Striped Bass, Bluefish and Fluke Fishing Reports for the 2010 Fishing Season in the Fire Island Area
Headed out this morning at 9am for the grand finale of this year. Radio station had the wind chill in the 20's as it was HOWLING northwest. Water temps were down in the low 40s.
Arrived at the marina at 4:30am on Monday. Temperature was 28 chilly degrees. Loaded up the boat and crunched through the skim ice out of the slip. Ran out Fire Island Inlet to the east and was on location south of Watch Hill by 5:15am
Headed out Fire Island Inlet at 5am on Sunday. Chilly 38 degrees but thankfully the wind was down until it got light. Headed down the beach east of the inlet, stopping south of Barrett Beach on the Fire Island National Seashore and waited for it to get light,
I had a few hours to kill last night so headed to the boat. Hit the Fire Island inlet around 3:30pm. Beautiful conditions, slightly overcast, light east wind blowing against the flooding tide.
We broke the Fire Island Inlet at 1pm Saturday (11/13/10) and headed east. We fished several spots along the way in 50-60ft of water
The Riverview Striper Contest is the granddaddy of all the striped bass contests on Long Island. Just about ALL the best striper fisherman on the Island's south shore fish this thing.