December Fishing Update 🎄 More Holiday Gift Suggestions 🎄Local Pick-Up Local Delivery 🎄 It's Time To Go Clamming

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The striped bass are on the move and anglers are targeting stripers with diamond jigs. size ranging from 24" to 29". Most of the activity is from smithpoint beach to Jones inlet. Striped Bass closes on Dec 15th, however "catch and release" is allowed all year!!

Blackfish are a great fall time fish to target, they fight hard and taste great. They can be found on both the north and south shores. This time of year they will be in deeper waters, typically ranging in the 40- 90ft depths. the baits of choice are green crabs and they can be fished on either rigs or blackfish jigs. Just be sure to bring plenty of extra gear and terminal tackle, because fishing for blackfish is a game where you do lose a-bit of tackle. Blackfish closes on 12/9/23 on the north shore and 12/22/23 on the south shore.

Sea bass/ Cod: The primary targets for the anglers who wish to brave the elements and the rough seas , are black seabass and cod. Both of these fish taste great and are found relatively in the same areas, which are the off shore wrecks of the south shore and eastern long island. They will both hit clam baits on hi low rigs. Seabass closes on 12/31/20.  The recreational season in federal waters is closed June 1 through August 31.    It will be some time before NYS regulations are consistent with this rule but anyone fishing in federal waters should be aware. READ MORE

Clam throughout the winter!

When the fishing slows down, or you want to change it up, remember you could go clamming throughout the winter months. All you need is a clam rake  (Local Pick-up ONLY) and a pair of waders to get you in the water and enjoy some Long Island's local seafood. Baked clams anyone?

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With gifting giving season upon us we have some suggestions for the angler in your family.

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Holiday Gift Suggestions

Some  "stocking stuffer" ideas for anglers are lures or terminal tackle. Two popular lures are super strike lures for surf fisherman or Tide Rite Bucktails are at the top of their class when it comes to finish and durability. Tied on genuine Mustad hooks, the tail is built up in thin layers to provide unmatched durability. Made from real deer tail!

These lifelike beautiful detailed coarse bristled floor mats are a great way to decorate a fisherman's home, boat, dock, or RV.  They make an ideal gift for any boater or fisherman!  available-fluke, striped bass, crab. and LM Bass....NOW ON SALE!! ..................................... View Selection


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Hooks and rigs are always a welcome gift. The one thing to  remember is “one is never enough.”

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Tight line and happy holidays from the crew at J&J Sports. 🎄

Your choice: Order online and then drive to J & J Sports- Patchogue Fishing Center  to pick it up, (or “curbside” also available)

Our shop will be open year round just that their is a change to our hours over the winter , we will be carrying baits such as freshwater shiners, nightcrawlers , and still have some clam in stock for those cod fishing ! also remember to bring your reels to be serviced before the spring !! as well as any rod repairs . Spring is just right around the corner.



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