The locally stocked lakes continue to see a good pick at brown and rainbow Trout on all sorts of lures and baits. Common lures being used are kastmasters, blue fox spinners and phoebe lures. Bait fishermen have been using nightcrawlers, wax worms and meal worms to catch fish as well. Local stockings should be coming up again soon in the near future giving anglers excellent fishing opportunities. The lakes in the area are seeing a rise in Bass action too. Live shiners can be used for good results but if you are not the one to throw bait then a jig or rubber worm worked slowly will yield good results also.
Flounder season in now open but off to a slower start. Cold water temperatures have not been helping. We should seean improvement after this week of warmer air temperatures and sunny days. Fishing shallow muddy areas will be key still. Dont forget to also chum the area heavily for best results.
Resident Stripers are still being picked away at the local creeks on small soft plastics. Fishing is also starting to pick up on the western end of Long Island too. If you can find the bait, you have a good shot at finding some fish. Stick with plugs like sp minnows, bombers and redfins. Fish them very slowly this time of the year for the best results. Soft plastics fished on a leadhead will get you some action too if you are looking to try something a little different. During the day you can try fishing a sandworm on the bottom. This was always know as a good early season method for landing stripers.
Joe O reports that freshwater fishing has been up and down. just need to wait it out and be patient. Trout worms, meal worms and nightcrawler or even my favorite galicky flavored dough balls have been good baits. kastmasters or thomas lure spoons work well too. Be willing to experiment and try different things these fish wont always hit on the same bait everyday. well hope everyone is enjoying this spring fishing.............. tight lines
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