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Long Island, Metro Video Fishing Forecast September 28, 2023

South Shore Inlet Bite Lights Up & Montauk Classic This Weekend It was a tough week for boats but where one lacks, another shines, and that was the surf fishing. The east/northeast winds all week sparked a good bite of stripers to 40 pounds along the South Shore inlets. Montauk also saw a small run of fish to about 32 inches and the North Fork got a decent wave of albies. Remember, we also have some time left in the fluke season (October 9 close) with some better conditions for targeting them. For events, keep in mind this upcoming weekend is the annual Fred Golofaro Montauk Classic in Montauk.


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Report by Paulie's Tackle

September 25, 2023 - 10:11:23

At Paulies in Montauk, shop regular Chris Albronda reported this was a tough week with the conditions making it nearly impossible to fish. Chris only had a handful of fish, mostly in the smaller lakes... More

Report by J&J Sports

September 25, 2023 - 10:11:23

John at J&J Sports in Patchogue said as fall begin to creep in the local freshwater fishing is about to heat up with most of the local lakes including West, Swan and Canaan all getting a fall stock of... More

Report by River Bay Outfitters

September 25, 2023 - 10:11:23

Over at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin, Paul reported the fall freshwater fly fishing is really taken off. The island's spring creeks have been getting the water they need with this storm we had this... More

Report by Fishfinder II

September 05, 2023 - 09:36:50

Capt. Walter of the Fishfinder II out of Captree took a day trip to the Salmon River this past week. On the day, Capt. Walter had one king of about 12 pounds and a nice brown of 8. All his action was ... More

Report by LI Outdoorsman

August 14, 2023 - 09:20:59

Over at LI Outdoorsmen in Rockville Centre the report was of decent numbers of chain pickerel being caught in Tanglewood Preserve. Chain pickerel are a lot of fun to catch, put up a nice fight, and ar... More

Report by Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

May 15, 2023 - 09:34:23

At Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale Billy said this weekend was great weather to go hit a local lake or river for some freshwater fishing. Pickerel are out and about, stalking banks and struct... More

Report by Long Island Outdoorsman

May 01, 2023 - 10:31:01

Out in Rockville Centre at Long Island Outdoorsman, Rob reported although Long Island is a little quiet, Rob Sr. fished Cayuga Lake this past week and scored with Lake Trout to 10 pounds on smaller Ke... More

Report by Campsite Sport Shop

April 17, 2023 - 10:56:08

John at J&J Sports in Patchogue said action is good in the local lakes of West and Swan after the recent stocking. The best way to target these fish would be live bait such as nightcrawlers and red wo... More