For boats some great Striped Bass fishing continues along our ocean beaches in 30+ feet of water. The main bulk of the fish have set up between Moriches and Jones inlet. A lot of teen sized fish are coming up but it is not uncommon to have some fish to 30lbs plus on any given trip. The method of choice for going after these fish recently has been "jigging" them. Diamond jigs in sizes from A-27 up to A-67 have been the ticket
Surf fishing along the south shore beaches remains good with striped bass fishing being very productive. On the beach the stripers are still very active. They are mostly in the 18-28" class but still make for good fun. It is mostly day time action with tins like Charlie Graves Lures and Diamond jigs are producing many fish.
It seems that the bluefish have been much less common compared to striped bass. Although they can be found mixed in with the bass going after the jigs on the boats. A few of the larger fish have been weighted in at over 15lbs.
Also in the ocean, the boats are still doing good with jigging for stripers. These fish are on sand eels and bunker so Diamond jigs with tubes are best for replicating sand eels. It has been all day action, with things usually starting up at first light and lasting until sundown. There has been topwater action too, if you see birds working you can cast swimshads, bucktails and Little Neck Popper™ in to the frenzy.
Blackfish are showing up in good numbers along the south shore. Green crabs fished on hi-lo rigs are a fine set-up. Along the north shore you can find similar luck with the same rig set-up or using blackfish jigs. Small rock piles or bottom debris anywhere from Rocky Point to Orient Point will produce with good results. No monsters but plenty of keepers to go around.
Weather permitting some great opportunities are still available for anglers. Sea Bass, Ling and Cod fishing has been productive off the south shore Artificial Reefs and the Montauk region. Jigs and rigs baited with clam or gulp teasers are both getting results. On the north shore and Long Islands east end, anglers are still pursuing blackfish. Right now they are in about 60 feet of water crunching on green crabs. Use blackfish rig or a blackfish jig. Many anglers have grown quite fond of Blackfish Jigs. Super strong hook with great hookup ratio. Either technique should be productive. A chill is in the air....
Fall temperatures have cooled down the lakes and have sparked a nice little trout bite over at west lake in Patchogue. Locals have been out targeting the recently stocked Brown Trout with good luck. Spinners have been getting play along with small kastmasters. For the fly fishermen any type of streamer has been doing well. Live shiners are still doing well with Largemouth Bass. This past week, several Patchogue locals using live shiners reported bass up to 2lbs. The shop will continue to carry this bait throughout the fall and winter months.
If you know someone who loves fishing and is a fan of fishing-related décor the Fish Mat might be a perfect give for them. These mats are great for indoor and outdoor use. Available in several different models including striper, fluke, largemouth bass, red snapper and blue claw crab, there is a mat for everyone.
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With Thanksgiving approaching it's the time of the year to start thinking of that perfect gift for your favorite Fishermen. Maybe a quality scale such as a BogaGrip, made to handle and weigh your prized catches. Or why not some hand tied Rigs and Hooks as a stocking stuffer. The surf fishing, along the south shore beaches, remains active with striped bass fishing being very productive. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to get in on the last of this years catch while stocking up for next years bite with some Jecks Bucktails or Charlie Graves-West End tins. These are two of fisherman's favorite lures that are used thought out the seasonIf you cant wait for next years false albacore run grab some "Joe Baggs" resin rigs. They cast
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Another worthy product from the J&J Sports Choice Collection is our Blackfish Jigs. These jigs provide you a new fun and easy way to target Blackfish. Available in an array of colors and different sizes. "Good things come in small packages"
The all-new Penn Fathom II Lever Drag takes a class-leading reel and raises the bar even more. The perfectly designed handle fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and offers superb fish fighting ability. The outstanding looks and feel is not the only good thing about this reel, it is a beast when it comes to fishing deeper water in the ocean. It's 2-Speed Lever Drag ensures the odds are stacked in your favor when reeling in your catch. This reels fits the bill for any deep sea fisherman.
Tools are an essential part of fishing and now Ugly Stik has you covered with their line of Ugly Tools. Ugly Tools are designed with the fisherman and outdoor conditions in mind; Robust non-slip handles give the angler more control in any condition and rugged metals with hardy coatings ensure the tools will not corrode or pit. A 7-year limited manufactures warranty comes with all tools.
The Marlin M688 Deck Boot is an insulated lightweight boot with orthotic foot pad support. Making it an all around great gift for anyone. These are the type of boots you can use for all kinds of activities in any weather conditions such as boating, fishing, walking, hunting, gardening, and much more..
The BogaGrip is designed to promote "catch and release fishing," as it will land, handle, and weigh fish quickly and simultaneously without injury to the fish. The BogaGrip also affords an easy opportunity to inspect and take pictures of the fish. Since it doesn't wipe off the protective slime nor puncture the fish, and allows the fish to be quickly returned to the water, fish that are handled and released using the BogaGrip should be more likely to survive. The BogaGrip is particularly good for handling fish in cold weather, or hard-to-handle fish such as toothy fish, slimy fish, or fish that are likely to fin or cut a fisherman. It also keeps a fisherman's hand at a safer distance from hooks.
Recipe for Turkey Pot Pie- This recipe is perfect for the leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving. This recipe will make two 9" Pot pies.
Line the bottom of a 9" pie with a pre-cut pie shell. Pull apart or shred 2 cups of leftover turkey meat (no bones, skin or fat) and put in a bowl. Add 2 cans of condensed mushroom gravy, 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables and 1 can of cooked diced potatoes (you can use leftover boiled potatoes cut into cubes). Mix all together and fill the pie shell. cover with another pre-cut pie shell and poke some holes in it with a fork. bake in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes then an additional 10 at 425. More.... Ron's Recipes.