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Thanksgiving weekend typically sees many anglers target stripers in boats and on the beaches, and this season will likely be no different given the number of stripers parading down Long Island’s southern shoreline as recently as Tuesday. Tuesday saw a mass movement of stripers and bunker within easy casting range of many beaches along the South Shore, and with plenty of fish still well to the east and north, the fishing will likely last well after Turkey Day. While the bulk of the fish will continue to be short of the 28-inch slot minimum, a surprising number of better quality fish were scattered among the little guys in some areas on Tuesday. And if you are still looking to get your fill of blackfish, The excellent action that has marked much of the fall season on the East End and North Shore shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. The weather might be the only drawback keeping you from getting your fill of tog. In Montauk, some cod and big sea bass are mixing with the blackfish, making for some fine mixed bag catches.


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Report by Star Island Yacht Club

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Mike from Star Island Yacht Club in Montauk reported great bottom action with cod, sea bass, and tog coming over the rail. The bite has been best close to Block Island waters. Mike also noted the numb... More

Report by Sea Wife IV

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

On the Sea Wife IV Friday Joe Cushman, Freddy and the boys caught a sea bass limit, five cod and a blackfish limit up to 9 pounds during the Friday trip. Saturday John Lafever and his HVAC gang had go... More

Report by Moondance Charters

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Moondance Charters had a wonderful 2020 season and is looking forward to 2021. The boat will be sailing again come April.... More

Report by Paulie's Tackle

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

I spoke to Paul at Paulie's Tackle and he said the Montauk beaches had no shortage of schoolie bass. At some times the fishermen had fish every cast on the sand beaches. His son Nick got in on some of... More

Report by Viking Fleet

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

The Viking Fleet has been sailing and catching plenty of fish. On Sunday November 29th the Viking Starship searched for Block Island jumbo porgies and knothead sea bass. They started off in deeper wat... More

Report by West Lake Marina

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

David over at West Lake Marina reports blackfish remains incredible by anglers employing green, white and hermit crabs. The white crabs are duping the larger white chins. Southwest Ledge, Cartwright G... More

Report by November Rain Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Captain Jill and Capt. Steve of November Rain Charters reports the weather continues to be uncooperative and again forcing disappointing cancellations for hungry tog fishermen. On the flip side of the... More

Report by My Joyce III

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Capt. Kenny of the My Joyce III reports the Dunchick charter with John, Cole, the birthday boy, Brad, Blanks, Harvey, and Enzo beat the weather this week and beat on the tog. They limited out with fis... More

Report by Top Hook Fishing Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Capt. Steve of Top Hook Fishing Charters reports blackfish continue to bite hard with easy boat limits to 9 ½-pounds. Sea bass and a few cod are also mixing in with the tog. Captain Steve and crew wo... More

Report by Fin Chaser

November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports suburb weather made for great fishing early this week with boat limits of sea bass to 5.5-pounds, hefty hauls of jumbo scup, and a nice showing of cod to... More

Report by Lazy Bones

November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

The Lazy Bones has called it quits for the remainder of the 2020 season. The fishing Capt. Mike, Kathy and all of the Lazybones crew want to thank you all for coming aboard this year. They also want t... More

Report by My Mate

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Capt. Pete Casale of the My Mate reports he is done for the season and on his way to Stuart Florida to chase sailfish, cobia, snappers and mahi. If you plan on going down by Stuart this winter and wou... More

Sag Harbor

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor Kenny mentioned the blackfish bite has been holding strong. Lots of shorts and some keepers mixed in. Michael Wright weighed in the largest fish of the season ... More

Hampton Bays

Report by East End Bait and Tackle

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Over at East End Bait and Tackle Scott told me bass have been on most stretches of beach to the East and West of Shinnecock. Most of the slot fish have been chewing before the sun comes up. Schoolies ... More

Report by Shinnecock Star

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John reports the boat will be fishing either blackfish or offshore sea bass wrecks until December 15th. After the 15th, the boat will be sailing strictly offsh... More

Report by Molnar's Landing

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Lanny at Molnar’s Landing was out fishing when I called him Sunday afternoon, fighting rough seas but picking away at a mix of bottom dwellers. The entire week was lost to strong winds and rough seas... More


Report by Prime Time 3

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Capt. Mike Boccio of the Prime Time 3 reports fishing remains solid with fish to 11-pounds. Capt. Mike and Capt. Paul would like to wish all their patrons and Fisherman readers a healthy and happy Hol... More

Report by Nancy Ann

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Capt. Rich of the Nancy Ann reports the blackfish continue to chew terrifically with boat limits on just about every trip this week. Water temps remain around 55 degrees in the Sound which means the t... More

Report by Fishy Business

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Capt. Phil Kess of the Fishy Business out of Orient reports The Huntington Anglers fished Blackfish this where hard currents and strong winds made fishing tough, but the guys hung in and fished hard p... More


Report by Peconic Star Fleet

October 12, 2020 - 10:09:37

Capt. Dave Brennan of the Peconic Star Fleet reports he is now finished for the season and would like to thank everyone that sailed with them this year. Fortunately, the porgies chewed their heads off... More


Report by Mattituck Fishing Station

November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us the blackfish have moved off into the deeper lairs with the 60 to 80-foot depths producing well using green crabs. There are still some sea bass mixing in wit... More


Report by Blue Water Ventures

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Chris at Blue Water Ventures in Southold said small bass are still all over the beach on the North Fork hitting small bucktails and soft plastics. Chris got out himself for some blackfish action off t... More

Report by WeGo Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports the blackfishing remains strong around the Fishers Island area, especially off Race Point. The shallow waters along the Sound have shut down as the togs have mo... More