Miller Place Bait and Tackle Archives - The Fisherman

Miller Place Bait and Tackle

May 23, 2022 - 11:49:55

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle on the North Shore told said blues are off Rocky Point, with 007 working well. Bass are off Cedar Beach, with Darters after dark. Off the docks, porgies have been on clams and worms.

May 23, 2022 - 11:47:44

Jim over at Miller Place Bait and Tackle told us that fishing has been rocking locally. The fluking has been red hot near buoys 7, 9 and 11 with plenty of keepers in the mix. The shop saw two decent fish get weighed in Sunday morning. Shop regular Mike weighed in a 4.4-pound flatty and Tom Ryan weighed in a 29-inch fish the hit the scales at just over 9 pounds. Tom’s fish was taken on a bucktail rig with a white mullet. Jim also said the porgy fishing has been great too. Fish up to 15 inches have been coming off the dock at Mt. Sinai Harbor and there have been good numbers of fish over at Cranes Neck too. The bass have been at the Middle Grounds with many fish taken on the troll. Some bluefish have started to show up on the beaches near Rocky Point too.

May 16, 2022 - 10:27:30

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle on the North Shore reported stripers are being caught depending on the tide in the harbor. It’s usually better towards the higher point of the tide. Porgies are being caught from Cedar beach right by the harbor on sandworms and clam. A few fluke are being picked from the shore at Cedar too.

May 16, 2022 - 10:25:05

Jim and Sue Flora of Miller Place Bait and Tackle told me that fluke fishing is picking up around buoy’s eleven, nine and seven with squid/spearing combo on a plain hook rig or a Gulp Swimming Mullet are working well when fished on a three-eighths to a one ounce white, pink or chartreuse Spro bucktail that is bounced in ten to twenty-five feet of water. The big spawning porgies are in the same vicinity hitting the fluke baits or clams, squid and worms for scup anglers in pursuit of big chunky scup. The scup are also off Old Field Point and at the Middle Grounds. Striped bass are inside Mount Sinai Harbor and out at the Middle Grounds also. Trolling Mojo’s seem like the best way to go. Some weakfish are mixed in with either the fluke or bass, however anglers in solo pursuit of the weakies are finding good catches using pink and white soft body plastics. Please note that the shop has all your needs to tackle anything from snapper blues to cow stripers.

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”!