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Old 01-02-2006, 07:42 PM
marfar marfar is offline
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Default New to Area need a little help!

Hello and Happy New Year to all...I just moved to this area from the NY area and have done ALL my fishing from a 22' Grady white (which I have sold a few years ago) in the Long Island sound from the Whitestone bridge to Norwalk Ct. I want to purchase another boat again, I was looking at a 17 center console skiff with 4 stroke because as I look at the charts the water is very shallow in the bay. My question is (in your experience and opinion) am I limiting myself by purchasing a skiff, is there really good fishing in the bay, or should I be looking at a boat that can get out the inlet to deeper waters. The back bay areas I would be fishing would be from seaside park to barnegate inlet.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: New to Area need a little help!

Welcome!!
There is decent fishing in the bay but being able to get outside is also a plus. I did my best bass fishing this year in the bay on a buddys 19ft walk around with a 150 ob in 4ft of water without a problem. Then like most days it was open ocean fishing within a few miles for better fishing for me at least. I think the 17ft skiff would limit you, but it depends on how much, type of fish, length of your season, and yes the old cash!!
I also own a 23ft cuddy pina colata cruiser that I fish in the bay and ocean without many restrictions with the exception of some of the flats near the inlet. Hopes this helps...good luck.
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: New to Area need a little help!

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Welcome!!
There is decent fishing in the bay but being able to get outside is also a plus. I did my best bass fishing this year in the bay on a buddys 19ft walk around with a 150 ob in 4ft of water without a problem. Then like most days it was open ocean fishing within a few miles for better fishing for me at least. I think the 17ft skiff would limit you, but it depends on how much, type of fish, length of your season, and yes the old cash!!
I also own a 23ft cuddy pina colata cruiser that I fish in the bay and ocean without many restrictions with the exception of some of the flats near the inlet. Hopes this helps...good luck.
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:50 PM
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Default Re: New to Area need a little help!

Thanks Jetwrench68 for your input, fishing new areas is somtimes very difficult, especially when trying to figure out what works best for the new area you are going to fish/boat. I'm off to the NYC boat show this weekend and I'll see what they have to offer. Once again thanks for taking the time to reply...marfar
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