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HOT ALBIE ACTION

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Hooray! 'Tog season for the West End is open. If the North Shore action is any indication (their season opened last Thursday), we should enjoy a fine early season bite. The numbers are good with plenty of shorts and some nice size keepers. Anglers who got to the outside pieces ...

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MIXED BAG BLAST

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 South Shore waters have exploded with blowfish, especially in Great South Bay. Party boats on the bottom fish grounds had true variety with porgies, sea bass, triggerfish and early season ‘tog. Even albies and bonito were on the menu so you might consider bringing a light tackle spinning outfit. Bluefish ...

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BLOWFISH COMEBACK

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
The lowly and often neglected blowfish are making a comeback in our waters. It started a few weeks ago and this week they really picked up steam. The bays waters along the Wantagh bridges and all the way to Babylon saw loads and loads of blowfish being caught on clams ...

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HIT THE REEFS

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
This week anglers will hit a Trifecta; but not a good one. The forces of nature will be giving us rain, wind and a full moon. Porgy action is sure thing and snappers are not showing any signs of letting up. The bays to the east have seen an incredible ...

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MIXED BAG TIME

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
As of Sunday, the offshore storms that hit the Carolinas didn’t have the devastating effect on our waters that many had expected. Party boats and even some private boaters were able to take a shot at fluke, bass, sea bass, porgies and blues. The storm push didn’t push out the ...

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SEPTEMBER DOORMATS

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Fluking was fair to good depending on the area and it remains to be seen what affects the heavy weather will have on the flatties. Ambrose Channel is in the beginning stages of the fall run and fish to 10-pounds were taken. The Cholera, Hempstead Reef and the McAllister Grounds ...

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SCUP AND BLUES SOLID

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
You still can’t go wrong with porgies. The Tin Can Grounds, Breezy Point and local reefs such as the McAllister and Hempstead will give you all you need. Clams are all that is needed. Blues finally came on in good numbers. Some party boats were able to a boat limit. ...

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FLUKE ON THE REEFS

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Local reefs and wrecks are starting to yield more and more keeper flatties. The Hempstead, the Cholera and the McAllister were the top spots. Some jumbo fluke have been located on the real “sticky” bottom pieces so get ready to sacrifice some terminal gear to King Neptune. Porgy action has ...

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OCEAN BEST FOR FLUKE

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Fluke really came alive last week as fair-weather systems kicked in and gave us some very fishable days. You must head outside for keepers. The Atlantic Beach Reef was very productive for flattie anglers and most of them said that the basics worked the best so take your spearing and ...

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HOT PORGY ACTION

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Porgy action is rock solid. Sheepshead Bay is on fire and is experiencing the best scup action in years. To the east the local reefs are yielding a fine mixed bag of scup, sea bass, summer flatties and occasional triggerfish. The top areas are the Hempstead, the Cholera and the ...

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