Welcome to Chasin' Tail with Capt. Joey Leggio!!  Where you will find "How-To" fishing information.

How-to fishing videos and articles covering topics for the beginner fisherman and advanced anglers alike! This is a fisherman's community that invites participation of all our members.

Featuring the expert advice from some of the top fisherman and captain's in the region! Registration for new members is open, so please join and participate!


“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


 LATEST NEWS:

SAVE THE DATE - 5th Annual Memorial Day Bass Shootout - Sun. 5/25

The 5th Annual Memorial Day Bass Shootout is coming up..... (See Flyer)..

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The new Fluke regulations are in!!

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!

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Come see Capt. Joey at the Somerset Saltwater Fishing Expo March 14-15

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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.

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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. 

2014 World Fishing & Outdoor Expo - 2/27-3/2

After 37 consecutive years....what's left to say about The World Fishing & Outdoor Expo? It's the biggest...and the best! Freshwater, Saltwater, Manufactures, Charters, Lodges...are all well represented at this one. And for our LI friends...remember...this is only 40 minutes north from the bridges..and super easy to get to.

And don't forget to say hello to our freind Steve Coby of Chance of a Lifetime Charters...Steve's a great guy and would love to talk Hudson River Stripers with you.

New Fluke Regulations - 2014

Small FlukeAt today’s meeting, the ASMFC voted in favor of regionalized management for fluke in effect reallocating some of New Jersey’s fluke quota and giving it to New York. Further, of the two regionalization plans being considered, they chose the worse one for New Jersey. Under the adopted plan, New Jersey will be in a region with New York and Connecticut. Under this plan we will have a 4 fish bag limit at 18” with a 128 day season.

The NJMFC will now only be able to decide when the season will begin and when it will end. Under this plan New Jersey is only projected to harvest 906,348 fluke. If the other regional option had been chosen New Jersey would have had a 135 day season with a projected harvest of 947,337 fluke.

Further the ASMFC disregarded the will of the public. Hearings were held in various states and there was a public comment period where the vast majority of the public opposed the regionalized plans.

Additionally, the ASMFC claimed they wanted to have similar sized regulations between bordering states but all they did was shift the problem. Last year New York had a 19” size limit and New Jersey had a 17 ½” size limit despite the fact that they were fishing similar waters. This year both New York and New Jersey will have an 18” size limit. However, Delaware will have a 16” size limit. How is that fair for our boats out of Cape May that fish similar waters?

The little bit of good news today was that the ASMFC voted not to have a closed season on winter flounder. Now we just have to wait for the NJMFC to adopt that measure.

The ASMFC also voted in favor of ad hoc regional measures for sea bass as we had last year.
I am hopeful that since New Jersey under fished its target quota that we might be able to have a somewhat longer season this year but that remains to be seen.

Capt. Joey on Lunkerville!! Premiers January. 9th!! on NBC Sports Network

Get your DVR set for Thursday, January 9th at 2:00 PM on the NBC Sports Network channel. Capt. Joey Leggio will be featured on Lunkerville with Mike D. We will hit an inshore spot and try to get some Sea Bass and then go over to the inlet and try to get some Striped Bass. This show has it all, Drama, Conflict, Humor and yes fish will be caught! Tune in to Lunkerville on WFN...

Lunkerville can also be seen on the PBS and WFN Sports channels

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Our First Fan Mail

So today I come home and check my Facebook emails and get my first Fan Mail for www.ChasinTailTV.com. Well, I was so touched by the email that I am now taking Justin and his Dad on a trip of his choice this fall. Thank you Justin for watching our videos and liking our page.

From Justin
15 y/o Queens , NY

"hey joey I watch all your videos my uncle has a boat in Jamaica bay he mainly eels and live lines bunker for bass but never clams ur video was very informative so I was wondering if u do charters if so how much I have a Shimano Terez rated for 40-80 lb braid and my reel is a Daiwa Saltist LD 40 2 Speed loaded with 65lb power pro I wuod love to hook up with u sometime and I might come to the boat show this yr."

Thank you Justin, now lets go fishing....

Thanks to all our members! (PLEASE READ)

I just want to thank all our members who take their time to join and post!. And I encourage anyone who enjoys the site to please do the same. This is a community site and the more members that are actively engaged the better for us all!

Also, any members that feel they have useful how-to fishing ideas that they would like to share, we would love to publish your article! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We can even help you with writing the article if you need any assistance!

Thanks again to all our members and we look forward to building up this community.

Capt. Joey Leggio takes 1st in the Memorial Day Bass Shootout.

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Capt. Joey Leggio of Chasin' Tail and Pete Lamba of Tunacious teamed up to do it again and take FIRST place in the Memorial Day Bass Shootout held out of Baypark Fishing Station, Oceanside, NY. The two trolled a white and a Green / yellow combo Maja Adult Bunker Spoon to get the job done. The big fish hit the Green and Yellow spoon and back at Baypark Fishing Station it weighed in at 36.55 pounds and took the trophy.

Welcome to the upgraded Chasin' Tail website!

The new and improved website has officially been launched. We still ne to republish many of the articles and videos from the previous site. That will happen over the next week or so. We are also trying to re-arrange things in a more logical, easier to find format.

  • Improved layout and design
  • Instant messaging (chat in real time!)
  • Private messaging (send private messages to members)


So please, check out the new site, and thanks for your patience while we re-introduce previous articles and videos from the old site. We look forward to much more activity now that the Spring fiahing season is about to arrive.

Please don't forget to join if you have not already done so, we look forward to your participation this season. Feel free to post in the discussion board are leave comments or question on any of the articles poste. If you esperience any problems, drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Excerpt from Joey's "Chumming for Stripers" Seminar at the NYC Boat Show

Captain Joey Leggio speaks about Clam Chumming Stripers.

Registration for New Members Now Open

Please use the "Create an Account" link on the right to join! We are looking forward to a diverse group of avid anglers to share and discuss fishing techniques and tactics.

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