It's going to be a GREAT fishing season...BREAKING NEWS...Bass at the local docks

Posted by Montauk Matt on

Caught at patchogue dock around 6pm April 23rd.   About 16-17 inch Striper. Used a popper blue. Submitted by  Doug Young.
Stocked trout remains an excellent choice as we go into late april. Both Rainbows and Browns are more than willing to take anglers offerings. West lake is stocked wit 8-11 inch rainbows and 12-17 inch browns. the beast lures to use for both species are gold or sliver kastmasters, blue fox spinners, thomas lures,
and phoebe. the best flies to use this time of year are hendricksons, olive quills, blue dunn, and olive dunn. the best bait to use are wax worms and night crawlers.
A decent amount of yellow perch and bluegills and sunnies are being caught too.

We are about a week into Striper season so far. Things have remained the same for the most part. Plenty of small schoolie sized fish are around the back bays on the north and south shore and bridges as well. A small presentation has seemed to be the key to hooking up. Lures such as bucktails and bass assassins are good picks. Those who would rather throw bait are finding luck with clam and sandworms fished on a simple hi-lo bottom rig.

Bluefish reports remain scattered. A few rumors have trickled into the shop but nothing that was confirmed. No signs of weakfish either but im willing to bet that a few have been caught already by those targeting them. With this warm weather they should just about be here.

Fishing for flounder also remains fair. A couple have been taken from the Quogue canal. Heavy chumming is a must. Also look for shallow muddy areas where the water will warm up the quickest. Culling a limit is not out of the question if the effort is put in.

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