Cod fishermen continue to be frustrated by wind and rough seas which have kept open boats at the dock far more days than not, especially on the East End where the Viking Fleet has not sailed in over a week. To the west, boats have been able to get in a couple of days a week and are picking away at some cod. Most trips see some passengers manage a few fish, while others strike out. We are getting reports of some good catches of ling being made in the Mud Hole. Herring continue to disappoint around much of the Island, the exception being the far west end where the Coney Island, Canarsie and 69th Street piers continue to produce good action. South Shore tidal creeks and rivers are surrendering some white perch but not in any great numbers, nor with much consistency. Winter-over stripers are picking up some of the slack in places like the Connetquot and Carmans rivers.
Other than some scattered herring reports from the western Sound, the North Shore has been extremely quiet. There is a chance that the mild winter will spark an early start to the spring striper run in places like Little Neck Bay.
The World Fishing & Outdoor Expo, aka “The Suffern Show,” kicks off this Thursday, February 27 and runs through Sunday at Rockland County Community College in Suffern, NY. The college is located at 145 College Road in Suffern, NY 10901. Show hours are Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m., Friday: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online @ Adults: $14, Ages 6-11: $3, Children 5 and under get in for FREE when accompanied by an adult. Be sure to stop by The Fisherman booth and receive a couple of baits from Savage and FishBites with every new and renewed subscription.

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