully can share some tips and reports throughout the season for those in the area.

Had little luck with spring run stripers last season, hopefully can drown that skunk this year.
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This was a great thread last year. Splashing next week.

Im a little west as well, jones/debs mostly, but hopefully can share some tips and reports throughout the season for those in the area.

Had little luck with spring run stripers last season, hopefully can drown that skunk this year.
Will do
I'm out of Debs and hope to start hitting Raritan towards the end of April
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Yup.go time soon end April as some housekeeping needs doing on upcoming 18th season on this hull.right around when those green blues hit the inlet. This was a very helpful thread and hope to contribute a little more hopefully this season.
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Had the yard do the water pumps and thermostats today.going to start cleaning and waxing next week.maybe 10 days to launch.this thread was great last year.everybody be safe this year and remember fishing is not life and death it's much more important than that.
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:32 AM   #11
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I better get busy...you guys are ahead of me. Don't want you guys to catch all the fish.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:47 PM   #12
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I'm itching to get out there
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:25 PM   #13
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anyone know what happened with paul from great kills bait and tackle , last year he had a bout with cancer , his shops still closed ,,,, Im hoping he's ok
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Followed last year look forward to contributing this year. Great thread!
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Oh man you guys are way ahead of me! Shrinkwrap comes off tomorrow! Captain Kirk will you autograph my copy?! LOL. All kidding aside I look forward to reading your article and glad you're feeling better. See you guys out there.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:28 AM   #16
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I'm in! I picked the boat up yesterday in Homans Creek. Very short run to my canal but, it felt wonderful. Going to spend the day organizing some gear. My first bass last year was caught on 4/22. Then if you recall we had 8 straight days of the sun not making an appearance. Next week looks like we can really start to see water temps rise.
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Fished the 50-100' bottom drops out of Debs on Sunday, no life whatsoever.... Water temp 39 degrees....water was warmer in February.
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Boat is getting some warranty work done at the dealer ...but..they're still waiting for a part to be fabricated from the manufacturer.....grrrrrrrr. Cant wait to get rolling this year !
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Took a quick ride today, maybe 10 minutes a quick loop and back. So great to be on the water
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This was a Great thread last season, lets all have some good boating and fishing this season. Splashing next week, ready now, going to be nice Monday/Tuesday
Boy does my canal need a dredge
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