Major catfishing problem - I can't catch them in long Island New York!

Discussion in 'LOCAL NEW YORK TALK' started by lightningmetal10, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. lightningmetal10

    lightningmetal10 New Member

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    OK guys here's my story... I'm a fisherman... and yes i admit i go bass fishing lol dont kill me please. I've tried fishing for catfish here in Long, Island New York in local ponds, rivers, etc... but all that is supposedly aroudn here are tiny little bullhead... and i can't even catch them! Is anyone around here from long island that can help me find better catfihing aorudn here. I have caught catfish in other states (Oklahoma btw had some nice size cats whcih have a have reeled in a few) im dying to catch one in my hometown in middle long island or nearby... Any help at all would be great. Thanks in advance!
    Joe
     
  2. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Joe wish I could help you on that but brother I don't know anything about where you at other than that is a big city and I don't do cities very well at all.
     

  3. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    lightningmetal10

    I googled "catfish new york." -- http://fish.dnr.cornell.edu/ shows Catfishes of New York, looks pretty limited to bullheads, madtoms, channels, and whites. Don't see any flats or blues, but don't despair. Can't tell you from personal experience. You may need to get out in the country a bit. Hang around here long enough and someone will come up with a definitive answer for you.

    Dennis
     
  4. Benny

    Benny New Member

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    hey you find any spots for cats out on long island. i'll be up there in east islip this weekend and was hoping to do some fishn.
     
  5. lightningmetal10

    lightningmetal10 New Member

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    hey guys thanks for tryin to help men... I really do need to get out in the ocuntry more... thank god im goin to college in oneonta in a year so hopefully its good up there. But where in east islip do u go man im interested... Thanks for the link btw ill give it a look see
    Joe
     
  6. Benny

    Benny New Member

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    never been fishing up there but my uncle said they live by Heckscher State Park. Which has access to the Great South Bay so Ima see what's good there.
     
  7. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    Hudson River has them, but you can't eat them.
     
  8. Benny

    Benny New Member

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    ya that's what i've read. i found one spot that looked like a good canidate but wasn't open at nite :( but caught some bluegill so bait wouldn't have been a problem. supposedly bass and trout are big up there. and saltwater fishing is real big. at least on long island.
     
  9. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    You could try Connetquot State Park in Suffolk for freshwater.
     
  10. lightningmetal10

    lightningmetal10 New Member

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    Thanks for the tip guys i passed my road test a few months ago and about a month to go b4 full icense time lol. Until then im stockin up for that catfishin!!!
    Joe