East River Spillway

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BloodyChamp
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East River Spillway

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I’m down here now on foot for the first time ever, and I chose low tide in the wind to visit this in because I’m really smart. Can you catch Reds, Trout or Sheep’s at the spillway at high tide? Or anything else?

I caught a small Shellcracker of all things on a live worm and I’m pretty sure I seen some little mullet turning out in the deep part past the rocks.
Leoparddog
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Re: East River Spillway

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I don't have an answer, as I haven't fished that spot but Reds and Trout can be caught in other creeks in the refuge. I'd suggest hiking some of the creeks and berms further downstream.
GaryDroze
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Re: East River Spillway

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That's an easy launch spot for a kayak or canoe near the origin of the East River. One of the few spots I kayak fish around either side of high tide. Some overslot trout will swim that far up from the bay on a big tide, but I have never caught a red over 21" there. Old-timers tell me the sheepshead bite well close to where you tried, but I have so far blanked on them. Sheepies are likely in there now in this cold weather, but you need to know how to catch them (I don't).
BloodyChamp
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Re: East River Spillway

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Cool. I ended up going over to the Pinhook Sinks and caught some good Stumpknockers and Warmouth. Nothing major but it shook off the cobwebs.
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