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MASS MOVEMENT OF BASS AND BUNKER

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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South Shore

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 Bob's Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Bob at Bob’s Bait & Tackle in Amity Harbor reported plenty of small bass on numerous days this week from Robert Moses to Gilgo. Steve from the shop did well at Gilgo, while many customers reported go... More

Report by Saltwaters Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Mike at Saltwaters Tackle in West Islip told of lots of small bass with an occasional slot fish coming from all of the area beaches, including the Fire Island communities, Robert Moses, Demo and Gilgo... 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 J&J Sports

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Andrea at J&J Sports in Patchogue reported plenty of small stripers taking bucktails and diamond jigs with teasers along the oceanfront from both sides of Moriches Inlet, all the way to Gilgo. Andrea ... 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 Bernie's Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Vinny from Bernie’s Bait and Tackle in Sheepshead Bay said there are still lot of small bass being caught along the ocean beaches all the way from Breezy Point to Jones and Tobay beaches. To the west... 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

Report by Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Matt at Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport reported there are still plenty of small bass along Sound beaches and inside local harbors from Cold Spring to Northport. Matt found some good action th... More

Report by Miller Place Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle reported things pretty much status quo with another week of small bass coming from Cedar Beach and Rocky Point on 007 and A17 jigs with tubes, and some on needlefis... 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

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 White Water Outfitters

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Rich from White Water Outfitters in Hampton Bays reported the beaches east of Shinnecock Inlet were alive with school bass and some better fish to 15 pounds throughout most of the week. Diamond jigs a... More

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor received word of an ongoing blitz on the east side of Shinnecock Inlet as we spoke Sunday morning. He said that most of the week saw many small stripers with an... More

Report by Paulie's Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:37:22

Paul from Paulie’s Tackle in Montauk reported there are still plenty of stripers at the Point, although an abundance of seals has slowed the action on the north side. The best fishing has been from t... 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