:B Fought the wind for the 8.1 miles from Coney Island to the Serpentine wall as part of the 1000+ boat Paddlefest event. Decided I would also do some trolling. Hooked into this guy trolling a jointed shad rap down stream about 3 MPH. 25" Hybrid (at first glance I thought it was a true striper, but upon closer examination I think its a hybrid). Anyway, the fish was thick and probably about 7 lb. Fought him for about 1/4 mile downstream. Only fish of the day. Also saw a 4 ft paddlefish swimming around like a shark with its dorsal and tail fins clear out of the water; must have been injured.