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Long Island/Metro Winter Fishing Reports -Lure Giveaway

Excellent fishing days are ahead of us for this time of the year. With high temperatures in the mid-40s and 50s, it almost makes for an early spring-like feeling. Take advantage by trying out a lake for trout on some light tackle or maybe even pickerel and largemouths bass. The tidal creeks have small stripers and white perch in them and they should get active with the warmer days. Also tune into the video this week and follow instructions for a chance to win three lures from Berkley, an event reminder and more reports from the video contributors.


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West End Fishing Reports

Jones Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Jones Beach Bait and Tackle

May 10, 2021 - 10:03:24

Eric from Jones Beach Bait and Tackle said the shop is due to open within the next week or two but is currently closed. He did know there have been some blues, school bass and shad coming from West En... More

Report by Jones Beach Bait Station

April 26, 2021 - 10:48:29

Jay from Jones Beach Bait Station has been working the bay around the Wantagh Bridges and scoring with decent numbers of schoolies on 4 to 5-inch paddletails with ¾-ounce heads and small bucktails on... More

Freeport Fishing Reports

Report by Capitol Princess

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Captain Mike from the Capitol Princess in Freeport said Saturdays trip saw tons of porgies and a good pick at of seabass. The boat ended the day with just under a limit. Weakfish made a showing and th... More

Report by Capitol Tackle

June 06, 2022 - 10:17:21

It’s Welcome Aboard to Capitol Tackle in Freeport. The shop has been newly renovated and carries a complete line of terminal tackle. They are also stocked with fresh and frozen bait. The report indic... More

Report by Capt. Lou Fleet

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:51

Over on the Capt. Lou Fleet on the Nautical Mile in Freeport Capt. Willie Garrett on the Starstream VIII said that after the storm there was a distinct slowdown on flattie action. The action did pick ... More

Pt. Lookout Fishing Reports

Report by Super Hawk

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:51

Capt. Steve of the Super Hawk in Point Lookout said his fares continued to connect with sea bass, jumbo scup and nice size summer flatties on the half-day runs. The larger fluke are being taken by ang... More

Baldwin Fishing Reports

Report by River Bay Outfitters

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:51

Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Oceanside said that there was hot weather and hot fishing before the storm. River Bay Outfitters had their annual White Fly and Smallmouth trip and Paul called it “epi... More

Oceanside Fishing Reports

Report by Bay Park Fishing Station

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:51

Mark Keller and the staff of Bay Park Fishing Station on Reina Road in Oceanside reported the Big News of the Week was made on Saturday by kayaker Skyler Davis who slam dunked an 11.70-pound Sheepshea... More

Report by No Time Charters

August 17, 2020 - 10:25:00

Capt. Nick Savene of No Time Charters in Oceanside reported the Bob Milan family scored on 60 ling, a few summer flatties and some sea bass. The Kenny Owens group drilled a limit of bass to 18-pounds ... More

Brooklyn Fishing Reports

Report by Bernie's B&T

April 19, 2021 - 09:45:29

Mike from Bernie’s Bait & Tackle in Sheepshead Bay was surprised by the quality of the bass action inside of Jamaica Bay this week. He had casters coming in most of the week reporting big numbers of ... More

Report by Bernie's Bait and Tackle

April 05, 2021 - 09:37:40

From Bernie’s Bait & Tackle in Sheepshead Bay, we heard of some schoolie bass coming from Staten Island and from inside Jamaica Bay on bait and swimming plugs. There are still a few herring comin... More

Report by Lady Flamingo

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:51

Capt. Bob Weigand of the Lady Flamingo on Knapp Street told me the storm stirred the pot and woke up the blues. Saturday and Sunday were quite good with plenty of fish in the 3 to 6-pound class. The f... More

Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Dave II

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:51

Capt. Dave Paris of the Capt. Dave III on Emmons Ave in Sheepshead Bay told me the Offshore Fluke Marathon on Sunday saw a catch of 20 keepers and loads of shorts. The night bite on porgies remains sp... More

Report by Captain Dave III

November 23, 2020 - 09:35:57

Capt. Dave Paris of the Capt. Dave 3 on Emmons Ave in Sheepshead Bay told me the Offshore Wreck Special on Saturday was nothing short of super-duper and incredible. The fares aboard hauled in a limit ... More

Seaford Fishing Reports

Report by Reel Challenge/Ho Choy

August 17, 2020 - 10:25:00

Capt. Tony Renda of the charter boats Reel Challenge/Ho Choy in Seaford checked in to report that Jill, Rich, Dominic and Steve used clams, spearing, squid and bergal strips to get lock and load actio... More

Massapequa Fishing Reports

Report by South Shore Marine Supply

April 12, 2021 - 09:24:36

I heard from Drew at South Shore Marine Supply in Massapequa and a customer had success at the Cholera Banks on two consecutive trips. The first day saw a catch of two 10-pound cod, and the next run h... More

Amityville Fishing Reports

Report by Comb's Bait and Tackle

August 17, 2020 - 10:23:55

The news from Bill Witchey at Combs Bait and Tackle in Amityville is that summer flattie activity was good at times when the wind and tide were cooperative with each other. Overall, the outside areas ... More

Report by Combs B&T

April 05, 2021 - 09:34:37

I spoke to Bill Witchey at Combs B&T on Merrick Road in Amityville and bass are already very active in Raritan Bay NJ. Private anglers were averaging 30 fish per boat. The top color for lures or tease... More

Howard Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Karen Ann Charters

March 28, 2022 - 10:30:29

It’s Welcome Aboard to Capt. Vinnie Calabro of Karen Ann Charters in Sheepshead Bay. The captain has a five-boat fleet and can arrange excursions for bottom fishing as well as bass and tuna. Currentl... More