Yesterday was my first time fishing Great Kills Harbor since Hurricane Sandy. I figured it was time to see how my childhood playground had fared. The Marinas on both sides of the harbor were of course trashed, along with some homes.
The harbor never had a huge entrance but Sandy brought in even more sand, at low tide I was able to cast across the entire channel. So much sand was brought it that a work barge that was placed just off the entrance had run aground. I was able to wade completely around the barge and never saw more than waist high water.
I grew up in this harbor, catching fish, riding my bike off the bulkhead, all the things kids do, and a few they shouldn't. I was afraid it was gone, but it wasn't. The sun still came up, the water was still there, and the fish will be here soon
There wasn't much action, but there was some bait in the water so things should be heating up soon, enjoy the pics.
There used to be a 12' privacy wall here to protect the private marina from the riff raff (like me). I think the view is better now
A few brave souls have returned
She's not floating today...
This is what's left of the channel, maybe 4-5' of water at low tide. For perspective, what you see on the far left of this pic if the far side of the barge in the previous pic!
That's where I came in. There was always a nice flat here, but nothing like this. I was standing in thigh deep water when I took this.