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The Striped bass action locally in the great south bay seemed to give those who went out some good action throughout the week. Anywhere from Bellport to Hecckscher has been holding a decent amount of fish. The most effective times to go are dawn and dusk with a few fish being
picked throughout the day. Topwater lures, Kastmasters and rubber shads have all been working great. If you can spot birds diving into the water then you have a good chance of finding fish under them.
Even some surf fishermen have been able to get in on the action as well. Shop regular
Bobby Cataldo managed a few fish on poppers everytime he went out. Bob's most recent bass tipping the scale at 16lbs. Also surf angler Richard Ackerman weighed in a 16lb bass at the shop taken off Blue Point dock. Even the local south shore beaches have seen an increase in action as well. Fish into the teens are being caught from Cupsogue to Robert Moses. The best times to hit the beach would be sunrise, sunset or after dark. Good things to carry in your bag on the beach would be swimming plugs such as sp minnows and bombers, darters and bucktails.
Not much has been heard from blackfish but for those who have been going out and are reporting back are telling us the the bite has been good. The northshore has been giving up plenty of keeper sized blackfish. Most fish are being caught on a standard blackfish rig but some are going out
with jigs and are having sucess as well. Green crabs are a fine bait.
Anglers fishing the jetty's of Shinnecock and Moriches are starting to pick a few "tog" However, the water temperature is still a bit high.
West lake is filled with 2 year old brown trout. The DEC just completed their fall stockings for the lake. If you put some time in you should be able to land yourself some nice sized fish. The most effective lure recently has been a small gold kastmaster with blue fox spinners doing well to. If
you are able to cast a fly rod then give that a shot too because these fish willingly take flies.
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