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Excellent opportunities for anglers to have a chance at some Striper action. The South Shore from shinnecock to Fire Island inlet is seeing some of the finest fishing of the year. Most fish being caught are between 26"-34" with a few cows mixed in. The boats drifting live eels after dark are getting a shot at some of these larger fish.
Clam Chumming during the day is also seeing some great results
too. Don’t overlook fishing by the bridges too. Reports have been coming in saying the bridges are holding loads of Striped bass.
In the surf many guys are getting it done too. The beaches are holding masses of Stripers with some being reported as large as 30lbs. A good choice of
plugs would be Kastmasters, bucktails and poppers by day, darters, bottle plugs, sp minnows, mag darters and redfins at night.
Give the new Vertebrae a shot too. The guys from the shop managed a few now fish on this impressive lure throughout the week. Both sides of the tide are
seeing equal amounts of action. The key is really to just have moving water.
If your looking for yellow plugs, try a can of yellow spray paint. It was an “old timers” trick that still works. If you doubt me ask Fred.
If you are in search of Bluefish, the south shore seems to be holding hugh fish in the ocean, however not many from shore.
The north shore is a different story. The blues are thick inside
harbors. Did I also mention that most fish are over ten pounds!! These schools have been pinning schools of adult bunker inside calm harbors from Huntington to Mt Sinai. This makes for some great topwater fun. Try a super strike little neck, surface cruiser (if you can find them) or gibbs pencil for best results.
Local docks such as sandspit, blue point and pine neck 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 tog have also been active lately. North Shore rock piles have been key spots. Green crabs are working excellent. Try a jig with lighter tackle for a different experience. Also give the jetty rocks a shot too if you are restricted to the shore. Blackfish seem to hug in close to them so only a short cast is required.
Down at the lakes the local guys are telling us about the good trout fishing still going on due to the recent stocking. They have been using nightcrawlers for bait. One angler also mentioned that he was able to pick a few Browns on Small Kastmasters.
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