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Report #40 July 20, South Shore, before sunrise.

NE 16-10 kts  wind, clear water w/weeds, WT69F, AT70, overcast (M41%)

Dog days of summer; 2 strikes and one bump, got one fish on sand and lost second,

due to beginners mistake, forgot to check leader line for damage after landing fish.

...weakfish at 28",

 

Report #39 July 9, South Shore, before midnight.

SW 18-10 kts  wind, water without weeds, WT65F, AT70, moon light to overcast (M82%)

Scouting and fishing open beach close to low tide.

...got 3 strikes, released one short fluke.

 

...another night with lighting show.

 

Report #38 July 8, North Shore, before midnight.

SSW 20-30 kts  wind, water with some weeds, WT69F, AT76, moon light to rain (M73%)

Too windy to go fishing south, went to north shore, ...no baitfish, no strikes, skunked,

but got nice lighting show from thunderstorm over CT.

 

Report #37 July 4, Happy Birthday USA!, South Shore, daytime.

N 15-25 kts  wind, water, WT71F, AT65, rain from hurricane Arthur,  (M34%)

Scouting and practicing casting skills in strong wind and crazy rain, landed one fish.

24" weakfish, released in good shape.

 

Report #36 July 2, South Shore, after sunset.

SSW 10-5 kts  wind, 3' surf, clean water, WT71F, AT74, overcast, no moon (M17%)

Fished open beach with Walter from CT; first session with fresh bunker chunks,

we caught one striper, two bluefish, some dog fish, non stop action for 2 hours.

Second session: casting lures in premium spot at perfect tide for zero strikes.

41" striper, 27-30 lb, fish didn't survive, too much bleeding.

 

Report #35 June 30, South Shore, night time outgoing tide.

SSW 15-20 kts  wind, 3' surf, water with weeds, WT70F, AT70, overcast, no moon (M5%)

Fished open beach with big swim-plugs, caught one short fluke and some eel grass.

 

Report #34 June 29, South Shore, after midnight.

No wind, water with weeds, WT68F, AT70, clear sky, no moon light (M0%)

Catch of the night: 5 lbs of sea weeds, skunked.

 

Report #33 June 26, South Shore, before midnight.

E 0-25-15 kts wind, water with weeds, WT65F, AT66, overcast, no moon light (M2%)

Crazy wind and bad weeds - on line and lure after every cast.

...worked hard for one strike from nice weakfish at 27"....released after pics.

 

Report #32 June 25, South Shore, before midnight.

SW 15-10 kts wind, water with weeds, WT69F, AT72, overcast, no moon light (M6%)

Weeds on every cast, got 2 strikes, landed one fish;

~25" first weakfish from south shore....released quickly.

 

Report #31 June 20, North Shore, day time kayak trip.

W 10-15kts wind, semi clear water, WT65F, AT72F, full sun (M49%)

Jigging bucktails from kayak, targeting fluke. Baitfish around ~3" sandeels.

caught 13 fluke 15-18", 2 small bluefish, 10+ searobins, and...

 

...baby weakfish ~12", my first weakfish from north shore. All fish released in perfect shape.

 

Report #30 June 18, North Shore, around midnight.

No wind, water with some weeds, WT71F, AT69F, no moon light (M60%)

Fish splashes close to low tide, ...no wind = bug spray is your best friend.

...got two empty strikes on SP minnow lure.. I think fish were feeding on sand eels.

 

...located a lot of pufferfish...caught one for snapshot, released quickly after pics.

 

Report #29 June 17, South Shore, 9:50pm-12:20am, HT11:52pm, HF3.2, P29.91F

SSW 15-13 kts wind, water with weeds, WT67F, AT65F, no moon light (M71%)

Located only rain bait ~0.75", fished for weakfish, got one strike, landed short striper.

~25", released without contact

 

Report #28 June 11, South Shore, midnight.

ENE 22-10 kts wind, murky water, WT63F, AT60F, overcast, no moon light (M92%)

Dirty water at first place, found cleaner water at second location, but only got one empty strike. 

 

Report #27 June 9, South Shore, before midnight.

SE light wind, clean water, WT62F, AT65F, overcast / drizzle, no moon light (M78%)

Scouting and fishing: found some baitfish at low water in new location. Got 3 strikes

and 2 bumps when targeting weakfish, caught one short striper. 

~20" fish, released quickly without removing from water.

 

Report #26 June 8, South Shore, at midnight.

SW light wind, clean water, WT63F, AT65F, partly cloudy, moon light (M69%)

No baitfish = poor fishing, not even a bump, saw one splash from fish....skunked.

 

Report #25 June 6, South Shore, after midnight.

NW light wind, clean water, WT63F, AT61F, clear sky, moon set 1:44am (M40%)

Fished for weakfish with moon light, and after moon set for stripers.

...no baitfish around, ....just one strike, lost soft lure, landed bluefish...

 

Report #24 June 3, North Shore, fished after dusk.

ESE14-8 kts wind, water with weeds, WT65F, AT65F, overcast, no moon (M22%)

Went north for rain fishing but got nice sunset, ....no baitfish, no life.

sunset at 8:20pm

 

Report #23 June 2, South Shore, midnight.

SSW 15-10 kts wind, clear water, WT58F, AT58F, moon set 11:45pm (M15%)

Rough surf, perfect fishing conditions, got wet and skunked.

 

Report #22 May 31, South Shore, midnight.

N 7-5 kts wind, clear water, WT55-57F, AT55F, no moon (M4%)

Dropped one fluke at my feet, ...skunked again.

 

Report #21 May 31, South Shore, before sunrise.

N 10-7 kts wind, clear water, WT59.5F, AT55F, no moon (M1%)

Just one lure cut in half by bluefish. At first light went scouting, found baitfish 3-4".

 

Report #20 May 28, South Shore, after sunset.

NE 21-15 kts wind, clear water, WT58F, AT51F, overcast, no moon (M0%)

Northeaster storm, almost new moon, cold wind, got wet, and skunked!?!?

 

Report #19 May 27, South Shore, before midnight.

SW-NE light wind, clear water, WT59.5F, AT65F, no moon light (M4%)

Weather change turned on some fish, got one powerful strike on soft lure;

#1 @30" first keeper from south shore, quickly released in perfect shape.

 

Report #18 May 26, South Shore, midnight.

Light SW wind, very clear water, WT59F, AT60F, no moon light (M9%)

Four hours of casting for zero strikes, located small baitfish only, skunked.

 

Report #17 May 22, North Shore, before midnight.

No wind, very clear water, WT55F, AT57F, overcast-fog-drizzle, no moon light (M46%)

Baitfish splashes around, got only one strike from:

bluefish @ 24", big head, skinny starving fish...safely released

 

Report #16 May 21, South Shore, at night before midnight.

E 12-7 kts wind, very clear water, WT58-59F, AT58F, overcast, no moon light (M58%)

No strikes, saw 3 bunker splashes and seal again.

 

Report #15 May 20, North Shore, before midnight,

SW 12-0 kts wind, water with weeds, WT62-61F, AT60F, overcast, no moon light (M69%)

Two hours of casting for one short fish, but plenty of big baitfish around, herring like shape.

#1 @ 22" (length calculated from picture - 5" lure), released quickly without contact.

 

Report #14 May 17, South Shore, midnight.

SW 7-6 kts wind, semi-clear water, WT54-59F, AT60F, moon light (M94%)

Fished with lures for striped bass, no life except for close encounter with seal.

 

May 16, Robert Moses, scouting, 5' surf, ESE 15-20 kts wind,  WT52F, AT60F.

 

Report #13 May 14, South Shore, before midnight.

E 14-6 kts wind, semi-clear water, WT52F, AT58F, overcast, no moon light (M98%)

Fished with big swimming plugs (bunker imitations), dark night, no life....skunked. 

 

Report #12 May 13, South Shore, midnight.

E 18-10 kts wind, clean water, WT52F, AT50F, bright moon light (M98%)

Visited 3 locations, and at last stop found; bunker, pods of bunker and bunker on sand.

...landed only 11 bluefish 20"- 33" because I tried hard to go under and behind bluefish

   for stripers, ...but without any luck, always end up with angry bluefish.

 

...on the menu tonight: bunker size 8"-11".

 

...fun to see big yellow eye monsters chasing "dinner"

 

...first for me; caught bunker with bare hands to take a close-up picture, and later

 I spent some time rescuing fish left high and dry on sand. 

 

 

Report #11 May 12, South Shore, at night before low tide.

SW 10-0 kts wind, clean water, WT54F, AT58F, from overcast to bright moon light (M90%)

No baitfish around, zero strikes, saw only one splash,....skunked.

 

Report #10 May 11, South Shore, at night before low tide

WSW 7-10 kts wind, clean water, WT53.7F, AT60F, bright moon light (M83%)

Big bluefish (8-12 lb) destroying my lures and cutting through my 60 lb leader line.

...landed only two tackle killers...a lot of fun.

 

Report #9 May 10, North Shore, night time after high tide.

SSW 10-18 kts wind, clear water, WT54F, AT64F, light rain, no moon (M74%)

Got strike on first cast, but nothing after that for 3 hours, not as much of baitfish.

~25", released quickly...

 

Report #8 May 9, North Shore, in the middle of night.

ESE 10-17 kts wind, clear water with some weeds, WT53F, AT54F, fog, no moon (M66%)

Dark night, with a lot of life in water, got one strike and couple bumps.

First keeper of the season @28.5"; traditional "picture-kiss-release"

 

big baitfish ~13", possibly American Shad or Alewife (not a bunker),

feeding on small baitfish ~2".

 

Report #7 May 8, South Shore, around low tide.

NE 7-9 kts wind, clean & super clear water, WT51F, AT52F, fog, no moon (M56%)

Dark night, good tide but no life to report, time to try north shore.

 

Report #6 May 7, South Shore, low tide at night.

SW 5-8 kts wind, clean & clear water, WT50F, AT51F, some clouds, moon (M47%)

Went for rain fishing, got moon light, caught just one micro size striper at ~11".

 

Report #5 May 3, South Shore, night time after high tide.

SW 15-10 kts wind, clean water, WT49-52F, AT52F, overcast - clear, no moon (M13%)

Not my preferred tide, but went anyway; no baitfish, no strikes, skunked and happy.

 

Report #4 May 2, South Shore, fished low tide before first light,

NW 10-5 kts wind, coffee color water, WT47-49F, AT52F, overcast, no moon (M7%)

Poor clarity water, had 5 strikes from micro size stripers (13-16") on 4" storm shad,

dropped 4, landed one - released quickly without pictures.

...resting on beach.

 

Report #3 April 28, South Shore, night time,

ENE 5-15 kts wind, clean water, WT48-52F, AT50-48F, overcast, no moon (M2%)

Perfect fishing condition, located some small baitfish 2-3", but no strikes or bumps.

...I know fish is looking for clams, but I am plugoholic and bunker will be here soon.

 

April 28, 12:50pm, National Data Buoy Center

NDBC Station 44094 (South Shore: Fire Island near shore)  Water Temp: WT48.7F

NDBC Station 44065 (South Shore: NY Harbor Entrance)  Water Temp: WT49.3F

NDBC Station 44039 (North Shore: Central Long Island Sound)  Water Temp: WT45.7F

 

April 23, 12:50pm, National Data Buoy Center

NDBC Station 44094 (South Shore: Fire Island near shore)  Water Temp: WT46.6F

NDBC Station 44065 (South Shore: NY Harbor Entrance)  Water Temp: WT46.0F

NDBC Station 44039 (North Shore: Central Long Island Sound)  Water Temp: WT43.5F

 

Report #2 April 22, South Shore, 8:40pm-10:00pm,  LT8:36pm, HF0.2',

SW 7-5 kts wind, clean water, WT48F, AT52-48F, drizzle on/off, no moon (M55%)

Scouting and fishing south shore, no baitfish, no strikes, one more week and water

temperature will be over 50F.

 

Report #1 April 19, North Shore, 7:30pm-9:40pm,  LT9:24pm, HF0.3',

NNE 5-10kts wind, water with some weeds, WT50F, AT56-50F, no moon (M85%)

First trip of season, scouting and testing new lures, warm outgoing water from creek,

located baitfish, but no stripers yet. (open water temp ~43F)

Sunset, at 7:37pm

 

 

3/11/14, sunset at 6:55pm

 

3/9/14, RM sunset at 6:53pm

 

3/3/14 sunset at 5:44pm, white-red-blue, USA flag sunset

 

2/1/14 sunset, close-up

 

2/1/14 sunset at 5:11pm

 

1/18/14 sunset at 4:53pm

 

1/12/14 sunset at 4:47pm

 

RM2, first sunset of 2014 at 4:36pm, Happy New Year!

 

 

 

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