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November 02, 2020 - 15:58:28

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse reports the blackfish remains the main game in town right now, He did not have any boat reports due to the weather however he did know of steady togging from 30 to 80-feet of water north of Plum and Fishers Islands. Green crabs remain the bait of choice either on rigs or jigs. Ken did know that as of the weekend, the stripers were not deterred by Friday’s Nor’easter as the waters surrounding Montauk Point remains paved with schoolie stripers slamming diamond jigs. No report of albacore this weekend. Ken asked me to mention that with the holidays coming, he will be open six days, closed on Wednesday right through December and will have some great deals that will make great holiday gifts. Stay tuned.

October 26, 2020 - 09:49:21

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor did not hear much during the week but knew of some very good action on bass to 20 pounds in Bridgehampton on Saturday morning. Most of the action was on bucktails with some kind of trailer. The shop is closed on Wednesdays.

October 26, 2020 - 09:45:47

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse reports exceptionally good fishing in calm weather this week as customers checking back at the shop reporting great blackfish action off the north side of Plum Island in 15 to 30 feet of water. Ken said green crabs have been flying out the door. Most of the tog range from just keeper size to 9-pounds. Striped bass fishing remains insane off Montauk Point, however a few of shop regulars fished at Southwest Ledge and had a blast of nonstop action for 5-hours with bass in the 30 to 40-pound range. Plugs and tins were caught the cows. Albacore are scattered, but in great numbers when located along with bluefish. Both species have been spitting up baby snappers and big anchovies. Block Island has been the hot spot for big scup and sea bass. Ken asked me to mention that with the holidays coming, he will be open right through December and will have some great deals that make great holiday gifts.

October 19, 2020 - 09:48:51

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor had customers returning from Montauk with tales of blitz fishing. Shinnecock East produced bass on the oceanfront on incoming, and on the jetty on outgoing. There was good action in the bays this week, with one customer scoring over two dozen bass to slot size on Shelter Island one day during the week. The shop is closed on Wednesdays.

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse reports tog fishing remains exceptional in the shallow water’s northeast of Plum Island on green crabs. Although there are a lot of small blackfish around, there are plenty of fish in the 3 to 5-pound range with a 10 plus pounder taken aboard the Prime Time 3 this week. Loads of mixed size sea bass are mixed in with the tog with the larger sea bass gulping down the green crabs intended for the blackfish. Plenty of sea bass, porgies and an exceptional showing of cod a chewing well off Block Island and Southwest Ledge. Standard hi/lo rigs baited with clam produces best here. Bass, blues, and albies are being taken from the beach anywhere from Amagansett to Southampton smashing tins, jigs, and plugs. Striper fishing remains strong for boatmen using diamond jigs off the Montauk Lighthouse.

October 12, 2020 - 10:13:09

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor told of a very good week along the oceanfront in Southampton and Bridgehampton, with lots of schoolies, but also quite a few fish in the 15 to 20-pound class. The Hurley Sand Eel has been in high demand by many of his customers. Sagg Pond was open earlier in the week and produced some hot action with a lot of bass, including good numbers of slot and above slot fish at night and in the early a.m. Peanut bunker appeared to be the primary forage. Ken also had customers report catching lots of bass over the course of the week and into the weekend.

October 12, 2020 - 10:09:37

Over at Tight Lines Tackle Ken Morse reports an exceptional start with blackfish with all of Kenny’s regulars coming back reporting blackfish stacked up in 15 to 35-feet of water along the north side of Plum Island. One and two-ounce Joebaggs Lay Perfect Jigs tipped off with a piece of green crabs simply crushing the tog. If you limit quick with blackfish, there are acres and acres of albacore in the Race along with blues, both species happy to accept Deadly Dicks, Crippled Herring, and Joebaggs Resin Jigs all producing fast pace scores of the silver flashing speedsters. Ken has also seen a large influx of big green bonito to 10-pounds scattered all over the surface waters of Block Island, which are spread as far as Watch Hill also smacking tins and jigs. Striper fishing in front the Lighthouse off Montauk Point is also producing exceptional catches with loads of keeper fish as well as under and over mainly on diamond jigs. There is also good striped bass fishing at the North Haven Ferry Slip using live eels during the outgoing tide with fish to 40-pounds being seen. The fall bonanza is on, don’t miss this.

October 05, 2020 - 09:53:08

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor labeled the surf scene as on and off action and very scattered. A browned up surf shut things down for a couple of days, but once it cleared up there were lots of nice fish from slot size to 30-plus pounds feeding on big sand eels tight to the beach. Among the areas that produced fish at one time or another this week were Napeague, Bridgehampton, Southampton and Ponquogue. Hot lure was the Hurley 7-inch Cape Cod Sand Eel. Shinnecock Inlet had bass to 20 pounds taking 3 to 5-ounce bucktails on Friday night, and Sag Harbor Cove is well stocked with school bass that have shown a fondness for topwaters like Spooks. Albies were being caught at Montauk’s Harbor entrance as recently as Sunday morning.

October 05, 2020 - 09:48:29

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse reports sick bass fishing off Montauk Point all on diamond jigs and live eels. Albacore insanity continues anywhere from Gardiners Bay to Montauk’s north and south side. The speedsters are responding to Deadly Dicks, Fat Cow Epoxy Jigs and Crippled Herring lures. Sea bass and porgies have been good off Block Island and at Cartwright. Please note that the shop is open every day except for Wednesday’s which will remain dark through the rest of the year. During the week store hours are 8 A.M. to 6 P.M., Saturday’s 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Sunday’s 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. Ken also asked me to pass along that he will be carrying green crabs by the end of the week, however, should you need a half or a full bushel of greenies, Ken needs at least a days’ notice to fill orders. You can call him at (631) 725-0740

September 28, 2020 - 09:37:48

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor relayed word that the albies moved into Montauk big time on Saturday for the boat crowd, but it was a good sign nonetheless. It appears a new body of some better quality bass to 25 pounds has moved into the waters around Sag Harbor, and blues to 15 pounds were reported from South Ferry this week. Georgica saw some bass action on a few evenings this week, and Shinnecock Inlet had some good innings as well. A couple of customers reported doing well by going to bucktails in the 3 to 5-ounce range. Southampton ocean beaches saw mostly small bass on the weekend, but some better fish were reported earlier in the week. Customers also reported getting into bass this week at Lazy Point and Montauk.

September 28, 2020 - 09:33:13

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse reports fishing has come alive inside Sag Harbor with big porgies, weakfish, and bluefish of large proportions, all taking their appropriate natural baits and lures. Striped bass fishing has come back to life since early in the week at the Ferry Slip with live bait, bucktails, plugs, and trolling umbrella rigs with tubes and swim shads are all producing plenty of slot size and oversize bass. Albacore fishing has been exceptionally good all along the south side of the Peconic’s, Gardiners Bay and the north and south sides of Montauk. Ken carries all your albie needs as well as everything else needed for a productive day on the water, including top rate information.

September 21, 2020 - 12:42:21

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor said it was a disappointingly slow week after last week’s uptick in surf action. He had just a few reports concerning bass to 20 pounds from inside the bay, and a shot of bass and blues at Shinnecock East on Saturday morning. Otherwise, it was a pretty quiet week.

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse did not have much to report on this week with the only fishing happening has come from the local beaches with some porgies and blowfish being taken on clam and squid baits. Snappers remain good at all the local docks and piers.

September 14, 2020 - 09:42:07

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor said the fall run continues to build with epic amounts of bait along area beaches and in Shinnecock Inlet. Lots of bunker, from peanuts to adults, along with plenty of white bait. Shinnecock East was alive with albies on Thursday but not good on Saturday, but there has been a good mix of Jacks, mackerel, cocktail blues, bass, triggerfish and porgies. Ken has a huge selection of Hogy Sand Eel and epoxy jigs, Hurley Sand Eels and spook-type plugs, including Big Docs in stock.

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse reports that his buddies Jim Levinson and Mark Sedotti found a bunker school near Montauk Point and watched stripers in the 30 to 50-pound class gulping down the hapless baitfish right on the surface. Suddenly the bass disappeared. The guy acted quickly by tossing a couple of plugs in the vicinity of the bass and bingo, Mark was on and by the time he boated the beauty, she weighed 32-pounds. The guys snap a quick photo and safely release the bass. Ken has heard of lots of big bluefish and striped bass from the Race and by Gardiners Island. The blues are slamming poppers, swimmers, and darters both day and night along with shiny metal jigs during the day. False albacore have hit the Montauk area, Gardiners Bay, and the North Fork, particularly in the Race and the Sluiceway. Deadly Dicks, Kastmaster’s, Hopkins, Daddy Mac Jigs and Hogy Epoxy jigs are catching the speedsters including some green bonito and Spanish mackerel, which are also in town. Ken has heard of good kingfish and blowfish fishing in Smith’s Cove, which is located on the east side of Shelter Island. Anchor up and use clam logs for chum and clams or squid on the hook and you can fill a bucket of tasty vittles in short order. Snappers are grown to perfect eating size and are all over Sag Harbor chomping on snapper spearing, small Kastmaster’s, and snapper poppers.

September 08, 2020 - 09:34:55

Ken at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor said the fall run appears to be off to an early start and is being fueled by an epic amount of bait. Shinnecock East has been alive with a mix of albies, blues, bass, jacks and mackerel. If you drop a bait in the rocks, there are triggerfish and porgies for the taking. The oceanfront beaches are seeing just a pick of fish due to an overabundance of bait. Ken has a huge selection of Hogy Sand Eel and epoxy jigs, Hurley Sand Eels and spook-type plugs, including Big Docs in stock.

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