Posts Tagged 'kingfish'
At Big Pier 60 in Clearwater, the pier is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bait shop is open, but only eight customers are allowed at one time. A maximum of 105 people are allowed on the pier and social distancing measures are required. Big snook up to 40 inches are still biting, both day and night. Spanish mackerel remain consistent in the mornings and a few tarpon have also been spotted early. […]
Paul Harris remembers driving to the New Jersey shore in a Ford Model A to go fishing with his father. “Back in the 1940s, we’d go to the old Phipps estate for the weekend and fish for kingfish and croakers. Then we’d drive back home to Philadelphia, where the mothers and grandmothers were all waiting for the fish,” says Mr. Harris, 75, who still fishes that 10-mile stretch of shoreline, now known as Island Beach […]
Fishing royalty has finally returned to Montague Island. For the first time this season, consistent numbers of legal-size kingfish are showing up at the iconic island off Narooma, and anglers couldn’t be happier. The fish are about 70 centimetres and, when they’re on, are being caught in large numbers on dead-baits, live-baits, soft plastics and jigs. Charter boats are getting more than a dozen legal fish per drift, which is terrific angling in anyone’s book. […]
In the back seat of his car parked at Jones Beach, a man slept with his arms wrapped around a big striped bass. A few hours earlier, I had seen him at sunrise sitting on the sand, telling passing anglers that he had caught the bass in the middle of the night. What a prize. It must have been 40 pounds. When he dragged it by the gill to his car, the fish left a […]