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FISHING LOGS: Long Island, Metro NY


Posted By Fred Golofaro, November 19, 2018

Before getting into this week’s report, the Montauk Surfcasters Association Steering Committee is looking to establish a Board of Directors for the 2019 calendar year. Nominations are now being accepted to fill the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chairman (to be appointed by Board of Directors) and Website Coordinator (to be appointed by Board of Directors).

All ACTIVE MEMBERS who are regarded to be in good standing with the club are encouraged to submit their name and qualifications. MSA members in good standing are considered to be those who have paid their 2018 annual club dues prior to receiving this notice, have been a member in the club for no less than one year from the date of 11/15/18, and hold in high regard the values and the mission of the Montauk Surfcasters Association.

Qualified candidates can submit their nomination request in writing by either sending an email to jrywelski@optonline.net or by US Mail to: Montauk Surfcasters Officer Steering Committee, 65 Polo Road, Massapequa, NY 11758. All requests for nominations must be received by the MSA Steering Committee prior to January 4, 2019. All qualified submissions will be reviewed by the Montauk Surfcasters Association Steering Committee. Once the review process is complete, a slate of Officers will be presented to the general membership for a vote.
Voting for the slate, including nominations from the floor, will take place during the club meeting which will be held in January (Date and time to be determined). Once the full slate of officers has been duly elected and sworn in, the new Board of Directors shall be responsible for guiding the policies and conducting business of the Montauk Surfcasters Association between general membership meetings in accordance to the club bylaws. This notice will be sent, a minimum of three times to all Montauk Surfcaster members shown to have paid the annual club dues for the calendar year 2018. For any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact MSA Steering Committee Chairman, Billy Lomnicki at billyironhorse1@aol.com or by phone at 516-521-3822.

Back to the fishing, those concerned that Thursday’s snowfall would bring an early end to the fall fishing can breathe a little easier. I have seen more than a few seasons when the fishing came to an abrupt end with the first measurable snowfall, but that certainly is not always the case. There were still good numbers of small bass caught on the weekend, along with a sprinkling of keepers. If you are determined to just target quality fish, you are likely to be disappointed, but if you’re happy bending a rod, and willing to carry along a lighter stick for the short bass that have dominated the surf zone the past couple of seasons, you can still have some fun before stashing away your gear.
Judging by the weekend’s reports, the better action does appear to have moved further west on the South Shore, while on the North Shore, there are still decent numbers of small bass in the bays and harbors from the middle of the Island through the western Sound.

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