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UPDATE YOUR LICENSE AND REGISTRY, AND MORE ON CIRCLE HOOKS

The season is fast approaching and it’s a good time to make sure your freshwater fishing license and marine registry are up-to-date. There are plenty of options for getting it done as managing editor Matt Broderick explains in this week’s E-News. The ASMFC’s Striped Bass Board will be meeting on March 14 to discuss possible changes to the requirement of using circle hooks when bait fishing for striped bass. The results of that meeting will guide the state’s circle hook regulations. Senior editor Fred Golofaro has the info you need to listen on the meeting.

 

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Report by Saltwaters Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Mike at Saltwaters Tackle in West Islip said there were still some bass being caught along Robert Moses and Democrat Point through last weekend but no reports since, and then the snow and cold finishe... More

Report by J&J Sports

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Brian at J&J Sports in Patchogue had not heard of any bass in the surf for well over a week, but did hear of a few from Carmans River by perch fishermen. There have been a decent number of white perch... More

Report by Bernie's Bait and Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Mike from Bernie’s Bait and Tackle in Sheepshead Bay said customers are catching herring on the Coney Island and Canarsie piers and along the Rockaway Sea Wall with Coney Island the most productive. ... More

Report by Bob's Bait and Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Bob at Bob’s Bait & Tackle in Amity Harbor reported some small bass were still being caught at Robert Moses and Demo prior to the snow and sub-freezing temperatures. He’s heard nothing on white perc... More

Report by Jones Beach Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Jones Beach Bait and Tackle is closed for the season but I did speak to casters at Robert Moses who told me that they had good numbers of small bass and a few bluefish east of Field 6 at Jones Beach a... More

Report by Captree Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Brenden at Captree Bait and Tackle said there continues to be a lot of small stripers with a sprinkling of 6 to 7-pound blues along the Robert Moses parking fields and Demo. Most are being caught on d... More

Report by Dick's B&T

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Rich at Dick’s Bait and Tackle in Mastic Beach reported another good week of action with school bass along Smith Point at Great Gun, cuts 2 and 3, and FINS, with a few slot fish scattered among the s... More

Report by Smith Point Bait and Tackle

September 28, 2020 - 09:36:40

Terrence at Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle in Shirley knew of some pretty good bass and bluefish action in Moriches Inlet. The fish were being taken on bucktails and poppers during the day, and liv... More

Report by Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle

August 31, 2020 - 10:13:40

From Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle in Shirley, the word was there are still sharks along the Outer Beach at Smith Point taking bunker and mackerel chunks but the numbers are down. Cocktail blues a... More

North Shore Fishing Reports

Report by Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Matt at Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport reported there were some herring in Huntington and Cold Spring harbors before the storm on Sabiki rigs. There was a shot of squid in Huntington Harbor t... More

Report by Miller Place Bait and Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle reported there are some small winter over bass falling to small soft plastics inside Mt. Sinai Harbor. There has also been a decent herring bite inside the harbor o... More

Report by L&R Tackle

September 14, 2020 - 09:41:00

Richie at L & R Bait and Tackle in Pelham said his customers reported good bass action along rocky shorelines on swimming plugs during the early morning hours. Most of the fish are short with an occas... More

Report by Duffy's Bait and Tackle

September 14, 2020 - 09:41:00

Blaise at Duffy's Bait and Tackle in Glenwood Landing reported that porgy action remains good along local beaches on worms and clams. School bass are being taken in the early morning and evening on sw... More

Report by Island Bait and Tackle

September 08, 2020 - 09:34:55

Pat Catalano of Island Bait and Tackle in City Island reported cocktail blues are falling to bunker and metals in Orchard Beach Lagoon. Turtle Cove is producing some pretty decent action with schoolie... More

Report by Blue Water Ventures

August 31, 2020 - 10:14:47

Chris at Blue Water Ventures in Southold reported a few blues in the 4 to 8-pound range along Sound beaches on epoxy jigs, Deadly Dicks and other small tins. He heard of a few schoolies picked at plac... More

Report by Campsite Sport Shop

August 31, 2020 - 10:13:40

From Campsite Sports in Huntington, Carmine said he was just back from being on vacation all week so had little info on the local fishing scene. We do know from one caster who has been working the Smi... More

East End Fishing Reports

Report by White Water Outfitters

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Jeff from White Water Outfitters in Hampton Bays reported there are still a few small bass around but effort has all but disappeared since Wednesday’s storm. There are some herring around, and the lo... More

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor reported that local salt ponds like Sagg have been yielding some nice catches of white perch. Bass fishing in the surf was pretty much finished even before the ... More

Report by Paulie's Tackle

December 21, 2020 - 11:06:15

Paul from Paulie’s Tackle in Montauk reported all is quiet at the tip of the Island but he plans to remain open through the end of the year. The final results of the Montauk Surfmasters Fall Tourname... More

Report by Blue Water Ventures

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Chris at Blue Water Ventures in Southold heard from customers of a lot of small bass spread along North Fork beaches from Kennys Beach and Hortons Point out to Trumans and Orient Point. Diamond jigs, ... More

Report by East End Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Celeste at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays knew of plenty of small stripers along Southampton’s ocean beaches, especially east of Shinnecock Inlet, this week and into the weekend, including ... More

Report by WeGo Bait and Tackle

October 26, 2020 - 09:49:21

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported a good mix of bass from shorts to slots from Shinnecock to Cupsogue, with less fish but better quality to the west whenever the ocean was fis... More

Report by East End B&T

August 10, 2020 - 18:42:21

Scott at East End Bait & Tackle in Hampton Bays reported the Shinnecock Inlet jetties are seeing a pick of small bass, cocktail blues and Spanish mackerel but nothing consistent. Best shot is early mo... More