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My Striped Bass limit: one fish 30"- 36" per month,  ....please release all fish over 36".


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Report #8 May 18, South Shore, midnight.

E 10kts wind, clean water, WT59F, AT57F, dark, new moon (M0%)

New moon night hunt for big stripers end up with many strikes and tail swipes: 

dropped 6-10 fish, landed 5 bluefish 26"-30", plus lost some striper lures.

bluefish immediately attacked darters, tail smacked bottle plugs, ignored needlefish.


changed spot 3 times, but pesky bluefish followed me all night.


Report #7 May 13, South Shore, after sunset,

WNW 17kts wind, clean water, WT52F, AT55F, fog, (M34%)

Two strikes, landed one bluefish ~26", and left beach.


Report #6 May 11, South Shore, before midnight.

ESE 5-7kts wind, clean water, WT58-60F, AT60F, fog, very dark (M45%)

 Fished hard with big lures (bunker's imitations) for zero strikes, some splashes from shorts.

I am the king of skunk.


Report #5 May 9, North Shore, before midnight.

No wind, clean water, WT58F, heavy fog, no moon light (M77%)

Got one empty strike on swimmer, splashes from small stripers, spotted couple spearing - baitfish.

Daylight scouting....


Report #4 May 4, South Shore, before sunset,

SW 15-17kts wind, semi clean water, WT62F, AT58F, sunlight (M99%)

Daylight scouting and fishing for bluefish (zero fish), inlet water got warm quickly.


Report #3 May 3, South Shore, before midnight,

No wind, clean water, WT55-50F, AT51F,  bright moon light (M98%)

No strikes, no baitfish.


Report #2 April 26, South Shore, nighttime,

SW light wind, clean water, WT47F, AT46F, overcast, moon light on/off (M48%)

Scouting and fishing, but no life.


Report #1 April 25, North Shore, nighttime,

SW light wind, clean water, WT47F, AT40F, some moon light (M38%)

Perfect quiet night, no baitfish around, no strikes.


April  20, SS, Fire Island near-shore, NDBC Station 44094, Water temp @45F


April  18,  SS,  Fire Island inlet, water temp measured at 52.7F


April  15,  NS, North Shore small creek, last of outgoing water temp measured at 50F


April  12,  SS, NDBC Station 44094, Water temp @42F, at inlet measured 43F, air 48F


April  9, SS, Fire Island near-shore, NDBC Station 44094, Water temp @39.2F


March 30, 30nm south of Islip, NDBC Station 44025, Water temp @38.5F


 February 28, Sunken Meadow State Park, SM3 east view, in some places 8" thick ice


February 28, SM3 north view


February 28, SM3 west view


January 2, sunset at 4:38pm




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