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South Shore  ¦  October 15, 2018

BASS ACTION IMPROVING

By Tom Melton  |  October 15, 2018
With blackfish season now open, I would push anglers towards the bridges, rough ocean bottom or local reefs outside Fire Island and Moriches. The blackfish should be readily biting, and a well-placed green crab, clam or blackfish jig will surely pout a few fillets in the cooler. I like the last two hours of incoming tide, but have had fish on both ...

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Bergen Bay Docks

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported a quiet week with school bass fairly consistent on the West Bar. There ...

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Bob's Bait and Tackle

Bob Rose at Bob's Bait & Tackle in Amity Harbor reported a very slow week, but the best bet is still blowfish action. The north ...

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Capt. Gillen

Capt. Gillen

From Capt. Patrick of the Capt. Gillen we learned the boat is sailing daily at 11 a.m. with additional trips at 6 a.m. and 4 ...

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Capt. Rod

Capt. Rod

Capt. George from the Capt. Rod reported fares had a decent week on bay bottomfish with fillets going home for most anglers....

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Captree Fuel, Bait and Tackle

Captree Fuel, Bait and Tackle

Brenden at Captree Fuel Bait and Tackle Shop on Captree Island reported boaters are doing well bonito, albies and small blues. Bottom fishing is good ...

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Center Yacht Club

Center Yacht Club

At Center Yacht Club in Center Moriches I heard anglers are reporting the bay is paved with blowfish, with bluefish roaming the bay also. As ...

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Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale said with blackfish season open, the shop is fully stocked with rigs, jigs, and crabs. The ...

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Dixie II

Dixie II

No report submitted this week.
Fishfinder II

Fishfinder II

Capt. Walter on the Fish Finder II reported this past week anglers had a mix of blues from 4 to 6 pounds, a few weakfish ...

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Island Princess

Island Princess

Capt. Bryan from the Island Princess reported the boat is geared up for blackfish and stripers. The 18th begins the live eel striper trips from ...

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J&J Sports Inc.

J&J Sports Inc.

John at J&J Tackle in Patchogue said stripers are on the move and it looks like this could be the week the action really breaks ...

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JIB VI

JIB VI

No report submitted this week.
Laura Lee

Laura Lee

Capt. Renee of the Captree based Laura Lee Fleet reported that on Sunday the 7 a.m. trip produced 127 sea bass, 57 porgies, three blackfish ...

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Pelagic Outfitters

Pelagic Outfitters

No report submitted this week.
Saltwaters Tackle

Saltwaters Tackle

At Saltwaters Worldwide Outfitters in West Islip I heard there are sand eels outside Field 5, with some small bass on them. Any day now ...

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Suffolk Marine Bait and Tackle

Suffolk Marine Bait and Tackle

No report submitted this week.
Willie K Bait And Tackle

Willie K Bait And Tackle

From Kurt at Willie K's Bait and Tackle in Bay Shore I heard that it was a quiet week due to weather. The shop s ...

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