Live Shiners Now Available
As of recent the weather has had some ups and downs. On the better days some opportunities for fishing are around. Both Freshwater and Saltwater. On the saltwater side of things you can jump on a cod boat out of either Captree or Montauk. Both areas are seeing good catches of Cod, Ling, Haddock and a Pollock once in a while. Mainly these trips are using clam as bait but the use of a gulp grub on one of the hooks can sometimes help your success. Matt and Zeppi recently did one of these trips out of Captree and reported that even though the Cod bite wasn't the best, they were still able to put together a mess of ling in the coolers.
On the Freshwater side of things you have a few more options. You can try your luck at Connetquot River State Park for fly fishing. Patchogue locals are reporting consistent catches of Rainbow and Brook trout using bead headed Nymphs and Wolly Buggers. Also on the warmer days they are still doing some dry fly fishing.
Another type of local and easy fishing would be for White Perch. All the local tidal creeks have fish in them. The key to finding them is to fish different tides and figure out when they will show up at certain areas. I like to fish the end of the incoming and the beginning of the outgoing. Some "go to baits" for white Perch are a piece of night crawler on a jig head or even a grass shrimp on a jig head (if you can find them with a net.) Grass shrimp like to hangout along docks . Another good method to catch white perch is using small soft plastic grubs on a jig head. Ill carry 1/16oz and 1/8oz; they'll do fine in most conditions. For rod and reel, use any ultralight setup with 4lb test line.
If you have some frozen fish from last summer sitting in the back of your freezer, then maybe this winter you can give some of Ron's Recipes a try!
Just a reminder. You do need to register before saltwater fishing. It's easy and it's FREE….
Stop down at J & J Sports and we'll sign you up or click HERE to register online. There's nothing worse than getting a ticket just because you went fishing. Have a smart phone? Here's an idea:
It's a good idea to "snap a shot" of your license so it's always with you in case of loss or its destroyed. 16yrs and older are required to register.
Send your reports, photos or your favorite fish recipe to: REPORTS@JJSPORTSFISHING.COM
Don't forget to include, names, location and details (when possible: lures or bait used, tides, etc….) comments or questions are welcome. Call (631) 654-2311