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Report #52 December 1, South Shore, around sunrise,

sunrise  at 6:58 am

..released without contact one baby bass..

 

November 30, ...30 seconds sunset between rain,

 

 

Report #51 November 25, South Shore, around sunset,

sunset at 4:29 pm, no action,

 

..water at 53F, air at 52F

 

Report #50 November 25, South Shore, around sunrise,

...sunrise at 6:51 am

 

Report #49 November 24, South Shore, around sunrise,

sunrise at 6:50 am

 

Report #48 November 21, South Shore, around sunset,

sunset at 4:31 pm

 

Report #47 November 21, South Shore, around sunrise,

sunrise  at 6:47 am

 

Report #46 November 20, South Shore, around sunset,

sunset at 4:32 pm

..released one ~26" fat belly striper

 

Report #45 November 20, South Shore, morning,

..released one 25" striper, short stop before work,

 

Report #44 November 19, South Shore, around sunset,

...sunset at 4:33 pm, released one small striper,

 

Report #43 November 18, South Shore, around sunrise,

...sunrise at 6:44 am.

 

Report #42 November 11, South Shore, around sunrise,

NE 15 kts, 2'-3' surf, water at 56F, air 42F, clear sky (M:4%)

...caught and released 9 small stripers...

..sunrise at 6:35 am ...

 

Report #41 November 6, South Shore, around sunrise,

No wind, 3'-5' surf, water at 57F, air 56F, fog (M:4%)

...lures used, no hits, one more skunk trip...

 

Report #40 November 5, South Shore, before sunrise,

ESE 15-25 kts wind, 3' surf, water at 57F, air 54F, (M:9%)

sunrise at 6:28 am, no hits, snagged one sandeel...

 

Report #39 November 1, South Shore, 5:00am-8:00am,

sunrise at 6:27 am, no fish, no sandeels...

 

 

Report #38 November 1, South Shore, sunset fishing,

SSW 15-21 kts wind, 3-5' surf, water at 59F, air 63F,

...sunset  5:50pm.

...caught and released 3 fat stripers; 24" - 26"

 

Report #37 October 31, South Shore, around sunset

SSW 19-25 kts wind, 4-5' surf, water at 58F, air 60F, clear sky (M:60%)

...sunset at 5:51pm

...caught and released 10 shot bass; 22" - 26"

 

Report #36 October 30, South Shore, around sunrise,

WNW 21-25 kts wind, 2-3' surf, water at 58F, air 50F, clear sky (M:71%)

....sunrise at 7:21am, no hits, but plenty of sendeels in surf.

 

Report #35 October 29, South Shore, before and after sunrise,

W 25-29 kts wind, 7' surf, water at 59F, air 57F, clear sky (M:80%)

No hits, very difficult condition with strong side wind, ...even for 3 oz. lures.

 

Report #34 October 28, South Shore, sunrise,

W 13-17 kts wind, 5-6' surf, water at 59F, air 52F, clear sky (M:88%)

Sunrise fishing on open beach again, caught one bass

...35" good fighter...

...snagged ~6 sandeels.

 

Report #33 October 26, South Shore, sunrise,

N 3 kts wind, flat surf, water at 59F, air 45F, clear sky (M:98%)

Sunrise fishing on open beach, skunked but caught nice sunrise;

sunrise at 7:17am

 

Report #32 October 20, South Shore, around sunset,

sunset at 6:06 pm, skunked again,

 

Report #31 October 19, South Shore, midnight,

WSW 30 kts wind, water at 63F, air 62F, overcast, no moon light (M:68%)

Fished inlet with artificial eels for zero hit.

 

Report #30 October 19, South Shore, around sunset,

sunset at 6:07 pm, caught one crab, released safely...

 

 

Report #29 October 15, South Shore, after sunset,

WSW 10 kts wind, water with some slime at 63F, air 57F, overcast, no moon light (M:14%)

Fished inlet with artificial eels for one hit, dropped one small striper.

~ 2.0 inch anchovies by millions, ...and big shad feeding on them...released after picture.

...water dark from bay anchovies...

 

Report #28 October 9, South Shore, before midnight,

SW 8 kts wind, clean water at 69F, air 72F, some clouds, (M:0%)

October's new moon - prime time of surf fishing season at Fire Island Inlet area;

...sad results: 20" fish instead 40"....

 

Report #27 October 8, South Shore, daytime,

E 17-21 kts wind, 3' surf, clean water at 67F, air 67F, clouds, (M:2%)

...released couple small bluefish...

 

Report #26 October 7, South Shore, around sunset,

E 17-21 kts wind, 5' surf, clean water at 68F, air 68F, some clouds, (M:7%)

...sunset at 6:26pm..... snappers in surf only.

 

Report #25 October 6, South Shore, after sunset fishing, skunked at premium location....

 

Report #24 October 2, South Shore, before and after sunset,

SSW 17-21 kts wind, 5' surf, clean water at 68F, air 70F, clouds, (M:57%)

Scouting and fishing 2 locations, released couple big snappers in both places.

.... 20 kts wind in face...nice.

 

Report #23 October 1, South Shore, before sunset,

SSW 12-14 kts wind, 3' surf, clean water at 68F, air 69F, some clouds, (M:67%)

Fished open beach;

sunset at: 6:35pm.

..released one ~24" striper...

...baitfish: big sandeels...

...released 20+ small bluefish and 3 snappers...

 

 

Report #23 September 30, South Shore, around sunset,

S 8 kts wind, 2-3' surf, clean water at 68F, air 66F, clear sky, (M:77%)

Sunset walk and fishing;

...sunset at 6:37pm

...sunset's small bass...

...big baitfish around too, released 2 shads,

 

Report #22 September 29, South Shore, after midnight,

ENE 10 kts wind, clean water at 68F, air 63F, moon light, (M:85%)

Skunked when fishing wrong tide, no baitfish....

 

Report #21 September 24, South Shore, after sunset,

E 23-29 kts wind, 5-6' surf, clean water at 69F, air 64F, overcast, no moon light, (M:98%)

Full  moon fishing and scouting; a lot of mullet in surf again, but no stripers or bluefish.

...accidently snagged mullet, ~ 4 inch...

sunset at 6:47pm.

 

Report #20 September 23, before midnight,

E 8 kts wind, clean water at 71F, air 69F, mostly overcast, no moon light, (M:94%)

Found a lot of baitfish (mullet) and action but all small stripes and bluefish,

..released 2 stripers and bluefish.... lost couple soft lures, cut in half...

 

Report #19 September 22, South Shore, before first light.

WSW 15 kts wind, 4' surf, clean water at 70F, air 72F, mostly cloudy, (M:89%)

Fished before and after sunrise with daylight action only:

...released 10+ small bluefish...

...nice surf... baitfish: mullet and sandeels...

sunrise at 6:41am

 

 

Report #18 September 19, South Shore, before sunset.

E 15-17 kts wind, water at 72F, air 70F, mostly cloudy, (M:67%)

Another daylight scouting and fishing for small bluefish:

Caught and released 4 bluefish 2-5 lbs, fish feeding on sendeels.

Sunset at 6:56pm

 

Report #17 September 13, South Shore, after work,

ENE 17 kts wind, water at 71F, air 70F, fog and drizzle, (M:12%)

Short daylight scouting and fishing for 4 bluefish, size 3-5 lbs.

...no mullet, just rain bait and slower action,

 

 

Report #16 September 9, South Shore, midday,

E 19-25 kts wind, water at 74F, air 62F, rain, new moon (M:1%)

Daylight fishing for 6 stripers and 10+ bluefish

...all stripers small at 23-26"

..non stop action for 2 hours, private blitz...

...used 6" blue popper, "mullet bite" daylight top water fishing

all bluefish at 24-28"

 

Report #15 August 26, South Shore, before sunrise,

SW 17-20 kts wind, water with eelgrass at 75F, air 76F, clear sky, full moon (M:99%)

Full moon fishing after high tide, skunked again.

 

August 25, Sunrise 6:14am, scouting couple places before first llght.

 

Report #14 August 12, South Shore, zombie time,

NW 5 kts wind, light brown water with some salad at 74F, air 78F, clear sky, no moon (M:0%)

New moon fishing at low tide, zero strikes thanks to dolphins in my prime location.

 

Report #13 August 6, South Shore, before midnight,

SW 15 kts wind, brown water with some weeds at 73F, air 77F, clear sky, no moon (M:38%)

Weak fishing around low tide for one strike - released short striper.

22" I think I released that fish before....

 

 

Report #12 July 14, South Shore, zombie time,

SW  8 kts wind, clean water at 72F, air 72F, clear sky, no moon (M:0%)

Light tackle fishing, 13 fish on 13 casts, released 15 small stripers, 18" - 24".

22", all fish released with minimal contact.

 

Report #11 July 9, South Shore, before midnight.

SW  11-15 kts wind, clean water at 70F, air 72F, clear sky, no moon (M:24%)

Light tackle fishing again, released two small stripers, 18" & 25".

25"...... fish feeding on small one inch size baitfish.

 

Report #10 June 22, South Shore, around low tide.

E  13-17 kts wind, clean water at 67F, air 67F, overcast, (M:64%)

Light tackle weakfishing at low tide, got one strike, released one small striper. 

Report #9 June 20, South Shore, after low tide.

S  6-12 kts wind, clean water at 68F, air 68F, light rain (M:32%)

Another skunk but this time after low tide. 

 

Report #8 June 17, South Shore, before high tide.

SW  10-13 kts wind, clean water at 67F, air 67F, some moon light (M:12%)

Got two hits, dropped one medium size bluefish.

 

Report #7 June 16, South Shore, around midnight.

SW  light wind, clean water at 65F, air 66F, no moon light, (M:5%)

Fished open beach for the change, but  skunked again.

 

Report #6 June 15, South Shore, before midnight

No wind, clean water at 58F, air 60F, cloudy sky (M:1%)

A lot of effort for one bump.

 

Report #5 June 13, South Shore, after high tide.

SW  17-13 kts wind, clean water at 63F, air 67F, overcast, (M:1%)

Got two light hits, released one small striper.

 

Report #4 May 27, South Shore, around sunset.

NE 25 kts wind, clean and super clear water at 59F, air 56F, overcast, (M:92%)

Around sunset fishing, finally got my first strike, released small striper.

...first stripes ......

 

Report #3 May 11, North Shore, 9:30pm-11:30pm,

No wind, clean water at 54F, air 58F, overcast, (M:24%)

Scouting and fishing north shore location, no visible life in water, but insects already active.

 

Report #2 May 6, South Shore, 7:40pm-10:00pm,

NE 11 kts wind, clean water at 52F, air 53F, drizzle to overcast, (M:71%)

Scouting and fishing second SS location, just saw one bait splash.

 

Report #1 May 1, South Shore, 9:15pm-11:10pm,

SW 13 kts wind, 2' surf, clean water at 47F, air 52F, clear sky, (M:99%)

First trip of the season, fished perfect tide, wind, surf and location, but without any bumps or strikes.

 

 

Report #0  March 28, South Shore, 1:00pm-1:30pm, HT:4:56pm, HF:2.7'

WSW 5-8 kts wind, clean water at 41F, air 42, some clouds, (M:73%)

The state fishing permits; 4WD and Night Fishing are sold only to the end of March.

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