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Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

November 12, 2018:
Mark at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport said blackfishing has been good on the Connecticut side of the Sound and close to the shore along the 28-ft. ranges. The 11b area has seen a bunch of short 'tog but enough decent size keepers to make it worth your while to check it out. Currently the green crabs are outfishing the Asian crabs. No 'tog reports came in for the Target Rock and Caumsett areas. Small bass have been found along the shoreline as there are plenty of bunker and spearing in the bays. Squid are roaming about Huntington Harbor, Stony Brook and the Nissequogue River. Asian and green crabs are available.



Previous Reports

  • November 5, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport said Phil reported that earlier in the week Capt. Mark took his charter up to CT and they encountered good numbers of 'tog to 10-pounds. He said the best shot at blackfish is to fish deep into the Sound and up towards CT. Porgies and sea bass are setting up in the deeper water Schoolie bass have chased bunker in the harbor. Squid can still be found in Huntington and Stony Brook, and are sometimes a by catch for 'tog anglers. Asian and green crabs are available.

  • October 29, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport said 'togging is good especially at 11b, the OB and the Cable Anchor Reef. The deep water spots are holding larger fish. Anglers who are working the shallow areas on the Connecticut side found good success on 'tog with jigs. Customers reported decent blackfish activity at Target Rock, Caumsett and Asharoken. Anglers also reported a by catch of sea bass that hit green crabs. They said that between the change of tides porgies could also be taken. Tons of small bass from 20 to 25-inches are slamming peanut bunker in the back bays. Small cocktail blues are mixed in. Squid have been taken off the docks in Huntington and Centerport. Asian and green crabs are available.

  • October 22, 2018 Open or Close

    Mike at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport said on the days anglers could get out blackfishing was as good as it gets. Plenty of shorts and a decent amount of keepers were hauled in from the shallow waters of 30-ft. or less. You have a choice of jigs or bait rigs to score well. The NW winds did seem to have a positive effect as bass became a little more active and some small ones in the 10 to 11-pound class were found. Jumbo blues are still elusive and cocktail blues are in the 2 to 4-pound range. No significant sea bass reports came in. Snappers remain at docks and piers but that may not last much longer. Asian and green crabs are available for blackfish season

  • October 15, 2018 Open or Close

    Phil at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport said, "there is some good stuff going on out there." Plenty of porgies are in the mouth of the Sound. Cocktail blues and schoolie bass are there as well. False albies are going strong from Buoy 11B to 13 and the tip of the Coast Guard Station. They are eating rain baits. Keeper bass to 40-inches are roaming the Triangle but no large blues have been reported. The average weight for blues has been 4 to 6-pounds. Sea bass activity has been okay but more keepers have been taken in the deeper water. Blackfishing has shown some promise with a bunch of shorts and a few keepers. Head to Eatons Neck and Ashroken or from Caumsett toTarget Rock. The reef off Oyster Bay should see some 'tog action as well. The Connecticut side of the Sound saw many 'tog taken on jigs. Shop regular Bill Morrison of the Huntington Anglers jigged up a sweet early season 7-pounder. Asian and green crabs are available for blackfish season.

Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle
81 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport, NY 11768
phone: 631-239-1631


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