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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
- Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese Philospher
- Published on April 12, 2015
Hey Guys...We've been working hard all winter making plans to shoot a bunch of new videos this spring. We would also like to get more activity on the Discussion Board...but we need your help! Please, take a minute and install the Tapatalk app on your phone or mobile device...it's easy and will let you post anywhere, anytime...even while your still fishing! This site is a fishing community, so we depend on the input of our members....
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- Published on April 02, 2015
NY New Striped Bass Limits
Effective March 17, 2015
New York State is committed to maintaining a healthy stock of striped bass for both recreational and commercial fishing. To comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission’s (ASMFC) mandated 25-percent harvest reduction, effective March 17, 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has established limits that will allow the striped bass stock to recover more quickly. These limits are:
- Marine and Coastal district (south of the George Washington Bridge): 1 fish, 28 inches or larger, during the Apr. 15 – Dec. 15 season
- Hudson River (all tributaries north of George Washington Bridge and all inland waters): 1 fish, 18-28 inches OR 1 fish larger than 40 inches during the Apr. 1 – Nov. 30 season
- Delaware River: 1 fish, 28 inches or larger (no closed season)
Commercial: The commercial quota was reduced by 25%. A slot limit of 28-38 inches during the Jun. 1 – Dec. 15 season are the new limits.
New York also recommends the use of “circle-hooks” while fishing for stripers since this reduces the mortality of released fish.
NOTE: Anadromous river herring regulations remain the same for the Hudson River. The possession ban remains only for the Marine and Coastal District and all other waters in New York State.
Please visit the NYS DEC website for http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html details on the new limits and regulations .
- Published on March 23, 2015
In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from this year's Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset, NJ.
Capt. Joey had a chance to catch up with some of our freinds...
- Published on March 10, 2015
The Saltwater Fishing Expo is back...so that means fishing season is right around the corner! This is the area's largest fishing show dedicated to saltwater fishing. It's easily accessible from NY, NJ, CT and PA and well worth the trip. It's well represented my many of the major tackle manufactures and a great place to meet and talk with the pros.
Capt. Joey will be there on Friday, so if you are there, please stop and say hello. I am sure we will be spending some time over at Tony Maja's stand to talk about getting ready for the spring bass trolling season!
- Published on March 10, 2015
Well you asked for it and he delivered.. Here it is...The ALL NEW Tony Maja's Pre-Marked Trolling Wire. Available in Stainless or Monel, comes in 300' spools of 40# or 50#. 100' out Green, 150' out Red, 200' out White, 250' out Blue. "The Complete Trolling System"
- Published on March 01, 2015
Looks like there will be no changes for Fluke this upcoming season. Newsday February 17, 2015.
- Published on February 08, 2015
Well, it's about that time of the year! The World Fishing & Outdoor Expo in Suffern, NY is coming to town from March 5-8th. For those of you not familiar, this is the BIGGEST fishing and outdoor show in the region...probably in the whole Northeast! And the past two years have been the biggest ever. The show is loaded with Freshwater, Saltwater, Hunting and Outdoor related vendors. All the major tackle manufactures are represented, including Shimana, Daiwa, Penn and much, much more. If you have never been there, seriously, you need to go, it's awesome. From the NY/LI bridges, the show is about 45 minutes North on the NY State Thruway.
- Published on January 05, 2015
Congrats to Kenneth Westerfeld on catching the new world record blackfish today down in Ocean City, Maryland. The monster fish weighed 28.8lbs, 35 inches!
- Published on September 22, 2014
If you like screaming drags and chasing a fish around the boat, then False Albacore (aka "little tunny") fishing is for you. The time is now. All the inlets have Albies. We did a trip to Montauk and the action was non-stop. These little speedsters will really put your gear to the test. Had a great trip with Capt. Adrian of Time Flies Sportfishing . Check out our action packed video of the trip here!
- Published on August 03, 2014
Team Frankie James AKA Chasin Tail , fished the M.S. fish for a cure tournament and took 3rd place with a 6.05 Fluke. Sean Low caught the fish on a Asgard Bucktail / K.O. rig. Team Member Kevin (Squiddy) Sheehan was high hook and proved that Flurocarbon works.. The team had a 5 man limit with many fish in the 4 pound class.
- Published on June 15, 2014
A huge congratulations is in order for Mojo & Maja Bunkerspoon Pro-Staff Member Capt. Joey Leggio and his teammate Pete Lamba for taking 2nd in the fifth annual Memorial Day Bass Shootout held out of Oceanside, NY. Joey and Pete caught a 33.80 pound Striped Bass on a #4 white Maja spoon. This is the fifth year this team has either took 1st or 2nd in this tournament. Nice job guys ...
- Published on June 08, 2014
Doug and his son DJ land a Giant
This past week was the start for the BIG Bass out of Debs and Jones Inlet. I have personally seen many 30-40 pounders coming into the docks. The bite is HOT right now. Trolling or Bunker Dunkin' is the key to success...
- Published on May 01, 2014
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has issued the following press release:
New York Adopts Updated Fluke Rules That Will Expand Opportunities for New York Saltwater Anglers Emergency Regulations Implement New Regional Approach to Fluke Management...
- Published on April 26, 2014
April 15 was the opening day of Striped Bass in NY but with the cold temps and even colder water, April 15 I found myself watching old Youtube videos of Striped Bass fishing instead of actually fishing for them.
Well, the reports are starting to come in and the water is warming up so get out and bend a rod on one of NY's most sought after game-fish... If you get those big prego females, take a weight, snap and pic and let her live if you can.
Looking forward to a great season and thank you to everyone who post and shares our page...
- Published on March 23, 2014
The 5th Annual Memorial Day Bass Shootout is coming up..... (See Flyer)..
- Published on March 19, 2014
Attention Attention...JUST IN: The NY Fluke season will start in May 17 thru September 21. We can harvest 5 fish at 18"....stoked and ready to go fluking!
- Published on March 02, 2014
Capt. Joey will be at the Tony Maja Booth all day Friday the 14th and half day on Saturday the 15th. Come on down and join Captain Joey Leggio of www.ChasinTailTV.com and lets talk trolling for Striped Bass.
The Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset, NJ.
Over the past nine years this show has grown to become the fishing destination that kicks off the New Jersey and Tri-State coastline's saltwater fishing season. It's where avid anglers congregate to plot out their season and buy the gear they've been dreaming about all winter.
With many of the major tackle manufacturers here to answer all your questions and local tackle retailers available to fill your orders, this is truly one stop shopping. Meet face to face with guides and charters, compare and buy saltwater fishing boats and kayaks, and learn the latest techniques from local experts March 14-16, 2014 at the Garden State Exhibit Center.
Whether your saltwater fishing passion is surf casting, inshore or offshore all are well represented through large and small manufacturers based up and down the east coast. Mark your calendars now and don't miss the 9th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo in Somerset, NJ.