As we get near the end of November, fish continue to stay and feed in our areas. Bunker pods roaming the ocean are being harassed by schools of aggressive bass anywhere from schoolie size up to 20 pounds. Areas off of Smith Point County Park to Jones Inlet have been productive.
Looking for birds diving can help when trying to find the fish. Hot lures this week have been poppers in yellow and white as well as bucktails and kastmaster tins. Also dont rule out clam chumming as well. That has produced a large number of fish from the fire island area.
Blackfish have been biting all over the south shore wrecks and north shore rock piles. Dont overlook fishing the bridges for blackfish too. Some quality keeper sized blackfish have been caught off the around bridges such as Smith Point County Park and Robert Moses State Park.
Fishing on the wrecks are giving anglers a shot at a nice mixed bag of fish. Sea Bass, cod, and porgys are all coming up over the rail. clam is the best choice of bait. All south shore wrecks are holding a good days catch with plenty of action. As the water gets colder we should see an increase in activity on the wrecks.
Trout fishing at the local lakes is giving those who prefer freshwater fishing some action. Fish have been taking small gold tins, nightcrawlers, and flies. Largemouth bass are still being picked as well. Shop regular Chuck Moffit reported taking Largemouth from West lake on a topwater lure.
Also as a reminded, the shop will be carrying live shiners all winter.