Riverhead, NY -
I called AN, PN and TS out to try a day on
Riverhead's new party boat The Zephyr. PN declined because he was on a b-day binge.
TS , AN and myself decided that we needed to get out and take down PN’s weak 23” fluke record and
AN hoped to catch his first weakfish. After a short ride out to Robbin’s Island in Peconic bay our first drift looked great.
TS had a 20” short and the mate Paul had another on the second drift (we had the boat to ourselves). It went bad from there as the wind cranked up and the tide turned against the wind. It was hard fishing for about 3hrs until we stumbled onto a big pile of cocktail blues on the east side of robbins island. We switched to jigs and started beating the bluefish for at least two hours. At the end of one drift as the Bluefish stopped biting Adam set the hook into something bigger. It turned out to be a dream fish for
AN and a new NSAC record weakfish. (5.4 lbs, 25” long). A few drifts later it was time for a scary ride home happy for
AN but still in stunned disbelief that PN’s record held the day. Rumors are starting to circulate that
PN is using witchcraft to maintain that record!