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RARITAN STAYS HOT

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 There’s no doubt about it; bass are here. The current hot spot is Raritan Bay and the waters near Staten Island. Several charter and private boats have limited out. Trolled plugs and Mojo rigs have produced very good to excellent catches. Some anglers have taken bass on clams and bunker. ...

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BASSING HEATING UP

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 Based on the reports the only game in town may be striped bass. The signs were very encouraging as private anglers and charter boats located nice size schools of fish. So far, its ninety per cent shorts but at least the bass are heading our way, and Raritan Bay had ...

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STRIPER OPENING

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 Get your gear ready for the bass opener this weekend. Opening day is Sunday, April 15. Jamaica Bay will probably offer you the best action, but fish were reported from West End back bays this week also. Bunker have been spotted in the Staten Island and Keyport area. Most tackle ...

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EARLY FLOUNDER SPOTS

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Head to the flattie grounds. The back waters of Jamaica Bay are a fine spot for flounder anglers in the Sheepshead Bay area. The Canarsie Pier may be worthy of an early season shot as well. To the east, the shallow waters of Amity Beach and Massapequa Cove have been ...

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STRIPERS CENTER STAGE

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 It’s bass here, and bass there. It’s bass, bass everywhere! This week stripers were again center stage. It’s your weapon of choice as to what you employ to bag a bass. Diamond and gold jigs, and Mojo rigs are drilling fish in the 40 to 55-ft. depths in and around ...

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RED HOT STRIPERS

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 Bass are red hot and it’s almost a can’t miss proposition. The action is outstanding south and west of Debs Inlet on Mojo rigs and bunker spoons for fish to 42-pounds. The basic depths to fish are 40 to 60-ft. Clam bellies nailed bass along the bridges and at the ...

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STRIPERS ON THE MOVE

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 Bass are making their move so it’s time to make your move. The waters south of the Fire Island Needle, the areas in and around Debs Inlet, the Roundhouse and the Pink Hotel all saw good catches of stripers. Trolled bunker spoons in white, green and white or silver were ...

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STRIPERS TO 40 POUNDS

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 Now is the time to take a shot at bass. They are becoming more active in the east and west. The waters south of Debs have yielded decent catches of nice size fish with some fish in the 30 to 40-pound class being taken. MoJo rigs and trolled bunker spoons ...

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TOG ON THE UPSWING

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
 Porgies are still the most dependable species to target. They are in good supply to the west at Romer Shoals, the Coney Island Flats and Breezy Point. Blackfishing has been fair to good depending on the day and sea conditions. Some charter boats sailed outside of Jones Inlet and scored ...

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SCUP AND TOG ON REEFS

Posted By Geoffrey Lawrence
Location: West End South Long Island
Porgies are the dominate species right now. They can be found at all reefs including the Rockaway, Hempstead and Atlantic Beach. Blackfish got off to a promising start with plenty of shorts and a few keepers including a 7-pounder taken at the AB Reef. Local bridges have some ‘tog but ...

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