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BIG BASS STILL IN PLAY

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Wait for a day that promises good conditions on land and sea and grab your gear. Bass and ‘tog have been biting very well when boats can get past the inlet. Most party boats and private anglers reported full limits on bass. The Roundhouse, the waters south and west of ...

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SUPER CHARGED BASSING

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Bass in our area refuse to call it quits and that is making anglers very, very happy. Private boats, charter and party boats are all enjoying super charged action. Once again trolling Mojo rigs, bunker spoons and tossing diamond jigs accounted for most of the catches. The reports were very ...

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BASS RUN IS ON

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Bass are king. They can be diamond jigged, trolled on Mojos and bunker spoons, or bunker chunked. The hot spots have been the Pink Hotel, the Roundhouse, the Atlantic Beach Bridge, Fire Island, and the Jones Needle. Blackfish are also pleasing anglers. Stay within the 30 to 70-ft. ranges at ...

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STRIPERS TURN ON

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Most boats only sailed a few times during the week and the weekend was a washout/blowout. However, on the days the boats sailed overall action was good to very good. Blackfish action remained steady with consistent reports of good numbers of shorts and a few keepers responding to bait rigs ...

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TOG JOINING IN

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
The windy days prevented party boat, charter boats and private boaters from taking a shot at most species on many days last week. Blackfishing is doing well so far. The numbers are there as many anglers are able to hook up with 20 to 30 fish per trip although they ...

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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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