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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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Little Neck

Report by Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Over at Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle in Little Neck Mike told me ‘tog anglers connected with plenty of 14 to 15-inch fish and a decent number of keepers. The top areas were the Connecticut side... More


Report by L&R Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Rich at L&R Bait and Tackle in Pelham told me most of his customers are chasing blackfish and bass. Shop regular Mark went offshore on a party boat and connected with a 10-pound ‘tog, a 14-pound cod ... More

New Rochelle

Report by Shamrock Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Capt. Pat of Shamrock Charters in New Rochelle told me that their 2020 fishing season is over. They will begin their 2021 season in May. He wants to thank everyone who sailed with him and wishes Happy... More

City Island

Report by Island Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Pat Catalano from Island Bait and Tackle in City Island reported that in the City island waters bass are responding to bloodworms and soft plastics at Orchard Beach, the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bri... More

Report by Rip Tide III

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

On the Rip Tide III in City Island Capt. Carl reported that they sailed on Thursday to Sunday his fares had to cull through loads of shorts with one to two keepers. No reservations are required just c... More

Glenwood Landing

Report by Duffy's Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Over at Duffy's Bait and Tackle in Glenwood Landing Blaise told me Tommy Glynn dropped by to weigh in a 19.65-pound bass. Tommy was working the Mid Sound with bucktails and bunker chunks. Schoolie bas... More

Cold Spring Harbor

Report by Cold Spring Charters

October 12, 2020 - 10:11:59

Capt. Herb Hahn of Cold Spring Charters said his trips Dates are available for ‘tog season.... More


Report by Campsite Sport Shop

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

I spoke to Carmine at Campsite Sport Shop in Huntington and ‘togging was very slow compared to previous weeks. Small bass are still inhabiting the estuaries and back bays. The shop will be open all w... More

Report by Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle

November 16, 2020 - 09:33:50

Rob at Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle in Huntington reported that blackfish and bass are the primary targets of anglers. ‘Togging has been pretty good at 28c and the CT Shoreline. Customers said that the fi... More

Port Jefferson

Report by Celtic Quest Fleet

November 30, 2020 - 15:10:11

Celtic Quest Fleet is now on their offseason. They would like to thank all customers for making it a successful 2020 season despite the circumstances. Stay tuned for details on the sailing schedule fo... More

Report by Caraftis Fishing Station

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

I spoke to Candy at Caraftis Fishing Station in Port Jefferson and blackfishing was good on Saturday at the Middle Grounds. Two customers went there and each captured a limit. Bass are in residence at... More

Miller Place

Report by Miller Place Bait and Tackle

November 30, 2020 - 15:10:11

Miller Place Bait and Tackle reports cedar beach has small bass being caught by casters. Blackfish has been good in the middle grounds and in about 60 feet of water I few decent fish are still coming ... More

Mount Sinai

Report by Ralph’s Fishing Station

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

The word from Kathleen at Ralphs Fishing Station in Mount Sinai was that blackfish activity was slow and bass hanging out near the inlet are attacking the bunker pods. The shop has Tidal Tail jigs an... More


Report by Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

The news from Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport is that anglers are encountering plenty of small bass but the overall bite is solid. Schoolie bass are abundant and the local waters are crystal c... More

Report by Port of Call Charters

October 19, 2020 - 09:48:51

Capt. Sean Crean of Port of Call Charters in Northport said that the solid ‘tog action is coming rods bent with nice size fish to 5-pounds. Green and Asian crabs are the tickets. Sea bass are still p... More

Stony Brook

Report by North Country Gas Bait and Tackle

November 09, 2020 - 09:42:48

I spoke to Keith at North Country Gas, Bait and Tackle in St. James and ‘togging is very good as green crabs are flying off the shelves. Schoolie bass are whacking live eels.... More