Surf Reports 2014
Report #41 July 24, South Shore, after sunset.
NW 10 kts wind, water with weeds, WT71F, AT70, partly cloudy (M8%)
Caught 5 lb of seaweeds, ....zero strikes, skunked but enjoyed time on beach.
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 #39July 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 #38July 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 #37July 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 #36July 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 #35June 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 #34June 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 #33June 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 #32June 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, fishedafter 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 #22May 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 timeafter 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.
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: WT48.7°F
NDBC Station 44065 (South Shore: NY Harbor Entrance)Water Temp: WT49.3°F
NDBC Station 44039 (North Shore: Central Long Island Sound)Water Temp: WT45.7°F
April 23, 12:50pm, National Data Buoy Center
NDBC Station 44094 (South Shore: Fire Island near shore)Water Temp: WT46.6°F
NDBC Station 44065 (South Shore: NY Harbor Entrance)Water Temp: WT46.0°F
NDBC Station 44039 (North Shore: Central Long Island Sound)Water Temp: WT43.5°F
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 50°F.
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 ~43°F)
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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