January Fishing Forecast

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Winter can be a tough time of the year to motivate yourself and get out to fish. Most would just assume that we have a lack of fish in the winter. Actually this is far from true. Many species remain very active during these months. Trout (for example ) will continue to bite through out the cold months. This past fall stocking of 2-year old brown trout loaded up the local lakes for the winter.

Large schools of Brown Trout can provide you with some light tackle fun. West Lake  located right up the block from the shop is an excellent place to start.

Other locations to fish for trout would be ,Swan Lake Info , canaan lake ,Bubble Falls  and rattle snake creek. Nightcrawlers , dough baits , blue fox lures , small kastmasters are top choices of lures when fishing for these trout 


As far as baits and lures go its much easier to fool one of these trout on live bait such as a nightcrawler. I like to fish the worms a few feet under a small floatweighed down by a single large split shot.

Yellow Perch can be another fun freshwater species to target in these "Slow" months. A simple float rig with a piece of a nightcrawler is all thats needed to have a good shot at them. Many of the Perch get quite fat this time of the year so be ready for a nice fight on a lighter pole.

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white perch - are around in the local rivers and estuaries of long island , reports of local fisherman catching a couple of these fish have been reported . Baits that have been productive to catch these fish are nightcrawlers on a small jig head with a curly tail or fat cow strip, all these baits are in stock in our store for your needs

Herring - many anglers have traded in the surf gear to catch some herring. The Herring bite can be productive up on the north shores of long island . sabiki rigs are the ideal tackel used to fish for herring

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The shop itself is now in winter hours mode. Hours are 10-5 Monday through Saturday and 10-3 on sundays.

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

Event Reminder:

This winter '2022:  J & J Sports will be introducing personalized fly fishing instructions and demonstrations. Each class is limited in size. Classes will start February 1. Reservations are required. Instructions include: Knots to know, flies for the season and lake, tackle tips: rod, reel and line combinations. Then we'll take you down to the local lake for a hands on demonstration.

Call 631-654-2311 for reservations or email us at reeldeals@gmail.com (NYS Freshwater License is required for participants over 16yrs old)
The $50 fee will be redeemable toward in store credit (including a seasonal freshwater license of $25.00).............intruso habla español


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