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  • November 19, 2018 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported that slow and steady is the way to go if you are targeting bass through the cold months. Hit the deeper zones with jigs, blade baits, jerkbaits, crankbaits and swimbaits to get the job done. Soft plastic worms and grubs are a great choice as well. Finesse is key, lighter gear will improve your chances. Bill from the shop landed a chunky 2.7 pounder on Saturday afternoon while slow rolling a football head jig along the bottom. White perch schools are showing up in the tidal creeks and rivers, and some giants have moved in already. Small jigs and worms are their favorite snacks. Chris Dyroff had perch of 2.2 pounds smash his jig on Saturday. Trout are up and running at the local spots, taking dough balls, worms and spinners. Yellow perch are active and hungry, loading up on worms and crushing jigs. The shop is loaded up with everything for your fall and winter fishing needs. Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait) for pictures and updates on what is going on in the local waters, and at the store.

  • November 12, 2018 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported that Fall bass fishing is in full swing. Jerkbaits, jigs, swimbaits, drop shots and Senkos are getting slammed by hungry bass gearing up for winter. Slow and steady is the name of the game this time of year. Finesse gear is your best bet for a fall bass. White perch schools are showing up in the tidal creeks and rivers, and some monster have come in already. Small jigs and worms are the best for targeting these fun, scrappy fish. Trout are up and running at the local spots, taking dough balls, worms and spinners. Yellow perch are active and hungry, loading up on worms and crushing jigs.

  • November 5, 2018 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported that fall is here to stay and the water is getting chilly. Largemouth are getting lethargic, but the trout, yellow perch, and white perch are getting more active. For the bass, slow and steady catches the fish. Jerkbaits, Senkos, jigs, and slow rolling swim baits are catching the most fish. Bill from the shop had bass Sunday morning up to 2 pounds hitting the jig and Senkos. Will Ganshaw had a nice 2.5 pounder on Wednesday on a jig. White perch are schooling up in the brackish water already, and some big ones have been caught on jigs and worms. Yellow perch are doing the same thing in the lakes and ponds, and also eating up small jigs and worms. Trout are starting to bite, and most local spots have been stocked by now. They are loving Powerbait, worms, and small inline spinners. The shop is fully stocked with all of your fall and winter fishing needs from rods, reels, and line, to lures and baits.

  • October 29, 2018 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported that slow and steady wins the bass this time of year. Jigs, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and jerkbaits are the way to go for that cold weather munch. Shakeyheads and Senkos are always a classic as well. Yellow perch action is warming up as the temperature drops. These feisty fish love small jigs and night crawlers. White perch are active and schooling, and crushing small jigs and worms. The carp are getting lethargic but they are still up for a big fight, munching top water bait and chewing along the bottom.

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

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


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