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  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that the bass are here to stay for a while, and quite a few big ones are hanging out. Bass are in the ocean, on the bunker pods and they are taking live bunker, and on the troll. Keith, Joe, and Stefan were outside the inlet aboard the "KD Baby" on Friday, and scored fish up to 26 pounds. While trolling a double mojo rig, Aodhan, Shane, and Brian McGuinness scored big time with fish up to 23 pounds coming over the rails on Saturday. The bay is lit up with fish as well, and they are taking swim shads and popping plugs. Outgoing tides near any of the rivers will produce fish. The channels are holding some nice fish as well. Blackfish action is still phenomenal by the bridge, the Kismet Reef, and the Sore Thumb pocket. Lots of shorts, but even more action. Green crabs and clams are getting crushed. Find us on Facebook and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait) for pictures and updates during the week. We post customer submissions as well!

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard stripers are here and bunker pods are all over the ocean. Live line a bunker and get ready for a ride! Frank had over 20 bass himself on Saturday, while fishing aboard the "Black Hawk" with some friends. Blackfish action is still phenomenal by the bridge, the Kismet Reef, and the Sore Thumb pocket. Lots of shorts, but even more action. Green crabs and clams are getting crushed. Weakfish are still around in the early morning and late night tides, smashing up Bass Assassins and bucktails. Lots of bottom fishing can still be done as well. The Kismet Reef is loaded up with sea bass and porgies, and the Sore Thumb is loaded with triggerfish. Clams or squid on small hooks near the reef will produce numbers, and are lots of fun for the kids and adults alike. Sharks are still out patrolling the blue water. Makos and lots of threshers have been spotted. Jimmy was head over heels happy on Saturday, when he rolled into the shop to weigh in a beautiful 115-pound mako, his first keeper! Congrats Jimmy! Find us on Facebook and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait) for pictures and updates during the week. We post customer submissions as well!

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that bass are starting to show up in spotty areas around the bay, from the breach (new inlet near Moriches) to Demo. Most fish are being caught on clams from the boats, and plugs and chunks from the surf. Eels have been doing the trick at night for a few lucky anglers. Incoming tide is your best bet. Blackfish are still producing numbers on the inside. Most anglers are reporting 30+ fish days, and plenty big enough to take home. There have been a few surprise fish caught inside as well. Chris Caizza had a monster 8-pound sheepshead crunch his green crab on Saturday. Dock action is going strong. Snappers are still active, taking spearing and small spoons. A few anglers have gotten lucky with some nighttime bass and bluefish, but nothing worth writing home about.

  • October 9, 2017 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that blackfish season is off to a great start! The bay is loaded up with fish of a substantial size, at all the usual spots. Most anglers are reporting days of 50+ fish! Frank from the shop fished Thursday by the bridge and had over 60 blackfish smash on green crabs, taking home his limit of keepers for the table. There are also triggerfish, sea bass, blowfish, kingfish swimming around the rocks and reefs, sucking up clams and squid on small hooks. Bluefish have made their way to the beaches, and around the inlet, taking bunker chunks and swimming plugs. A few small, to medium sized striped bass have popped up as well. They're taking swim shads and clams during the day, and at night they are slurping up eels. Cooler weather is on its way, and that will bring in the bass. Weakfish are still hitting small Bass Assassins at Ocean Beach and in front of Kismet on the early morning tides. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait) for more photos and updates during the week.

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

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


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