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Long Island, Metro Video Fishing Forecast April 18, 2024

Striper Season Opens Monday & Belmont Fishing Festival this Weekend The long-awaited official opener for the striper season opens this upcoming Monday! The same regulations will remain in effect since the season left off with one fish between 29 to 31 inches. The good news is the bass are already around the island and have been actively chewing in the back bays on worms and artificials. Tog season got off to a tougher start due to some tough weather, but some successful trips inside the bays and out on the ocean reefs proved the fish were in place and starting to feed. Keep in mind that this weekend is the big family spring fishing festival at Belmont Lake State Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lake has been stocked for the event, and while fishing the event, a freshwater fishing license is not needed! It’s a great way to get into the sport.


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Freeport Fishing Reports

Report by Freeport Bait and Tackle

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:40

Kathy Sansonetti at Freeport Bait and Tackle told me that the bass bite has been improving on the South Shore and a handful of reports from the Robert Moses indicate that fresh bunker is bringing in 2... More

Report by Keel Hauler

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:40

Captains Paul Paris and A.J. Coleman of the Keel Hauler in Freeport at Guy Lombardo Marina asked that you please check the website for full details on their upcoming trips. www.keelhaulerfishing.com. ... More

Report by Sea Rogue Charters

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:40

Capt. Bob Schmitt of Sea Rogue Charters in Freeport said that the bay water is still a chilly 49 degrees. Therefore, he only connected with a handful of bass over the weekend. He took a shot at ‘tog ... More

Pt. Lookout Fishing Reports

Report by Super Hawk

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:48

Over on the Super Hawk in Pt. Lookout Capt. Steve Kearney reported that the boat is now sailing daily at 6 a.m. on Special Limited Load Blackfish, Cod and Ling Wreck Trips. A 1 a.m. Wreck Special for ... More

Baldwin Fishing Reports

Report by River Bay Outfitters

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:48

Paul from River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin checked in to say that when the weather cooperated anglers have been finding fish. Most of the action is still on the western end of the Island with a few rep... More

Oceanside Fishing Reports

Report by Bay Park Fishing Station

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:48

The staff at Bay Park Fishing Station in Oceanside reported that overall, it was a quiet week. Some bass were taken at the Atlantic Beach Bridge as well as in Raritan and Jamaica Bay. No blackfish rep... More

Report by No Time Charters

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:48

I spoke to Capt. Nick Savene of No Time Charters in Oceanside and his first bass trip of the season was a huge success. Joe Cordero and friends drilled a boat limit of slot bass while releasing 10 oth... More

Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Lady Flamingo

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:48

I spoke to Capt. Bob Weigand of the Lady Flamingo in Sheepshead Bay and he said it was a slow start to the bass season. He worked Raritan Bay and his fares bagged a few bass here and there. The boat d... More

Seaford Fishing Reports

Report by Reel Challenge/Ho Choy

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:40

Capt. Tony Renda of the charter/open boat Reel Challenge/Ho Choy in Seaford said that it’s not too early to book a charter or reserve a spot on an open boat by reservation trip. Please call (516) 541... More

Amityville Fishing Reports

Report by Combs Bait and Tackle

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:40

Bill Witchey at Combs Bait and Tackle in Amityville told me that not much has changed. Earlier in the week, anglers enjoyed a decent ‘tog catch at local bridges when the water temp was 51 degrees. Bl... More

Howard Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Karen Ann Charters

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:48

I heard from Capt. Vinnie Calabro of Karen Ann Charters in Howard Beach and he noted that Jamaica Bay is on fire with nice size bass. Open boat and private trips are available daily. Please call for d... More

Rockville Centre Fishing Reports

Report by LI Outdoorsman

April 22, 2024 - 08:09:48

I spoke to the staff at the LI Outdoorsman in Rockville Centre and bass are invading the bays in good numbers. Anglers have also connected with a few weakfish as well. Reports came in of bluefish bein... More