BASS BASS BASS, Bass are in from Montauk to Manhattan, Orient to Ocean Beach. Bigger school of bass have been cursing the shoreline. Anglers on the open beaches have been throwing bottle plugs like super strike and Northbar plugs. On the north shore Diamond jigs and bombers seem to be doing just fine. These fish seem to be chasing rain bait like small spearing. one of the big things you want to look for on the beaches are birds working off the surface, if those birds are crashing in to the water most likely there are some kind of fish underneath them. Hopefully mats of sandeels will push in to local beach's which should help out the fall run.
For once it seems that we are finally getting some colder nights this fall. Up until the past few days the night time temperatures have been rather mild which resulted in warm water for this time of the year.
This past week has some ok action. Up front surfcasters who fished the beaches anywhere from Montauk to Robert Moses State Park could find a decent pick at bass up to 32”. Night fishing seemed to have an edge over the daytime. Many surfcasters fishing the night tides have had success with Sp Minnows, Mag Darters and super strike Darters.
On the bayside “casters” also had some success. Moriches and Shinnecock Inlet being good locations. Small bucktails and swimming plugs can account for the action in these spots.
Boaters who have been in pursuit of Striped bass are having some decent luck fishing around the inlets with clam.(Circle hooks are required while fishing for striped bass using bait) No big fish but plenty to be had. Shinnecock, Moriches and Fire Island have all been good places to try around. Montauk was still holding some large bass up to last week.
Anglers continue to report Striped Bass along the Great south shore beaches. In Patchogue Pine Neck Dock and Blue Point Corey Beach are producing school bass and "plus size bass too" around sunset. Anglers used Joe Baggs swarter lures, and soft plastics as lures of choice. Anglers are also reporting about another productive spot along the south shore. This has been Shinnecock Canal. Easy access and can produce, Bass, Blues, Weakfish and Porgies. Lures or bait are fine. The best time to fish the canal is when the locks are closed. It's best to call the lock master for current info @ 631-852-8299.
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if you are fishing from a boat and want to give blackfish a try all you'll need is a some fresh green crabs and a strong hook. Blackfish jigs work the best to get the the crab to the bottom of the bay or the ocean. Greens and Oranges colors work the best. some of the best places to fish are over rock piles or some kind of structure. these fish find the rocks a safe place from predators. the trick to landing these hard fighting fish is a strong rod. something with along the lines of a medium- heavy or heavy action rod for a good hook set works the best. now hooking the fish maybe tricky with their small mouths but the hardest part is turning the fish up and out of the rock piles. for this you will need to reel as fast and hard as you can. They say you have about three seconds before that fish gets back in the rocks and you lose the fight. As long as you can get him up and out you should have a nice tasty fresh fish dinner that night.
Blackfish has been keeping a good amount of boats busy. The bite has been pretty good off the south shore in the ocean as well as on north shore rock piles.
Local Docks such as sandspit, blue point and Pine Neck Dock are still getting good shots of fish. Early mornings and evenings are getting the edge over mid-day. The lures of choice have been rubber shads such at Storms and Tsunamis. Small poppers are also working good.
the False Albacore continue to strike around Hortons Point on the north fork and Shinecock Inlet on the south shore. Both areas have shown a fair share of Albies. Lures to use are Joe Baggs epoxy jig, Deadly Dick Lures, Charlie Graves Lures and Shimano Coltsniper Lures.
We heard of larger Bluefish to the west harassing bunker pods but in our area most of the action has been with cocktail sized blues. Some have been concentrated near the bridges while a decent amount of these small blues can be found running through the south shore inlets at certain times.
The Seabass the “bite” is on. Find your favorite wreck or Artificial Reef and drop some clam for a for some pretty good action. Fish up to 6lbs!!! have been reported.
Some good Porgy fishing is still going on in the sound. Clams are being used for best results. North shore Brookhaven Fishing Piers, Wading Rivers Wildwood State Park are all good spots to try.
A recent stocking of brown trout at West Lake has kept the local freshwater enthusiasts happy. Trout between 12-15" are responding well to flies bait and lures. Try nymphs, streamers or scuds for flies, Nightcrawlers or even live shiners for bait and small kastmasters or Thomas lures.
light tackle is best suggested for these guy. you can uses a simple hook with live worms, or try casting a small kastmaster. Gold seems to work the best but chrome or silver will also do the trick. mepps spinners or