Surf  Reports  2002

   

 

Surf Fishing Reports from Long Island.

 

Report # 58

Date: 12-30-2002

Location: Democrat Point, 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm. (low tide @ 10:33 am)

Conditions: full sun, flat sea, clean water, no wind

Lures: spoons 

Catch: none

Comments: new sign near 4x4 entrance and Christmas  decoration on the tip of Demo.

Perfect weather for take kids fishing trip.

My last expedition of the year (beach will close for 4x4 cars to the end of March).

I will switch to North Shore - LIPA Outflow

Happy New Year to all

 

Report # 57

Date: 12-8-2002

Location: RM2 and Democrat Point, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm. (low tide @ 4:43 pm)

Conditions: full sun, clean water, W-SW wind

Lures: spoons and plugs 

Catch: none, no birds and not a "bump"

Comments: nice day to be out, even with no action.

 

Report # 56

Date: 11-29-2002

Location: Back of Democrat Point, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. (high tide @ 2:24 pm)

Conditions: clean water, strong  S-SW wind

Lures & Bait: spoons and live shad

Catch: 4 hickory shad on 1.5" spoon

Comments: saw ~10 lb striper chasing small bait fish (peanut bunker)

                  Very nice "red" sunset.

 

Report # 55

Date: 11-20-2002

Location: Robert Moses #2, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. (high tide @ 7:25 pm)

Conditions: 0'-2' surf, clean water, light SE wind

Bait: fresh bunker chunks

Catch: one small bluefish (3 lb) for me and chopper blue (11 lb, 36") for John

Comments: we went to Cedar Beach first - tons of  eel grass in the water.

                  Take kids fishing with catch and release.

 

Report # 54

Date: 11-02-2002

Location: Cedar Beach, 4:00 pm - 6:10 pm. (high tide @ 4:50 pm)

Conditions: 1'-2' surf, West wind, clean water

Bait: fresh shad chunks

Catch: two hickory shad, 31" bluefish (8 lb 12 oz), 32" bluefish (9 lb 9 oz)

Comments: lost one more blue in wash, all bluefish released in good shape.

 

Report # 53

Date: 10/ 29 /02

Location: Belmar New Jersey, Time: 2:30 pm

Surf: Calm, Tide: Low, Wind: South

Lures or Baits: Clams

Catch: Hour and a half, 3 keepers 29 28 27

Author: Johnny

Comments: Good Luck!!

 

Report # 52

Date: 10-22-2002

Location: Gilgo Beach 4x4, 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 8:49 pm)

Conditions: flat surf, no wind, clean water, moon light from 8:00 pm

Bait: bunker chunks and eels

Catch: crabs, not a bite

Comments: nice night without any action.

 

Report # 51

Date: 10-20-2002

Location: Gilgo Beach 4x4, 6:50 am - 10:15 am. (high tide @ 7:22 am)

Conditions: 0'-3' surf, clean water, N-NW light wind

Bait: bunker and bluefish chunks

Catch: one small bluefish and big sea robin

Comments: about 30 guys on the beach, saw only 4 more small bluefish, nice sunrise.  

 

Report # 50

Date: 10-13-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River, 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm. (high tide @ 5:58 pm)

Conditions: clouds, very clean water

Lures: tins, swimming plugs  and live snappers

Catch: snappers

Comments: drifted live snappers in the river, get one cut-off from big blue.  

 

Report # 49

Date: 10-06-2002

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 7:30 am - 10:00 am. (high tide @ 7:36 am)

Conditions: N-NE wind, clean water, 4'-5' swells

Bait: bunker and bluefish chunks

Catch: one 4 lbs bluefish on bunker

Comments: went first to RM 4x4, but was very crowd.  

 

Report # 48

Date: 10-02-2002

Location: Demo, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 4:17 pm)

Conditions: SW wind, clean water

Lures: swimming plugs  and eels

Catch: one small bluefish on yellow swimming plug

Comments: drifted eels after dark, lost one snake on bluefish, ...again no stripers.

 

Report # 47

Date: 09-29-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (high tide @ 5:15 pm)

Conditions: flat surf, clean water

Lures: tins, swimming plugs  and eels

Catch: one bluefish(2-3lbs) on krocodile

Comments: drifted eels after dark, lost two snakes on hungry bluefish, ...no stripers.  

 

Report # 46

Date: 09-26-2002

Location: Cedar Beach - sand bar, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. (high tide @ 11:12 pm )

Conditions: N-NE wind ~10 mph, rain, 2-3' swells, warm water

Lures: swimming plugs, tins

Catch: none s

Comments: about six more cars on the beach, no bait or fish.

 

Report # 45

Date: 09-18-2002

Location: Democrat Point, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 6:06 pm )

Conditions: moon light, S-SW wind, some weeds in water

Lures: swimming plugs, tins

Catch: one small fluke (~16")

Comments: very nice sunset

 

Report # 44

Date: 09-15-2002

Location: RM2 and Demo Point, 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm. (high tide @ 3:18 pm )

Conditions: 2'-3' waves, S-SW wind

Baits/Lures: bunker chunks, tins, plugs

Catch: one strange looking fish - Stargazer

Comments: Albies (false albacore) flying out of water all around inlet.

 

Report # 43

Date: 09-06/07-2002

Location: Robert Moses #2, 7:15 pm - 9:15 am. (high tide @ 7:26 pm and @ 8:00 am)

Conditions: 2'-3' waves, light West wind

Baits: bunker and bluefish chunks, snappers, eels, clams 

Catch: 5 sea robins, one bluefish (4 lbs), large skate, dog fish and 40" striper (26 lbs)

Comments: "take kids fishing" with my son John. Striper took bunker at 6:10 am. more pictures

  

Report # 42

Date: 09-04-2002

Location: Demo Inlet , 12:15 pm - 4:15 pm. (high tide @ 5:44 pm)

Conditions: some weeds, sun, light South wind

Baits/Lures: bunker chunks and tins 

Catch: two cocktail bluefish and snappers

Comments: another day of "take kids fishing" with my son John.

                 Snappers in mini blitz action - chasing spearing. 

 

Report # 41

Date: 09-03-2002

Location: Robert Moses / Demo, 2:15 pm - 6:15 pm. (high tide @ 4:46 pm)

Conditions: waves 3'-4', sun, S-SW wind

Baits/Lures: bunker chunks, live snappers and tins 

Catch: snappers

Comments: started fishing without luck on ocean side, moved to inlet to play with snappers,

                 my son John caught 5 snappers, skate and two crabs.

 

Report # 40

Date: 09-01-2002

Location: Sore Thumb , 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm. (high tide @ 2:38 pm)

Conditions:  E-NE wind, 3'-4' waves, rain

Baits: bunker chunks   

Catch: one 19" bluefish and one small skate

Comments:  my son John (6 years old) almost caught a sea gull on bunker chunk.

 

Report # 39

Date: 08-29-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. (low tide @ 6:40 pm)

Conditions: waves 3'-5', brown water, clouds

Baits: bunker chunks 

Catch: one dogfish sharks for Chris and one for me.

Comments: after storm condition and wrong tide.

 

Report # 38

Date: 08-27-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm. (high tide @ 11:08 pm)

Conditions: big swells (5'-6'), light east wind, clouds

Baits/Lures: bunker chunks / tins

Catch: 29" bluefish on bunker

Comments: Chris caught 22" striper on krocodile spoon (released unharmed in water). 

 

Report # 37

Date: 08-24-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm. (high tide @ 9:11 pm)

Conditions: South wind, 1'-3' waves, clouds, rain

Baits/Lures: fresh bunker and bluefish chunks / tins

Catch: 10 bluefish 15"-17" on tins, Chris caught 37" striper (21 lbs) on bluefish chunk.

Comments: I lost big fish, my 50 lbs line (power pro) snap after 30 minutes of fight. 

 

Report # 36

Date: 08-21-2002, Open Party Boat: Sea Otter III

Location: Montauk Point, 7 pm - 2:00 am, (high tide @ 9:04 pm)

Conditions: flat sea, no wind, one day before full moon

Baits: live eels

Catch: none for me, about 18-20 stripers for 25 people

Comments: most fish were in 18-25 lbs. range, + one 28 lbs. + two ~40-45 lbs. (48").

                 See pictures

 

Report # 35

Date: 08-11-2002

Location: Demo, 5:40 pm - 8:30 pm. (high tide @ 10:14 pm)

Conditions: South wind, clear water

Baits: bunker chunks 

Catch: skate and sea robin

Comments: on first cast hooked with monster size black ray with very long tail (bat or devil ray?),

                     lost fish in wash, my 50 lbs line snapped after 30-40 minutes of fight to the limits. 

 

Report # 34

Date: 07-21-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (high tide @ 5:54 pm)

Conditions: South wind, 1'-3' waves, clear water

Baits: bunker chunks 

Catch: 31" bluefish caught and released around sunset

Comments: family fishing / beach day.

 

Report # 33

Date: 07-20-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 4:57 pm)

Conditions: East wind, 1'-3' waves, clear water

Baits: bunker chunks + lures 

Catch: 30" bluefish on bunker and 22" on krocodile spoon

Comments: Lost one more bluefish 6-7lbs (line cutoff). All fish released.

                

Report # 32

Date: 07-13-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - West of Jetty, 10:30 pm - 1:30 am. (high tide @ 2:34 am)

Conditions: light S-SW wind

Baits: clams, bunker chunks and swimming plugs  

Catch: sea robins

Comments: fished with Bob and Chris, no baitfish in water = no stripers.

 

Report # 31

Date: 06-12-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm. (high tide @ 9:37 pm)

Conditions: 2'-3' waves, clear water

Baits: clams and bunker chunks  

Catch: Chris caught and released his first fluke 17.5", + two sea robins.

Comments: went first to Gilgo - water was black from eel grass. 

 

Report # 30

Date: 07-11-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - Jetty, 10:30 pm - 12:00 am. (high tide @ 12:53 am)

Conditions: light S wind, flat surf

Lures: swimming plugs  

Catch: none

Comments: hooked with good size blue fish on yellow bomber and lost after short fight.    

 

Report # 29

Date: 07-08-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River, 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. (high tide @ 10:35 pm)

Conditions: S-SW wind, flat water, millions of 2"-3"crabs

Lures: bucktail, tins and swimming plugs  

Catch: one small striper on yozuri silver minnow

Comments: just enough wind to keep off bugs and mosquitoes.  

 

Report # 28

Date: 06-29-2002

Location: Sore Thumb , 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm. (high tide @ 11:43 pm)

Conditions:  no wind, 1'-2' waves, clean water

Baits: salted clams and bunker chunks   

Catch: ~ 6 dogfish, 3 sea robins, and skate (4 guys)

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished with Bob, Jerry and Chris

 

Report # 27

Date: 06-26-2002

Location: Sore Thumb , 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 9:21 pm)

Conditions:  strong SW wind, 3'-4' waves, tons of eel grass

Baits: salted clams and bunker chunks   

Catch: one striper (32") on clams

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished shallow water inside the inlet.

 

Report # 26

Date: 06-23-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - Jetty, 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm. (high tide @ 10:58 pm)

Conditions: almost full noon, light S-SW wind

Lures: swimming plugs and bucktails 

Catch: one small striper and one sea robin

Author: Tolek

Comments: I had beach and jetty for myself, nice night with moonlight. 

 

Report # 25

Date: 06-16-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River, 4:50 am - 6:45 am. (high tide @ 3:44 am)

Conditions: nice sunrise with clear sky, strong current

Lures: bucktail with teaser 

Catch: six fluke: two shorts, three 17", one 19", and about 30 sea robins.

Author: Tolek

Comments: All fluke on white/red teaser, and all released to fight another day.

                 I had five double headers with sea robins.

 

Report # 24

Date: 06-15-2002

Location: Gilgo, 11:15 am - 1:15 pm. (high tide @ 11:38 pm)

Conditions:  clouds, 3'-6' swells, light NE wind, some weeds in water

Baits: clams and bunker chunks   

Catch: two small stripers - released to fight another day.

Author: Tolek

Comments: both fish on clams.

 

Report # 23

Date: 06-14-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River, 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm. (Low tide @ 8:41 pm)

Conditions: NE wind (10-15 mph), light rain

Lures: tins and swimming plugs 

Catch: small bluefish and big shad on tins

Author: Tolek

Comments: I saw one keeper striper ~30" and few short fish caught on live shad.

 

Report # 22

Date: 06-12-2002

Location: Gilgo, 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm. (high tide @ 9:03 pm)

Conditions:  brown water, East wind from 9 o'clock.

Baits: clams and bunker chunks   

Catch: ~ 2 lbs kingfish and big skates, all fish released

Author: Tolek

Comments: strong, cold East wind sent us home early.

 

Report # 21

Date: 06-10-2002

Location: Gilgo, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. (high tide @ 7:44 pm)

Conditions:  SW wind, 2'-3' waves

Baits: fresh clams and salted clams   

Catch: 23" striper

Author: Tolek

Comments: Chris caught and released his first striper 22".

                     Carl's friend caught 9 lbs Black Drum.

 

Report # 20

Date: 06-09-2002

Location: Sore Thumb , 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. (low tide @ 1:06 pm)

Conditions:  SW-S wind, 2'-3' waves

Baits: clams and bunker chunks   

Catch: one baby striper and sea robins

Author: Tolek

Comments: family fishing / beach day.

 

Report # 19

Date: 06-08-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 6:29 pm)

Conditions: 2'-3' waves, clear sky

Baits: clams and bunker chunks  

Catch: lost one bluefish in surf

Author: Tolek

Comments: nice day on the beach, but no action.

 

Report # 18

Date: 06-02-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River , 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (High tide @ 5:45 pm)

Conditions: NW wind, clear sky

Lures: krocodile and teaser combo 

Catch: cocktail bluefish

Author: Tolek

Comments: hooked with five bluefish, landed two.

 

Report # 17

Date: 05-31-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River , 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (High tide @ 3:59 pm)

Conditions: just before severe thunderstorm

Lures: krocodile and teaser combo 

Catch: big shad, cocktail bluefish, sea robins

Author: Tolek

Comments: went fishing with Victor and my nephew - Chris.

                 We had a fish almost every cast.

                 Chris caught and released his first bluefish and sea robin.

                 Heavy rain and lighting sent us home.

 

Report # 16

Date: 05-26-2002

Location: Robert Moses, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 8:08 pm)

Conditions: see picture, fog, no wind.

Baits: clams and bunker chunks  

Catch: one small striper for me, and two stripers for Victor (~22", 27"), plus skates.

Author: Tolek

Comments: all fish on clams, and all released.

 

Report # 15

Date: 05-19-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River , 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (High tide @ 5:40 pm)

Conditions: full sun, NW wind

Lures: krocodile and teaser combo  

Catch: one bluefish 

Author: Tolek

Comments: went fishing to the river, shad was jumping all over the water, nice sunset.

 

Report # 14

Date: 05-19-2002

Location: Sore Thumb , 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. (high tide @ 1:45 pm)

Conditions:  South wind

Lures: krocodile and teaser combo  

Catch: ten shad and one small bluefish

Author: Tolek

Comments: get some fun with extra large hickory shad.

 

Report # 13

Date: 05/13/2002

Time: 12:00 Noon - 2:30 PM

Location: Sunken Meadow Jetty

Surf: Light Rain, 2 foot waves    Tide: end of incoming

Wind: Strong out of the south west

Lures / Baits: Clams Bunker, Tins with Teasers

Catch: Caught about 15 Shad (released)

Author: Bob D.

Comments: Almost all Shad caught on small white teasers along with Krocodile.

                 Nothing on bunker or clams.

 

Report # 12

Date: 05-11-2002

Location: Robert Moses / Democrat Point, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 7:39 pm)

Conditions: strong South wind, sun

Baits: clams and bunker chunks  

Catch: stripers, skates, sea robins and crabs

Author: Tolek

Comments: went fishing with friends - see pictures.

 

Report # 11

Date: 05-08-2002

Location: Democrat Point, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (high tide @ 5:49 pm)

Conditions: East wind, clouds

Lures and baits: tins, clams and bunker chunks  

Catch: skates, skates and more big skates

Author: Tolek

Comments: went fishing with Bob to open striper season without any stripers!

 

Report # 10

Date: 05-05-2002

Location: Democrat Point, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. (high tide @ 3:18 pm)

Conditions: clear water, SW wind, full sun

Lures and baits: tins, bucktails, clams and bunker chunks  

Catch: one striper 29" (released quickly after a picture) and one sea robin, both on clams

Author: Tolek

Comments: family fishing / beach day.

 

Report # 9

Date: 05-04-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (High tide @ 6:28 pm)

Conditions: clear water, SW wind

Lures: full menu from surf bag  

Catch: one baby striper for me, and one bluefish for Bob 

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished with Bob in the river, all fish/hits on tins. Very "pink" sunset.

 

Report # 8

Date: 05-04-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - jetty , 6:30 am - 7:45 am. (High tide @ 5:49 am)

Conditions: green water, light NW wind from 7:15

Lures: plugs, soft plastics, poppers or krocodile and teaser combos   

Catch: one striper 29" and two sea robins, all fish on spoon and released

Author: Tolek

Comments: all hits on very slow retrieve and close to bottom.

                

Report # 7

Date: 05-01-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow - River , 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (High tide @ 3:33 pm)

Conditions: clear water, light SW wind

Lures: krocodile spoon and teaser combo   

Catch: four hickory shads - all released.

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished with Bob outgoing tide in the river, all fish on teaser, no stripers.

 

Report # 6

Date: 04-28-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow Jetty , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. (High tide @ 12:57 pm)

Conditions: brown water, light rain on/off, 1'-2' waves

Lures: krocodile spoon with teaser   

Catch: seven stripers (22"-28") - all released in perfect shape, dropped three more fish.

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished outgoing from the jetty, most fish on spoon, two on teaser,

                 non-stop action with stripers jumping all over the water.

 

Report # 5

Date: 04-26-2002

Location: Democrat Point and Sore Thumb , 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. (low tide @ 1:47 pm)

Conditions: clear water, strong west wind

Lures: krocodile spoons  

Catch: three bluefish (2-3 lbs.) - released, and two big herrings (15",16")

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished last of outgoing on demo without luck, moved to Sore Thumb

                 on beginning of tide change and hed some fun with cocktail size bluefish.

 

Report # 4

Date: 04-21-2002

Location: back of Democrat Point, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. (high tide @ 3:02 pm)

Conditions: clear water, south wind, light rain 

Lures: swimming plugs and soft plastics lures with teaser 

Catch: one sea robin

Author: Tolek

Comments: couple surfcasters fished chunks and worms without luck.

 

Report # 3

Date: 04-20-2002

Location: Sunken Meadow W & E of Jetty, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, (high tide @ 5:58 pm)

Conditions: flat surf, seaweeds west of jetty, light NW wind

Lures: swimming plugs with teaser

Catch: none, not a bite

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished with Bob, one small fish swam near him after dark.

 

Report # 2

Date: 02-23-2002

Location: LIPA Outflow, end of outgoing tide

Conditions: flat surf, clear water, no wind

Lures: swimming plugs with teaser

Catch: none

Author: Tolek

Comments: two more surfcasters and one small boat, no fish.

 

Report # 1

Date: 02-08-2002

Location: LIPA Outflow, last two hours of outgoing tide.

Conditions: clear water, no wind, nice warm day

Lures/Baits: small  bucktails and swimming plugs

Catch: no hits, no fish

Author: Tolek

Comments: fished from Crab Meadow Creek to outflow, and then back to the creek.

 

 

 

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