This week saw more action down at the local lakes in Patchogue. Stocked Brown Trout have been taking wax worms more than the nightcrawlers now. Fish them under a float on a small hook. Small tins are picking fish too. It seems that the live bait has an edge though. Some fly fishermen down at the lake are reporting great results with streamers stripped along the dam and the dead end street at the lake.
Connetquot River State Park is still a great bet for fly fishing. Some of our customers have been heading down and reported great fishing at all the beats. So you don't have to worry if you don't get the exact spot you wanted. Even Paul from the shop headed to the park this last Sunday. He reported great action on woolly buggers and hares eared nymphs. Most of the fish were between 16"-18". He also mentioned he had a monster rainbow trout on that snapped him off at his feet.
Yellow Perch are keeping anglers busy over at Great Patchogue Lake . Nightcrawlers are a great bait to go with. Fish them under a small float. The southern shoreline is a good place to focus around. You can even try some of the live shiners that the shop carries for largemouth bass action.(Catch and Release Only) Fish them with a light hook under a float also for best results.
White perch are still being caught in the local tidal creeks. I like fishing nightcrawlers on a jig-head around drop offs. Outgoing tide has seen better results than the incoming. Don't be surprised if you catch a small striped bass mixed in with the perch. You can also try soft plastics on a jig-head. Jig them off the bottom with a steady retrieve. Using a kayak or small boat is best for access.
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Releasing Bass is a great way to protect a species of fish. However, you can help release fish safely by bending the barbs on the hooks. It makes the process of “catch and release” more effective and efficient. Try it. “It’s catching.”
“Bend your Barbs”