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Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle

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  • 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.

  • April 23, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike over at Fishing East Coast Bait & Tackle in Douglaston said that the stripers have been the only game in town this week. Tommy Kemper took out Bob and his crew out of Port Washington. The crew landed 7 keepers between the 6 guys. Worms were the best bait to catch the bass. Jay Kim weighed in a 23-pound bass that he took on a chicken scratch SP Minnow right in Douglaston. Mike added that there have been loads of bass with lots of keeper s in the mix. The shop is now fully stocked and ready to go for the season. Mike wanted to let everyone know that the shop is now an authorized retailer of Super Strike Lures.

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike at Fishing East Coast Bait & Tackle in Douglaston spoke of stripers in both in Little Neck and Manhasset Bays. He added that there are keepers being caught along with plenty of short fish. Both sandworms and bloodworms have been working equally well. The gus fishing artificials have been doing well with SP minnows, Yo-zuri minnows along with storm shads under six inches. The shop has been selling plenty of fresh bunker this past weekend but Mike hasn't gotten any reports of stripers taken on it. There have been a couple of flounders taken from deep inside Manhasset Bay on the boat docks. He also mentioned that the water has been pretty cold still and there have been reports of seals in the bays still.

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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