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 fat cow strip or a curly tail. Rubber shads such as tsunami and al gags lures have also produced.
Breaking News: Striped bass are all over our island right now and in particular the inlets. Both Moriches and Shinecock Inlet have been loaded with bass up to 40 pounds. This bite has been late a night with the incoming tide. Most anglers have had success on bucktails with jig strips, white buck-tails have been the most productive with anglers using pink, red or green jig strips. The best way to fish a buck tail would be to cast it out and let it drift once it hits the bottom. When fishing moriches or Shinnecock a 3 to 4 oz bucktail is your best bet because in these areas the current can move very fast When night fishing at the inlet it’s crucial that anglers have the right gear including waders and korker boots. Without this gear a fishermen can put himself in great danger.This bite can be picky and requires no shortage of patience.
Sea Bass have been steady when conditions make it favorable to get outside to the Artificial Reefs and wrecks. With Blackfish set to open on 10/15 a Sea Bass/Blackfish trip should make for a lot of tasty fillets for your freezer, check out the recipe section on our website.
porgies down at the inlet. They have mainly been taking squid and clam. These are some of the largest ones ive seen the whole year. The North Shore is still loaded with them also. A little bit smaller but many around. They have been less picky, taking clam, sandworms and squid.
Weakfish are not out of the question this time of year as well, they can be caught with squid strips, clam and artificial’s such as bass assassins and gulp baits.
Bluefish have seen a fair action but you can still be picked up to 10 pounder in the south shore 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. The #1 fishing rule applies. " Just when you think you figured it out, it changes."
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Fluke fishing is fantastic!!! As the Fluke season is schedule to end on October 9th, it's time to give this fishery a try. keepers and doormats have been plentiful with fish toping the scales at 10lbs plus.
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 tides.
Freshwater fishing has been good within the past week or so according to our customers. Live shiners 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 excellent action for freshwater. We will be carrying live shiners the rest of the fall into the winter if you need them.
Weather permitting, Offshore action is red hot with plenty of yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi and billfish. if you get a good weather window to get out you won't be disappointed.
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