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BASS AND TROUT

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
The latest cold snap and Thursday’s snow virtually killed off any of the weeds in most lakes. For bass, begin dragging worms along the bottom, or like I have said many times before a smaller crankbait fished fast will still get hit hard. For trout, worms are always a good ...

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LATE FALL BASSIN’

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, try bassing in your favorite honey hole. I would opt for lakes that have a little depth as the cooler temps should see bass going a bit deeper. They will however slide out of the depths into the warmer shallow water as the sun gets higher in ...

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MAKE TIME FOR TROUT

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, is trout again as the local stockings have been completed and the fish are there for the taking. Small inline spinners, gold spoons and nightcrawlers will all account for action. If you like the long wand, head to the Connetquot for the best action. On the bass ...

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FOCUS ON STOCKIES

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, I think trout should be on your to-do list. All the local lakes in Nassau and Suffolk at this point should be stocked. These fish are on the feed and can easily make for a fun day. Small worms, in-line spinners and spoons will all work well. ...

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SHORE SCORE

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: Long Island Freshwater
On October 23 I fished Hampton Pond from shore. Also known as Pequot Pond, Hampton is located in Westfield and Southampton, Massachusetts, a few miles from my home. At first I set up close to the old ramp at Lambert’s Beach inside Hampton Pond State Park. On one outfit I ...

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BASS OR TROUT

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, trout and bass are the best options. For trout, hit any of the stocked lakes and streams with flies, small inline spinners or spoons. For bass, crankbaits banged off any kind of structure will surely get smacked. For bait, live shiners fished on a circle hook could ...

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FALL STOCKING UNDERWAY

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
Before we get into the reports this week, a big shout out goes to my buddy Marc Deschenes of VIP Adventures in South Carolina. I was down for four days of great action on largemouths on his 11 private lakes, that’s right 11 lakes! Marc has groomed these lakes with ...

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FALL ACTION

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, the bass bite along with trout should continue to build as the waters cool down. Bass will be looking to fatten, while trout will get more and more active as fall hatches emerge and the waters cool. Fish the sunny side of the lakes for bass, and ...

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BEST BASSING NOW

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, and for me, it marks the beginning of some of the best bass action of the year on Long Island. Sure, we get a nice spring/early summer fishery, but largemouths and smallmouths on Long Island will begin to put the feed bag on, especially with the weather ...

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FOCUS ON BASS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, I would hit the lakes in search of bass. The cooler weather will certainly have them in the biting mood. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits and swimbaits will all come back into play. For heavier cover, try a larger jig in perch or bluegill colors. For trout, the Conny and ...

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