BREAKING NEWS: Long Islands lakes Are STOCKED • Flounder And Blackfish Opens April 1st • Fish Facts

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BREAKING NEWS: The lakes are stocked! Just up the block 300 brown trout were placed in on March 22nd. Many anglers have already reported catching  several large healthy brown trout from West Lake . The days following the stocking is when these fish will be most aggressive. Several lures will work excellent in catching these fish. A few of them are Kastmasters in gold and silver, Blue Fox Lures and Thomas lures. Gold lures have been producing most. Most other colors so far. If you do not feel like throwing lures, then you can try using a nightcrawlers or small shiner under a float.


On the freshwater side of things, some of Long Islands lakes are waiting for anglers..... West Lake  right by the shop, Belmont lake State Park and Southaven Park also are popular locations to name a few. Any small gold tin does very well for me with the brown trout. Kastmasters, Thomas lures and Blue Fox Vibrax spinners to name a few. Used in combination with a light spinning rod and reel spooled with 4lb test can be a lot of fun.

This weeks featured lake is Belmont lake State Park in west Babylon. This state park features a wide variety of activities like walking, biking, picnicking and kayaking. This park is also renowned for its excellent fishing for species like largemouth bass, perch, sun fish and trout. This lake is stocked twice a year in the spring and fall with both brown and rainbow trout. There is a pavement walking path around the whole lake which gives fishermen ample opportunity to fish multiple points along the lake. When fishing this lake it’s best to use lures like spinners which will attract both the bass and trout. Bait like worms or live shiners is another great choice for every fish in this lake. 

Starting April 1st our Store Hours will be 7:00AM-7:00PM Mon-Sat and 7:00AM-6:00PM Sunday.......

Spring is a popular time for fishing, and it is the perfect time to prepare your gear for the upcoming season. At J&J Sports, we understand the importance of having well-maintained fishing equipment. That's why we offer full-service rod and reel repairs!  Whether you need a simple repair or a complete overhaul, our team of experts is here to help.

Catch and release fishing for Largemouth Bass is starting to get better with the warmer days we have been getting. Ive been searching for them locally in my downtime and have come up with a few nice fish as a result. Rubber worms worked slowly, close to the bottom have been working well for me. When the bass arent cooperating, ill use a small hook under a float baited with a piece of nightcrawler for Yellow Perch.

The tidal creeks are starting to yield a few small Striped Bass. My favorite method for catching them is a light seven foot spinning rod and reel with soft plastics. Usually im only casting a quarter ounce or so. Sometimes the beginning of the outgoing tide is more productive for me this time of the year.

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Just a reminder. All anglers 16yrs and older are required to register for saltwater fishing or purchase a license for freshwater fishing in New York State.

You need to register before saltwater fishing. It's easy and it's FREE for NYS residents and all visitors.  To fish our local lakes and ponds, a Freshwater License is required. Basically, a NYS resident, Freshwater License, is available to purchase for a days fishing ($5.00) a week ($12.00) or a season (one year from date of purchase for $25.00.-Senior [70 or older] $5.00. )  Additional discounts are available for active military, disabled vets and more...... Non-Resident Freshwater Fishing Licenses are also available for a fee from $10.00-$50.00. 

Stop down at  J & J Sports  and we'll issue you a licenses or marine registry. To purchase a license or register  online- click  HERE.   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.

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


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