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Report #52 November 27, South Shore, night time.

NW 5-19 kts light wind, clean water measured at 47F, air 43F, no moon light, (M2%) 

Hunt for big stripers without any strikes, ...and no more bunker....

 

Report #51 November 26, South Shore, before first light..

NE very light wind, clean water at 54F, air 50F, no moon light, (M6%) 

Warm and no wind, flat surf = zero strikes, not even a bump, but I had a good time.

...lures used.

 

...bait fish around - bunker.

 

sunrise at 6:53am

 

Report #50 November 19, South Shore, before first light.

No wind, clean water at 52F, air 44F, bright moon light, (M76%) 

Fished lures and live line bunker for zero strikes. Plenty of bunker around, but no stripers.

 

Report #49 November 16, South Shore, zombie time.

NW 0-5 kts wind, clean water at 52F, air 50F, bright moon light, (M97%) 

Started with lures but no strikes, live line 5 bunkers, got 4 hits, connected to one fish,
zero fish landed, must be small...the sweet taste of skunk at zombie time.

..tested new lure Yozuri 6.5" Mag Darter 2.0 oz, bone - good color for moon light.

Hooks upgraded to VMC trebles: 4.0 front and 3.0 back. Nice swim action.

 

Report #48 November 14, South Shore, night.

No wind, clean water at 58F, air 58F, mix of overcast, some moon light, drizzle (M99%) 

Released small fish ~24" caught on lure, later live line bunker for 1 hour, but no hits.

 

Report #47 November 13, South Shore, night.

W 17-23 kts wind, clean water measured at 50F, air 55F, bright moon light (M95%) 

Got 3 strikes, landed 3 fish; 27", 38" and 39" - fish with very big head.

...#3 striper at 39"

 

Report #46 November 11, South Shore, before sunrise.

W 23-30 kts wind,  clean water at 59F, air 55F, no moon light (M80%) 

Fished two location for zero strikes, perfect surf with nice white water.

...working birds, but 5 casts away.

 

Report #45 November 9, South Shore, zombie time.

W 10-13 kts wind,  clean water at 58F, air 58F, no moon light (M60%) 

Poor fishing - first 3 hours not even a bump, in last hour caught 4 small fish. 

...landed and released 4 short fish at 25"-27", all on yellow ss bottle plug.

 

...found live Windowpane on beach...helped to return to water.

sunrise at 6:34 am

 

 

Report #44 November 6, South Shore, midnight.

NNE 20-27 kts wind,  super clean water at 54F, air 44F, no moon light (M30%) 

Big stripers pursuit - 3 hours of casting for one empty strike. Windy and cold!

 

November 5, scouting around sunset (5:45pm) and low tide (6:02pm).

 

Report #43 November 4, South Shore, zombie time.

NW 15 kts wind,  clean water at 58F, air 50F, no moon (M14%) 

Insane fishing - 25 fish on 25 casts, 13 keepers 28"-35" and 12 shorts 26"-27".

....catching - not fishing.


....all fish on yellow SS bottle plug, on 25 consecutive casts.

....left them biting again, no reason to pursuit more small fish .

 

Report #42 November 3, South Shore, midnight.

NW 17-5 kts wind,  flat surf, clean water measured at 57.5F, air 55F, no moon (M8%) 

Got 24 hits, 14 fish on, landed and released 10 fish at 26"-33"..and left them biting again.

...only 4 keepers; 28", 29", 33" & 33"

...fish preferred black lures...

...spent a lot of time looking for bigger fish...without results, flat surf no wind - sucks.

 

November 2, sunset at 5:48pm

 

Report #41 November 1, South Shore, night.

SW 11-14 kts wind,  2' surf, clean water at 61F, air 57F, no moon (M1%) 

Got 20 strikes, 15 fish on, landed and released 10 fish at 27"-34"..and left them biting.

...34", got 5 keepers and 5 short fish, thanks to SW wind stronger then forecast.

 

...5 fish on bucktails, ....wasn't using bucktails for long time.

 

 

Report #40 October 31, South Shore, night.

NE 5-10 kts wind,  super clean water at 56F, air 45F, no moon (M0%) 

Got 8 strikes and 8 bumps, 12 fish on, landed and released 11 fish at 26"-28".

...tiny bump....turned to fish thanks to very sharp hooks....

 

...one of two keepers at 28"..rest of 9 fish shorts at 26-27" all on Mag Darter.

 

Report #39 October 30, South Shore, at night.

N 11-20 kts wind,  flat surf, clean water at 61F, air 58F, new moon (M0%) 

Got 4 strikes, 4 fish on, landed and released 2; short fish and 32",

#2 at 32"....lost good fish when Mag Darter treble hook got straight...

 

Report #38 October 29, South Shore, sunset.

SW 20-29 kts wind,  4-5' surf, clean water at 61F, air 63F, no moon (M3%) 

Relaxing fishing around sunset, missed one good strike, caught one shad.

 

Report #38 October 29, South Shore, before first light.

No wind,  clean water at 61F, air 42F, no moon light (M3%) 

A lot of effort for one empty strikes. Cold and skunked.

 

Report #37 October 27, South Shore, after sunset.

SE 23-29 kts wind,  clean water at 62F, air 55F, rain, no moon light (M13%) 

Quick stop after work, caught one resident fish at ~27".

...released in water without contact...

 

Report #36 October 26, South Shore, before sunset.

NW 15-9 kts wind,  clean water at 62F, air 48F, clear sky, no moon light (M20%) 

Daylight scouting and fishing, caught and released 3 fish at 28"-30".

~30" ....fish wanted only poppers...

...top surface action...

 

Report #35 October 24, South Shore, 9:00 pm -11:00pm, LT10:06am, HF0.2'.

NNW 25 kts wind,  clean water at 58F, air 45F, clear sky, no moon light (M39%) 

Two hours of casting lures without any strikes. Cold inlet water at 58F, ocean at 63F.

 

Report #34 October 21, South Shore, 10:10 pm -1:00am, HT12:50am, HF2.7'.

No wind,  clean water at 65F, air 65F, overcast and dense fog, no moon light (M71%) 

Fished 3 hours session for zero strikes. Big drop in atmospheric pressure (to 29.20")

typically turn on fish, not turn off !?! ...and 2.7' tide looked like 3.5' !?! weird staff.

 

Report #33 October 20, South Shore, midnight.

ESE 15-7 kts wind,  water at 65F, air 67F, overcast and fog, no moon (M81%) 

Fished 3 hours, first half targeting big fish (zero hits), second half "open for all" 

got 12 strikes, 7 fish on, landed 6 fish, 3 keepers 28"-34".

...TA darter....

...SS bottle

 

Report #32 October 18, South Shore, before midnight.

SW 20-23 kts wind,  water at 64F, air 67F, clear sky, bright moon (M96%) 

Good wind, nice white water, perfect condition, but landed only two small fish at 27" & 28".

...28" released without contact....

... fish wanted lures very close to bottom...

 

Report #31 October 16, South Shore, night time.

SW 17 kts wind,  water at 63F, air 62F, clear sky, bright moon (M99%) 

Got 17 strikes, 7 fish on, landed and released 3 fish, only one keeper at 28".

...used big lures....trying to connect to bigger fish...without success...

 

Report #30 October 15, South Shore, before midnight.

SW 8 kts wind,  water at 64F with some weeds, air 60F, clear sky, bright moon (M97%) 

Fished two location, got only one strikes, released short fish.

...I need some clouds or rain....

 

Report #29 October 13, South Shore, 9:00 pm -2:30am, LT12:11am, HF-0.2'.

NE 15 kts wind,  clean water at 64F, air 60F, clear sky, bright moon (M84%) 

Fished two location for zero strikes, got skunked, but had a good time on beach.

 

 

Report #28 October 10, South Shore, zombie time.

N 25-33 kts wind,  clean water at 65F, air 54F, clear sky, no moon (M46%) 

Got my crazy wind and crazy fishing; caught 9 stripes; 4 fish at 40"-42", 4 fish at 36"-39",

dropped 3 more good fish, left them biting after releasing short fish (#9).  

...perfect condition for super strike bottle plug....

...41" best fighter

...fish on every cast for one hour.

 

Report #27 October 7, South Shore, midnight.

E 8 kts wind,  clean water at 64F, air 64F, clear sky, no moon (M27%) 

Not even one bump, got skunked. 

 

Report #26 October 7, South Shore, zombie time.

ENE 8 kts wind,  clean water at 65F, air 62F, clear sky, no moon (M19%) 

Dropped first 5 fish like newbie, after that landed and released 28", 29" and 28".

... cell phone picture (forgot camera),

...first fish on new plug - northbar darter

...sunrise at 6:57am.

 

Report #25 October 5, South Shore, midnight.

ENE 10 kts wind,  clean water at 63F, air 60F, clear sky, no moon (M12%) 

Slow fishing in light wind, got 6 stripers 26"-28", 1 keeper only, dropped 3 more.

...all fish released in good shape with help form Boga Grip.

...tested new Northbar darter, got two strikes, dropped one fish on initial test,

plug works well, giving good feedback due to some swim action, but is light to cast.

 

Report #24 October 4, South Shore, midnight.

ENE 17-20 kts wind,  clean water at 65F, air 61F, partly cloudy, no moon (M7%) 

Good fishing thanks to the wind, got 11 stripers, 6 keepers 28"-34", dropped 4 more fish.

...perfect lure presentation or no strikes, adjusting casts with changing tide.

     

Report #23 October 2, South Shore, around midnight.

No wind,  clean water at 66F, air 60F, partly cloudy (M0%) 

Fished inside the inlet for 4 strikes, only one fish landed and released.

...29", the same "resident fish" I caught on September 29, catch & release works! 

 

Report #22 October 2, South Shore, zombie time.

NE 13 kts wind,  water at 66F, air 61F, overcast (M0%) 

Caught and released 13 stripers, 9 keepers at 28-32", dropped 4 more fish.

Done second session before first light with big lures for zero strikes.

...about one hour of strikers on every cast...

....fish preferred smaller lures...

...32"....all fish released...

...bonus: ~16" weakfish, first of this season...

 

 

Report #21 October 1, South Shore, before first light.

NE 15-20 kts wind,  water at 67F, air 60F, rain, (M0%) 

Fished bottle plugs before first light for 3 short stripers, dropped one more.

all fish released, not enough wind, waves or rain...

 

Report #20 September 30, South Shore, before lunch time.

NE 30-37 kts wind,  water at 67F, air 63F, rain, (M1%) 

Daylight fishing in crazy wind and rain, for 10 strikes, 6 fish on, landed 4 small stripers.

all small fish 22-26"

...all released in perfect shape.

 

Report #19 September 29, South Shore, around midnight.

ENE 27-33 kts wind,  water at 67F, air 64F, no moon light (M4%) 

Fished two location; open beach and inlet, bump #5 turned to be striper....

measured at 29" and released quickly

...school of mullet.

 

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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