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  • October 23, 2017 Open or Close

    Scott at East End Bait & Tackle in Hampton Bays reported some bass, mostly schoolies, along the open beach between Shinnecock Inlet and Cupsogue on tins and poppers at dawn and dusk, and swimming plugs and needlefish at night. The area around the Ponquogue Bridge is also producing some bass action after dark and at dawn. Shinnecock Inlet has cocktail blues and albies.

  • October 16, 2017 Open or Close

    Scott at East End Bait & Tackle in Hampton Bays reported a decent amount of school bass spread around the area, with an occasional fish to 14 or 15 pounds. They are being picked in the inlet on bucktails, and along the open beach west of Shinnecock on swimming plugs or needlefish at night and poppers at dawn. The shoreline around the Ponquogue Bridge is producing some bass on chunks after dark, and topwater plugs at dawn and dusk. Cocktail blues and albies have been in the inlet more days than not. In the Peconics, Cow Neck has been producing blues to 12 on topwater plugs.

  • October 9, 2017 Open or Close

    Scott at East End Bait & Tackle in Hampton Bays reported Shinnecock Inlet has been producing some bass on bucktails after dark. Albies show up once or twice a day in the inlet within range of casters. The ocean beaches have seen school bass taking swimming plugs or needlefish at night and poppers at dawn. Some cocktail blues have come from the inlet and the open beach. A few keeper bass being picked near the Ponquogue Bridge on chunks after dark. The shop's Surf Striped Bass Contest runs from October 15 through November 18. Entry fee is $25 and you can enter in person at the shop. Boundaries are anywhere within Southampton Town waters.

  • October 2, 2017 Open or Close

    Scott at East End Bait & Tackle in Hampton Bays reported Shinnecock Inlet has seen good numbers of albies. They have been very picky but continue to make a daily appearance. Deadly Dicks and Daddy Mac jigs doing well. The Ponquogue Bridge area is producing a few bass on top water plugs in the early morning and evenings. Chunk baits have produced some good fish on night tides. The inlet has seen some quality blackfish released recently. Everyone is hoping they stick around for the opener this week. Bass are taking bucktails on night tides. The ocean beaches are holding some quality bass to 38 pounds and the shop has weighed in quite a few nice fish from the last couple of nights. Most of the fish fell for plugs or rubber baits.

East End Bait & Tackle

East End Bait & Tackle
170 E. Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
phone: 631-728-1744


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