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February 19, 2018:
Michael at Saltwaters Worldwide Outfitters in West Islip reported the shop will remain open through the winter but will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesday through Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The shop is the only certified Van Staal service center on the Island, and also service other reels. Now is a great time to get all of your reels serviced before the early season rush. You can also call to make an appointment to bring your Van Staals in and have them serviced while you wait. Custom rod building is also available. Any questions, or to make an appointment, call 631-539-9422.



Previous Reports

  • December 25, 2017 Open or Close

    Michael at Saltwaters Outfitters in West Islip said that there are still small stripers being caught at Robert Moses and Demo when conditions are right but he has not heard of a keeper in weeks. Herring are on the Robert Moses and Oak Beach piers. The shop is the only registered VanStaal repair shop on the Island and now is a great time to get your reels in for servicing.

  • November 20, 2017 Open or Close

    Michael at Saltwaters Outfitters in West Islip told of plenty of bass along the open beach from Robert Moses to Jones Beach again this week on soft plastics, tins and bucktails with very few over 24 inches. Customers reported a few fish to 32 inches on bunker chunks, and there have been a few better fish on night tides inside the bay and inlet. Be sure to stop by and check out this week's Black Friday specials. Mike added that the shop will continue to have fresh bunker as long as there is a demand.

  • November 13, 2017 Open or Close

    Michael at Saltwaters Outfitters in West Islip told of plenty of bass along the open beach from Robert Moses to Jones Beach but most of the action is made up of fish from 14 to 24 inches with a very occasional keeper in the mix. One customer did score a 30 pounder on a bucktail early in the week, and a few better quality fish are being picked at night. Lots of shad are roaming the inlet and there are plenty of blackfish along the inlet rocks, but very few are keepers. Green crabs have been the ticket for tog.

  • November 6, 2017 Open or Close

    Michael at Saltwaters Outfitters in West Islip told of a steady pick of bass on metal, plugs and bunker chunks along the Robert Moses parking fields and Demo, with fish to 20 pounds. Best action has been at night or the pre-dawn hours. Most of the fish have been shorts. The fish have been on SP Minnows, darters, metals and bunker chunks. Very few blues being caught in the area. Boats taking plenty of fish to 40 pounds in 40 to 60 feet of water on diamond jigs. The fish have been gorging on mackerel. Blackfish are on the backside rocks at Robert Moses.

Saltwaters Tackle
939 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, NY 11795
phone: 631-539-9422


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