Norwalk, CT - Light Tackle Blackfish
Andy and Rich meet up with Captain John Marino of American Sportfishing Charters and make a run up to Norwalk Connecticut for blackfish on light spinning rod outfits 10ft of water!
The guys use the double bow anchor technique to accurately get on the high piece they want and before we got the cameras out of the bags Rich had a 5lb fish on. Even though Capt Andy had never used this technique before, beginners luck prevailed and he somehow ending up catching the largest fish!
This is a great way to get your blackfish season started early by staying shallow. This was the earliest blackfish show ever filmed on Northeast Angling and in 65 degree weather no less.
Capt John converted Capt Rich to this technique a couple of seasons ago and they both use it almost exclusively. This is the same technique that Capt John demonstrates in his seminars.
Special note from the author – This was one of our most fun and entertaining film shoots. Not only were we using a technique that nearly none of us had tried, but we had the chance to have a little fun every now and then when we would put the cameras down. We had the boats going stern to stern making it easier to film and fish. Myself and producer Scott had a couple rods on the camera boat so we got Rich to throw some crabs over to us and we started going at it. Andy and Rich were tossing their jigs under our boat, we were fishing under theirs, when Andy would miss a fish I would reel up and flip my jig right where he was and steal his fish in an instant. Anyone can use this technique regardless of where you are. In some areas you may not even have to leave your own harbor, just find a good rock pile and there are sure to be blackfish there.
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Senior Writer/Director of Marketing - Northeast Angling