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    Cap Tree night fishing

    Anybody ever do night fishing from a Cap Tree boat. I'm reading you just drive down there, and get on a 7pm boat, and there are a few to choose from. Open boat, no reservation required. Anyone ever try it ? or want to do it ?

    #2
    For bay fishing, hit or miss (and usually more miss).

    Off shore blues are better on the whole.
    I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
    I am armed out of love of those behind me.

    Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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      #3
      Go down there, walk along the warf and get some flyers from each boat. They'll tell you when they go out, for what kinds of fishing at different times of the year. The captains are usually very nice and helpful even to newbs because they want to fill their boat up. They're not like some gun shops who have piss poor attitude toward newbs.

      I've been out on open boats plenty of times alone and with groups organized from where I work (like a charter) but that was yeas ago. I went midnight striper fishing with my FiL once. We were about 2-5 miles outside the inlet most of the night in about 8-12 ft seas. I think it was Jib VII. Never caught anything and it wasn't fun. Lot's of guys hung out in the cabin calling for some guy named Ralph.
      Give a man fire, and he stays warm for one night. Set a man on fire, and he stays warm for the rest of his life.

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        #4
        Originally posted by BLAMMO!! View Post
        Go down there, walk along the warf and get some flyers from each boat. They'll tell you when they go out, for what kinds of fishing at different times of the year. The captains are usually very nice and helpful even to newbs because they want to fill their boat up. They're not like some gun shops who have piss poor attitude toward newbs.

        I've been out on open boats plenty of times alone and with groups organized from where I work (like a charter) but that was yeas ago. I went midnight striper fishing with my FiL once. We were about 2-5 miles outside the inlet most of the night in about 8-12 ft seas. I think it was Jib VII. Never caught anything and it wasn't fun. Lot's of guys hung out in the cabin calling for some guy named Ralph.
        Midnight bass that far outside the bay?

        Unless the captain had a good report of a school out there he took you for a bad boat ride.

        My best bass fishing on the boats at night has been when they work around the bridge. Even then hit or miss but it can be very good at times.
        I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
        I am armed out of love of those behind me.

        Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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          #5
          I like to go for big stripers (sea Bass). From what I have been told. the water has been too warm recently, and none are around.

          I never seem to catch fish (which I can eat) regardless of the water temperature. However, I always have fun going out with family and friends.

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            #6
            "Sea bass" and stripers aren't the same fish.

            I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
            I am armed out of love of those behind me.

            Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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              #7
              Originally posted by LiDad View Post

              Midnight bass that far outside the bay?

              Unless the captain had a good report of a school out there he took you for a bad boat ride.

              My best bass fishing on the boats at night has been when they work around the bridge. Even then hit or miss but it can be very good at times.
              We were right off the Pencil most of the time. Probably not more than a mile but it seemed further. Hard to judge. The whole boat pulled in maybe a dozen with only 2 or 3 keepers. It was about 20 years ago. I think 40" was the restriction. Don't know what it is now.
              Give a man fire, and he stays warm for one night. Set a man on fire, and he stays warm for the rest of his life.

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                #8
                If anyone wants to go, I'd do a 7pm night boat.

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                  #9
                  The best boats for bass seem to be the Fishfinder and (Darn! having a senior moment! The one that used to be in Bay Shore years ago then came to captree).

                  I know reservations are pretty much a must on the FF.

                  I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
                  I am armed out of love of those behind me.

                  Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by LiDad View Post
                    "Sea bass" and stripers aren't the same fish.
                    Yes, my terminology was imprecise.

                    I was trying to distinguish between fresh water bass and salt water bass, which I think I did for all except for the saltwater fishing experts.

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                      #11
                      Now LMB's, love that fishing on LI!

                      I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
                      I am armed out of love of those behind me.

                      Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

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                        #12
                        Depending on where you, and the rest of your group are coming from, you can do Freeport, Captree, and Montauk. I am leaving out Sheepshead Bay, as we are mostly on the Island. I am sure I am leaving out something else, and I am not intentionally leaving out the North Shore. I just never did a trip from any of the Northern marinas, like Port Jeff, so I would ask others to fill you in any of those spots. I grew up on the South Shore, and my entire life was from the three spots I mentioned. Your mileage will vary, as will what you will spend, and if you have a group that values privacy, or you don't care, you will have many more options to chose from. You can have a great time with any option, but you need to plug in some variables. If you have a small group, but you have a group of people that don't want to commit, you can pick a boat out of Freeport, or Captree (the big party boats are perfect if you don't know how many people will show up), and just the flexibility might be important, or it might not. They big boats all have websites. They wave everybody towards each boat, so make sure your group has the name of the right boat, and you can have a blast.

                        Just remember, you might end up with a bunch of drunk younger kids, which may, or may not effect your good time. In the bay, most people wont be getting sick, unless they drink too much, although it happens. I have had a boat (not bragging, I had to split it 3 ways!) since I was 16. So My small group excursions, except shark, were in my control. You can have a blast on the big party boats, but there is nothing better than getting a group of dependable people to do a shark fishing trip from Montauk. Of course this is just opinion. You will spend more, but you will have privacy, your captain will know where the fishing is good (the captians all want to help each other, with minor exceptions, so info is shared because it is good for the community if every boat that goes out, comes back with happy fisherman). You can get the smaller charters out of all three spots, so you don't have to hall it out to Montauk. Plenty of great fishing due south of Nassau, but just from my experience, it is nice to leave Montauk, and head out towards Block Island. You can absolutely find what fits your group on the web, but getting a referral is great. If you are open to the different experiences, lock down how many people in your group, and a rough budget. If you are open to just having a blast, you can, from any of these spots, and with the right friends, have a time you will never forget. It doesn't matter if you are reeling in more than you can handle, or you just have a great time with some cold brews and good friends. This can be as addictive as shooting, and not that I would ever give up shooting, but with a little research, and the right friends, you can be "hooked" for life."
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                          #13
                          I would be into a blues trip. Let me know!

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                            #14
                            Not a night run but I'm thinking of going Thursday morning

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                              #15
                              One night trip and one day trip this year from Captree, caught mostly 4-5 sea robbins to each short fluke.
                              They call it fishing, not catching, for a reason. If you can enjoy a few hours on the water the fish are just a bonus. A nice bonus but never guaranteed.

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