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FALL BITE IS ON

Posted By Tony Salerno, October 8, 2018
FALL BITE IS ON
The fall bass run is alive and well on the East End.
 Fishing on the East End can only be described as fast and furious. Whether tossing tins or top water baits for false albacore, bonito and bluefish, or jigging diamonds on the flood tide in front of the lighthouse for stripers or sinker bouncing up a limit of big scup and sea bass off Block Island, odds were real good that you weren’t disappointed. With that said, I’ll take the safe way out, leaving this week’s best bet open to “Captains Choice.” Its fall fishing at its finest, which in actuality, you don’t need to steam over to Block Island to box a limit of jumbo scup and sea bass, or to troll up a limit of cow stripers. Great bottom fishing can be had at just about any rocky lair from 15 to 140 feet of water along the Sound, east of Orient Point and all the rocky shoals north and east of Montauk Point. Striped bass are still stacked up in the rips out in front of the Montauk Lighthouse sucking down diamond jigs by day and live eels by night. Fat Alberts are anywhere from outside Shinnecock Inlet to the north side of Montauk, the North Fork and in the Sound. Bluefish and some bonito are also mixing in from time to time depending on location. Lastly, blackfish season opens in Long Island Sound this week with most bait shops armed and ready with gear and hard baits to celebrate the occasion.
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Ken Hejducek - 5 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY We had a nice mixed bag day yesterday for the Cameron Gentz group. Plenty of nice sea bass and a bunch of nice stripers to round out our the day. Thanks guys- what a nice day with some great people! Call My Joyce Charters for availability at 516-641-2138 or go online at

Donald W D'Aquila - 6 days ago

Orient Point Fishing

Ken Hejducek - 10 days ago

My Joyce III Montauk, NY We made it happen today in really narly conditions. Tom and his group from the Annual Local 3 Electricians Tournament landed some nice bass into the 30lb range. The group toughed it out this morning and did a great job! Thanks everyone, can’t wait till next year! Call My Joyce charters for availability at 516 641-2138 or go online at


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