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Offseason Fishing Report 3-14-17


NEW YORK

Point Lookout

None of the cod trips fished Friday and Saturday in windy weather on the Captain Al, Capt. Tom Weiss said. Wind was forecast to diminish by Sunday, and the crew shaped up to sail. But wind still blew, weather was freezing, no anglers wanted to go, and no trip headed out. Twelve to 18 inches of snow was forecast for today. But Tom hopes this weekend’s trips fish. Trips are sailing for cod 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday through Sunday. The boat is this website’s only that targets cod exclusively this time of year. If cod are in, the trips target them. Otherwise the trips wreck fish for cod, pollock, ling or whatever will bite. See More Info. Call: 516-623-2248.

DELAWARE/MARYLAND

Cold, windy weather seemed to keep much from happening with fishing in this area, according to online reports. A few throwback striped bass were played at Indian River Inlet. Delaware’s party boats anticipated fishing the mackerel migration.

NORTH CAROLINA

Oregon Inlet

Strong wind and rain kept boats from bluefin tuna fishing today and yesterday from the marina, said Denise MacNamara from Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. The weather was from the storm that pounded the entire Northeast. Weather wasn’t great during the weekend either. But bluefins were in, and the boats last fished Thursday and Friday, and caught. Bluefins landed those days included a 100-inch 578-pounder and a 72-incher. March is usually the peak month, but also usually brings unstable weather. Visit Website.

Hatteras

Not much was reported about fishing on Teach’s Lair’s website recently, except a little about surf fishing. Surf anglers beached a few puppy drum, a few blowtoads and lots of sea mullet this past week. “Tons of 2 ½ pound Bluefish in the Boat Basins,” a report said on the site. A few trips sailed for sea bass last week from the marina, bailing plenty and also blues. Photos posted from one trip looked like the blues were 2 ½ pounds. Another trip fought amberjacks, a big shark – the species wasn’t reported – and larger blues, maybe 8 pounds last week. The marina two weeks ago reported that loads of blackfin tuna were boated. Whether the tuna since disappeared or no trips fished for them from the marina was unclear on the site. Visit Website.

FLORIDA

Islamorada

Fishing was good, said Capt. Bruce Andersen from Captain Easy Charters. Last week began windy, and then weather became better and better. Trips did a lot of reef fishing, cranking in lots of yellowtail snappers, some other snappers and out-of-season groupers that were released. Quite a few king mackerel held in the same area, and anglers aboard clocked them on live bait fished from kites during the snapper fishing. Trips also fished deeper water, farther from shore, for snappers like vermilions. Trips also did a little fishing for amberjacks that hover along deep wrecks and the Islamorada Hump, an underwater mound 11 miles from shore. Bull sharks to 300 pounds feed on the amberjacks, and sometimes anglers aboard like to target the sharks, but none did this past week. A few sailfish and mahi mahi were also around. Call: 305-451-9578 or 305-360-2120. Visit Website.

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