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Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

October 15, 2018:
Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale said with blackfish season open, the shop is fully stocked with rigs, jigs, and crabs. The bridges, rock piles, reefs, and wrecks are all holding some decent fish, with bigger ones on the way with the cooler weather. The bay is still holding quality weakfish. The weakies are hitting bucktails and soft plastics on jig heads. Porgy and sea bass are still roaming the bay in the usual spots, chomping up clams. Stripers are held up out east, but they are on their way with the colder water. If you're heading out that way, swimbaits, poppers, and SP Minnows have been the keys to solid hookups. Check out the shop 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

  • October 8, 2018 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that there are some nice weakfish still roaming the bay and running the tides. They love small bucktails, jelly worms, and soft plastics. Tons of clam eaters are running around as well; sea bass, porgy, blowfish and kingfish are out in numbers and they are hungry! Bring a chum pot and they'll come right to you. Stripers have been popping up in the inlets, mostly schoolie to just keeper size. They are crushing swim baits, SP minnows, and bucktails. Bait wise, bring clams and chum, or some bunker with you for the best chance. Cocktail blues are running on the bay and near the inlet as well, smashing up tins and bucktails. Check out the shop 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.

  • September 24, 2018 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that fluke action this week remains consistent in the bay and ocean. The bay is loaded with a lot of shorts, with 3-5 pound fish scattered in. The ocean is holding the bigger fish on the wrecks and reefs. We've got another week of action, so get in your time now! Sea bass action on the outside structure is going incredibly well, with many 4-6 pound fish coming over the rails. Schoolie bass and cocktail blues have invaded the inlet. Blues are chomping tins, diamond jigs, and top water, as well as bunker. The bass are all over swim shads, SP Minnows and clams. If you're going with clams, be sure to chum for your best chance. Dock action is still snappercocktail bluefish taking spearing and lures, some small are hitting bucktails, and Kingfish on clams, as well as tons of blue claw crab. Check out the shop 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.

  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that it's the middle of the month, and the end of fluke season is on the horizon, but the bite is still on heavy. The bay is loaded with fluke, many shorts with some quality keepers mixed in. The bigger fish seem to be eating bucktails and Gulp! grubs. The ocean wrecks and reefs, when the seas have been calmer, are holding big fluke and big sea bass as well. Big bucktails, and fluke balls for the doormats. Clams on a hi-lo rig will do work with the sea bass. Schoolie stripers and cocktail bluefish are roaming the inlet and a bit beyond. The bass are eating swimbaits and clams, while the bluefish are on tins and jigs. Weakfish are running the early tides at the usual spots, crushing pink bucktails and Bass Assassins. Snappers are getting bigger and more fun to catch, and all of the local docks and rivers are loaded! Blue claw crabs are held up at all of the local docks as well. Check out the shop 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.

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that some cocktail blues and schoolie stripers have come back into the bay, but nothing huge yet. Anglers are getting lucky with swim baits and popping plugs near the inlet. Fluke are still in the bay, eating bucktails tipped with Gulp! mullet or curly tails, as well as the classic squid and spearing combo on a hook or rig. In the ocean, larger fluke can be found with some doormats over 10 in the mix. Sea bass remained active as well, with reports of fish to 6 pounds not uncommon. A few nice weakfish are scattered around the bay, hitting bucktails and pink Bass Assassins. The docks are loaded up with hungry snappers, and they are lots of fun for the whole family. There is constant action at all town docks with bait or lures. Blue claw crabs are everywhere too, all the local docks, rivers and tributaries will have Crabs hiding out. Check out the shop 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.

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

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


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