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Long Island Outdoorsman

September 16, 2019:
Rob Greco, Jr. at the Long Island Outdoorsman on Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre reported that the bass fall run is in motion and action is ramping up. Fish in the 28 to 30-inch class have been blitzing the surface west of Jones Inlet with larger bass being picked here and there. Overall there are good numbers of bass and they are feeding readily on bay anchovies and spearing. Therefore, Rob suggests that you employ tins and epoxy jigs. Rob, Sr. nailed a 28-inch bass along with five other fish in just two hours on a Tsunami popper. He said the keys to his success were working the marshes along the western South Shore early in the morning on the outgoing high tide. Fluking has been pretty good. A customer hit a local reef for three keepers to 21-inches.



Previous Reports

  • September 9, 2019 Open or Close

    Rob Greco, Sr. at the Long Island Outdoorsman on Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre reported fluking was pretty good prior to the weekend at the Cholera. Spanish mackerel can still be found at the mouth of the inlet. Bay anchovies, peanut bunker and spearing are around in very good numbers and providing meals for the predators. Cocktail blues have been very active at first light. The cooler mornings have awakened some schoolie bass at the bridges, the inlet and canal drains. Anglers scored with popping plugs, soft plastics and clam chum. As the waters continue to cool down the weakfish should make an appearance in the back bays. Blowfish are feasting on bloodworms along the canals and the Magnolia Pier. Sea bass at local reefs are still biting. Crabbing has been very good and snappers are responding to spearing or snapper poppers.

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    Rob Greco, Sr. at the Long Island Outdoorsman on Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre reported some really good fluking occurred in the deep-water areas around the Tankers. They responded very well to peanut bunker and Gulp. Some nice sea bass came up as a by catch. Snappers are inside the bay and crabbing is starting to takeoff. Anglers are extremely pleased that blowfish are coming into the bay. Rob said you just need to set up, drop anchor, start chumming and offer them bloodworms or clams. Bass have been cooperating in the early morning along the beaches, local bridges and the inlet. Offer them poppers and bucktails. Spanish mackerel and bonito have also been roaming the inlet and jumping on Epoxy Jigs and Joe Baggs Resin Jigs. Cocktail blues in the bay from 1-12 to 2-pounds are smacking Kastmasters.

  • August 19, 2019 Open or Close

    I spoke to Rob, Sr. at the Long Island Outdoorsman in Rockville Centre and sea bass are sitting on deep water pieces. Large fluke are being found at the Tankers and the Cholera on 6-inch Gulp grubs and mullets. Snappers are now a catchable size in Point Lookout and Bay Park. Bluefin tuna are responding to jigs at the Coimbra Wreck. Anglers along the beaches are hauling in blowfish and kingfish on clams and worms. Cocktail blues can be found under the birds in the early morning, and bonito are biting early in the morning the Breezy Jetty.

  • August 12, 2019 Open or Close

    I spoke to Rob, Jr. at the Long Island Outdoorsman in Rockville Centre and he said that fluke and sea bass are your best bets for action. Some exotics are being taken at local reefs as a nice cobia was decked on a fluke rig. Chub mackerel have come along and more triggerfish are in the mix. Bluefishing has started to gain strength locally. A customer dropped by to weigh-in a 5-pound black sea bass and promptly entered it into the Fisherman Dream Boat Challenge.

Long Island Outdoorsman

Long Island Outdoorsman
434 Sunrise Hwy
Rockville Center, NY 11570
phone: 516-678-5554


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