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FALL BITE IS ON

Posted By Tony Salerno, October 8, 2018
FALL BITE IS ON
The fall bass run is alive and well on the East End.
 Fishing on the East End can only be described as fast and furious. Whether tossing tins or top water baits for false albacore, bonito and bluefish, or jigging diamonds on the flood tide in front of the lighthouse for stripers or sinker bouncing up a limit of big scup and sea bass off Block Island, odds were real good that you weren’t disappointed. With that said, I’ll take the safe way out, leaving this week’s best bet open to “Captains Choice.” Its fall fishing at its finest, which in actuality, you don’t need to steam over to Block Island to box a limit of jumbo scup and sea bass, or to troll up a limit of cow stripers. Great bottom fishing can be had at just about any rocky lair from 15 to 140 feet of water along the Sound, east of Orient Point and all the rocky shoals north and east of Montauk Point. Striped bass are still stacked up in the rips out in front of the Montauk Lighthouse sucking down diamond jigs by day and live eels by night. Fat Alberts are anywhere from outside Shinnecock Inlet to the north side of Montauk, the North Fork and in the Sound. Bluefish and some bonito are also mixing in from time to time depending on location. Lastly, blackfish season opens in Long Island Sound this week with most bait shops armed and ready with gear and hard baits to celebrate the occasion.
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