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BASS STILL AN OPTION

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
 The bass action has picked up a bit in the local ponds as the vegetation dies off. Fish were taken this week on small crankbaits. For trout fans, hit the water now as the stocked ponds are all fishing well. I would like to wish all a safe and happy ...

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THANKSGIVING STRIPERS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
 The season is winding down, but for this week, you should really try and hit the ocean. The bass are still around – water is still only 58 degrees, and there is bait all over. You may have to weed through smaller fish, but larger baits, trolling Mojo or bunker ...

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SOUTH SHORE BASS BLITZ

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
 Stripers, stripers, stripers! The fall run looks like it really kicked it up a notch with bass on sand eels, mackerel and bunker pods outside Fire Island Inlet. Over in Moriches, the inlet is producing solid action as well. For this week’s best bet, we have three options for bass. ...

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TROUT OR BASS?

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
 Although a lot of anglers are honing in on the recent trout stockings, there are still bass around as well. For trout, all of the stocked lakes are producing. Belmont, in spite of not being on the fall stocking list did receive a stocking according to the superintendent there. Argyle, ...

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BASS ACTION HEATS UP

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
 Finally it appears the fall run of stripers has arrived in full force…well not full force, but at least in a positive way. Anglers trolling outside this past week had bass over 40 pounds, and I also learned the action to the east was good on the pods. The night ...

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TROUT MEETING THURSDAY

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
 With all the lakes stocked, the fall trout run on Long Island stepped it up a bit this week. Small inline spinners, Berkley baits, trout worms and spoons have all accounted for action. For bass, the lakes are turning over and fish are becoming more cooperative. Buddy Rick Holmberg had ...

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SEA BASS BEST BET

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
 Either head out on a party boat, or take your own boat to the sea bass grounds. The season in federal waters (outside the 3-mile limit) has reopened and there are plenty of big knuckleheads to be caught on the deeper pieces. The second option would be either night stripers ...

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TIME FOR FALL TROUT

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
 It’s that time again when all the local lakes have been stocked with trout. From what I heard, the action is good in most areas, with spoons and spinners working well. Small trout worms will also account for solid action. If you want bass, you might want to head to ...

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BASS ACTION IMPROVING

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
 I know. I know, I have said it for the last several weeks, but I truly believe that this is the week striper action really will kick into high gear. Last year, the best action began around the 23rd, and with cooler temps due in all week, I think by ...

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FALL TROUT STOCKING

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
 The cooler weather should continue to spur action on Long Island. Cooler weather means bass will begin to fatten up. Fish faster moving or reaction baits – cranks, jerkbaits, swimbaits or spinnerbaits in lighter colors. Trout should be stocked in most ponds by the week’s end, so get out the ...

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