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Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

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  • June 3, 2019 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported bass season has officially opened on Long Island and if you are not chasing stripers, the local bass front is the place to be. For trout, hit the parks, while panfish are sucking down worms in all the local lakes.

  • May 27, 2019 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported that trout action remains solid in the rivers and lakes. For spinning tackle, use Kastmasters and Phoebes, worms, or Trout Magnets. On the fly, wooly bugger and grasshopper patterns are getting smashed up by lively browns. Lots of luck on dropper setups with small scuds or nymphs on the back as well. The dry fly bite is on heavy in the mornings and evenings. Mayfly and moth patterns are getting chewed right up. Bill from the shop had great luck Saturday morning on mayfly patterns, with a 14-inch brown being his biggest of the day. Vinny Cagnina had great luck drifting hare's earscud droppers for a few spectacular brook trout this weekend as well. White perch have finally started to show up, and they are in all of their usual spots. They are crushing up jigs, worms, and wooly buggers. Crappie, yellow perch, and bluegill are all out and about, looking for food after the spawn. All you need is worms, bobbers, and hooks for a great day on the lake, Perfect for the kids! Find us on Facebook and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait and @fishlongisland) for pictures and updates throughout the week.

  • May 20, 2019 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale reported the morning and evening trout sessions have been phenomenal this week. High water meant plenty of space for fish to hide, and anglers found them. On the fly front, the action is heavy on wooly buggers and egg sucking leeches, as well as caddis and scud presentations. Dry fly action is fantastic in the morning, and anglers have been having great luck with the Adams parachute, hoppers, and emergers. The shop is loaded with leader, tippet, flies, and we have customs available as well. As for lures, Trout Magnets continue to put in work, as well as the classic Phoebe and Kastmaster lures. Yellow perch, black crappie, and bluegills are all schooled up at the local lakes and are feeding heavily. Worms, hooks, and bobbers are all you'll need for a great day on the water. Lots of fun for the kids too! Find the shop on Facebook and Instagram (@chasingtailsbait & @fishlongisland) for pictures and updates throughout the week.

  • May 6, 2019 Open or Close

    Frank at Chasing Tails B&T in Oakdale said trout action remains consistent with several spring stockings happening over this past week. Kastmasters, Phoebes, Trout Magnets, Power Bait and worms are the baits and lures of choice for the stockies. Vinny Cagnina hit the river this weekend and landed his first native Brook Trout on a scud fly we custom made for him here at the shop. Jacob Minerva had great luck this weekend on trout as well, pulling in several Rainbows and Browns on his fly rod and a few more on the spinner. Yellow Perch are schooled up and biting jigs and worms. Bluegill are active along the shoreline and are lots of fun for the kids and the adults as well.

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle
1506 Montauk Hwy.
Oakdale, NY 11769
phone: 631-848-6626

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