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Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

November 13, 2017:
Phil over at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport says that there are plenty of schoolie bass around now. They are small fish around 20 inches or so but a few fish have been going to about 30 inches. Phil said that there have been a few on the beaches as well. Look for the birds working bait pods to find the stripers. Phil said that peanut bunker are still in Northport and Centerport Harbors and the bass have been all over them. Blues have been pretty quiet this week according to Phil. The blackfish have been feeding pretty good though. The New York side of the Sound has been slower than the Connecticut side which has been giving up some good fish up to 8 pounds. A few big sea bass have been coming up too. There have also been albies still around so you may want to get in on the last of the action with them because they will not be around much longer.



Previous Reports

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Mark over at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport says that the blues have been running around this week but that they've been topping off at 4 or 5 pounds max. There has been some solid showing of stripers locally but they too have been on the small side. Blackfishing has been great this week and Mark had seen fish over 8 pounds on his charters this week. Both green and Asian crabs have been catching tog equally well and so is fresh clam. He did say that the water temps have dropped down to 61 degrees this week.

  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Phil over at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport says that the blues are still around but most of the fish have been no bigger than 7 or 9 pounds. The stripers have been showing up more this past week but there haven't been any fish over 15 pounds reported in locally. He added that he has heard of loads of small bass around though. Phil did say that there have still been plenty of albies running around but the fishing has been run and gun to catch them. He did say that the OB, buoy 11B and the Triangle have been seeing plenty of the over the past week. There have also been lots of bunker around but the adults have been thinning out a lot leaving mostly peanuts. Porgies are still all over and getting in the way of blackfishing going on. There have also been plenty of keeper sea bass in the Triangle. The blackfishing has been getting better with the cooler water. There are still lots of shorts but there have been fish up to 6 pounds or so getting reported in the shop. Both green and Asian crabs have been doing well and the shop is stocked up with both.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Phil over at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport says that there's good stuff going on this week. There have been big blues inside the harbors all week. They have been falling to lures and chunks equally well. The shop weighed in a big blue of 19 pounds for one of their customers this week. That fish has been entered into the Fisherman Magazine's Dreamboat Contest. Porgies are still around with fish up to three pounds getting caught. Sea bass are still mixing in with the porgies. Phil landed a fine sea bass of 4-pounds last week. Blackfishing has been seeing lots of shorts in the mix with very few keepers. Phil suggested fishing the deeper spots until the water cools down some more. Albies have been in the Triangle all week and falling to small epoxy jigs. Phil also mentioned that there are loads of bunker around. He said that there is a pretty even spilt of adult and peanuts around so it's a pretty solid bait to fish around.

  • October 9, 2017 Open or Close

    Mark over at Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle at Britannia Marina in Northport says that the blues have been running in and out of the harbor all week. There have been both adult and peanut bunker all over. There have not been too many bass around but there have been a few getting caught. The porgy fishing is off the hook right now and sea bass are mixing in with them. The blackfish bite is just getting going but the shop has been seeing a few make their way in. Reports of albies up in the Triangle have also been finding their way into the shop. Mark added that things should really start to heat up as we come off of the full moon this week. I hope he's right.

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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