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BASSIN’ TIME

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
Hit the lily pads, blow downs and heavy cover for bass. The fish are already ambushing bait from covered areas. Keitech swimbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs have accounted for good action. For panfish, small flies on the long wand makes for a fun afternoon, or if you want to get the ...

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MONSTER STRIPERS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
As June begins to wind down there is a still a real good chance the striper of your life is lurking in the waters outside Moriches or Fire Island inlets. Several 60-pound class fish and lots of 50s were culled from bunker schools this week outside Moriches and Fire Island ...

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HOT BASSIN’

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, stick to largemouths in the local ponds. The fish are actively feeding on top in the early a.m., and smacking the heck out of jigs and worms fished on the bottom. There is nothing like a topwater ambush in the early a.m. For panfish fanatics, the little ...

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STRIPERS TO 50-PLUS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
This week’s best bet in my opinion should be stripers again. It appears the larger bass have filtered their way to our area from Fire Island to Moriches. Now is the time to score your largest bass of the season. And, if you do catch that big bass, think hard ...

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BASS TO 48 POUNDS

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
 Big bass have arrived and are mauling bunker on the pods outside. The key is finding the “right” pod. Anglers trolling Mojo’s have also scored big time. I heard of bass of 48, 45 and 35 this past week. For fluke fans, one angler drilled a 10-plus from the shore ...

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HAWG TIME

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
 With bass season now open, anglers can begin targeting them in all the local ponds. I have had great success in Lower Lake in Yaphank the last few years, but please play catch and release with these fish. I have had fish close to 5 pounds, with plenty of 2 ...

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BASS OPENS SATURDAY

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
Bass season officially opens in Region 1 this Saturday, so head out and catch and release my favorite freshwater species! Jigs, topwater Zara Spooks, frogs and even live bait will account for ferocious strikes, especially in the early a.m. or dusk timeframes. For panfish, nothing beats a small worm under ...

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TIME FOR A COW

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
I am going to go out on the limb this week and say your best bet is trying live bait for stripers. It appears there are some fat girls on the bunker pods, while inside, a well-placed live eel or bunker may just reward you with a cow. And, if ...

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BASS OPENS MAY 2ND

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: Long Island Freshwater
For this week, I would gear up and be ready for the bass opener on Saturday, May 2nd. Although it was been cooler, the fish should be coming off beds. Please be aware, if you see a bed with bass on it, leave it alone. For panfish action, they are ...

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BLUES GALORE

Posted By Tom Melton
Location: South Shore Long Island
For this week, head to the Ocean Beach area in the early a.m. for weakfish. Be stealthy and quiet, and throw a small jig head or Diamond Jig tipped with a sandworm, jellyworm or Gulp shrimp. Anglers have reported fish to 8 pounds. With the weather expected, I would also ...

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