Connecticut Party Boats

PARTY BOAT LISTINGS AND Updated REPORTS (with links) with useful TIPS AND GENERAL RULES (scroll past listings)! IF YOU KNOW A PARTY BOAT THAT I AM MISSING, PLEASE FORWARD A LINK AND I WILL CREATE A LISTING Middlebank II LOCATION: Captains Cove Seaport 1 Bostwick Ave. Bridgeport CT 06606 PHONE: 203-434-6013 Monday: 8:00am –Continue reading “Connecticut Party Boats”

Long Island Party Boats

Long Island Party Boats Freeport Fishing Charters And Party Boats Captain Lou Fleet Capt Lou’s Starstream VIII – Capt Chris Gables Capt Lou’s Atlantic Pearl – Capt Nick Dionisio & Capt Anthony Gillespie Phone 516-623-5823 Half Day Fluke Price: Boat: Starstream VIII, TIME(S): 8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pmAdult: ( Age 13 + ) $44, Continue reading “Long Island Party Boats”


“There’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.”     Steven Wright “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau As a kid growing up in New York City, it was difficult to find clean, safe placesContinue reading “ADVENTURES OF AN URBAN ANGLER”

ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers

What says great outdoor summer cooking like gigantic BBQ shrimp on a stick over fire! This recipe is easy to prepare and quick to cook if you prep in advance. Not to mention light, healthy and scrumptious. Ingredients: Marinade- 1/2 cup of pineapple juice, two tablespoons of soy sauce, juice of one lime, 2 cloves garlic (crushed), 3/4Continue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- BBQ Shrimp Skewers”

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Fresh Fluke Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I love fish tacos. Two of my favorite things, freshly caught fluke and seasonal summer veggies right off the vine, I combine both in this Cadillac of tacos. Summer fluking is usually a guarantee for a nice day on the ocean. If the wind, tide and water temperature are working in your favor almost everyoneContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- Fresh Fluke Tacos with Pineapple Mango Salsa”

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Grilled Striped Bass with Summer Vegetable Salsa

Twice each year, spring and fall, a large body of Striped Bass move into the waters around New York City. They chase giant schools of bunker and herring up the east coast and into the inlets formed by the barrier islands of the New Jersey and New York coastal waterway. Some of the best StriperContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- Grilled Striped Bass with Summer Vegetable Salsa”

Fishing the Battery NYC

LOCATION: Sea walls behind Battery Gardens. Fishing the Battery will cost you a few rigs during the day, but there is a good chance of catching a fish with the world most famous skyline surrounding you.  Stripers are the target here   AVAILABLE FACILITIES: Some of the best public facilities down at Battery Park nextContinue reading “Fishing the Battery NYC”

First Fish of 2018

Saturday was a beautiful if fleeting  glimpse of spring in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Early in the day, winds were gentle and the sun was strong. There were loads of folks out and about enjoying the sea breeze as New York Harbor shimmered and the water looked clean. The spot I was on was sandy bottomedContinue reading “First Fish of 2018”

YES! Updated 2018 New York State Saltwater Fishing Regulations

Yes, there is a Spring Blackfish season! Effective Date: March 30, 2018 Marine Recreational Fishing Limits Species Size Limits (1) (Total Length in Inches) Possession Limits (Number of Fish) Open Seasons Winter Flounder 12 2 April 1 – May 30 Striped Bass: Hudson River (north of George Washington Bridge) 18 – 28 or >40 1Continue reading “YES! Updated 2018 New York State Saltwater Fishing Regulations”

Jim Shaffer’s “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing, Dishing and Reminiscing”. With more than 50 recipes!

Das right. Order my new book “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon ! CLICK TO BUY JKS 3/12/18