I had two fish in the teens pretty quickly but then only small fish grabbing the bait and running it off before realizing they couldn't swallow it and dropping it. As the current slowed I headed outside and found birds diving with schoolie to just legal size stripers blitzing bait
However, another dredging operation kicked off just this past week that is pumping sand from the State Boat Channel across the bay onto the beach front at Moses park. The dredge itself is working the shoal area of the State Channel just to the West of the drawbridge
My last stop was the Babylon Overlook beach which was the closest I could get to the area the dredge itself was currently working. On this day the dredge was on the south side of the inlet up behind Democrat Pt.
The third breach was in an area of the Fire Island National Seashore called the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dunes Wilderness area and fell under the National Park Service jurisdiction. The stretch where this breach is located is ironically called Old Inlet due to the fact it was actually a navigable inlet many, many years ago.
The original video has recieved a positive response, however, there were some questions and/or concerns that some folks had regarding the knot, the most popular being that it did not work at all with SeaGuar fluorocarbon leader material. This struck me as strange and was the first I had heard of such a thing.
As we approach the start of 2012 I wanted to take a bit of time to review how the fishing season went down on the waters of the Great South Bay and Fire Island Inlet during the 2011 season.