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Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

October 18, 2021 - 10:30:36

Phil at Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle reported lots of short bass in the Northport area. After dark slot sized fish have been more common. Casters are throwing eels, and swimming plugs. Some spots to try are Eaton’s Neck and by the Nissequogue river. A few bluefish in the 12 to 14-pound range have been caught in the harbor on topwater too. Also some weakfish in the 22 to 30-inch range are also mixed in with the bass.

October 18, 2021 - 10:27:08

Mark of Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport said most anglers have shifted their efforts to blackfish are knee deep in action although many of the togs are small. Pods of keeper size fish are also around with buoy eleven B and the Obstruction Buoy holding the larger fish. Green crabs tipped off on blackfish jigs and standard rigs is all that’s needed to keep the rods bending. Porgies are still all over the place for the asking, but interest is lacking. Sea bass are mixing with the togs with some nice fish starting show again. Bluefish and bass fishing has also been solid from the beaches for anglers popping plugs during the day and working swimming plugs by night. The gamesters are also taking natural and artificial baits inside the bays and harbors. Diamond jigs have been doing one superb job on the bluefish population that are massacring peanut bunker out in the shipping lanes in mid-Sound and out in front of the peninsulas.

October 11, 2021 - 09:26:40

Mark of Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport told me striped bass picked up some this week at the Obstruction Buoy and the rest of the Triangle on bunker spoons, tubes, parachutes and diamond jigs. Plenty of mid to teen size blues are also swarming the local waters from Eaton’s Neck to buoy fifteen. Porgy fishing remains red hot from the local beaches, and on out to 50-feet of water. Clatter and diamond jigs are working well as are worms, clams, and squid. Blackfish begins this week and the shop is already to go with all your bait and tackle needs.

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.