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Winter Fishing 2

Here and here are some fotos from previous winter fish seasons in the sixth boro.  This post from January 2010 probably shows the greatest number of sixth boro fishing boats I’ve ever seen.  Below was a foto I took at Gravesend Bay last week. Alexa J, Linda, Linda and Mary Virginia, an unidendified boat and […]

Winter Fishing

As I walked along the esplanade near Battery Park City the other night, I talked with some fisherman dangling hooks over the sea wall.  “Ling,” one replied when I asked about the catch.  But it looked so small.  Is there a legal minimum size for ling?   Here Eastern Welder drags just north of the […]

Spring Fishing 2020 Chele-C

The light has been right the past few times I’ve seen Chele-C. After seeing these winter draggers in the sixth boro for over a decade, they still amaze me; that it happens is surprising.  Here Chele-C works the water alongside Barney Turecamo and barge Georgia.   She’s down by Cass Gilbert’s Brooklyn Army Terminal and […]

Spring Fishing 2020

It’s the sheer diversity of traffic on the sixth boro that keeps me coming back, although diverse does not mean unpredictable.  In summer, mermaids gather, specifically around the very day of the solstice.  In winter, fishing boats come .    In fall, the fishing boats are of a different sort. Chele-C was fishing on the west […]

New Sixth Boro Fishing Machines

Although the sixth boro may see its first snowfall today, it’s not winter for over a month yet.  Winter fishing, though, has seen lots of posts on this blog.  But here’s a focus on something new for me.  See the fishing machine in the photo below? Here’s a closer up, a set of photos I […]

Fishing January 2018

A surprising feature of the sixth boro in winter is the fishing, dragging for clams.  And many thanks to Steve Turi for sending along this article about this fishery from north jersey.com. Here are some previous winters’ posts about these boats.  And right about exactly eight years ago, I saw the greatest concentration of fishing […]

Fishing December 2013

Here was the last fishing post I did.  Fishing is only a winter activity in the sixth boro.  Here Dutch Girl pulls a net past the French woman and then heads back. And this looks like Virginia Sue, she of classic lines. Enjoy. All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who might have enough unused fishing […]

June Fishing in the Sixth Boro

In previous posts we pondered winter fishing and puzzled about East River fishing.  Yesterday I caught wind of a fishing competition between Gelberman and Hayward, two vessels operated in the New York District of the US Corps of Engineers. The fishing began the very instant the echo of the starter’s signal boomed across the boro.  Gelberman […]

Small Craft 24 b

The winter fishing boats are gone, likely fishing elsewhere and replaced by these minimalist machines.  There must be good fish to be had by the Staten Island side of the VZ Bridge.  They’re around in fall also. Otherwise, like leaves on the trees and warm temperatures, they emerge.   And finally, in spite of all […]

Retro Sixth Boro 24 B

Some things like winter fishing in the harbor appear not to change in a decade, but Houma will never again move Mary A. Whalen.  Houma, built at Jakobson in 1970, was scrapped in 2017.  PortSide NewYork currently has a berth for the tanker and many other activities in Atlantic Basin, Red Hook. B. E. Lindholm, […]