Tony cangelosi , diamond jig , east Hampton , 18lb
Small Striped Bass and Blues have been feeding on the large amount of sand eels in and around the south shore inlets. Try using a small tin with a green tube, this closely mimics a sand eel and will score fish. Fresh Clam during the day and eels will also land fish. If you are going to fish Moriches inlet dredging has begun, be aware of the dredge and pipes. The Boats out east in Montauk are reporting larger Bass up to 45 lbs. being caught trolling tubes and drifting live eels.
There has been a nice run of False Albacore (Albies) this year along the south shore. Anglers fishing Shinnecock inlet have been successful using small deadly dick's in either pink and green, small 007 tins have also worked. When fishing from a boat stay outside the schools drifting into the fish or letting the fish come to you, powering up to the fish will only scatter the school and ruin it for everyone.
Blackfish season finally opens October 15th (October 11th North Shore). Though we had a short spring season the water temps never were warm enough for steady action. This years fall season should be better in both quality and quantity. The shop will be fully stocked with green crabs and all your tackle needs for a successful Blackfish trip. When hitting your favorite Blackfish spot don’t forget to bring your Sea bass gear, the season is still open and the fishing has been very good at the local inlets, wrecks and reefs.
Porgy fishing has remained solid all season, whether from a boat or from the shore. Fishing the Peconics has been close to a sure thing when looking for Porgies. Use fresh clam and sandworms on a #2 or #4 Porgy rig, this setup will also land Blowfish, Kingfish, Seabass and the occasional Weakfish.
Tony Cangelosi - Used a Diamond jig - Fished East Hampton - 18lb Bass
Albies have kept things interesting with Shinnecock East providing some hit and miss action on these “speedsters.” Small tins like a 007 or small deadly dick's in either pink or green have done the trick. The fish come and go and will work back and forth when not broken up by the boat traffic.
Schoolie Bass and small Blues are around and have been feeding on sandeels and shad, try using a tin with a green tube, a medium size storm shad or a bone colored SP Minnow. Fishing a Bucktail with a green fat cow strip will also work. If using bait try soaking a bunker chunk of fresh skimmer clam during the day or work an eel at night.
Fresh Water Report
Bass and Pickerel have been more aggressive with the water temperatures cooling down as me move into fall, try using topwater plugs like a Jitterbug or Hula Popper at first light or casting the shore with a jointed Rapala.
As the sun gets higher try dragging a weedless frog over the pads or use a weedless worm at the edge or in pockets around the pads.
Live Shiners fished with or without a float will also catch fish. Perch, Bluegills and Crappie are also more active with the cooler weather and will attack a small spinner or Beatle Spin fished near any cover. Crappie tend to stay together so if you get one there should be more right in the same area. Fishing a nightcrawler with or without a float is a good way to locate fish. Nightcrawlers will catch anything from Bluegills, Crappies and Catfish to Perch, Bass and even Pickerel.
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