Fishing Reports

Crabbing Is Fantastic!! • Labor Day Fishing Forecast • The Local Docks Have Plenty Of Action

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Fish Facts:  Bonita

Size Limit-Bag Limit-Season: No Restrictions.   If you are fishing from a pier or boat, you can catch them with Deadly Dick lure. Yes, they are good to eat and are a delicacy to some. A family it shares with is mackerel, tuna, and Spanish mackerel. 

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Great Summer Fishing Continues Around Long Islands Bays, Beaches, Lakes and Beyond • Patchogue Village Snapper Derby

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The 36th Annual Patchogue village snapper derby will be held on Saturday 8/31! Bring your own fishing pole, J & J Bait and Tackle will supply bait and bucket.The derby is available to kids ages 6 & up! Call the Patchogue Recreation & Parks Department at 631-475-4302 with any questions!

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Attached is a list of some "Fun Fish Around Long Island." Most are edible and plentiful too. So enjoy the summer and tight lines. (PDF)

Local/Monthly tide chart for your convenience. (will open in new window) Thanks for Looking!!  (PDF)


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Crabbing Continues To Be A Popular Long Island Activity • Tide Charts • Surf Report • Freshwater Report • More....

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Crabbing continues to be a popular Long Island activity.  The South Shore's Great South Bay has provided locals and visitors alike with some of the finest Blue Claw crabs around. It's a fun filled day (and evening) for the entire family. Fun to catch and great to eat!  Traps and nets producing: preferred baits are bunker or mackerel chunks. At night, bring a flashlight and try "site crabbing" using a 6' or 12'  net.  Enjoy!

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It's Snapper Time! • Matt Fished With Craig From Van Staal • Knots To Know • Sharks In The Surf • Pablo's Trip To Connetquot River State Park • And More...

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Pablo this passed weekend did a little fly fishing at Connetquot River State Park . He caught 8 Rainbow Trout up to 18" (Photo). He used his favorite fly "olive woolly bugger".

Connetqout offers 3 sessions , morning 8am-12pm , afternoon 12pm-4pm , and evening 4pm-8pm . They offer 2 row boats that are Available to fish the main lake , but they are only available during the morning session. The park stocks Rainbow Trout , Brook Trout , as well have some "hold over" brown trout , however the main locations on the river that get stocked often are spots 8-16 .

Pablo’s ideal set up for the park is a 5/6wt fly reel spooled with floating line , paired with a 8ft or 8’6ft 5/6wt fly rod , but if fishing the lake he will use a 9ft 5/6wt rod for a little extra distance on the lake . Flies that have been working for him have been Olive ,Purple , Black , and brown Woolly Buggers . He also has been having a lot of dry fly takes as well , using ants , beetles , grass hopper ,or butterfly pattern flies . The average fish in river generally measure around 15-18” inches; mainly the rainbows . Pablo recommends the park for any amateur fly angler that is looking to get into some action .

“It’s a Great place to learn the ropes on fly fishing “ . If you ever need any advice or any gear to start your fly fishing adventure, Pablo and all the employees at the shop will be more than willing to help you out with tips , tricks and even a little lesson .

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Visit Our Vintage Photo Collection from our '1980-'2000 • Fishing-Natures Supermarket And A Great Family Activity • Discover Some Of Long Islands Lakes And Ponds

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 Back for a limited time: VM150-$398.00

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