Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tomorrow marks the opening day for many party fishing boats on Long Island Sound. While some boats head south for the winter, or fish offshore for cod on a limited schedule, the majority of them close down from December through March.
The Riptide, based out of City Island in the Bronx, will be making daily trips for blackfish (tautog), starting Friday. When I stopped by Jorgensen's Landing two weeks ago, the captain and crew were getting her ready for another season of fishing on the Sound.
Riptide III: website
New York: Saltwater Fishing Regulations
Connecticut: Saltwater Fishing Regulations
Soundbounder: Directory of Party Boats Located on Long Island Sound