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End of Season Wrap-Up

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Now in December the season is coming close to the end for striped bass. Striped bass ends Dec 15th so you have a few days left to catch your last bass for the season. (Catch and Release is ok after 12/15) This season was a good season for most. It started off with the montauk noreaster with fish into the 40's followed by fish moving to the inlets as well as the open beaches and thats where they seemed to stay for the remainder of the year. While talking to a lot of people
throughout the season many people said the same thing that there was an abundance of smaller fish. Lets hope that all the smaller fish will come back next season bigger and stronger.

The past few weeks it was an adult bunker and peanut bunker bite.   Productive lures towards the end of this season were bucktails, kastmasters, pencil poppers, and super strike surface poppers.

We have been hearing some signs of herring starting to show on the central south shore beaches as well as mount sinai harbor and by ponquogue bridge.

The offshore wrecks have been producing some decent fish. Have been hearing that alot of cod and sea bass with jumbo porgies in the mix with the occasional ling. Clam on a simple high low rig is all you need.

Mike from the shop went blackfishing out of Mount Sinai harbor where they pulled  blackfish to 5 pounds. There were many throw backs but sill managed to cull a limit. He used 1/2 a green crabs and a simple one hook on a droper loop and a sinker. 


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