As we approach the unofficial end of the 2009 blackfish, striped bass and bluefish season we are starting to see the blackfish move into deeper water anywhere from 40-60 feet east of Rye and as far east as Norwalk. These fish are moving aggressively as the water temperatures drop to the lower 50 degrees. Fish from 3-5 pounds are being caught on green crabs, Asian crabs and fresh clams out of the shell.
On the bluefish and striped bass front the fresh bunker have totally disappeared into the deeps of the ocean for the winter but they are still catching striped bass by the Throgs Neck Bridge and Stepping Stone Lighthouse on Jack's famous sand worms and blood worms. For those who want to fish with the meat the store is carrying fresh frozen bunker and mackeral and also fresh clams out of the shell. These fish are being caught in depths of 20-60 feet of water depending on the area.
Our rental boats are out of the water for the 2009 rental season but the party boats will remain sailing through Nov. 29th and The Island Current Fleet will continue to sail on nice days through Dec.20th call 917-417-7557 for more info.
We will be having our 20th Annual Holiday Sale with 10-30% all tackle in stock from Nov. 27th until Dec. 20th. Our hours for the rest of November are 6am to 6pm Monday thru Friday and 5am to 6pm Sat and Sun. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so make sure to come in for your bait and tackle on the Wednesday before if you are going to be fishing on Thanksgiving day.
For the month of December please call ahead at 718-885-2042 to check store hours on that day.
PS The herring fishing should begin by the end of November. Jack's is stocked to accommodate all your Herring fishing needs.
Happy Holidays to All!
See You Soon!