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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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Jones Beach

Report by Jones Beach Bait and Tackle

November 02, 2020 - 15:59:40

Brendan from Jones Beach Bait and Tackle at Field 10 reported bass action was red hot along the beach with fish to 35-pounds. ‘Tog were bagged at the rocks and off the piers. Please note that next we... More


Report by Captiol Princess

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Captain Mike from the Capitol Princess in Freeport said Saturdays trip saw tons of porgies and a good pick at of seabass. The boat ended the day with just under a limit. Weakfish made a showing and th... More

Report by Capt. Lou Fleet

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

On the Capt. Lou Fleet Captain Anthony Gillespie reports his first super offshore wreck trip Saturday was nothing short of savage. It was lock and load, drop and stick fishing from the moment we ancho... More

Report by Sea Isle Sports

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

Over at Sea Isle Sports in Freeport Robert said that bassing has been excellent on the troll and blackfishing has been good on local reefs.... More

Report by Fred Chall Marine

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

James Robinson at Fred Chall Marine Supply on S Main Street in Freeport told me ‘togging in the bay slowed down. A few bass were found on the bunker pods outside the inlet. The shops hours will be Mo... More

Report by Miss Marie Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

Capt. Al of Miss Marie Charters in Freeport said that bass action was pretty good with a nice mix of monster blues to 19-pounds as a by catch. The captain will end his 2020 season this Sunday the 29th... More

Report by Sea Rogue Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

Capt. Bob Schmitt of Sea Rogue Charters in Freeport said that his 2020 season has come to a close. He wants to thank everyone for their patronage and looks forward to the spring bass and blackfish sea... More

Report by Freeport Bait and Tackle

November 16, 2020 - 09:32:36

Kathy at Freeport Bait and Tackle on South Main Street told me that because of all the sand eels in local waters bass are slamming umbrella rigs and sand eel style jigs. On the inside areas, bass are ... More

Pt. Lookout

Report by Super Hawk

November 30, 2020 - 15:10:11

The Super Hawk offshore wreck fishing is in full swing and the boat is sailing special trips every day catching giant sea bass, jumbo porgies, cod, pollock, weakfish and more This week’s schedule is ... More


Report by River Bay Outfitters

November 23, 2020 - 09:34:34

Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Oceanside reported he had the pleasure of guiding Rob earlier in the week in the Connetquot River. The water was a little high and a little off color so changing flies ... More


Report by Bay Park Fishing Station

November 30, 2020 - 15:10:11

Bay Park Fishing Station reported steady fishing for striped bass. Merri and Chuck Romas on Merri’s Catch caught 2 keeper striped bass at 35 and 28 inches in 55 feet of water West of Debs Inlet. They... More

Report by No Time Charters

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Capt. Nick Savene of No Time Charters in Oceanside reported that the trip for Brian Taylor and friends saw a five-man limit of blackfish to 7-pounds. Chris and friends connected with a limit of 16 kee... More


Report by Bernie's Bait and Tackle

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

I spoke to Frank Ruperto at Bernie’s Bait and Tackle on Emmons Ave in Sheepshead Bay and interest in blackfish waned due to the lack of keepers. However, bass action was viable and productive with ju... More

Sheepshead Bay

Report by Lady Flamingo

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Capt. Bob Weigand of the Lady Flamingo on Knapp Street told me the all-in-all the bass action has been the best he has seen in quite a while. It was a wild, whacky and terrific week of activity as the... More

Report by Captain Dave III

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Capt. Dave Paris of the Capt. Dave 3 on Emmons Ave in Sheepshead Bay told me the Offshore Wreck Special on Saturday was nothing short of super-duper and incredible. The fares aboard hauled in a limit ... More

Report by Captain Dave II

November 16, 2020 - 09:33:50

Capt. Dave Paris of the Capt. Dave 3 on Emmons Ave in Sheepshead Bay told me ‘togging has been good at New Bottom. Blackfish trips sail daily at 9 a.m. Night bass action was very good on Friday and S... More


Report by Reel Challenge/Ho Choy

August 24, 2020 - 11:13:08

Capt. Tony Renda of the charter boats Reel Challenge/Ho Choy in Seaford checked in to report that a half-day run in the bay for Phil, Jesse and Joe saw loads of action on short fluke but no keepers. T... More