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FISHING LOGS: Long Island, Metro NY
East End

BASSING STAYS HOT

Posted By Tony Salerno, October 23, 2017
BASSING STAYS HOT
New moon tides provided another excellent round of bass action in the rips off of Montauk.
 Finally a week with some fine weather and as an added bonus, some red hot striper fishing once again. Fortunately the bite is close to home of all the charter and open boats sailing to and from Montauk Harbor. Great Eastern at Porgy Hump, Pollock Rip, the Slot and the Elbow are some of the hot spots this week with live bait fished on long leaders catching the linesiders ranging between 29 inches to 45 pounds. Just as last week, drop a live bait down and there is no telling if your next bass will be a schoolie or a cow. At this point unless for some reason they decide to split the scene, I believe the stripers continue to be comfortable, residing close to the point as there is still plenty of forage to feast on and hopefully there will be a long awaited herring run to keep the bass close.
Depending on who you talk to, tog fishing varies from location to location. One thing is certain, no matter where you fish for togs, there’ll be plenty of shorts to use up your crabs, therefore make sure to have an ample supply. The big tog are in their usual lairs. They are just waiting for the waters to cool down before committing themselves to crab baits. Porgies remain a sure thing just about anywhere with broken bottom, and now with the federal waters open on sea bass, it will give the local pieces a chance to reload as the usual hot spots have been pretty much picked clean. Besides, speaking with most captains on Sunday afternoon, just about every charter had their limit of jumbo biscuits to a whopping 6 pounds. It is my understanding that it is fantasy fishing with many biscuits in the 3 to 4 pound range. My advice is while the weather remains mild, take advantage of the bite before the better spots are picked clean. Yes, even in federal waters the more popular hot spots can easily be plucked clean. False albacore and giant blues are all over the east end on both Forks. The Sound is providing plenty of mixed bag fishing on ground fish and stripers, while the Peconics are still holding porgies and blues.
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Dennis DeMarco - 26 days ago

Capt Denny reports Toms Canyon is red hot for the elusive Sword Fish , Hooked up at 4:00 am


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