Covid-19 and Sport Fishing, Getting ready for the bottom anglers favorite - Tautog!
As we weave through this virus attacking the world, George talks about how important it is for us to take advantage of this great weather and get in on the opening of the saltwater fishing season. Sure Covid-19 could throw a monkey wrench into many of our plans, but if you want "social distance" we can't think of a better way to achieve that than to find your secrete spot and spend some time there.This year's tautog season includes the month of April for New York Recreational Anglers to keep two a day at a minimum of 16-inches. Many of the females you catch will be egg laden as it is spawning season, so please consider returning them. Winter flounder season also opens on April 1st. You're allowed two flounder a day.As of this broadcast, party and charter boats will not be allowed to leave the dock, and tackle shops are being creative, but this moving target could change. so please check the nysdec.gov website for updates. George feels strongly that we should get as many people outdoors as possible.To lighten it up a bit George speaks with Captain Mike Bady of Captains Table Charters in Greenport. Captain Mike is known as one of the most knowledgeable tautog fishermen on the north fork and you will know why after listening to his interview.As we head into these crazy times lets practice all of the tips provided to us by the CDC and please all stay safe