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Report #18 September 27, South Shore, before midnight.

SW 8 kts wind,  clean water at 70F, air 69F, no moon light (M16%) 

Another weakfish trip without success, but I connected to one striper.

...very good fighter at only 28"...

 

 ...and quickly released.

 

Report #17 September 24, South Shore, 9:00 pm -11:10pm, LT9:34pm, HF0.3'.

NE 12 kts wind,  clean water at 71F, air 62F, no moon light (M45%)

Targeting weakfish in premium spot at perfect time, ...and just skunked again,

got only 3  bumps, possibly from snappers.

 

 

Report #16 September 19, South Shore, 3:00 pm -5:30pm, LT4:22 pm, HF-0.2'.

ESE10 kts wind,  clean water at 72F, air 70F, light rain (M94%)

Daylight scouting and fishing at low tide, caught 2 fluke and sea robin, all released.

 

18.5" summer flounder released two days before end of fluke season

 

RM4 is closed to all, RM3 open for permit holders.

 

 

Report #15 September 11, South Shore, 9:45 pm -10:50pm, LT10:21 pm, HF0.5'.

NNW 15 kts wind,  murky water with some weeds at 75F, air 70F, moon light (M62%)

Scouting and fishing outgoing water in the inlet, still warm water, and no baitfish.

 

Report #14 August 23, South Shore, 9:50 pm -11:20pm, LT6:26 pm, HF0.2'.

SSW 12 kts wind,  good clarity water at 76F, air 74F, no moon light (M65%)

Fished light tackle for two bumps, a lot of baitfish around, mainly spearing.

needlefish

 

Report #13 August 4, South Shore, 10:00 pm -12:00am, HT9:11am, HF3.2'.

Light E wind,  good clarity water at 76F, air 72F, no moon light (M1%)

Fished for stripers at new moon night, got only two small bumps, enjoyed peaceful time on beach..

 

Report #12 July 30, South Shore, 11:00 pm -1:00am, LT12:00am, HF0.0'.

E 9 kts wind,  water at 74F with weeds, air 77F, drizzle, no moon light (M11%)

Light tackle weakfishing, got 2 strikes, released 2 medium bluefish, one was spitting

baby squids, difficult fishing due to heavy eelgrass.

 

 

Report #11 July 23, South Shore, zombie time around 3am.

SW 10 kts wind,  water at 71F with some weeds, air 75F, moon light (M90%)

Fished inlet spot loaded with 2-3inch baitfish, got 3 strikes, caught one fih, dropped one more,

short fish released in water....

 

Report #10 June 25, South Shore, 11:10 pm -2:00am, HT11:51pm, HF2.9'.

No wind,  water at 64F with some eelgrass, air 66F, moon light (M80%)

Fished front beach for change, ...a lot of walking for no hits.

 

Report #9 June 23, South Shore, 10:30 pm -12:30am, HT10:08pm, HF3.0'.

SE 0-5 kts wind, very clear water at 64F, air 66F, fog, no moon light (M94%)

Back to fishing, ....targeted stripers and weakfish, no strikes, sweet skunk time.

 

Report #8 May 21, South Shore, 8:40 pm -10:45pm, HT7:58pm, HF3.1'.

NE 10kts wind, clean water at 53F, air 57F, light rain (M98%)

Fished big lures for two hours without hit, and I enjoyed my skunk time.

 

Report #7 May 13, South Shore, 6:00 pm -8:00pm, LT8:13pm, HF0.6'.

SW 5kts wind, very clear water at 54F, air 54F, light rain (M41%)

Scouting and fishing in the rain, caught  one bluefish and micro striper ~12", striper hit

 weakfish lure, both fish released without contact (striper never removed from water).

...first fish of the season.

 

Report #6 May 9, South Shore, 9:30 pm -11:55pm, HT10:22pm, HF3.4'.

SW 5kts / NE13kts wind, clean water at 50F, air 57F, some moon light (M6%)

Fished front beach, inlet and back side without any hits, got wind shift around moon set.

...used lures...

 

Report #5 April 30, South Shore, 8:20 pm -10:45pm, LT8:47pm, HF0.6'.

SE 5kts wind, clean water at 52F, air 49F, no moon light (M53%)

Fished two locations with striper and weakfish lures for zero strikes.

 

Report #4 April 29, South Shore, 8:30 pm -10:45pm, LT7:24pm, HF0.6'.

ENE 13kts wind, clean water at 53F, air 48F, light rain, no moon light (M64%)

Another skunk, even  used weakfish lures without a tap.

 

Report #3 April 24, South Shore, 9:00 pm -10:20pm, HT9:34pm, HF2.9'.

SW 10kts wind, clean water at 52-55F, air 50F, no moon light (M97%)

Fished from first darkness to moon rise, skunk #2. Dry air makes soft sand,

saw couple trucks stuck in sand.

 

Report #2 April 17, South Shore, 9:00 pm -10:40pm, LT 11:32pm, HF0.3'.

No wind, clean water, water temp measured at 50F, air 50F, bright moon light (M75%)

First trip of the season on perfect peaceful night, failed to found baitfish in two locations, no strikes.

...nice to be back to surf fishing business after enjoying winter.

 

Report #2 April 17, South Shore, 9:00 pm -10:40pm, LT 11:32pm, HF0.3'.

No wind, clean water, water temp measured at 50F, air 50F, bright moon light (M75%)

First trip of the season on perfect peaceful night, failed to found baitfish in two locations, no strikes.

...nice to be back to surf fishing business after enjoying winter.

  

  

Report #1 January 12, South Shore, National Data Buoy Station # 44025 located 30 NM South of Islip,

                    Water temperature measured 0.6 m below water line is 49.8F .

 

 

 

   

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