Most are getting tackle ready for the next season, building rods, tying bucktails or going to fishing shows. Recently we attended the New York Sportfishing Federation show in Freeport as a vendor and the Ward Melville Show on March 6th and we'll be at The Patchogue fishing flea market on April 3 (St Joseph University in Patchogue)
On the Freshwater scene, a couple days of warmer weather can trigger a bite. Some of our customers have been giving freshwater fishing a shot with some success.
The local lakes are offering some action with holdover trout in West lake and pickerel in Great Patchogue lake. Use worms for the trout and live shiners for the Pickerel. For Pickerel, try to target areas of the lake that see the most amount of sunlight during the day. The warmer the water will result in increased activity of fish.
Joey O and his brother Chris managed a couple of nice trout and a bunch od perch and bluegills from the local lakes. Check out the photo's…...
Here is a little side note for those of you suffering with bad cabin fever, only a couple of short weeks to go before Spring Trout Stockings, then the cycle starts all over again, but it all has to start somewhere so trout is just a stepping stone to all of the other fish that we all hunt down. The shop remains open 7 days with our hours as follows
Monday thru Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-6pm
Remember to bring in reels to get serviced, and rods to get repaired before we get too backed up!