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TURKEY DAY STRIPERS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
Stripers are still going to be your best bet in my opinion, but at any time these fish could bolt for their wintering grounds. Watch for birds and marks on your electronics for sand eels. Diamond Jigs, Mojo and Bunker Spoons will all account for solid late season action. If ...

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BASS BLITZ CONTINUES

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
Once again the best bet for this week is striped bass! The bass have invaded the Moriches to Fire Island area, the only issue is finding larger fish. There is a ton of fish from teen to 25 pounds, but fish over 30 have been quite sporadic. Watch your electronics ...

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STRIPERS TO 30+ POUNDS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
For this week there is no question the best bet should be striped bass. Anglers have reported that along the open beaches from Moriches to Fire Island and out on the sand eel and bunker pods, stripers over 30 pounds are roaming. I am sure there will be reports of ...

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GAME ON FOR BASS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
The storms have passed and the ocean came alive with stripers this past weekend. Bass to 30 plus pounds were reported from Fire Island to points east. Diamond Jigs with green or white tubes will surely put a bend in your rod. There are two ways to locate the bass. ...

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ANGLER’S CHOICE

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
I was out on Thursday and the inlet at Moriches was 63 degrees! In fact, I ran across a massive school of snappers in the ocean just outside. With that, for this week, even though the weather has turned colder, I would try and head to one of the reefs ...

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BASS ACTION IMPROVING

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
With blackfish season now open, I would push anglers towards the bridges, rough ocean bottom or local reefs outside Fire Island and Moriches. The blackfish should be readily biting, and a well-placed green crab, clam or blackfish jig will surely pout a few fillets in the cooler. I like the ...

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DREAM BOAT SEA BASS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
As fluke season is now behind us, this is probably a good week to think about your fall strategy. The Dream Boat Contest is ongoing until the end of November and in my opinion, could be won by any angler willing to devote some time on the water this fall. ...

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LAST SHOT FOR FLUKE

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
Before we get into the reports this week, have my fellow Fisherman subscribers out there checked out the Dream Boat Standings lately? Although the season may be beginning its last stretch, the contest is wide open for anyone’s taking. The leader has 28 points, which could be eclipsed with a ...

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HIT THE REEFS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
There are times after the ocean has been churned and turned over by a storm that the fishing will return even better several days later. Well, this week could be the week you want to be on the ocean reefs and rough bottom areas. The fluke bite could still see ...

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