Yesterday I got a good report in the shop of holdover brown trout being very active at West lake. The fish were breaking water on top all over. This could be a good opportunity to try a dry fly. If using the fly rod isnt your thing then you cant go wrong with a nightcrawler fished under a float or even on the bottom.
Great Patchogue lake has yeilded a few decent Pickerel to live shiners and soft plastics jerked along the bottom. If you can get a warmer and sunny day it will cause a spike in fish activity as well.
Pablo from the shop fished Connetquot state park last week. He said the bite was consistent. Most of the fish were between 13 and 18 inches. One Brown trout in the mix did go 20" though. Streamers did most of the damage with dry flies able to rise a few also.
Hey Joe O here coming in from Upper lake. I recently did a 2 day fishing trip this past week right before this north eastern storm coming in. I fished for about 8 hours a day and made out with a dozen trout each day. My bait of choice was corn and my homemade dough balls which worked great. As well as landed a few fish on thomas lures. It was a great time to get out and wet a line and catch a few especially since i have been working alot as of late and havent had time to get out. Well with the weather getting warmer in the upcoming month the fishing will be more intense tight lines everyone.
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