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  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin said stripers are being reported in good numbers all around the Island. Photo Taso has been fishing the Jones Beach area and reports landing some bass plus some very large hickory shad. Jamaica Bay is alive with schoolie bass with some jumbos mixed in. Big Anthony was targeting the back bays of the North Shore and said the morning tides have been producing action with schoolies. Montauk is still a hot spot with large schools of bass, and with this warm weather it should last a few more weeks. The North Fork is also having shots at bass and the beach areas are very fly fishing friendly. RR Tom is still working the night shift around the dock lights and has been amazed with the amount of bait that that is holding under these lights. Find the bait and you find the predators. In order to stay in the action Paul suggested you keep moving west. If the weather holds up it should be a long season.

  • October 30, 2017 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin said the warm water has been slowing the run up in most areas, but in Montauk the guides are all reporting striper action has been picking up. The large schools are replacing the albies as they have been moving west. Kenny the Hat was fishing the Jones Beach area and he was into shad and weakfish. Photo Taso and Big Anthony went to the western North Shore bays and reported bass are chasing large schools of peanut bunker. Capt. Vinny from "Joey C Charters" is having a ball on the North Fork with the large schools of bass tight to the shore. On the South Shore Pet shop Charlie was out and about and he said Threshers were all over the pods of bunker making it difficult to reach the bass. Whales are also on the pods and it can be a little unnerving when they breach next to the boat. Capt. John McMurray from "One More Cast Charters" reported Jamaica Bay is starting to pick up on bass and it will only get better as the season continues. The blackfish have been a little slow so far and Paul feels it has to do with warm weather and warm water. The wind and rain has been the reason for the lack of fishing efforts but everything is in place for a long, productive season.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Oceanside said all of this warm weather is helping the run of albies all around the island. Capt. Timothy O'Rourke is reporting that Montauk is loaded with "Fat Alberts" from the Lighthouse all the way to Gardiners Island. The bass fishing is starting to improve every day. Bob Linquist's son was working Shinnecock Inlet and reported the action is the best in many years. FDNY Frank spent the week fishing the Breeze Point area with the vast schools of albies that set up house in the inlet. Pet Shop Charlie also fished Breezy on Saturday and had action for a few hours. Over in the Long Beach area there are weakfish and very large shad in the surf. LIRR Tom went out late Saturday night to do some fishing on the local dock lights. He landed six and one that was so big he never got a chance to see it. Doc. Ken reports the western North Shore bays are starting to come alive with bass and blues. It is only going to get better as the season starts to cool down.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Oceanside said the fall run is starting to heat up and he hates to say it but what we really need is some cold nights. The western bays are far too warm for this time of year. There is plenty of bait that hasn't started to move out yet. The good thing is we might have good fishing right into December or longer. Photo Taso has been fishing the Jones Beach area and even though the bass and blues have been missing, he had days of non-stop action with hickory shad. He also landed his first weakfish on a fly rod. Albies are still dominating most of the reports all over the Island with a few blues mixed in. Capt Brian came out of the north country to do some local fishing in the western sound and he was able land a few nice bass. Experience and knowledge of the area is the key to success. On Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m. the Salty Flyrodders are holding a meeting in their new location at VFW Post, 55 Hickory Lane, Levittown, NY. Bob Lindquist will be doing the presentation and your first drink will be courtesy of the Salties. If you are interested in fly fishing the salt come join Paul that night. He will be the one tying the flies.

River Bay Outfitters

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


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