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Old 09-19-2013, 07:14 PM
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Long Island LIRA Collecting trip

Hi everyone,

This Saturday is the clubs collecting trip in Hampton Bays, right off Montauk Highway at the Shinecock Bay. Weather forecast for is partly cloudy and 74, should be a great day for the trip.

Map to the site... we're usually close to Peconic Rd.
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=328+ea...image&resnum=1

Hope you can make it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:20 PM
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What time is the collection?
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:57 PM
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What are you collecting?
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:20 AM
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Low tide is 3:03 so right around 3 is when things get started, last around an hour.

Collection is for tropical strays, typically spot fin butterflies, puffers, on occasion look downs, some surgeon fish, pipe fish and sea horses. Todd and Joe from Long Island Aquarium help ID everything, most fish though are not reef safe but good for fish only.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:06 PM
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That was a fun time. Alot of butterfly fish and one huge eel
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:27 PM
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Acclimated and will be my fuge fish Spotfin butterfly
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:38 PM
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Nice!
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:50 PM
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That was a fun time. Alot of butterfly fish and one huge eel
What kind of ell was it?

Did you get jelly fish because last weekend I got so many that you could not see the fish every time net came up

What else did you get?
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:00 PM
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Mostly local fish. Blackfish,fluke,pipefish and alot of crabs. Not many jellies at all. I would say everytime they pulled the net up there was 50 to 100 crabs at a time
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Along with the spot fins we pulled up some puffers, pipe fish and a few gobies; plenty of ghost shrimp and silversides. Also some black fish, coronets, blues and some other locals but were all tossed back along with countless crabs.

Jelly fish were there but didn't seem to bad, actually thought they were less this year.

The eel was a good 2 to 3 feet, surprised everyone. Trying to track down the pics and will post one when I get it along with an ID if Joe remembers.
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