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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 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.
- Published on February 25, 2014
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.
- Published on February 04, 2014
At 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 5 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.
- Published on September 16, 2013
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
- Published on September 03, 2013
- Published on August 21, 2013
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!
Thanks again to all our members and we look forward to building up this community.
- Published on May 27, 2013
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.
- Published on March 06, 2013
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.
- Published on January 05, 2013
Captain Joey Leggio speaks about Clam Chumming Stripers.
- Published on November 06, 2012
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