Monday, October 28, 2013

Surf Fly Fishing - Facing the Ocean

I went to Robert Moses and fished the ocean side for four hours around high tide.
No fish again!
I usually prefer fishing in calmer water on the bay side or inside of the bay.
But in this fall season, I am a little more adventurous and fish in the rough ocean beach surf to get some experiences.
It is a tougher environment to fish than in the calm water.
Let me see how I do next time.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Continue being Skunked in this Fall's Saltwater


I fished in three spots this weekend:  yesterday Robert Moses in the early morning and Sunken Meadow at noon, Jamaica Bay Inlet in today's morning - all skunked.
I haven't caught any decent fish yet since this fall saltwater fishing started.
This is the reality of surf fly fishing for me. I would say the probability of catching any fish is average one in fifth outing.  Though it looks unproductive, the total experience of surf fly fishing including preparation (tying, research, planning and practice etc), fills me up with excitement even more.

Camping surf fishermen in Robert Moses State Park

Monday, October 14, 2013

Salmon Fishing - Pulaski, NY 2013

As our autumn ritual, we went salmon fishing last weekend in the Salmon River.
Playing tug-of-war with this powerful fish gives us a lot of fun and excitement.
Unlike trout fly fishing, it is not quite demanding on us regarding to skill, knowledge or tactics etc., though we need to be in good spots.

This year we were fortunate that the river condition and the weather were very good.
Plenty of salmons were in the river. Somewhat mysterious to us, we saw almost all salmons caught were kings. In past years, we saw mix of silvers and kings.
We had many chances to fight with the fish and landed some nice kings.
We really enjoyed catching these enormous fighters under this year's summer like weather.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Shawangunk Mountains and the Catskills Mountain Streams

We drove along Route 55 in Showangunk Mountains area to the Catskills.  We stopped by Minnewaska State Park to enjoy the nice fall foliage scenery which was in full swing.

Awosting Falls

                                                               Lake Minnewaska


                                                            Rainbow reflection on Lake Minnewaska

We were pleased to see the beautiful Catskills mountain streams in autumn, and we caught several brookies and browns.
It would probably be our last tenkara fishing trip to the Catskills to end the season.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Montauk, Long Island, NY

On Monday I spent overnight in Montauk and wanted to experience the famous fall striper blitz fishing which unfortunately didn't happen.
I fished three timings of high tides:  Monday morning and evening, and Tuesday morning.  However, I didn't even get one bite.  I didn't see anyone catching any fish within my sight the whole time either.
The days were just sunny and peaceful like beautiful summer days.
These warm days make me guess the famous Montauk striper fall run hasn't started.

I fished in the white water most of the time. There are plenty of nice white water around the Point.