Surf Reports 2017
Report #20 October 17, South Shore, at night.
SW 8-14 kts wind, water at 63F, air 58F, no moon, (M:9%)
Worked hard for one solid strike, but from very small fish.
Report #19 October 14, South Shore, before midnight.
NW 5 kts wind, water at 65F, no moon light, (M:35%)
Fished around low tide for two empty strikes.
Report #18 October 9, South Shore, after High Tide.
SW 14-18 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, water at 67F, air 70F, overcast to rain, (M:88%)
Daytime scouting and fishing on Columbus Day, zero strikes, but good time.
Report #17 October 5, South Shore, before midnight,
WSW 15-17 kts wind, 3' surf, water at 67F, air 68F, from dim moon to rain, (M:98%)
Perfect fishing condition, got one strike on SS bottle plug, landed 40" skinny fish.
...first good size striper of the season, picture, kiss and release....
Report #16 September 30, South Shore,
Sunset scouting, mullet and bluefish around.
Report #15 September 7, South Shore, before midnight,
WSW 15-17 kts wind, stain water at 69F, air 68F, bright moon, (M:99%)
Back to surf fishing after long break, ...just trying to relearn fishing skills again.
Report #14 July 23, South Shore, nighttime,
E 15-17 kts wind, murky water at 77F, air 74F, overcast, (M:0%)
Weakfishing for one empty strike, a lot of eel grass on beach.
Report #13 June 12, South Shore, before midnight,
SW 15-11 kts wind, clean water at 63F, air 68F, clear sky, (M:95%)
Got one bump on fake eel, plus enjoyed nice moon rise at 10:44pm.
Report #12 May 29, South Shore, nighttime,
ENE 17-13 kts wind, clean water at 61F, air 58F, overcast, (M:12%)
No baitfish, and got even worst when the seal head pop up in front of me.
Report #11 May 25, South Shore, before midnight.
ENE 18 kts wind, 3' surf, clean water at 57F, air 57F, overcast, (M:1%)
Fished around front jetty, perfect surf, white water, but no fish.
Report #10 May 22, North Shore, before midnight,
NE 2 kts wind, clear water at 56F, air 58F, overcast, fog, (M:21%)
Got one strike and couple bumps, and finally found bait fish; 3-4" sand eels.
~16 inches striper on 6" plug, released in water without contact.
Report #9 May 17, South Shore, after dark...
SW 20-13 kts wind, murky water at 55F, air 62F, no moon light, (M:71%)
Another perfect skunk when hunting for stripers, but I enjoyed every minute of that,
no people, fresh air, wind in the face = good time at beach.
Report #8 May 12, South Shore, around midnight.
ESE 10 kts wind, clear water at 54F, air 51F, overcast, no moon light, (M:99%)
Fished perfect tides at front beach and at inlet for one bump.
Report #7 May 9, South Shore, first darkness,
S 0-5 kts wind, clear water at 53F, air 52F, moon light on and off, (M:95%)
Fishing after sunset, skunked.
Report #6 May 7, South Shore, after sunset.
W 15-20 kts wind, clear water at 50F, air 50F, moon light, (M:84%)
Scouting and fishing around sunset, got one strike, landed first fish of 2017 season.
35" bluefish - big head, very skinny chopper.
sunset at 7:56 pm
Report #5 April 30, South Shore, sunset.
E 15-17 kts wind, light coffee water at 58F, air 52F, overcast, (M:15%)
Daylight scouting and fishing for bluefish around sunset, ...skunked.
Report #4 April 28, South Shore, before midnight.
S 5-10 kts wind, light coffee water at 50F with some weeds, air 55F, overcast, (M:2%)
Fished front, some access to fishing spots was under water around high tide.
Report #3 April 26, South Shore, after sunset.
SE 3-7 kts wind, coffee color water at 53F, air 55F, overcast, no moon light, (M:0%)
Fished new moon tides in two location for zero strikes.
Report #2 April 21, South Shore, around sunset.
NW 7-10 kts wind, clean water at 53-50F, air 53F, overcast, no moon light, (M:36%)
Scouting and fishing central south shore, no life.
Report #1 April 17, North Shore, before midnight.
NW 10-15kts wind, clean water at 54F, air 53F, overcast, no moon light, (M:74%)
First trip of the season, found warm water but no baitfish or any other life,
Report #0 January 3, South Shore, National Data Buoy Station # 44025 located 30 NM South of Islip,
Water temperature measured 0.6 m below water line is 47.8°F .
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