25 boats with 83 anglers competed in the Marine Max Bass and Fluke Tournament. First Place striped bass went to Larry Rooney of Merrick with a 13.8 pound bass. The 1st place fluke was awarded to Tom Morse of Lindenhurst with his 6 pound catch. Suffolk Marine Angler Bobby Highland of Bay shore took the bluefish Calcutta with a 13.4 pound chopper. Anglers George Yurcak, Carl Vik and Ray Bartlett also represented Suffolk Marine Anglers well, taking 2nd place in the Bass category.
Finally first keepers of the year
Location: you know the spot
Fishing Report : Well gave it another run figuring some bass had to move in and I was right. Three fish to 18 pounds. all on last of incoming and you all know the spot.. Finally.. It's been a long week and a half waiting for these bad boys to turn on. Week and a half later than my first one last year. Have plenty of bait with you, you will need it. First mate with his keeper.
Hey all you offshore fishermen, did you ever wish you would need less rods to accomodate both trolling and chunking situations? There is now an answer to the problem, a push button convertible rod butt that is bullet proof and extremely well thought out. It is made from a solid billet of aluminum and extremely strong and easy to convert with a single push button. I handled one and checked out its function at Trophy Tackle. They just built a bunch of custom rods for a customer and two of them untilzed this new butt. They are a must for any serious offshore fisherman and will allow you to fish both ways with fewer rods and reels. Check them out at Trophy Tackle.
Captain Al Lorenzetti
Circle Hooks for Shark Fishing
Capt. John Nappo of Trophy Tackle talks about the New York State law that requires circle hooks when fishing for sharks. John also explains the science of circle hooks and how they work.
Back Bay Fluking
Went out early before the wind started to crank up and fished the state channel and the far end of the east west channel of of Amityville. Lots of action, but all the fluke were short. I was using Captain Al's killer fluke rig. I was also testing out a new camera that was made for fisherman. The Olympus TG-860 is the best point and shoot camera I have ever used. The camera is waterproof and has a super wide angle lens that makes it perfect for shooting in tight quarters on a boat. This little camera will also give GoPro a run for it's money. The TG- 860 shoots HD video and so much easier to use with it's flip out large screen and much better battery life too. I will be posting a full review in the next few weeks. Berger Brothers in Amityville has these cameras in stock, stop by and check it out for yourself. -TCS
Big Bass now around Fire Island
The big bass we have all been waiting for have arrived as you can see. Here are from right to left Captain Matt Ervolino, Greg Gargiulo and Matt Savarese with a fine day's catch to trophy striped bass caught on 5/23. Great catch guys and thanks for sharing the information.
Captain Al Lorenzetti
While most striper tournaments occur in the fall Suffolk Marine Anglers has been holding their competition in the month of June for last six years. The excitement begins with a shotgun start 6:00 am on Sunday, June 7th from the Babylon Village Dock. Boundaries are from Moriches inlet to East Rockaway (Debs) inlet and participants must weigh their catch in by 3:30pm. Last year fisherman’s competed for nearly $12,000 dollars in prize money. Once again money will be raised for Hospice Care Network, a great nonprofit close to many of the anglers' hearts.
Van Staal will be sponsoring A new catch and release category The winner will receive a Van Staal reel for the largest in length released striped bass. There are also many other chances to cash in including a slot fish category, Calcutta blue fish category and a mystery fish.
The captains meeting will be held at Miller’s Ale House in Deer Park on Thursday June 4th 7:30pm. Thousands of dollars in prizes from local and national sponsors will be raffled off at the meeting.
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I fished today with Lenie and we had a great time on a beautiful day. We jigged the Captain Al inshore fluke rig and connected with a five pound fluke caught on the artificial shrimp/bucktail combo rig. We also had a school striper, a couple of short fluke and a bluefish to round out the action.
Another great day on the water.
Captain Al Lorenzetti