Monday, July 20, 2015

Fishing Clove Lakes on Staten Island

It is almost a year since I was last at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island.  On my last visit I noticed
a feeding pattern that carp followed.

Carp were feeding east to west in the lake today.  But they appeared to be eating microscopic bugs.
I've seen this pattern before but have not determined how to take advantage of it.

They were eating in a frenzy.  They fought each other as they hovered just below the surface of the
lake to eat whatever it was that the carp ate.

A small snail

Looking south.  This park has three lakes that are linked by stream like canals that allow
the water to flow from south to north.  It has bass, bluegill, bullhead, carp, crappie, maybe more.

Clove Lakes Park is a public park located in the New York City borough of Staten Island, in the neighborhood of Sunnyside.[1]
With valuable ecological assets, Clove Lakes Park has a rich natural history and a few remnants of the past. Chief among them are the park's lakes and ponds, outcroppings of serpentine rocks, and Staten Island's largest living thing, a 300-year-old tulip tree. Clove Lakes Park is home to many species of indigenous wildlife. Visitors can see fish such as brown bullheadbluegill,pumpkinseedlargemouth bass, and carp; birds, such as red tailed hawkkingfishercormorantred-winged blackbirdCanada geese, and mallard: as well as reptiles and amphibians, like thecommon snapping turtleeastern painted turtlered eared slider, and occasionally even the red back salamander. The park is also home to mammals, like gray squirrelsmuskrateastern cottontail and the eastern chipmunk.

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