This weeks surf reports were very eventful. Ablies showed in good numbers on both the north and south shore as well as out east in Montauk. These speedsters are a blast on light tackle and can be taken on slim jigs like deadly dicks, 007 diamond jigs and any other shiny offering you can throw at them. Small bass have been on the sand beaches taking green diamond jigs, bucktails, swim shads and top water poppers. These fish are great fun for some early morning to all day action. Small bluefish have been mixed in as well and will hit the same kind of offering intended for bass. If you want to try and pull some bigger fish try soaking bunker chunks, this is a great way to catch some "just keeper" size fish and larger.
This is the best part of the season to target everything. The bays were quite busy with Fluke season coming to a close.
Snappers are still at the docks along with crabs, which is still excellent crabbing at the moment.
Stripers and Blue are starting to show at all the inlets and those using clam or drifting live eels are having great success. Any of the bridges will also hold fish in the evening through out the night and early morning.
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. If you want to venture out in the ocean then bass and blues can be found along the beaches, trolling is a great way of locating fish.
Bottom fishing is excellent as well. Jumbo Porgies and "knobhead" Seabass are all sure bets as well as Triggerfish, Ling and Cod. If you see aclot of bird play there might be a chance that its false albacore, try casting jigs or vertical jigging for some light tackle fun.
This past weeks fishing has been great. All the local lakes are active with all kinds of great catches. This time of year is good to target some of the larger bass and pickerel that the lakes have to offer. If wanting to employ artificial tactics then large swim baits, crank baits, jigs and spinnerbaits will all get hits. If bait & wait is your thing then large live shiners fished under floats will produce as well. The best thing is to fish the baits around structure like weed beds, laydown trees and any rock structure. Panfish are also a good bet this time of year and will hit a variety of bait and lures. Nighcrawlers are good for bluegills and pumpkinseeds, lures such as spinners and small grub jigs will catch larger perch and crappie. Another interesting species to target are the walleye that inhabit only two of Long Islands lakes , which are Fort pond in Montauk and lake Ronkonkoma. They are best targeted at night or low light conditions. A three inch curly tail grub, floating rapalas and small swim shads will work great.
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