John Rainone

It seems like the black fishing that was so good late Oct. and early Nov. is starting to slow down. Previously we were catching many big fish in the 7-10 lb. range every trip and only a handful of shorts under 16"per trip. Many trips customers limited out with 8 fish per person and a few sea bass and cod were caught along with the blacks just to add some variety. Now it seems like after Thanksgiving the shorts have increased dramatically, and the keepers are slowing down. The weather has not been that great either, but on many days the weather has been fine and the fish still are not biting that much. Going to call it quits for 2008 and take the L'il Toot out of the water. We will be back in the water in April and start chasing some cod fish.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Fish Species: Black Fish
Bait Used: green crabs
Tackle Used: 30 lb test on conventional reels
Method Used: bottom fishing
Water Depth: 35-100'
Water Temperature: 48
Wind Direction: W
Wind Speed: 20 kts
12.8 lb Black Fish
12.8 lb Black Fish

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John Rainone

About The Author: Captain John Rainone

Company: L\'il Toot Charters Inc.

Area Reporting: Salt Water fishing

Bio: I have been a charter boat captain for over 34 years, and have experience in catching every species of fish from flounder to giant bluefin tuna.  I have been known to grab my fishing rod and sneak in-between my customers to wet a line and catch a few fish.  I do this because I love to fish, and enjoy being out on the water where every day brings fun, excitement and memories of great times shared between my customers, my mate and myself.

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