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Spring has struck and with that came the first wave of trout stockings in the area. These stockings were supposed to take place last week but were delayed due to upstate snow, and that’s where the trout came from. So far, the central Long Island lakes have received a round of rainbows and browns, but the western Suffolk and Nassau water bodies are expected to get their first round sometime next week too. We also got some confirmed striper reports from the city area and rumors of others from the North Shore Harbors. For the events, don’t forget this weekend is the annual Fly Fishing Expo at the Radisson Hotel on Motor Parkway. If you enjoy fly fishing or want to get into it, this is a must-attend event. Also, take note that we received some incorrect information last week. The correct date for the Family Fishing Festival is going to be the 15th of April at Belmont State Park.


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Long Island Metro NY Freshwater Fishing Reports

Report by Tom Melton

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:11

Capt. Pat Barrett of the Shamrock Charterboat in New Rochelle will begin sailing by mid-May and you can give him a call at (914) 552-3050 to set up your charters.... More

Report by River Bay Outfitters

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:11

John at J&J Sports in Patchogue said as March comes to a close and April lies around the corner our local lakes such as West, Swan and Canaan have all been stocked with trout. All of these lakes have ... More

Report by Paulie's Tackle

November 21, 2022 - 10:53:36

At Paulie’s Tackle in Montauk, shop regular Chris Albronda reported it was an excellent week to close out the 2022 reports. Chris said Fort Pond was hot as there were enough largemouth bass, smallmou... More

Report by Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

October 31, 2022 - 10:20:04

At Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale, Billy said the local lakes have been stocked with trout, and they are very hungry! You can catch them with inline spinners, Trout Magnet jigs, Power Bait d... More

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

August 29, 2022 - 11:55:38

Ken from Tight Lines Tackle said he had a customer come into the shop showing him a photo of a huge Long Island largemouth that was just over 6 pounds on the scale caught in a local Southampton lake.... More

Report by Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle

July 18, 2022 - 10:22:52

At Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale, Billy said the heat is on! The lakes and rivers we're used to are super warm, especially during the middle of the day. Bass and pickerel will be the most ... More