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Solid Sea Bassing - Fluking Continues To Improve

We know plenty of fishing will be taking place during the extended weekend coming up and there’s plenty of fish around to be caught. Both the South Shore bays and Montauk are seeing an improvement in the fluke bite while the sea bass season opener started off well with good catches around the island. Montauk remains hot for stripers once again going into this weekend with more fish over 50 pounds reported. Contributors also check in this week with the best options heading into the holiday. Whether you’re heading out on the water this weekend or watching fireworks at home, enjoy the holiday and stay safe.


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Report by River Bay Outfitters

July 05, 2022 - 10:36:47

At Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale, Billy said largemouth are on the feed.  Lipless crankbaits, jigs, soft plastics, and jerkbaits are the go-to summer time bass snacks. Topwater blowups du... More

Report by J&J Sports

July 05, 2022 - 10:36:47

John at J&J Sports in Patchogue said the local Patchogue lakes such as West, Swan and Great Patchogue Lake all have good amounts of bass and sunfish. Nightcrawlers are a great way to catch these fish.... More

Report by Tom Melton

July 05, 2022 - 10:36:47

Report by Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

June 27, 2022 - 09:42:12

At Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale, Billy said we have largemouth bass going mad for their favorite summertime lures.  Lipless cranks, jigs, soft plastics, and jerkbaits are getting demolis... More

Report by WeGo Bait and Tackle

June 20, 2022 - 10:13:25

On the North Shore from Wego Bait and Tackle in Southold I heard it looks like summer patterns are already beginning as the water is warming fast. From this point on, try fishing the early a.m. or eve... More

Report by Paulie's Tackle

May 23, 2022 - 11:49:55

Out east at Paulie’s Tackle in Montauk, Paul said the night walleye bite is still pretty good. On the bass front, fish are on the spawn, so let’s just let them be. Panfish action is good as well.... More

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

May 02, 2022 - 09:48:22

I didn’t get a chance to talk with Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, but I did see three anglers fishing Trout Pond on Saturday. They look like they were targeting trout, which could mean the ... More