Miller Place Bait and Tackle Archives - The Fisherman

Miller Place Bait and Tackle

July 15, 2024 - 10:01:04

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle on the North Shore told me porgies are still the main game in town on the front beach at Cedar in Mt. Sinai. Some small stripers are still in the harbor hitting small bucktails according to his customers.

July 15, 2024 - 10:01:01

Jim Flora of Miller Place Bait and Tackle reports fluke fishing has been good by buoy 9 on spearing and squid while porgy fishing has picked back up again, not great but better than last week. Worms, clams and chum is paramount to a good catch. Larger porgies can be found at the Middle Grounds. There are some big fluke being taken between buoys 7 and 9 with flatties to 9 pounds. Striped bass fishing remains good at all the rip lines and Mt. Misery Shoal with cut bunker working best for the stripers. There’s a tiny snapper taken Sabiki rigs inside Stony Brook Harbor and Mt. Sinai Harbor.

July 09, 2024 - 09:48:30

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle on the North Shore told me they’re still picking porgies from the shore at Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai on clams and sandworms. He said some stripers are being caught from the back of Mt. Sinai Harbor when the tide is high enough.

July 09, 2024 - 09:48:27

Jim Flora of Miller Place Bait and Tackle reports fluke are abundant from the Mount Misery Shoal at buoy 11 and onward towards buoy 9. Squid, spearing and Gulp fished on bucktails and rigs are catching a lot of fluke with a short to keeper ratio at an alarming 50 to 1. Striped bass fishing has been best for those snap jigging bucktails at the rips at the Middle Grounds. One to 3 ounce while Smiling Bill shaped bucktails have been best for the task at hand. Porgy fishing continues to be tough with quite a few small fish taking porgy rigs bait with sandworms and clams. Cranes Neck continues to be best for the scup. Bluefish are scattered around the Sound with pinpointing the birds and casting tins seems to be the best option. Sea bass fishing has been slow so far this season.

July 02, 2024 - 11:01:30

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle on the North Shore told me the porgy fishing at Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai has been consistent in the last week. Sandworms and clam have been the best choices. A few fluke are being caught from the shore in the same area on Gulp Grubs fished in the back of a bucktail.

July 02, 2024 - 11:01:28

Jim Flora of Miller Place Bait and Tackle reports fishing continues to be excellent with both fluke and striped bass looking for top honors. Fluking has been best at buoy 9 on squid and spearing combos with rigs and bucktail jigs, while striped bass continue to take refuge at buoy 11 with trolling Mojo’s and umbrella rigs as well as snap jigging bucktails at the rip lines or working diamond jigs all producing well. Bluefish and some weakfish are scattered across the Sound smacking jigs.

834 Route 25A
Miller Place, NY 11764
phone: 631-849-5430

The crew at Miller Place Bait and Tackle strives to help their fishing community. Store owner, Jim, began fishing the waters around Long Island at a young age. Growing up on the island he spent many days on the water and in the surf fishing for an array of species. He recalls with fondness long summer days fishing for fluke and the frigid cold of winter nipping at his face while targeting cod. His greatest love, however, is striper fishing and the thrill of the hit, battle and release of a big bass. Stop on by the shop and share some fishing stories. Jim always want to hear about “the one that got away”!