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Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

May 20, 2024 - 07:22:40

Phil of Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport reports excellent striped bass fishing at the Triangle and at Buoy 15. Trolling Mojo’s has been the best method to put a limit of slot fish in the boat. There’s still plenty of smaller stripers inside the bays and harbors smacking swim shads and poppers. Fluke fishing is beginning to build momentum in the area of Crab Meadow and Sunken Meadow Beaches. The fish are in 15 to 35 feet of water and are hitting Plain Jane Rigs tipped with spearing and squid as well as bucktails tipped with Berkeley Gulp. Porgies are beginning to show, although not that great at the present time, some anglers are scoring better than others depending on the spots they decide to fish. Reports of bluefish have been scarce; however, the yellow eyed monsters should be appearing shortly. Weakfish have showed up and are being caught at the feeder creeks by Sunken Meadow and also inside Centerport Channel. Pink rubber tails are doing the trick.

May 13, 2024 - 09:23:12

Phil of Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport reports plenty of striped bass being trolled up at the Triangle with Mojo’s and umbrella rigs made up of swim shads are producing bass to 38 pounds, respectively. When the current isn’t pushing to hard, clutter spoons and diamond jigs have also been effective. There are also smaller bass slamming shiny spoons or rubber tails attached to a triangle jighead in the back of the bays and harbors. Just find the peanut bunker and you’ll find the bass. There has been no reports of any fluke, porgies or weakfish at the moment, however that should all change by next week’s report.

81 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport, NY 11768
phone: 631-239-1631

Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle is a family owned business opened all year and located in historic Northport Harbor on the North Shore of Long Island. Experienced and friendly fishermen work at our shop to provide customers with expert knowledge and advice to help you catch more fish. We specialize in rod and reel repairs, restorations and custom builds. We are proud of our reputation as a top rated Service Center with affordable pricing and expert results each time. Inspections are always free and our advice is often called priceless. Our Service Department repairs Inshore, Offshore and Surfcasting rods and reels. We work on all brands of equipment and keep a regular stock of most parts to get fishermen back on the water quickly. Regular maintenance cleaning is the lowest priced on the Northeast at only $10 for most reels. We accept reels from across the USA and can ship them back wherever the location. We have a custom rod shop located inside the store and stock a large variety of rods parts and blanks. We can build any type of custom rod or simply replace a tip or guide for customers. We specialize in restoring family heirlooms and vintage rods. In addition to a large selection of boat and surfcasting gear, we also stock a large selection of live and frozen baits all freshly prepared or frozen for targeting fish anywhere on Long Island including fresh and saltwater species. Stop into the Cow Harbor to hear daily fishing reports, call us, or check our website for more information.