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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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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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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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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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BAITFISH ON THE MOVE

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
As the waters cool, baitfish will begin to leave the canals and head for open water. It’s the second week of September so don’t be surprised to see larger bass begin showing up from the east before you know it. I was out this past Wednesday evening and spotted a ...

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FALL BASSIN’

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, the cooling temperatures and cold rains we had should see bass get a lot more active during the day. If you want trout, the Conny, Caleb Smith and Connecticut/Massachusetts areas have all been rock solid. Carp are prowling almost any of the local ponds, and make for ...

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GOOD TOPWATER BITE

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
Before we get into the reports this week, I have to vent. They started draining Lower Lake (Lily Pond) in an attempt to bring it back to what it used to be – a cold water fishery, with limited weed growth and depths of 6 to 8 feet. Although I ...

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OCEAN FLUKE BEST BET

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
For this week I would opt for the ocean bite as larger and more plentiful fluke appear to be biting at the 60 to 70-foot depths. Larger baits, as always, will usually cull the larger fish, but standard fluke balls or rigs tipped with spearing and squid or mackerel will ...

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BASS TURNING ON

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
Before we get into the reports this week I want to congratulate my good buddy Rick Holmberg. Rick fished the ABA (American Bass Anglers) circuit this year. For his efforts, and some top notch finishes, Rick took home the Angler of the Year Trophy (AOY) in Division 6, Connecticut. Way ...

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HAVE FUN WITH SNAPPERS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
This could be a little bit of a transition week with the cold front that came through on Sunday. Although it is not going to get fish moving towards the inlet, it might have the bait moving out of the canals and into the open bay waters. With this, the ...

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