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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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South Shore Fishing Reports

East Moriches Fishing Reports

Report by Back Bay Outfitters

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Back Bay Outfitters in Moriches knows of bass running the open beach around the Moriches area. The shop will be closed for the winter and will reopen in May.... More

Report by Silly Lily Fishing Station

October 05, 2020 - 09:49:39

Jay at Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches said the fluke season closed with a flurry of fish in the cuts. Many keepers were caught, along with plenty of action on shorts too. On Saturday ther... More

Center Moriches Fishing Reports

Report by Center Yacht Club

November 09, 2020 - 09:41:36

James at Center Yacht Club in Center Moriches I heard there is a lot of bait sin the bay and stripers are on the prowl. Soft plastics and surface plugs will get the nod in the early a.m. along the edg... More

Eastport Fishing Reports

Report by Hampton Watercraft

February 22, 2021 - 09:53:34

At Hampton Watercraft in Eastport, Mike said the shop is open and still active in spite of the wicked winter weather. Spring is getting closer and now is the time to think about some major or minor up... More

Mastic Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Dick's B&T

February 22, 2021 - 09:53:34

Dick at Dick's B&T in Mastic Beach said it was as cold and wicked February with little angler action. The shop is always open, but call Dick ahead for hours. Dick can be reached at 631-281-9070. The s... More

Report by Arrest Spot Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

From Capt. David Vlacich of Arrest Spot Charters out of Mastic Beach I learned the boat is now finished for the 2020 season and will return in the spring of 20121. Have a safe and happy holiday season... More

Shirley Fishing Reports

Report by Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle

November 09, 2020 - 09:41:36

In from Dick at Dick's B&T in Mastic Beach we learned that the striper action continues to please anglers with action in the inlet and ocean. The inlet is producing on clams, eels and other live baits... More

Patchogue Fishing Reports

Report by J&J Sports

March 01, 2021 - 10:19:54

Pablo over at J&J Sports in Patchogue told me thawing of the local lakes encouraged the locals to get out and fish. They have been picking away at trout in West Lake and yellow perch at Great Patcho... More

Oakdale Fishing Reports

Report by Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

From Billy at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard the cold is officially here and striper season is dwindling off, but that doesn't mean that fishing is bad or the bite is off. Bigger f... More

Bay Shore Fishing Reports

Report by Burnett’s Marina

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

Greg from Burnett's Marina in Bay Shore we heard the marina is now closed for the 2020 season and Greg would like to wish all his customers and suppliers a safe and happy holiday season. See you all i... More

Report by Willie K Bait & Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

From Kurt at Willie K Bait and Tackle in Bay Shore I heard there are still a few bass around, with fish taking jigs in the ocean. There are still some blackfish around, but as the waters cool, the fis... More

West Islip Fishing Reports

Report by Saltwaters Tackle

March 01, 2021 - 10:19:54

Jose from Saltwaters Tackle in West Islip said trout has been the main attraction for his customers right now. Anglers have been fishing Argyle Lake, Connetquot State Park (fly fishing) and Southard... More

Captree Fishing Reports

Report by Laura Lee Fleet

March 01, 2021 - 10:19:54

The Laura Lee Fleet of Captree reports rough seas kept them tied up to the dock on the weekend. Keep an eye on the weather for this upcoming weekend. If it’s fishable they will sail. To make reserv... More

Report by Ocean Vue Charters

January 25, 2021 - 15:35:55

Stephan of Ocean Vue Charters reported the trips down south have yielded okay results with two giants over 100 inches landed. They will continue fishing for giants down south until the springtime, wh... More

Report by Capt. Gillen

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Capt. Gillen reports Sunday was the last trip for the 2020 season and they look forward to seeing you in Spring 2021. Stay healthy and be safe. They have gift certificates available all year long. Go ... More

Report by Fishfinder II

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Captain Walter of the Fishfinder II reports Friday the 12 noon bass trip saw a steady pick of keeper and short stripers. Over 150 fish were caught and released. Fishing was done in the Inlet area.... More

Report by Captree Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

Brenden at Captree Bait and Tackle Shop on Captree Island reported that there are tons of dogfish around hitting Diamond Jigs and live eels! Heh, they make a nice bend in the rod as well, so the actio... More

Report by Capt. Rod

September 21, 2020 - 12:40:04

Capt. George from the Capt. Rod reported the fluke action was good all week with a lot of action and pool fish to 5 pounds. The fluke season closes the 30th, so come on down for one last shot at catch... More

Babylon Fishing Reports

Report by Babylon Fishing Station

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

At Babylon Fishing Station I heard a few anglers fished Saturday and had a mess of short bass. The shop is now closed for the winter and will return in April. Have a great holiday season and be safe. ... More

Report by Top Gun Sportfishing Charters

November 16, 2020 - 09:32:36

From Capt. Scott Leonard of Top Gun Sportfishing Charters out of Babylon I heard the blackfish action in Montauk has been rock solid with many keepers. On the bass front, Capt. Scott said the place is... More

West Babylon Fishing Reports

Report by Bergen Bay Docks

November 09, 2020 - 09:41:36

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported the striped bass action continues to please anglers fishing the ocean and just inside the inlet of Fire Island. For the most part, the b... More

Amity Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Bob's Bait and Tackle

February 22, 2021 - 09:53:34

Bob Rose at Bob's Bait and Tackle in Amity Harbor reported February was very quiet with virtually no angler activity to speak about. An occasional angler came in for tackle, but also in the same breat... More