Join George Scocca as he talks everything fishing in New York waters. George launched one of the first sportfishing sites ever in 1995 - noreast.com - and he can now be found at his new fishing home - www.nyangler.comListen to George as he addresses the many issues facing recreational anglers in New York from Montauk to The Hudson River. He has been fishing these waters along with the fine freshwater fishing that can be found in downstate New York for over 40-years.
An Interview With Lt. Sean Reilly of the Marine Enforcement Unit.
In this episode, George Scocca speaks with Lt. Sean Reilly of the Marine Enforcement Unit. Lt. Reilly goes into detail on many aspects of what this unit charge is. He also explains many of the let's say tough to understand regulations and laws and it's seen by the law. Lt. Reilly gives us a clear picture of what you can expect when you're approached by an ECO and what they can and cannot do.
He also surprised us with some news on this year's implementation of the circle hook law for striped bass. It's a great interview that gives a lot of insight on what ECO's in our region do.
George touches on who is responsible for short fish on party/charter boats, as well as how they cover our offshore fisheries.
This is an excellent info chock full of information that all recreational anglers should know.
Bluefin Tuna History Lesson from One of the greats! Don Sproul aka Old Mud
I have done 23 episodes of this podcast and this is my favorite to date. I have always enjoyed learning the history of our fisheries. All have the same theme "You shoulda been here yesterday . . ." There isn't a single fishery that hasn't seen drastic declines over recent decades and we get a close-up look at what it was, what it should be, and what the future holds for the commercial sector. And not just in the US but around the world.
Don, aka Old Mud, has seen the drastic effect that various fisheries regulations and trends have made it tough nowadays to make a living on the water. The insight and knowledge of this captain cannot be understated. Nor can his vision of what the issues are and if it's possible to fix them.
This truly is a must listen to podcast from a great fisherman and an even better person. You really don't want to miss this one!
New York State DEC Talks About Upcoming Changes for 2021
In this special episode, George speaks with Mr. John Maniscalco, the Bureau Chief of Marine Fisheries for the NYSDEC. It's an interesting episode as they discuss any and all changes for the 2021 season for the New York State recreational angler. They cover the new circle hook requirement for fishing for striped bass with bait. In addition, George gives a quick overview of how we manage our saltwater fisheries and the process involved when making the regulation decisions.
They also discuss tog fish pots, fluke in the Long Island Sound, as well as the changes we're seeing with the increase of sea bass and the absence of inshore winter flounder. This is a must-hear for New York recreational anglers as they get to hear what's coming and get an education on the complex issue of fisheries management.
E.21 The Biggest Blackfish Ever Caught on Hook and Line
George speaks with Westerfeld, IGFA World Record Holder for Tog. ,Ken managed to land this pig of pigs – 28.8 pounds fishing 20 miles south of Ocean City Maryland. They talk about what it feels like to have a monster tog on the line and how long it took to land. As is usually the case with tog this dinosaur was a fighter and wasn’t about to go down easy.
He was on a mission for a world record and did it. He can be found fishing up and down the coast. He also has a strong following on various Facebook Groups and his more than 100 library of fishing related video on this YouTube Channel.
Ken is also an excellent cook and comes from a family of great cooks. He attends important fisheries meeting representing the positions of his Facebook group members. He is a skilled New York Angler and is always willing to help fellow anglers entering the fishing scene.
So list in as Ken discusses the fish of a life time.
Thankful For Being a New York Angler
Thankful For Being A Recreational Fisherman.
In this Thanksgiving Episode of the New York Fishing Podcast, George gives thanks to all things fishing. He reminds us that in the end we’re all in it together. He then has a great interview with the man behind the Social Media moniker whaleheadfishing. He’s a highly skilled angler that is willing to share his knowledge to help new anglers catch more fish. He also spends a lot of time with his fishing partner, his son. It’s easy to see that they are a great team on the water and they sure know how to catch fish.
So in these crazy covid times, be sure to wet a line whenever possible. Be safe and follow CDC guidelines, so we can all have a Happy Thanksgiving.
New York Fishing Podcast Special Guest Chris Paparo - @fishphotoguy
In this special podcast edition your host, George Scocca speaks with Chris Paparo, aka the @fishguyphotos, as he displays his knowledge and passion for conservation and his incredible talent at capturing it on film. You will learn more about what we...
Very interesting and natural conversations
Look forward to each podcast
I’m a local amateur fisherman that wishes he was a pro. This podcast has awesome information and great conversations that relate to Long Island and local anglers. It even goes into the legal, conservation information and regulations.
Best fishing podcast available!
This is my favorite podcast to listen to. George is so knowledgeable and has the best guests on!