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July 16, 2018:
From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that the fluke action is great inside the bay and in the ocean on the reefs and wrecks. Easy limits are being reached with bucktails tipped with Gulp! minnows or the popular shop rigs tipped with squid and spearing. Greg Lorenz and Jimmy Evarts were fishing Fire Island Inlet and had a fat 8-pound flatty hit a white shop rig, with a limit of other fluke up to 24 inches. Stripers have moved to the east, and a few local anglers are making the trip for them. Glenn Seaman had a banger day on Tuesday, with a 40-pound striped bass taking a live eel. Sea bass are stacked on the outside wrecks and reef, taking clams and jigs. As of Wednesday, the local docks have lit up with snappers, and they're eating spearing, hitting Snapper Poppers and smashing lures. The offshore bite is steady with mahimahi, Gerard Troha came in with a 13 pounder on Saturday. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait) for pictures and updates during the week. Follow Bill from the shop at @fishlongisland for pictures and information as well.



Previous Reports

  • July 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported the early morning and evening bass top water bite is on heavy with jitterbugs, Whopper Ploppers, frogs, and poppers. The night bite is great for big worms too; a 10-inch black curly tail will get the job done. During the day, slow it down with Texas or Carolina rigged Senkos and other soft plastics. Inline spinners and swim baits are also great lures to cover water and find the fish when it's warm. Yellow perch are out in numbers, eating small jigs and worms. Same goes for the bluegill and crappie. Carp are done spawning and are looking for a meal. Simple rigs with sweet corn on the bottom or bread on the top will do the job, depending on how they are feeding. No need to get too fancy for them. Check the shop out on Facebook and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait) for pictures and updates during the week. Follow Bill from the shop at @fishlongisland for pictures and information as well.

  • July 2, 2018 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that bass are still lurking in the ocean, stalking the bunker pods. Trolling bunker spoons, and Mojos have been pulling up big fish. The snag and drop technique is always a fun option as well. Reports of large cows over 40 pounds have been commonplace. John Ball caught his new personal best at 61 pounds this week. Big fluke remain in the bay, and are smashing up bucktails and squid and spearing tipped fluke rigs. Colin Maggi nailed a 21 inch flatty while fishing with his dad Raymond on Monday. Sea bass season opened with a bang, and many anglers took home their limit of really nice sized fish. Knuckleheads up to 6 pounds are chomping on clam rigs, and small jigs. The offshore bite is on fire with lots of big tuna and sharks. John Lotz and Scott Grace hit the blue water and landed a beauty of a bluefin weighing in at 266 pounds. At the local docks, anglers are seeing a lot of little fluke being caught on bucktails tipped with Gulp! mullets, some kingfish being caught on clams or squid, and even a few early snappers eating spearing and spinners! They will all be plentiful in the new few weeks.   

  • June 25, 2018 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that big stripers remain outside on the bunker pods, with fish 40-60 pounds coming over the rails. Live bunker, Mojos, and Bunker spoons are the ticket to a good day with big fish. Tolin Farrell scored his personal best with a 51 pounder on a live bunker. Chris Caiazza was on them heavy this week with multiple fish in the 46-51 pound range. Doormat fluke are scattered around the bay still, eating bucktails and spearing and squid combos. Sea bass is officially open with a 3 fish bag limit, and they are littering the wrecks and reefs with big numbers. The ling bite is hot on the ocean wrecks, with some bergall, silver eel, and Atlantic pout coming up as by catch. Weakfish are still running the early morning tides, smashing bucktails and jelly worms. Jumbo porgies are being caught on the North Shore on clams, with fish over 2.8 pounds coming up.  If you're looking for a fun time with the family, kingfish are starting to show up at the docks, and snappers aren't far behind.

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that large stripers showed up this past week. Bunker pods are roaming the ocean and there are fish from 30 to 50+ pounders stacked underneath. Sunday, Tolin and Matt were on the pods to the west of Fire Island inlet and landed a 51 pounder while fishing live bunker. Mojos, and bunker spoons are working on the troll as well. Fourteen-year old Jack Haynes was out with his family and landed a brute of 46.4 pounds on a white Mojo. Luckily Dave Hescheles and Al Kratz were there to assist! Mike Orcha fished Mojos Saturday and had five bass over 30 pounds. The doormat fluke are here too! Captain Tom Falco on the Jenny E. slammed the fluke on bucktails and squid Saturday on the flood tide, with fish up to 6.5 pounds. On the same tide on the same day, John Lotz and Jr. had their limit of big flatties. Frank from the shop fished Thursday with Jim DiAlesio and had their limits of fluke on the ebb tide, with the biggest weighing in at 6.3 pounds.   

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle
1506 Montauk Hwy.
Oakdale, NY 11769
phone: 631-848-6626


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