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April 23, 2018:
Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin reported finally the spring has arrived with warmer weather. Bass are starting to show up in most of the usual early spring spots, and when the wind stopped blowing fish have been cooperative. Most are in the schoolie class but there are reports coming from New Jersey of larger fish and more keepers should be here in a week or two. The water is still a bit on the cold side but the sunny days should bake the mud flats and help bring the back bays to life. The mid Jersey coast is also reporting that bluefish are chasing bait in the surf. Paul noted blues are one of his favorite fish on the fly rod, and he is anxious to battle them with their bad attitudes and long runs. River Bay Outfitters is having a free Introduction to Fly Fishing on Saturday, April 28th. Please contact the shop to reserve a spot. Paul's last piece of advice was to forget the "To Do" list and hit the salt; we all deserve it after this extended winter. .



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin reported it's obvious spring is still delayed as winter continues to hold on. It seems Saturday was a tease and the forecast is for wind and cold for the next week. He did hear and see videos of bass and blues in southern New Jersey, and that a few bass were taken in the Canarsie Pier area. The wind has been keeping most of the fly rodders at home. The dark mud flats on a sunny day, with low tide in the middle of the day, is where anglers need to be in a week or two. The ospreys are back, which mean the bigger bait is here. River Bay Outfitters still has room for the Montana Trip this summer. A beginners fly casting class is being held this Saturday, April 21st. The complete list of classes is on the website .

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin reported the bad weather has kept most action on hold. No flounder or 'tog reports came in. There were reports of bass in the back bay. This Saturday, the 14th, you can drop in and enjoy a free class on Introduction to Fly Fishing. The complete list of classes is on the website .

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin reported he heard of a couple of schoolie bass being caught and released at the Robert Moses Bridge. He feels they are probably residential fish that never left town for the winter. White perch are present in the Mill River at Rockville Centre. The shop will be starting their fly fishing classes and trips in the month of April. The complete list is on the website .

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin reported reports are thin but he did hear of a bass caught in the Robert Moses area and some on the North Shore. The shop will be starting their fly fishing classes and trips in the month of April. The complete list is on the website or call the shop at (516) 415-7748.

River Bay Outfitters

River Bay Outfitters
980 Church St.
Baldwin, NY 11510
phone: 516-415-7748


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