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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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Jones Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Jones Beach Bait and Tackle

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

Over at Jones Beach Bait and Tackle I learned that they will reopen in late April. (516) 785-2248.... More

Freeport Fishing Reports

Report by Capitol Tackle

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

The staff at Capitol Tackle in Freeport said that they heard of some decent bass action in Raritan. Anglers are finding pretty good cod activity along the inshore wrecks. (516) 490-6314.... More

Report by Freeport Bait and Tackle

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

Kathy Sansonetti of Freeport Bait and Tackle told me that anglers are finding some herring here and there. Flounder have been found at the VZ Bridge, and bass are already roaming Jamaica Bay. The shop... More

Report by Sea Rogue Charters

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

Capt. Bob Schmitt of Sea Rogue Charters in Freeport said that the boat is in the water and he is ready to chase blackfish and bass. Pick your prime dates now. (516) 551-2177.... More

Pt. Lookout Fishing Reports

Report by Super Hawk

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

Over on the Super Hawk in Pt. Lookout Capt. Steve Kearney told me his Annual Deep Water Wreck Special will sail on Friday, March 31. They will be fishing the depths from 170 to 300-ft. for pollock, li... More

Baldwin Fishing Reports

Oceanside Fishing Reports

Report by No Time Charters

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

I heard from Capt. Nick Savene of No Time Charters in Oceanside and blackfish and bass are on the menu starting on April 1st. Prime dates can still be booked. (516) 662-6519.... More

Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Dave III

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:06

I spoke to Capt. Dave Paris of the Captain Dave III in Sheepshead Bay and trips for flounder and blackfish will start in April and sail daily at 8 a.m. (917) 251-2628.... More

Report by Lady Flamingo

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:06

Capt. Bob of the Lady Flamingo in Sheepshead Bay told me he plans to start chasing the striped bass on Saturday, April 15th. The boat still sails from the dock on Knapp Street.... More

Seaford Fishing Reports

Report by Reel Challenge/Ho Choy

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

I made contact with Capt. Tony Renda of the charter boat Reel Challenge/Ho Choy in Seaford. He intends to start with fluke in May and will run open boat by reservation and charter trips. (516) 541-200... More

Amityville Fishing Reports

Report by Comb's Bait and Tackle

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

Bill Witchey of Combs Bait and Tackle in Amityville said the shop will reopen on Saturday, April 15th. They will be open at 9 a.m. daily Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (631) 264-3... More

Howard Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Karen Ann Charters

March 27, 2023 - 09:29:00

I spoke to Capt. Vinnie Calabro of Karen Ann Charters in Howard Beach and Raritan Bay has exploded with bass to 40-pounds. J Bay is showing signs of life as enormous amounts of bait moved into the bac... More