December Fishing Forecast 🎁 J&J Sports-Holiday Gift Cards Available 🎁 Trout Fishing Update 🎁 Think Ice Fishing

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REMINDER: Blackfish season closes Dec 9th on the north shore and Dec 22nd on the south shore and peconic bays.  Sea bass season ends on Dec 31st.

A nice spark of action lit up the south shore beaches this whole week. Countless schoolie Striped Bass could be found on all the beaches from east to west. Daytime as well as night time had similar result. Bucktails, swimshads and small poppers were perfect for the day time; while SP Minnows  or Super Strike plugs could be used for good success at night. Try to focus on the beaches around Shinnecock and Moriches inlet or the local docks for some "schoolie" action. Some bigger fish (up to 40”) are mixed in with the schoolies too, so be ready for the possibility to hook into one of them. Striped Bass closes on Dec 15th, however "catch and release" is allowed all year!!

Blackfish and Sea bass ...They are still are being caught and in good numbers around the island. Fishing green crabs seems to being doing the trick. On the north shore guys are seeing picks of  nice "toggs" in the range of 5 to 7 pounds. On the south shore people fishing the wrecks and Artificial Reefs and around the rock piles are seeing a steady pick of fish. Still fishing the same style with Green Crabs they to are catching some hefty blackfish. 

West Lake  was stocked for the final time this year with more brown trout. Not many anglers have been focused on this but if you are looking for something else to target give this a go. They will have no problem going after small spinners, kastmasters or even just plain nightcrawlers fished under a float.

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Connetquot River State Park  Still has been offering some great fly fishing.  This is something to look into over the winter if cabin fever starts to take over. We have all the fly fishing needs to get you right into the action. Also as a reminder West lake has been stocked twice this Fall with many brown trout. Not many people have been going down to try for them so they are still very active and will respond to lures and bait used in the lake.

With gift giving season soon to be upon us, we have some suggestions for the angler in your family.  🎁  

Whether fishing the beach, bank or jetty, AquaSkinz surf products will benefit in neatly storing all your terminal tackle and lures as well as overall surf fishing convince. When it comes time to change to a different one, finding lures is easy due to plastic tubing and the unique internal organization system AquaSkinz uses. The bags come in many sizes and configurations for different applications.  

Turtle Cove Tackle offers a range of products to add to your surf-belt or tackle bag this holiday season. They carry 24 and 34-inch heavy-duty lanyards, Boga carries, 7inch-pliers holster that are all made from heavy duty lightweight Kydex. Turtle cove offers a lifetime warranty on all of their USA made products.

Penn has been setting the standard for fishing since the beginning. No matter what you are fishing for penn is always a great go too for every fishing need. Penn was founded in 1932 and has stayed at the top of the game since. 

Since its inception in 1987, Van Staal Corp., has built a business, and a reputation, based on innovative, precision aluminum machining. The company's primary products are commercial aircraft seat supports and food tray arms manufactured from 2014 aerospace aluminum stock. An avid fisherman, Van Staal founder Robert Koelewyn has built a companion business manufacturing aluminum surfcasting spinning reels that are highly prized by serious fishing enthusiasts. 

Feature products: The next generation Van Staal VS X2  Series still has the same great aircraft grade aluminum construction, solid titanium main shaft (slightly thicker for less flex and more strength) as well as the same proven ultimate internals; same stainless steel spiral-bevel gears, seals, bearings and patented waterproof sealed drag system. These reels are the perfect gift for a avid surfcaster! Built to last and handle all of the tough conditions of the surf or on a boat.Just Arrived 

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With the cold weather approaching, anglers take advantage of frozen lakes to keep fishing throughout the winter months. This is a great social activity to do with family or friends. Make sure to have the right equipment this ice-fishing season to stay safe on the hard water. Check out J&J's line of ice fishing equipment here.

As the weather changes and there is a chill in the air,. We have the perfect answer to the upcoming winter weather.  Our selected  AFTCO Products will keep you warm and dry while fishing in the worst of conditions.

Daiwa is renowned for innovative and high-quality fishing tackle. Anglers everywhere sing high praises for their spinning reels and conventional types of reels. Their fishing products are designed for both freshwater and saltwater activities. This brand is a shop favorite and is perfect for every type of fishing! 

Feature products: Daiwa BG Spinning Reels are so smooth with digitally cut gears and seven ball bearings. These reels are powerful, yet priced just right. There's a size for your every fishing need whether it's inshore, offshore, or shark fishing. The manual bail return is in models 4500 and larger. Also includes a waterproof drag system. This reel is a shop favorite and i would recommend it for any type of fishing you would like to do. 

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