The skimmer is in the water and the 2013 fishing season is fast approaching. Check back here daily for all of captain Al's fishing reports.
Hunting Reports on the Great South Bay of Long Island
Fishing and Hunting reports from Local Sportsmen around Fire Island and The Great South Bay
Hunting reports from around Long Island and The Great South Bay
The Skimmer has been icon on the Great South Bay since 1978 when Captain Al purchased her brand new. For over 30 Years the 23 Mako has fished inshore and offshore providing life long memories for many anglers. With her hull still strong and a ride soft and dry Captain Al decided to overhaul her instead of moving on to a new boat. Follow the progress all winter long as Captain Al Lorenzetti and friends brings the Skimmer back to new.
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Super Storm Sandy
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We couldn't wait for the warm weather so we were proactive and went south to Matlacha; a quaint fishing and artist community on Florida's south west coast.
There are are many tide prediction apps for the iPhone and Android and believe me I have tried many of them. I now have a current favorite and it's simply called High Tide and it can be found on the Google play store and Apple app store. I like this app for it's speed of finding tidal information for you current location. This app uses your phone's location and finds the closest tidal prediction station without having to go through a search process or scrolling through a map then clicking around. Read More
Excel Sport Fishing Adventure Preparation with Tactical Anglers Products
Capt. Al Lorenzetti of Skimmeroutdoors.com is getting ready for a trip of a lifetime on the long range sportfishing boat the Excel. Crazy Alberto Knie of Tactical Anglers has sent a care package of lures along to field test on the biggest Yellow Fin Tuna in the pacific. Check back daily in the fisherman.com for all the action and to see how these lures perform.
Fishermen staffer on special assignment aboard the long range Sportfishing vessel Excel
Photographer and multimedia producer Tim C. Smith has previous traveled to exotic fishing hot spots including Alaska, Mexico and the Galapagos islands. This assignment will be unique for Tim because for seventeen days he will be out to sea on the long range sportfishing boat the Excel. The Excel is the most technically advanced vessel in the San Diego long range fleet. Tim will take advantage the vessel's satellite internet connection to post daily reports from the deck of the Excel. The anglers on this trip are all from the Northeast including Striped Bass sharpie Capt.Al Lorenzetti of Babylon and John Nappo of Trophy Tackle who's shop specializes in the needs of the long range fisherman. John will bring along the latest line of Penn Reels capable of battling the biggest Yellow Fin tuna found in the Pacific.
The Excel will start its journey on February 1st and fish all the way down to Cabo San Lucas. After a short stay in port the Excel will head north and fish it's way back to her home of San Diego.
Be a part of the adventure by following the daily action on the Fisherman's website or Facebook page.
Babylon Boat Works is back with another restoration project.
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The Largest one day Bass tournament in the north east is back after being canceled due to the devastation of Sandy. The morning started off sloppy with a stubborn east wind that slowly subsided as the day went on. Most of the action was on the outside along the beach on diamond jigs. Curt Selafani aboard the "Blue Crush" had the heaviest Bass. The big Striper fell to a jig off of Sailors Haven and weighed in at 44 3/4 pounds. Chris Hooker on the boat "Spent" had second place with a 35 1/2 pounder caught off Gilgo. The third place fish was caught in the bay by John Willis near the wreck buoy and tipped the scale at 34 1/2 pounds. Check out the link below for the final standings and more images.
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Kismet Inn and White Water winners
Capt. Al on the Fisherman TV
Check out Capt. Al on the new fishing show available to subscribers of the Fisherman TV at Watch Now
Back in September of 2012 a huge Great White was Tagged off the shoreline of Cape Cod by the research team of the OCEARCH. In the short time this shark was tagged so much was learned about the habits of this Great White. Chris Fischer the Expedition Leader Named this Shark Marry Lee after his mother.
New Trophy Tackle Location
Hurricane Sandy was devastating to the south shore of Long Island. The flood waters of the storm damaged the location of Trophy Tackle beyond repair. Rather then give up Trophy Tackle quickly rebuilt their business in a new location on Long Island. This new retail space is over 4000 square feet and may be the largest offshore and inshore outfitter in the north east. The new address is 434 Rutgers Road, West Babylon, New York 11704. Their phone number is still the same 631.274.7042 as well as their website, www.tunafishtackle.com
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