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January 25, 2021 - 15:35:55

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold is now on their winter schedule for anyone looking to drop off their rods and reels for repair as well as to purchase some great tackle for the upcoming inshore and offshore seasons. Due to the COVID-19 virus, call the shop at (631) 765-3918 for hours.

January 25, 2021 - 15:13:34

December 21, 2020 - 11:03:20

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle tells us great blackfishing until closing day off Block Island’s Southwest Ledge. Cod are also hanging southwest of Block Island in 140 feet of water. Some sea bass that must be released are also mixing in. Please note that the shop will be open throughout the winter for all your tackle needs and repairs, however, please give Steve a call to find out the time and days the store will be open by calling (631) 765-3918.

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports the blackfishing remains strong around the Fishers Island area, especially off Race Point. The shallow waters along the Sound have shut down as the togs have moved into the 65 to 80-foot depths. The shop did their annual blackfish trip aboard the Nancy Ann IV on Wednesday, enjoying nonstop action and an easy boat limit of togs to 9-pounds. Water temperatures are hovering around the 55-degree range which means the blackfish should continue to eat right through the end of the December 9th closing. The shop is carrying beautiful local green and white crabs and will continue to do so until the end of the NY Bight tog season. Sea bass, blackfish, porgies, and cod are all very cooperative around Block Island

November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports it still all about the blackfish as the charter, open and private boats steaming to Fishers Island have been scoring well with plenty of 5 and 6-pound pounder and some fish that reach 10 ½-pounds. The water temperature is primo for solid fishing with both green and white crabs working well. Steve had a lot of weigh-ins this week with one of the better fish going to 10-year-old John McCann with an 8.85-pound blackfish. At a boy Johnny, I’m sure there will be a lot of big blackfish waiting for you. Anglers taking the cruise to Block Island are finding solid sea bass, porgy, and cod fishing on clams and diamond jigs. Stripers remain abundant around Montauk Point with most fish in the 23 to 25-inch range, providing fly anglers and light tackle fanatics with nonstop action. The shop is stocked with local green and white crabs.

November 09, 2020 - 09:40:23

Tyler from WeGo Bait and Tackle tells us blackfish remain off the charts from Gull Island to Fishers Island with the best fishing coming from the 45-foot depths using green and white crabs. Plenty of blackfish are also in the Sound with Mulford and Rocky Points also on white and green crabs. Sea bass are moving into the deep water with the best area being south of Block Island on clams. Blues and stripers remain in the Race on diamond jigs and 3 x3 rigs. The shop is carrying both white and green crabs. You can give them a call to see if they have hermits in at the time.

November 02, 2020 - 15:58:28

Tyler over at WeGo Bait and Tackle tells us that blackfish remains at the top of its game with fish to 11-pounds coming from the northside of Plum Island, heading east at Fishers Island and Watch Hill Reef. Green and white crabs fished on standard rigs and Joebaggs Togzilla Jigs tipped with crab have been rock solid. Tog fishing in the Sound has also been hot, especially off of Mumford and Rocky Points as well as the reefs north of Six-Mile Reef. Friday’s northeast blow roiled up the Sound beaches, putting a damper on beach activity. Early in the week, the shoreline from Petty’s Bight to Truman’s Beach was producing some bass, blues and albies using Joebaggs Resin Jigs in olive and pink and plugs. Most of the porgies have moved off towards Block Island joining the sea bass, cod, and unfortunately the dogfish. The shop is carrying both green and white crabs with hermits a possibility in a couple of weeks.

October 26, 2020 - 09:49:21

Scott at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays reported a good mix of bass from shorts to slots from Shinnecock to Cupsogue, with less fish but better quality to the west whenever the ocean was fishable this week. Diamond jigs and bucktails are taking most of the fish during the daytime. One customer weighed a 9-pound blackfish that he pulled off of one of the inlet jetties.

October 26, 2020 - 09:45:47

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports the incredible fall run of blackfish, porgies, and sea bass continues along with good striper, blues, and little tunny in the Sound and in the Race. Moderate tides and light winds was just what the doctor order to the solid fishing, especially for those targeting blackfish. The tog are in both shallow and deep water with the latter producing the bigger tog. North of Plum Island all the way to Fishers Island is where most anglers are fishing, however Mulford and Rocky Points in the Sound has also been red hot. Green, hermit, and white crabs are all catching, especially when applied to Joebaggs Lay Perfect Tog Jigs. Robert’s grandfather Bob Cuarriello had his limit of blackfish and slot size stripers this week. Sea bass continue to mix in with the tog while porgies are thick off Block Island. Stripers, blues, albies, and some green bonito are in the Race and along the Sound but hit or miss for shore casters at Truman’s Beach. Joebaggs Rosin Jigs and poppers are catching the gamesters. Stripers are going strong at the Race and off Montauk sucking down diamond jigs.

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Robert from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports what an incredible start to the blackfish season as everyone stopping back at the shop have been reporting super fishing anywhere from Plum to Fishers Islands. The fish remain in shallow water north of Plum and west of Race Point off Fishers with 20 to 30-feet now being the magic depths. All type of crabs are producing with green crabs your best value for this time of year as there are still plenty of sea bass and porgies sharing the offerings. Joebaggs Lay Perfect Jigs tipped with green or white crabs are out producing all else when the current is slack or slacking, while sinkers and hooks rule the show while the current is flowing swiftly. Stripers, blues, and little tunny are thick all over the Race, Sluiceway, and Plum Gut. Employing bucktails, swim shad or live eels on 3x3 rigs or as simple as diamond jigs catch the gamesters, although most of the attention has been focused on the great togging. Porgy and sea bass are locked in solid off the East side of Fishers Island, while codfish are mixed in with the duo off Block Island. Anglers working the beaches from Truman’s to Orient Point have been producing good catches of albacore, bluefish, and striped bass. JoeBaggs Resin Jigs are drawing the albies and blues, while poppers are cashing in on the stripers. There are quite a few slot size keepers coming from the beach as well. Weakfish are all but gone from the bay for the season, although a few continue to come from the deep waters of the Sound. Porgies, sea bass, and blowfish are still taking up shop in the bay for those anglers that haven’t had enough.

October 12, 2020 - 10:09:37

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports fall fishing at its finest to start October with loads of albacore, striped bass, and bluefish coming from shore casters. Joebaggs Resin Jigs in olive, green, pink, and bone are all producing the trio anywhere along the Sounds shoreline as well as from the boats working just off the beach. Truman’s Beach remains the hot spot primarily due to the ease of accessibility with an entire legal parking lot and rest rooms. Some sea bass and tog are also coming from the beach for anglers tossing Joebaggs Lay Perfect Jigs tipped with green crabs. Sea bass and scup are also thick out in 80-feet of water north of Orient Point and by Fishers Island on diamond jigs or clam baits. Blackfish season started off on Sunday with many anglers coming back to the shop to weigh togs from 6 to 10-pounds. Steve’s customers are also reporting red hot tog fishing with limits being taken in short order. For those who are interested, there are still weakfish in the creeks inside the Peconic Bay’s smacking diamond jigs and soft baits,

October 05, 2020 - 09:49:39

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports the Sound, Race, and the Sluiceway are all loaded with monster blues, false albacore, and bonito, which are slashing Joebaggs Resin Jigs with pink and emerald green flying out of the store. Deadly Dicks and Cripple Herring are working also. Keep an eye-out for the gulls and surface activities. Striper fishing was excellent during this week’s full moon, however strong winds and choppy seas made it hard for the smaller private boats to get to the bass. Diamond jigs, bucktails or swim shads on 3x3 rigs catch the bass which range in size of shorts to 36-inches. Summer weakfish are just about gone from the bay but are now sticking around in the Sound. Nice quality porgies and bluefish remain in the rips off Jessup Neck and buoy 17. Porgies are beginning to flush out of the Peconic’s and have settled just northeast of Orient Point and should remain there in 45 to 90- feet of water for another week or two before moving east into the deeper waters before heading offshore for the winter. Porgy rigs and clam baits are best; however you may have to employ 8 to 12-ounce sinkers to hold bottom since currents run swift here. Plenty of porgies have moved over by Fishers Island while blackfish are beginning to take hold in 15 to 25 feet of water along the north side of Plum Island. With the tog debuting this Sunday, use Joebaggs Lay Perfect Jigs in green/orange or yellow/orange from one to 4-ounces, depending on the strength of the current tipped with a piece of green crab, which the green crabs will be available at WeGo’s by the end of the week. The Sound beaches are producing the typical fall mix bag of scup, bluefish, schoolie bass and the occasional albie or bonito.

September 28, 2020 - 09:33:13

Robert from WeGo Bait and Tackle tells us striper fishing really woke up during the northeast blow this week with loads of slot size fish in the Race for those who braved the elements. Diamond jigs, 3x3 rigs with bucktails, and live eels worked well. The bass fishing did drop-off a bit when the wind did the same. Weakfish are leaving the bay while big porgies are again moving back in by Jessup Neck. Kingfish and blowfish however are still around buoy 17 for whoever wants them. Albacore hit the Sound beaches again this weekend with reels screaming for shore casters tossing Joebaggs Resin Jigs in pink, olive, and emerald green, which are available at We Go’s. Some green bonito and bluefish are also smacking the Resin jigs. Sea bass are all over the Sound and by Block Island on clams and Joebaggs Sea Bass Jigs towards both sides of slack tide. Porgy fishing remains excellent on clams from Plum to Fishers Island’s. The Plum Gut on slack tide has jumbo porgies for the taking on clam baits. More and more blackfish are mixing in the catches of scup. Snappers are still hanging in there at the docks taking small spearing, small tins, and snapper poppers.

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports the albacore have hit all the Sound beaches with reels screaming for shore casters tossing three quarter and 1-ounce Joebaggs Resin Jigs in pink, alive, and emerald green, which are available at We Go’s. Some green bonito and bluefish are also smacking the Resin jigs. Anglers preferring to fish the bottom are finding porgies for the taking using clams. Some of the bigger scup are also hitting the Joebaggs Resin Jigs for casters targeting albies. Truman’s remains the best for easy hassle-free parking and accessibility. Sea bass are moving back into the shallow water with good action in 40- feet of water off Horton’s, and Rocky Points. Emerald green, olive, and pink Joebaggs 1-ounce Resin Jigs towards both sides of slack tide. Catch the jumbos on the Resin Jigs, while clam baits catch a variety of size biscuits. Some big bluefish and an occasional striper are also jumping on jigs on the sea bass grounds. Porgy fishing remains excellent on clams from Plum to Fishers Island’s. The Plum Gut on slack tide has jumbo porgies for the taking on clam baits. Some keeper slot size stripers are hitting bucktails, swim shad and live bait on 3x3 rigs at the Sluiceway and in the Race during outgoing tide. Inside Big Peconic Bay, the weakfish continue to be taken on squid strips. Kingfish and blowfish are at buoy 17 eating squid strips and clams on small hooks tied tandemly. A lot of big fluke came from Cartwright and the Radar Tower early in the week until the northeast blow came into town just in time of the weekend. We Go’s extra-large spearing and We Go’s local squid on a silver ball or bucktail jig duped fluke to 11-pounds. Stripped down fluke or sea robin bellies, mackerel and bluefish nail the big flatties as well. Snappers are at all the docks chopping at small spearing, small Kastmaster’s, and snapper poppers. Get out of bed early for the best fishing. Blue claw crabs remain plentiful and holding on dearly to chicken rings and chicken legs at the docks and in the creeks.

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports the shore casters at the Sound beaches are enjoying good steady porgy fishing on clams, squid, and worms. Truman’s remains the best for easy hassle-free parking and accessibility. However the scup are spread along the beaches from Mattituck to Orient. An occasional school of bluefish may show up from time to time putting a damper on the scup fishing. Sea bass are out in the deeper rocky lairs of the Sound, especially from Horton’s, on eastward to Mulford Points. Diamond jigs catch the jumbos, while clam baits catch a variety of size biscuits. Four-ounce hammer finish diamond jigs has the edge over the smooth jigs. Some big bluefish and an occasional striper are also jumping on jigs on the sea bass grounds. Porgy fishing remains remarkable on clams and diamond jigs anywhere from Plum to Fishers Island’s. Just anchor over some rocks and the scup should be obliging along with some nice sea bass. The Plum Gut on slack tide has jumbo porgies for the taking, while slack tide at Pigeons Rip has jumbo sea bass. Once the current becomes swift at each location, 8 to 10-ounce diamond jigs will crush the gator size bluefish. Some keeper slot size stripers are hitting bucktails, swim shad and live bait on 3x3 rigs at the Sluiceway and in the Race during outgoing tide. Inside the Peconic’s the weakfish continue to hold down the fort, particularly by buoy 17 and inside Noyack Bay. Kingfish, blowfish, and snapper blues are sharing the residence as well, with We Go’s local squid strips on hi/lo rigs nailing the weakfish, while small hooks tied tandemly, and clams catch the other bottom dwellers. Fluking remains good along the southside of Montauk, especially at Cartwright and the Frisbee Grounds. Use We Go’s extra-large spearing and We Go’s local squid on a silver ball or bucktail jig for a shot at a doormat. Stripped down fluke or sea robin bellies, mackerel and bluefish nail the big flatties as well. Snappers are at all the docks chopping at small spearing, small Kastmaster’s, and snapper poppers. Get out of bed early for the best fishing. Blue claw crabs remain plentiful and holding on dearly to chicken rings and chicken legs at the docks and in the creeks.

September 08, 2020 - 09:32:36

Robert from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports great all-round fishing in the bay, the Sound, and the ocean. Inside the bay, weakfish remain plentiful in Noyack Bay and by buoy 17 for anglers using We Go’s fresh local squid strips. Valma Weber used We Go’s squid for a 5-pound weakfish as did Tom Kelly putting a 30-inch 7.4-pound weakfish on the scale employing fresh local squid which can only be found at We Go’s. Kingfish, blowfish, and porgies are along the bottom around Robins Island and on the Middle Grounds. Squid will catch the bottom dwellers along with clam baits. Spanish Mackerel remain thick along the Sound and Plum Island. Find the birds and you’ll find the Spaniard speedsters, which are hitting Joebagg Resin Jigs. Sea bass are off Mulford and Rocky Points hitting clams and diamond jigs. Big porgies remain thick from Plum Island to Fishers Island on clams and worms. The shore casters are crushing the porgies from Rocky Point. Big bluefish and short striped bass are thick in the Race and along the south end of Plum Gut. Fluking off Montauks southside remains good when sea conditions allow. Cartwright remains the hot spot with jumbo sea bass mixed in. Strips of fresh mackerel, sea robin, bluefish, and fluke belly, and We Go’s giant local spearing will catch the big fish. Plain hooks, bucktails, and fluke bullets will all produce. Snappers are great eating size and plentiful at all the docks and creeks. Early morning will keep the bobbers bobbing. Crabs remain excellent at the usual spots on chicken drumsticks.

64355 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
phone: 631-765-3918

Located in Southold, New York, Wego Fishing Bait & Tackle has been serving the North Fork since 1985. Steve and his crew are there seven days a week to outfit any fisherman, from beginners to experts. They sell an array of top brand names in tackle and when it comes to bait what they carry is always fresh and locally caught. Come down to Wego and let them help you “Quit wishin’ and go fishin’”.