Officially fall has began. The days have been fairly warm but the nights have been chilly. Bait is starting to move and Stripers are feeding on them. The past days it has been tough for most boats to get out due to high winds but many surf fishermen have found a way to get into some fish. We have heard of some fish being taken into the 30 pound class. Most being caught are anywhere from 25" to 36". Anglers have been sucessful from the sand beach using sp minnows, bombers, darters, bottle plugs and needlefish as well as the inlets by using bucktails tipped with either a pork rind or a curly tail. Rubber shads such as tsunami and al gags lures have also produced.
Surfcaster Jorge Salinas managed to land a 41inch fish that weight 23lbs out of shinnecock inlet. Fish are being taken on both sides of the tides. Tom umloft manged to catch a 11lb striper right off of smith point beach on Sunday 9/27/15. (photo)
Bluefish have seen a little lull in action but can still be picked up to 10 pounder in the inlets. Most fish are being caught on bucktails and tins. It seems that the best time to go would be a few hours before dark, although some can be picked after dark as well. It's the #1 fishing rule applies. " Just when you think you figured it out, it changes."
Fluke fishing ended well this year. Both shinnecock and moriches had steady action up until the last day of the season. We noticed toward the end of the season an increase in the number of keepers taken which was
Snapper fishing anyone??? Considering that we're heading into October, the snapper fishing is turning into "cocktail bluefish" fishing. They're getting big and fighting hard. They're good eating too at this size. Spearing, lures all will catch the limit. Day time is best with a moving tide.
Freshwater fishing has been good within the past week or so according to our customers. Live shinners have been doing the damage. Some who have been using the live shiners have been coming in saying they
are getting hit almost every cast with one. This is excelent action for freshwater. We will be carrying live shiners the rest of the fall into the winter if you need them.
Joe O checked in, he fished the local lakes and managed 6 LM Bass up to 2 lbs. frogs did the trick. Good job Joe...
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