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September 17, 2018:
John at J&J Tackle in Patchogue said bass fishing around the local south shore inlets has picked up in the last week with reports of fish being caught in the inlets as well as the surrounding cuts. Most of the fish being caught are schoolies but there are keepers in the mix. The start and end of both tides are more productive with the night bite being better than during the day. Live eels by night and fresh clams by day is the way to go. The shop had reports of fluke being caught inside the inlets around Shinnecock and Moriches as well as by the breach west of Smith Point County Park. While most of the fish have been shorts there have been some keepers mixed in. Spearingsquid combo's or Gulp fished on a Spro Jig with a white or green teaser have been productive. Porgy fishing continues to be good on the North Shore and in the Peconics. Sandworms or fresh clam on a porgy rig have been very productive. Sea bass fishing has remained good though there is a ton of smaller fish to cull through to get to your keepers. The fish have been aggressive with spearing, squid strips, and clam all catching fish. Keep in mind that blackfish will reopen on October 15th with a 4 fish, 16-inch limit. On the local docks crabbing has stayed "hot" with plenty of large males being caught. Any female crabs with eggs must be returned as well, they can be identified by a brown sponge on their underside. Snappers are chasing bait in all the local creeks and are being caught off all the docks. The Snappers have gotten larger and have been hitting shiners fished under a float, Snapper poppers, and small tins.



J&J Sports Inc.

September 17, 2018:
The guys at J & J Sports in Patchogue reported cooling weather has all the lakes seeing fish on the feed. Expect all kinds of action from bass to pickerel as well as all kinds of panfish. Although there is still an immense amount of grass it is still fishable. If you want to go for the variety of fish in theses lakes then nightcrawlers are an idea bait. Anything and everything will eat them. The best setup for nightcrawler is a small float, a foot to two foot leader and a small number 8 or 10 hook. This is sure to get bites from perch, bluegill, pumpkinseeds, crappie, bass, pickerel and maybe even a carp. Targeting bass? If your preferred method is artificial then you can't go wrong with a Senko worm rigged Texas style. Another method is to use large swimbait "fished very slow." This will get hits from some very impressive bucketmouths this time of year.



Previous Reports

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    John at J&J Tackle in Patchogue said striper fishing has been better at night using eels by the local inlets. Some fish are still being caught during the day mostly using fresh clams and clam chum. The fluke bite has been mixed with some days more productive than others. Inside the bays the ratio of shorts to keepers is higher with more sea robins then outside the inlets in deeper water. Sea bass fishing has remained good with steady actions on the local reefs. Clam, squid, spearing and Gulp will all work. The local docks have provided excellent crabbing and snapper action.

  • September 3, 2018 Open or Close

    John at J&J Tackle in Patchogue said there are plenty of striped bass around the South Shore inlets; try fishing the cooler cleaner water of the incoming tide with fresh clam during the day and live eels at night. Fluke fishing has gotten better and will continue to improve as the fall season approaches. There are plenty of fish being caught in Shinnecock and Moriches bays but the keeper ratio has also improved. Sea bass action has remained steady on the local reefs. Weakfish bite has picked up in the Peconics with mostly "summer weaks" in the 16-22 inch range being caught. There have been a few larger fish in the 5-6 pound range being landed as well. Drifting a traditional Hi-Lo rig baited with squid strips is very effective. If you want to dress this up a little you can add either a small white or pink rubber shad to your hook and then top it off with a Squid Strip. The key is the drift, too little and you'll be constantly harassed by Porgies, too fast and you won't be able to get your bait down to the bottom. Snapper action has been great on the local docks. The fish have gotten larger and have been very aggressive in all the local creeks feeding on baitfish. Small spearing fished under a float, Snapper Popper or a small tin are all you need to catch fish. Crabbing is also on fire with buckets being filled easily with jumbo crabs.

  • August 27, 2018 Open or Close

    John at J&J Tackle in Patchogue said fluke fishing has picked up in the past week with some real nice fish being caught both inside and outside the south shore inlets. The short to keeper ratio has been better outside in deeper waters with some quality fish landed. When fishing inside, use smaller bucktails with a teaser tipped with either Gulp or a squidspearing combo. Fish the drop-offs next to sand bars slowly drifting your bait along the edges. The bass bite has been a little slow around the south shore but with a few cooler nights and this week's full moon it should pick up. A few fish are still being picked up on clam during the day and live eels at night. The season has been great for bottom fishing with fantastic porgy fishing all season on the North Shore and in the Peconic Bay region. Sea bass fishing has also stayed hot with the biggest problem being getting past sub-legals to land a few keepers. Action has been "lock and load" at times on the local reefs with doubles being common. There have been plenty of other bottom action too. Kingfish, blowfish, triggerfish and even weakfish caught by porgy fisherman on the North Shore, and triggerfish, ling and mackerel being caught by sea bass fishermen on the South Shore. Keep in mind that the sea bass limit goes from three fish to seven on September 1st, the size limit of 15 inches remains the same. Snapper action has been steady at the local docks with the fish getting larger by the day. Whether using a cane pole and float with a shiner or casting a snapper popper or small lure like a Kastmaster you shouldn't be disappointed. The local docks are showing a good abundance of action too, with snappers, kingfish, blowfish and croaker are all active. Crabbing action on the docks and creeks has been good with reports of larger crabs being caught this past week.

  • August 20, 2018 Open or Close

    John at J&J Tackle in Patchogue said fluke fishing has been picking with some fish up to 5 pounds reported outside of Shinnecock Inlet. The active areas are out past the sea buoy in 75-80 feet of water. Inside the bays has also produced but you have to work through the shorts to get to your keepers. Daven fished the east cut of Moriches using sand eels, fluke rigs and bucktails having plenty of action catching shorts. This time of year with water temps around 80 degrees you have to be patient waiting for the bite, the fish are there and will feed at different times of the tide. Striped bass are still being caught on clams during the day in the "cuts" at the local inlets. Eels are working at night as well. Sea bass continue to provide plenty of action for anglers fishing outside the local inlets. The further east you go the quality and quantity seems to improve. Squid, clam or spearing will all work well on a 10 double hook tandem rig. Porgy fishing has been very good all year on the North Shore and in the Peconics, on a boat and from the shore. Sandworms, clam or squid fished on number 2 or 4 hooks with a sinker are all you need. There are also reports of anglers catching a mixed bag of critters while "bottom fishing." Blowfish, kingfish, weakfish, triggerfish and more are all for the taking. Reports are widespread; Peconic Bays, Shinnecock Canal, Moriches and Great South Bay area have all reported a smorgasbord of activity. The local docks are all reporting good snapper fishing and crabbing.

J&J Sports Inc.

J&J Sports Inc.
265 Main St
Patchogue, NY 11951
phone: 631-654-2311


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265 Main St
Patchogue, NY 11951
phone: 631-654-2311


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