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BIG STRIPERS ON THE MOVE

Posted By Tom Melton, May 14, 2017
BIG STRIPERS ON THE MOVE
Hopes are high that some big bass will show up in the catches of South Shore anglers this week.

We have awesome weather heading our way and this should be the week big bass show in Fire Island. Fluke season opens Wednesday and all signs point to a great opener with fish to 5 pounds caught and released fairly regularly. Big blues continue to tear up baits and lures throughout the South Shore, including the docks. And, add in the blowfish and flounder action in the Sore Thumb Pocket and it is shaping up to be a great season.

For big bass, I would be looking along the South Beach area and using live bunker. Fluking should be good all along the Inlet to Kismet area with spearing and squid turning their heads. A well placed bunker chunk will award you with a gator bluefish from the docks to inlet area. And, last but not least, weakfish are beginning to cruise the likes of the Copiague Hole in the early a.m.

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Tom Melton - 11 days ago

From Lindenhurst Bait and Tackle we heard that several species became active this past week. Krystian "Benz" and his buddy Lucas anchored at the Robert Moses bridge Monday night. After a few bluefish, Krystian boated a 32" striper while clam chumming. S.I.F.C. President Bobby Karman and members Billy Biscardi and Richie Kehoe located the weakfish on Wednesday. The guys had 4 "tiderunners" during the early morning incoming tide with Bobby catching a 4.84lber. On Wednesday's outgoing tide staff member Tom Cornelia and Frank Protano anchored at the Fire Island Inlet. They caught 15 striped bass up to 32" and 6 bluefish while clam chumming and feeding out fresh clam hook baits. Mike Hearns fished Wednesday and Thursday evening after snagging some live bunkers on the outside. Mike reported insane action both nights, estimating over 20 striped bass up to 34" and 30 blues. Robert Palak casted around Cedar Beach on Thursday. He pulled in several blues and a decent 32" bass. Rich "Crazy Legs" Kehoe and his wife drifted while jigging soft plastics East of the Robert Moses Bridge on Friday morning. The incoming tide produced several quality weakfish up to 5.52lbs. Meanwhile Ron and Rob Shimborski trolled Tony Maja green and white spoons outside F.I. Inlet. Ron boated a 28lb. striped bass and had a couple of other run offs. Hans reported that the Northside Great South bay run is still happening. Small to medium sized stripers and bluefish are coming in close to the local docks at sunset. Fresh clams, Bass Assassins, and storm Swim Shads are all keeping anglers busy. Oak Beach Pier has been holding medium sized blowfish close to the pilings. Anglers using sandworms and fresh clam are catching a dozen or more each trip.

Capt.Dennis - 12 days ago

We had Gary out for a morning trip to try his hand at lite tackle top water action with slammer blues. he wasnt disappointed. he had a blast catching blues to 12 lbs on lite tackle. he even had 2 schoolie stripers caught and released for a nice action packed morning! Tight Lines! s


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