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Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle

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  • July 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike over at Fishing East Coast Bait & Tackle in Douglaston told us that the fishing effort was kind of slow due to weather and the Fourth of July holiday this past week. The porgy fishing is solid with hot spots including Harts Island, City Island, Mattinecock and Sands Point. Clams are the best bait but chum will help bring the fish in. There has been very ffew bluefish around but the bass fishing is still holding its own. Manhasset and the Throgs Neck Bridge area have been holding some bass in the deeper water. Chunks have been the best bet to catch a bass as the troll bite has dropped off. Mike did note that the fluke fishing has been improving but it's still not red hot. There are more keepers showing up here and there but you'll need to weed through all the shorts to find your keepers. Mike added that the fluking up in Massachusetts has been very good for anyone that's interested in shooting up there to fish.

  • July 2, 2018 Open or Close

    Stripers over 40 pounds this week is what Mike at Fishing East Coast Bait & Tackle in Douglaston said. He had one of his customers land a striper over 40 pounds but he added that there have been quite a few fish over 30 pounds landed this week too. He said that Manhasset Bay has been hot this week but there have been plenty of fish taken near the Throgs Neck Bridge and from Little Neck Bay as well. The evening tides have been very productive with chunks doing the trick. Mike said that the troll bite seems to have slacked off lately. Mike also said that there are tons of porgies around now. Just about everywhere you can think of has been seeing some very big porgies. City Island, Stepping Stones and Mattinecock have all been loaded up. The fluke fishing has been okay according to Mike. He said that there haven't been lots of fish but the ones that are getting taken are big. Shop customer Allen landed a 9-pound flattie in Manhasset on local spearing in 40 feet of water. The blues are just starting to show up but there hasn't been a ton of fish and they've all been cocktail size fish.

  • May 14, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike over at Fishing East Coast Bait & Tackle in Douglaston told us of really good fishing taking place this week. The striper fishing has been pretty decent he said. There have been some bigger fish inside both Littleneck and Manhasset bays this week. Jacob Diatreh landed three bass earlier in the week on Smack-It poppers. His fish weighed in at 16, 17 and 19-pounds. Ryan Revilla landed another 19-pound striper that he took inside Littleneck on Wednesday fishing an Afterhours metal lipped swimmer. Mike also mentioned that a couple of his customers have a boat inside Lake Montauk and they've been taking stripers from the back of the boat inside the marina. Mike added that the bunker just started to show up all over the area. Mike also mentioned that the squid fishing has been very good to the north in Hyannisport, Mass. The boat's targeting the calamari have been able to fill 100 quart coolers for many of the fares on board. The porgies have also been on the same grounds as the squid. Mike added that the squid have also been in Greenport although they have been a little spotty. A couple of the shop's customers managed to find quite a few blues up to about 15 pounds on Sunday. The anglers started out with diamond jigs but switched over the Littleneck popper. The fluke fishing was improving in the Point Lookout area this past week. There are more fish around just not a lot of keepers in the mix so far. The South Shore bays have been the most productive areas but the North Shore has been slower. No porgies in the area yet according to Mike. There are fish to the east Mike added with some of the some of his customers hitting Port Jefferson and east.

  • April 30, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike over at Fishing East Coast Bait & Tackle in Douglaston said that the striper fishing has been very good this week. He noted that the fish are taking chunks now. Sandworms and bloodworms have still been taking there fair share of bass and so have artificials. Mike said that the SP Minnows in any color pattern have been turning quite a few fish. He added that the hooks and split rings that these fish catchers come with are the weak link in the chain. Several of his customers have reported that they have failed under the strain of bigger fish. He suggested changing out both the hooks and split rings to something a little beefier. The shop weighed in two very nice bass this week. The first was taken by Don Maynard. He landed several keepers last week fishing chunks from the town dock in Port Washington. He weighed in an 18-pound bass that he took Friday night. The next fish the shop weighed was a 24.20-pound bass that fell for an SP Minnow in bone color fished by Mac McNally Saturday night. Mac was fishing in Little Neck Bay. Mike also said that he had a report of a 17-inch tog being landed from inside Oyster Bay on an Asian crab this Friday. Mike wanted to remind everyone that the fluke season opens this week and the shop is stocked and ready to roll for it.

Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle

Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle
254-22 Northern Blvd
Little Neck, NY 11362
phone: 718-631-2196


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