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FISHING LOGS: Long Island, Metro NY
North Shore


Posted By Bob Danielson, October 2, 2017
Weakfish have been the biggest surprise of this season, with good numbers still being reported from the Sound. Limit catches were the rule this week on Sound Bound Charters.
 Everyone is itchy for this Thursday’s opening of blackfish season. I have been hearing rumors of folks doing some pre-season scouting but there haven’t been any confirmed reports coming back from these trips. We have been hearing of quite a few tog coming up on porgy rigs this week though. I have heard of blackfish up to 7 pounds coming up. The porgies are still top dog along the North Shore. They are all over the place with plenty of fish making the three pound mark. The fish have been in the shallower water between 15 and 30 feet deep and feeding on small anchovies and small spider crabs along most of the beaches. There are still some pretty good catches of black sea bass too. Fish up to three pounds have been coming over the rails from one end of the island to the other. Stripers and blues have also been making some news lately. Bass up to almost 25 pounds and blues into the high teens have been getting caught and landed. The big surprise is the amount of weakfish that have been seen over the past few weeks. There have been weakies up to 5 pounds reported from the North Shore and fish over 8 pounds coming from the South Shore. This is fall fishing at its best and I say we should all be on the water trying to bend a rod right now!
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