Surf  Reports  2003

      

 

Surf Fishing Reports from Long Island.  

 

Year 2003 surf season review (for webmaster of striperonline.com)

91 fishing trips, 22 fishless trips

435 fish caught from Long Island surf:

109 striper bass (26 keepers with 8 fish 20 lb 2 lb)

212 bluefish, 52 skate, 35 sea robin, 12 dog fish,

11 fluke, 2 hickory shad, 1 stargazer & 1 flounder.

 

Report # 122

Date: 1 December 2003, Time: 3:15-5:00 PM

Location: Jones West End 2

Surf: choppy, Tide: Outgoing tide, Wind: from the NW heading SE

Lures or Baits: bucktails w/ rind

Catch: None for me, but read below...

Author: Sam

Comments: Hit the beach at 3:15 PM. Saw 7 guys leaving who said a few shorts here and there, but the wind was real crazy. Stiff SE direction. At the jetty, was joined by 4 other guys for the outgoing. For the 3 working the tip, they caught 4 schoolies and 1 monster blue. The blue left with the angler. I struck out using bucktails of different weights. Bucktails w/ rind produced, as well as a storm shad for the other guys who caught fish. I left by 5PM.

 

Report # 121

Date: 11/29/03, Time: 4 to 6am

Location: Narragansett RI

Surf: Wild, Tide: dead Low, Wind: 30 gusting to 50

Lures: Tins

Catch: none

Author: Paul Iemma

Comments: It over up here guys. NO good fish in 2 weeks. Got a couple of short fish (18 to 27") Wednesday. Water temp is 48. See you in the Spring. Gonna hang it up and head for the cave to make Dannys and Needles.

 

Report # 120

Date: 11-28-2003

Location: RM 2 & 5, 10:30 am - 11:30 am. (high tide @ 10:35 am)

Conditions: S 8 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, fog , water temp ~55F

Lures: poppers, tins and swimming plugs

Catch: none, just one bump

Comments: perfect conditions, but no baitfish in the water.

 

Report # 119

Date: 25 November 2003, Time: 4:30-11 AM

Location: Jones WE2

Surf: slight chop early on, pretty smooth by 9 AM except for inlet- rough waters

Tide: Incoming , high, outgoing, Wind: East

Lures or Baits: Gibbs metal lip swimmer, bottle plug, 1 oz. bucktail w/ rind

Catch: 3 short stripers

Author: Sam

Comments: About 6 of us worked the tip of the jetty with bucktails. About 15 or so caught,

                maybe 1 or 2 keeper size. All released. Heard later around 2:30-4 action busted

                loose on the beach by the WE2 house.

 

Report # 118

Date: 11-24-2003

Location: RM 2 East Side, 4:30 pm -5:30 pm. (high tide @ 7:20 pm)

Conditions: SSE 13 kts wind, 3'-4' surf - nice white water

Lures: poppers, tins and swimming plugs

Catch: five short stripers from 22" to 26"

Comments: finally South wind plus a lot of baitfish in the wash.

                 Saw two nice size bluefish: one on bait and one on tin. 

                 All my fish caught on 1.5 oz. krocodile spoon,.....and all released in perfect shape.

 

Report # 117

Date: 11-24-2003

Location: RM 4, 7:00 am -8:30 am. (high tide @ 6:54 am)

Conditions: ESE 14 kts wind, 0'-4' surf - swells

Lures: swimming plugs, poppers and tins

Catch: zero

Comments: six fishing trips without a fish !?

 

Report # 116

Date: 11-23-2003

Location: Gilgo, 4:00 pm -5:00 pm (high tide @ 6:29 pm)

Conditions: E 8 kts wind, 0'-2' surf - swells

Lures: , poppers, tins and swimming plugs

Catch: none

Comments: no baitfish, no stripers, no blues, quick stop at RM4 - the same story.

 

Report # 115

Date: 11-23-2003

Location: RM 4, 6:10 am -8:00 am. (high tide @ 6:05 am)

Conditions: ENE 10 kts wind, 0'-4' surf - swells

Lures: swimming plugs, poppers and tins

Catch: none

Comments: about 20 fisherman on the beach and not one fish.

                 Baitfish activity close to the beach - splashes and jumps ... looks like shad.

 

Report # 114

Date: 11-22-2003

Location: RM 4, 5:30 am -7:30 am. (high tide @ 5:17 am)

Conditions: N 13 kts wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures: swimming plugs, poppers and tins

Catch: none

Comments: about 40 fisherman on the beach and zero fish. Some birds activity, but three casts away.

 

Report # 113

Date: 11-16-2003

Location: RM 4, JB 6, Gilgo & RM5, 5:00 am -10:30 am. (low tide @ 5:36 am)

Conditions: WNW 4 kts wind, flat surf,

Lures: swimming plugs, poppers, bucktails and tins

Catch: none

Comments: RM 4 - 5:00-7:00 some baitfish in water

                  JB 6 - 7:30-8:30 saw two bluefish caught on bunker chunks

                  Gilgo - 8:45-9:15 splashes from baitfish: shad or bunker

                  RM 5 - 9:30-10:30 nothing to report

 

Report # 112

Date: 11/15/03, Time: 1:00 to 2:45 AM

Location: Narrow River, Narragansett RI

Surf: Calm, Tide: High to drop

Wind: NW 10 MPH

Lures or Baits: Live eels

Catch: none

Author: Paul Iemma

Comments: Fished with Mark Rebaalk. Did absolutely nothing. No water to speak of. Cold , 28 degrees. An alleged 26lb fish on a white bomber just before we got there. Guy who told us lasted 15 minutes and left. Never saw the fish.

 

Report # 111

Date: 11-15-2003

Location: RM 2 4x4, Demo & RM4,  10:30 am -12:00 pm. (high tide @ 10:48 am)

Conditions: WNW 20-30 kts wind, 2'-4' surf, brown dirty water

Lures: poppers and tins

Catch: none

Comments: went scouting-fishing with my son, to see what the last storm did to the beaches.

                 Everything still looks good. I hope a baitfish will be back soon.

                 On the way out from Demo, pulled out 2WD car stuck in the sand on access road.

                 Honda Accord is a good car, but not for a beach!      

 

Report # 110

Date: 11-12-2003

Location: RM 4,  4:45 am -7:00 am. (high tide @ 8:38 pm)

Conditions: SW 10 kts wind, 1'-2' surf, rain

Lures: swimming plugs, tins and poppers 

Catch: two short stripers on bottle plug in darkness

Comments: went to the beach before work in hopes of getting a repeat of yesterday's action,

                 but stripers turned off "switch".

                

Report # 109

Date: 11-11-2003

Location: RM 4,  2:00 pm -5:00 pm. (low tide @ 3:01 pm)

Conditions: S 12-17 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, light rain

Lures: poppers 

Catch: 7 stripers 25"-27", only one keeper of 30"

           6 bluefish 30"- 32" 

Comments: the stripes going nuts, best day of my surf-life.

                 All fish released.

 

Report # 108

Date: 11-11-2003

Location: Robert Moses # 4,  3:00 am - 7:00 am. (high tide @ 8:06 am)

Conditions: no wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures: White Super Strike bottle plug - Little Neck "Swimmer"

Catch: over 30 stripers, 12 fish in range of  30"- 41" (11-22 lb).  

           plus 5 bluefish ~ 30"  

Comments: Slow start with 10 fish for first hour of hard work.

                 After that, striper blitz for about two hours.

                 All fish released except one striper (39", 18 lb 11 oz)

                 Big lure = bigger stripers

                 to see pictures and video clips click here.

 

Report # 107

Date: 11-10-2003

Location: Cedar & RM 2,  11:00 am - 2:00 pm. (low tide @ 2:33 pm)

Conditions: SW 10 kts wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures & Bait: tins, poppers and bunker chunks

Catch: one fat 33" bluefish (~ 12 lb) on bunker at RM2 (nothing from Cedar) 

Comments: went bait fishing to kill some free time.

 

Report # 106

Date: 11-10-2003

Location: RM 4,  4:50 am - 7:00 am. (high tide @ 7:33 am)

Conditions:  0 kts wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures: swimming plugs, tins, bucktails and poppers

Catch: 2 keepers stripers 28", 29"

           22 short stripers 24"-27"

           3 bluefish 24", 30", 31"   

Comments: striper blitz, with "fish on" from first cast !!!

                 Lost another two dozen  fish in the wash. 

                 Action stopped with first light ~ 6:00 am.

                 I wish to be there early. All fish released in perfect condition.

 

Report # 105

Date: 11-08-2003

Location: RM 4 & 5,  6:00 am - 8:30 am. (high tide @ 6:26 am)

Conditions: NNW 15-20 kts wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures: tins and poppers

Catch: 3 short stripers  

Comments: lost 4 more fish in the wash

 

Report # 104

Date: 11-03-2003

Location: RM 4, 2 & Demo 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. (high tide @ 2:57 pm)

Conditions: SW 10 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, clean water

Lures: tins and poppers

Catch: ~10 bluefish 3-4  lb on tins  

Comments: short bluefish blitz on RM4 at 11 am.

 

Report # 103

Date: 11/2/03 Location: Montauk

Author: Chief Brody

Comments: Montauk Point, just north of the light was too quiet on Saturday night and at day break on Sunday. Did not see any action at all. Many a caster plugging away. At least the weather was gorgeous. Guess the bass are enjoying the late summer like weather too !!

 

Report # 102

Date: 11-02-2003

Location: RM 2, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. (high tide @ 1:58 pm)

Conditions: SE 4 kts wind, 2'-4' swells, clean water

Lures and Baits: tins, poppers and frozen bunker

Catch: 2 bluefish ~3 lb on krocodile, one sea robin and 2 skates on bunker for 3 guys.  

Comments: "fished" with friends from CT, nice summer like day on the beach.

 

Report # 101

Date: 11-01-2003

Location: RM 4, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. (low tide @ 7:52 pm)

Conditions: SSW 8 kts wind, 1'-3' surf, clean water

Lures: tins, poppers and swimming plugs

Catch: none, not a bump  

Comments: very nice weather, but no bait fish in the water

 

Report # 100

Date: 10-30-2003

Location: RM 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. (low tide @ 5:36 pm)

Conditions: WSW 10 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, dirty water

Lures: tins, poppers and swimming plugs

Catch: ~15 Bluefish 2-3 lb 

Comments: Bluefish blitz with fish flying out of water !

 

Report # 99

Date: 10-28-2003

Location: RM 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. (low tide @ 3:41 pm)

Conditions: E 10 kts wind, 3'-4' surf, brown water

Lures: tins, poppers and swimming plugs

Catch: Bluefish 3-5 lb, on every cast from 4 pm to 5 pm 

Comments: blitz condition, I had double header on popper with two hooks.

 

Report # 98

Date: 10-26-2003

Location: RM 4, Cedar, RM5, 6:00 am - 1:00 pm. (high tide @ 7:14 am)

Conditions: S 20-25 kts wind, 4'-5' surf, rain

Lures & Baits: tins, poppers and bunker chunks

Catch: ~ 25 Bluefish 3-6 lb

Comments: RM4 - one blue for two hours of casting - birds were too far from shore.

                 Cedar Beach - no fish on lures or bunker chunks (2 hrs)

                 RM5 - bluefish blitz from 12 - 1 pm (blitz direction: from East to West)

                    

Report # 97

Date: 10-25-2003

Location: RM4, 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm. (high tide @ 7:47 pm)

Conditions: S 18-20 kts wind, 5'-6' surf

Lures: tins & swimming plugs

Catch: Striper 31" and 33", plus 3 Bluefish 4-5 lb.

Comments: lost 3 more fish

 

Report # 96

Date: 10-25-2003

Location: RM 3 & 4, 6:00 am - 8:30 am. (high tide @ 7:29 am)

Conditions: no wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures: bucktails, poppers, tins & swimming plugs

Catch: ~ 20 Bluefish 4-7 lb on every cast for one hour

Comments: see pictures , short movie 3.5 MB

 

Report # 95

Date: 10-24-2003

Location: RM4, 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm. (high tide @ 7:00 pm)

Conditions: NW 10 kts wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures: bucktails, poppers, tins & swimming plugs

Catch: 5 bluefish 3-5 lb, striper 35" (14 lb), and skate

Comments: 4 bluefish on white super strike popper after sunset.

                    Striper, one bluefish and skate on 2 oz krocodile spoon in darkness.

 

Report # 94

Date: Oct. 24, Time: 9;00AM to 1:00PM

Location: J. B. F 6

Surf: Calm, Tide: Out going

Wind: N.W.

Lures or Baits: Bunker & Poppers

Catch: None

Author: Good Times

Comments: Saw one bass to my left and one to my right, birds were worked but run was too far out.

 

Report # 93

Date: 10/24/03, Time: 7:00 AM

Location: SHAGWONG MONTAUK

Surf: CALM, Tide: HIGH, Wind: LIGHT

Lures or Baits: CASTMASTER

Catch: BLUES 4-10 LBS

Author: MIKE DE LUCA

Comments: SMALL BLITZING WAS INDICATED

 

Report # 92

Date: 10/22/03, Time: 11:00 am till 1:30 pm

Location: Centre Island Beach in Oyster Bay

Surf: a little rough, not too bad, Tide: outgoing

Wind: a bit breezy

Lures: poppers and metal

Catch: 31" Chopper, and 4 more blues in 20" range, also lost several fish

Author: Pauliuch

Comments: Peanut bunker galore. I actually was snagging tiny bunker with my teasers, lures. Sometimes 2 even 3 at a time thats how thick they were swimming. The blitz started around 12:30 and it was literally 5 feet from the shore I could almost grab them. Even after the blitz left I sprayed a bit of bunker oil in the water and still had a hit every 4 or 5 casts. Hated to leave, Good day.

 

Report # 91

Date: 10/21/03, Time: 5:00-6:00

Location: Jones Beach Field 6, Surf: 5'-6'

Lures: Silver Jig /Green tube

Catch: None

Author: ESCR

Comments: cast for an hour, nothing 4-5 others fishing bait to the east, appeared not to get anything

 

Report # 90

Date: 10-20-2003

Location: Cedar Beach, 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm. (high tide @ 3:24 pm)

Conditions: W-SW 13 kts wind, 1'-2' surf, some ell grass

Lures & Baits : tins, poppers, bunker chunks & clams

Catch: 10 bluefish 2-3lb on tins and 3 bluefish 4-5 lb on bunker

Comments: good start with bluefish blitz, (ended about 2:30 pm).

 

Report # 89

Date: 10-19-2003

Location: RM2 & Cedar Beach, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. (high tide @ 2:22 pm)

Conditions: W-NW-N 20 kts wind, 2'-3' surf

Baits: fresh bunker chunks

Catch: 9 lb 3 oz bluefish (32"), 3 lb blue and 2 skates

Comments: fished first at RM2 (East side) for two hours without any luck.

 

Report # 88

Date: 10-18-2003

Location: Cedar Beach, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. (low tide @ 8:41 pm)

Conditions: NNW 10 kts wind, flat surf, ell grass

Baits: fresh bunker chunks and fillets.

Catch: 10 lb 13 oz bluefish (33"), 3 sea robins, 3 skates, 1 flounder (11")

Comments: all fish released in good shape.

 

Report # 87

Date: 10-13-2003

Location: Cedar Beach, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. (low tide @ 4:23 pm)

Conditions: NW 15-20 kts wind, flat surf, full sun.

Baits & Lures: bunker, clams, poppers & tins

Catch: 3 bluefish: ~2 lb, ~4 lb and  8 lb 11 oz (31") - all on fresh bunker.

Comments: "Take kids fishing" with my son John. Saw one keeper striper.

 

Report # 86

Date: 10-12-2003

Location: Cedar Beach, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. (low tide @ 3:46 pm)

Conditions: N 20 kts wind, 3'- 4' surf, clean water

Lures & Baits: bucktails, tins, clams

Catch: two sea robins

Comments: Saw striper ~18 lb caught on bunker, and two bluefish.

 

Report # 85

Date: 10-11-2003

Location: RM Field 4 & Demo, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. (high tide @ 8:49 pm)

Conditions: NE 15-20 kts wind, 7'-8' surf

Lures: bucktails & tins

Catch: none

Comments: Rough surf with strong sweep to the West at ocean side.

                 Saw two Hickory Shads caught on teaser at Democrat Point.

 

Report # 84

Date: 10/9/03, Time: 1:30 am to 3:30 am

Location: Sunken Meadow by the River and Creek

Surf: calm water with a lot of movement in the current

Tide: outgoing, Wind: calm

Lures or Baits: Bunker

Catch: 32" Striped Bass

Author: Pauliuch

Comments: A lot of movement with outgoing tide, plenty of bait. around 2Am the splashing started. Pulled in a nice fish and had a couple of bites also.

 

Report # 83

Date: 10-04-2003

Location: Sunken Meadow - river, 6:00 am - 8:00 am. (High tide @ 7:03 am)

Conditions:  no wind, flat surf, clean water

Lures: tins, bucktails, poppers and swimming plugs

Catch: 2 sea robins for two hours of casting.

Comments: about 12 surfcasters on the beach, zero fish.

 

Report # 82

Date: 10/2/03, Time: 10.30am to 1:30pm

Location: Field 4 Robert Moses

Surf: calm surf till about 1pm then it was a bit choppy, Tide: flood

Lures or Baits: clams, poppers

Catch: Sea robin on every cast

Author: Pauliuch

Comments: Went through a dozen clams in a little over an hour to Sea Robins.

                  No baitfish or anything else seen.

 

Report # 81

Date: 9/30/03, Time: 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: Tobay

Surf: Small shore brake. Beautiful September day.

Tide: High tide @ 11:30 AM

Wind: South West

Lures or Baits: Bunker

Catch: Five Sea Robins.

Author: Good Times

Comments: Well I did not get the 50 lb Bass I was so sure I'd get:) But some action better then none.

 

Report # 80

Date: 09-29-2003

Location: Sunken Meadow - river, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. (low tide @ 8:34 pm)

Conditions:  WSW 13 kts, 0'-1' surf, clean water

Lures: poppers and swimming plugs

Catch: 4 bluefish (1-3 lb), one 24" striper - all released

Comments: short bluefish blitz after sunset, hits on every cast,

                a lot of bait fish in the water: peanut bunker and spearing.

 

Report # 79

Date: 09-28-2003

Location: Robert Moses Field 4 & 5, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. (high tide @ 9:25 am)

Conditions: SSE 4 kts wind, 5'-6' surf, rain

Lures: bucktails & tins

Catch: one sea robin

Comments: no bait in the water, no blues, no stripers.

 

Report # 78

Date: 09-27-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. (high tide @ 8:55 pm)

Conditions: SE 14 kts wind, 4'-5' surf

Baits: fresh bunker and clams

Catch: one fat striper 38" (21 lb 1 oz) on bunker chunk at 8:40 pm.

Comments: went fishing with friend from CT, nice sunset.

 

Report # 77

Date: 09-27-2003

Location: Robert Moses Field 4, 6:10 am - 7:45 am. (high tide @ 8:39 am)

Conditions: SE 12 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, clean water, fog

Lures: bucktails, poppers & tins

Catch: one hungry striper 38" (17 lb 10 oz)

Comments: fish caught in surf line on 2 oz krocodile spoon.

 

Report # 76

Date: 9/24/2003, Time: 11am till 1pm

Location: Jones beach Field 6

Surf: fairly calm, Tide: Low

Lures or Baits: clams

Catch: Skates, Skates and more Skates

Author: Pauliuch

Comments: I'm not seeing any real fish being caught, is anyone having luck?

 

Report # 75

Date: 9/21/2003, Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Robert Moses Field 4, Tide: Flood

Lures or Baits: Clams, Poppers

Catch: Few sandsharks, Sea Robins and Skates

Author: Pauliuch

Comments: So a Few Big Fish on 2 surfcasters lines but they broke loose. A lot of baitfish jumping.

 

Report # 74

Date: 09-21-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (high tide @ 4:06 pm)

Conditions: WSW 6 kts wind, flat surf, clean water

Bait & Lures: clams, bunker, poppers & tins

Catch: monster stargazer 19" (~5 lb), and sea robins.

Comments: Demo was closed for 4WD !!!???. 

 

Report # 73

Date: 09-20-2003

Location: Sunken Meadow - jetty, 5:30 am - 7:30 am. (high tide @ 6:59 am)

Conditions:  SW 5 kts, 0' surf, clean water

Lures: everything from my surf bag

Catch: keeper size fluke - released

Comments: big schools of peanut bunker and spearing around the jetty, but nothing on them.

                    

Report # 72

Date: 9/17/2003, Time: 10am to 12:30pm,

Location: Jones Beach Field 6

Lures or Baits: Clams

Catch: 26" Striper

Author: Pauliuch

Comments: Beautiful day, about 7 other surfcasters fishing. Caught a 26" Striper on clams.

                 Didn't see anyone catch anything.

 

Report # 71

Date: 09-17-2003

Location: RM 4x4 & Gilgo 4x4, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm. (high tide @ 12:25 pm)

Conditions: NE 13 kts wind, 5'-6' surf, full sun

Bait & Lures: clams, mullet & tins

Catch: four sea robins

Comments: Large swells breaking on the outer bar,

                 saw short blitz on RM about 400 yards from shore. 

 

Report # 70

Date: 09-10-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. (high tide @ 7:59 pm)

Conditions: S 6 kts wind, 3'-5' surf, nice white water, full moon

Bait & Lures: clams, bunker & bucktails

Catch: two short stripers 26" & 24", 2 skates, dogfish & sea robin

Comments: most fish on clams

 

Report # 69

Date: 09-04-2003

Location: Jones Beach Field 10 & WE2, 5:30 am - 9:30 am. (high tide @ 5:14 am)

Conditions: W 8 kts wind,  

Lures: swimming plugs, poppers, bucktails, tins, soft plastic

Catch: none, only two small bumps

Comments: fished between bridges with dozen of other guys.

                 Nice spot with marsh, a lot of bait fish in the water, but no blues or stripers.

                 On the way home stopped at WE2 jetty: big swells, brown water - no luck.      

 

Report # 68

Date: 9/5/03, Time: 11am till 130pm

Location: jones inlet

Tide: flood tide, Wind: calm

Lures or Baits: fresh clams

Catch: none

Author: Pauliuch

Comments: Tons off baitfish in the water, a lot of fluke caught mostly short.

 

Report # 67

Date: 09/04/03,   Time: 18:45

Location: Cedar Beach (Stony Brook-LI Sound)

Surf: Calm, Tide: High, Wind: Calm

Lures or Baits: Fresh Slated Clam

Catch: 22 Inch 4lb Fluke

Author: Nick

Comments: Water was calm but full of fish. Porgy, Fluke, Blackfish and Snapper.

                 Still many undersized fish.

 

Report # 66

Date: 08-31-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm. (low tide @ 5:10 pm)

Conditions: NE 8 kts wind, 1'-3' surf, eel grass 

Bait: clams

Catch: two short stripers 22" & 24", quickly released.

Comments: family beach day, ...fisherman next to me caught  stargazer on bucktail.

 

Report # 65

Date: 08-30-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm. (high tide @ 10:02 pm)

Conditions: N 13 kts wind, 3'-4' swells, rain, clean water

Bait: clams and bunker

Catch: short striper 26", dog fish and skate

Comments: ....slow...... with only action in the surf line. 

 

Report # 64

Date: 08-27-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm. (high tide @ 7:50 pm)

Conditions: SW 8 kts wind, 0-1' surf 

Bait: clams, bunker and eels

Catch: one striper 31" on clam on second cast (released).

Comments: two big hits on eels = two monster skates, limited out on skates.

 

Report # 63

Date: 08-24-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 4:30 am - 9:00 am. (high tide @ 5:27 am)

Conditions: NNW 5-8 kts wind, flat surf, clean water

Bait: clams

Catch: one short striper 27", and lots of skates

Comments: ocean flat like a lake, nice sunrise.

 

Report # 62

Date: 08-17-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. (high tide @ 11:51 am)

Conditions: NE 8 kts wind, 1'-2' surf, clean water

Bait: clams & bunker

Catch: one fluke 18" and dogfish shark, both on clam and released

Comments: Very quiet. Didn't see any other fish landed.

 

Report # 61

Date: 08-16-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (low tide @ 5:22 pm)

Conditions: SW 10 kts wind, 1'-2' surf, clean water

Bait: clams and bunker

Catch: none (one crab)

Comments: family fishing / crab feeding. On my left, Ed caught bluefish on teaser,

                 on my right saw nice striper ~14 lb caught and released (on bait). 

 

Report # 60

Date: 8/15/03 Time: 5:30PM

Location: Sore Thumb, Surf: 2'-3' waves, Tide: Incoming

Lures or Baits: Squid

Catch: 2 Fluke, 18" & 19", and a few shorts

Author: Peter Z.

Comments: Great day to enjoy the shore. Some pesky flies. Light Eel Grass with incoming tide.

 

Report # 59

Date: 08-13-2003, striper fishing on party boat Sea Otter V

Location: Montauk Point, 7:30 pm - 12:30 pm. (high tide @ 9:47 pm)

Conditions: SW 5 kts wind, 0'-1' waves, one day after full moon 

Bait: live eels

Catch: none for me, for Bob ~25 lb and ~20 lb

Comments: went fishing with Bob, he caught two nice keepers.

                  About 50 stripers for ~30 people on the boat, pool fish ~ 40 lb.

 

Report # 58

Date: 08-10-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 6:15 am - 9:00 am. (high tide @ 6:24 am)

Conditions: S 13 kts wind, 2'-4' surf, eel grass

Bait: clams & bunker

Catch: small striper and sea robin on clams

Comments: both fish caught and released by friend from CT.

 

Report # 57

Date: 08-09-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 5:52 pm)

Conditions: SW 5-10 kts wind, 3'-4' swells, clean water

Bait: clams and bunker

Catch: one striper 31" (10 lb 3 oz) on clam

Comments: went fishing with friend from CT, he caught his first-ever keeper.

 

Report # 56

Date: 08-03-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 5:00 am - 7:30 am. (low tide @ 5:49 am)

Conditions: S 10 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, eel grass

Bait: clams & bunker

Catch: one small bluefish  (~2 lb)

Comments: cocktail blue on bunker, had one more cut off .

 

Report # 55

Date: 08-01-2003

Location: Cedar Beach 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. (high tide @ 10:21 pm)

Conditions: S 10 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, eel grass 

Bait & Lures: tins, swimming plugs & clams

Catch: short striper ~25" and skate

Comments: Too much eel grass in the water to really fish with lures.

                 All fish and hits on clams. Catch & release.

 

Report # 54

Date: 07-29-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 8:13 pm)

Conditions: no wind, 2'-3' surf

Bait & Lures: clams, bunker, tins

Catch: none

Comments: family fishing, very quiet, didn't see any fish landed.

                 Short trip due to mosquitoes attack (from 8:45)

 

Report # 53

Date: 07-28-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. (high tide @ 7:34 pm)

Conditions: SW 5 kts wind, 5'-7' swells

Bait & Lures: clams, bunker, live eels, tins

Catch: 2 dog fish and million of skates

Comments: ???? - time to revisit Gilgo or Cedar beach.

                

Report # 52

Date: 07-27-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4 & Demo, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 6:54 pm)

Conditions: SW 12-20 kts wind, 3'-5' surf

Bait & Lures: clams, bunker, tins, swim-plugs

Catch: none

Comments: RM 4x4: surfer next to me land ~12 lb bluefish on bunker.

                 Went to demo tip with lures - no bait fish = no hits.

 

Report # 51

Date: 07-26-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 4:15 am - 8:45 am. (high tide @ 5:59 am)

Conditions: SW 6 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, clean water

Bait: clams, bunker chunks

Catch: one striper 20 lb, 3 sea robins, 2 skates

Comments: Take kids fishing with my son John - he reeled again 40" striper.

 

Report # 50

Date: 07-23-2003

Location: Sunken Meadow - river, 8:00 - 10:15 pm. (high tide @ 7:49 pm)

Conditions: S wind 8 kts, flat and clean water

Lures & Baits: swimming plugs, soft plastics, eels

Catch: one fluke 16.5" and one sea robin

Comments: drifted eels after dark without any hits.

 

Report # 49

Date: 07-20-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 5:00 am - 9:00 am. (low tide @ 7:06 am)

Conditions: N wind 2 kts, 1'-3' surf, flat ocean, clean water

Bait & Lures: clams, bunker and tins

Catch: one small striper 26", two short fluke, five sea robin.

Comments: saw one guy pulled big stinger ray.

 

Report # 48

Date: 07-19-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (low tide @ 6:47 pm)

Conditions: SW 4 kts wind, 1'-2' surf, clouds / sun

Bait: clams, bunker chunks

Catch: none

Comments: BBQ and family fishing - crab feeding....

 

Report # 47

Date: 07-18-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. (high tide @ 11:47 am)

Conditions: SW 8 kts wind, 1'-2' surf, sun / clouds / rain, no weeds !!

Bait: clams, bunker chunks

Catch: 3 small stripers, 3 sea robin, bluefish, skate and crab (all released).

Comments: "take kids fishing" with my son John, a lot of baby clams in wash.

 

Report # 46

Date: 07-17-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (high tide @ 11:09 pm)

Conditions: SSW wind 8 kts, 1'-2' surf, clean water

Lures: poppers and tins

Catch: one small fluke

Comments: BBQ and family fishing. Catch & release.

 

Report # 45

Date: 07-17-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 11:00 am - 3:15 pm. (high tide @ 10:57 am)

Conditions: SW 10 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, full sun, no weeds !!

Bait: clams, bunker chunks

Catch: two small stripers, sea robin and fluke

Comments: "take kids fishing" with my son John.

 

Report # 44

Date: 07-16-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 7:30 pm - 12:30 am. (high tide @ 10:19 pm)

Conditions: SW wind 15 kts, 4'-5' surf, clean water

Bait: bunker chunks, clams

Catch: dogfish, dogfish ..... and more dogfish   

Comments: changed spot five times.

 

Report # 43

Date: 07-15-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. (high tide @ 9:29 pm)

Conditions: S wind 9 kts, 2' surf, clean water

Bait & Lures: bunker chunks, tins

Catch: one sea robin, one bluefish ~3 lb on tin  

Comments: family fishing, went early home.

 

Report # 42

Date: 07-14-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 7:45 pm - 12:15 am. (high tide @ 8:40 pm)

Conditions: ENE 7 kts wind, 2'-3' surf, eel grass

Bait: clams, bunker chunks

Catch: three dogfish, sea robin and skate

Comments: saw one striper lost in wash.

 

Report # 41

Date: 07-13-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 5:45 am - 9:00 am. (high tide @ 7:30 am)

Conditions: SSW 8 kts wind, 3'-4' surf - white water, some eel grass before high tide.

Bait: clams, bunker chunks, squids

Catch: 28" bluefish (6 lb 10 oz) & three short stripers 25"-26", two short fluke ~15"

Comments: blue on bunker, stripers on clams, one fluke on clam & one on squid.

 

Report # 40

Date: 07-12-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 5:30 am - 9:00 am. (high tide @ 6:35 am)

Conditions: light SW wind, 3'-5' surf - nice white water, eel grass

Bait: clams

Catch: 31" striper (8 lb 11 oz) & three school fish 26"-27", lost two more.

Comments: big clusters of ell grass, pulled to shore about 300 lb. Catch & release.

 

Report # 39

Date: 07-11-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 3:00 am - 6:30 am. (high tide @ 5:35 am)

Conditions: E wind, 3'-5' surf, rain, ell grass in the water

Bait & Lures: bunker chunks, clams & wildeye shads

Catch: four small striper 22"-24" on clams

Comments: all fish released in perfect shape. 

 

Report # 38

Date: 07-10-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 4:30 am - 7:00 am. (high tide @ 4:30 am)

Conditions: E wind, 1'-2' surf, clouds

Bait & Lures: bluefish chunks, tins

Catch: one sea robin  

Comments: lost big fish after 45 lb wire leader snapped.

 

Report # 37

Date: 07-9-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 1:00 am - 6:30 am. (high tide @ 3:22 am)

Conditions: light S-SW wind, 2'-3' surf, clean water

Bait: bunker chunks and clams

Catch: 33" striper (12 lb), 24" bluefish (4 lb), and ~ seven skates  

Comments: best action - second hour of outgoing on bunker chunks.

 

Report # 36

Date: 07-7-2003

Location: Sunken Meadow - river, 8:00 - 9:30 pm. (high tide @ 6:02 pm)

Conditions: just enough wind (ES-S) to keep bugs away, light rain on/off.

Lures: tins, swimming plugs & soft plastics

Catch: two small bluefish and one short fluke

Comments: all fish released

 

Report # 35

Date: 07-7-2003

Location: Sunken Meadow - jetty, 5:00 - 6:30 am. (high tide @ 5:31 am)

Conditions: no wind, flat surf, nice sunrise

Lures: full menu from surf bag

Catch: 4 bluefish ( ~ 1 lb), caught on soft plastics

Comments: first day of my summer vacation, catch & release.

 

Report # 34

Date: 07-2-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 8:30 -10:45 pm (high tide @ 9:52 pm)

Conditions: SW wind, 3'-4' surf, clear water

Lures: tins & wildeye shads

Catch: six bluefish (3 - 4 lb), caught on tins

Comments: all fish spit out sand eels

 

Report # 33

Date: 06-29-2003

Location: Robert Moses 4x4, 6:00 -7:15 pm (high tide @ 7:56 pm)

Conditions: flat surf, clear water and sky

Lures: tins & bucktails 

Catch: one 4 lb bluefish

Comments: family fishing from jetty on ocean side.

                 Saw one striper bass 37" (~21 lb) caught on clam.

 

Report # 32

Date: 06-27-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 3:30 -7:00 am (high tide @ 6:41 am)

Conditions: flat surf, clear water

Bait: bunker chunks and salted clams

Catch: none (five crabs)

Comments: feeding crabs and enjoying sunrise.

 

Report # 31

Date: 06-22-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 2:30 - 5:00 pm (high tide @ 2:51 pm)

Conditions: NE wind, flat surf, light rain

Baits & Lures: bunker chunks & tins

Catch: five cocktail bluefish, sea robin and two spider crabs (all fish on tins).

Comments: bluefish were feeding on 3" baitfish - anchovies.

 

Report # 30

Date: 06-18-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 8:00 - 8:45 pm (low tide @ 5:32 pm)

Conditions: no wind, some grass in the water, clouds

Lures: wildeye shads

Catch: one long (~30") and skinny bluefish on first cast.

Comments: short fishing due to mosquitoes attack - no wind.

 

Report # 29

Date: 06-17-2003 - Fluke fishing on Peconic Star II party boat (Greenport).

Conditions:  light E wind, clear sky, perfect weather

Catch: one keeper fluke, 5 short, 3 sea robins, skate, big snail, spider crab

Comments: went for full day fishing with Bob, he caught two nice keepers.

                  About 35 keepers for ~30 people on the boat, pool fish ~5 lb.

 

Report # 28

Date: 06-13-2003

Location: Sore Thumb & Cedar Beach, 7:00 - 9:00pm (high tide @ 7:14 pm)

Conditions: E wind,  flat surf, light rain

Lures: bucktails, soft plastics, swimming plugs, tins

Catch: one short fluke and one 25" bluefish (~4 lb).

Comments: at Sore Thumb saw weakfish chased my wildeye shad.

 

Report # 27

Date: 06-08-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 3:00 -6:00pm (high tide @ 2:34 pm)

Conditions: 2'-3' waves, some weeds in the water

Bait: fresh bunker chunks and salted clams

Catch: one cocktail bluefish on bunker

Comments: fished with kids and Jerry, he caught one blue and crab.

                 Very quiet didn't see any other fish landed.

 

Report # 26

Date: 06-07-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 6:00 -7:00pm (high tide @ 1:40 pm)

Conditions: ENE wind, rain

Lures: bucktails, wildeye shads and swimming plugs

Catch: none

Comments: Saw one keeper bass taken on a clam.

 

Report # 25

Date: 06-04-2003

Location: Cedar Beach & Sore Thumb, 7:15 -9:30pm (low tide @ 5:00 pm)

Conditions: E-NE wind, 2'-3' waves, rain

Lures: everything from surf bag

Catch: none, zero, zilch

Comments: wrong tide, no bait in the water = no fish

 

Report # 24

Date: 06-02-2003 Fluke fishing on party boat Capt. Bob  www.captbobfishingfleet.com

Location: Mattituck, 8:00 am - 4:00pm (high tide @ 1:36 pm)

Conditions: strong W-NW wind, rough 3'-6' waves, full sun

Bait: spearing and squid strip + green teaser and squid

Catch: 21" & 20" fluke, one short fluke, sea robin, skate, starfish

Comments: about 40 keepers for ~50 people on the boat, most fish 4-6 lb, pool winner ~9 lb.

 

Report # 23

Date: 06-01-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 3:00 -6:00pm (low tide @ 3:05 pm)

Conditions: NW wind , light rain, later just clouds

Lures & Baits: bunker chunks & tins / spoons

Catch: one small striper (~18") on spoon

Comments: went fishing with kids and Jerry, he caught cocktail bluefish and skate on chunks.

 

Report # 22

Date: 05-28-2003

Location: from Cedar to Sore Thumb, 8:30 -10:30pm (high tide @ 6:35 pm)

Conditions: SW wind, 2'-3' surf, clear water

Lures: tins, soft plastics & swimming plugs

Catch: none (5 sand fleas)

Comments: fished for stripers and weakfish without any bumps / hookups.

 

Report # 21

Date: 05-26-2003

Location: from Overlook to Cedar Beach, 6:00 -8:30pm (high tide @ 5:12 pm)

Conditions: NE wind, 3'-5' surf, clouds + on/off sprinkle

Lures: backtails & spoons

Catch: 39" striper (~24 lb), 2 bluefish (~4 lb), 1 crab

Comments: sorry no pictures, I took a long walk, and I left my camera in the car.

                 Striper hit 2 oz krocodile spoon on very slow retrieve, nice fight.

                 All fish + crab quickly released in perfect conditions.       

 

Report # 20

Date: 05-25-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 3:30 -6:30pm (high tide @ 4:24 pm)

Conditions: surf with 3'-4' swells , clouds + short sprinkle

Lures & Baits: bunker chunks & tins / spoons

Catch: 5 bluefish, 3 skates, 1 crab

Comments: everything on chunks nothing on lures.

 

Report # 19

Date: 05-24-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 2:30 -4:30pm (high tide @ 3:31 pm)

Conditions: flat surf, NE E wind, clouds, clean water

Lures & Baits: bunker chunks & tins / spoons

Catch: 2 skates on bunker, 2 shad (14"-15") on small krocodile (~2")

Comments: shad inside the inlet, lots of birds diving.

 

Report # 18

Date: 5/22/03

Location: Sore Thumb, Time: 1730

Surf: Ripply, Tide: Outgoing, Wind: 10-20 knots

Lures or Baits: Lures

Catch: Bluefish, Bass

Author: Steve

Comments: Slow pick due to weather. Had to work a little.

 

Report # 17

Date: 5/22/03

Location: Sore Thumb, 7:30 -8:30pm (low tide @ 8:03 pm)

Conditions: E wind, light rain, clean water

Lures: backtails, tins & swimming plugs

Catch: none

Comments: quite a few bluefish were pulled onto the beach, got there to late.

 

Report # 16

Date: 5/21/03, Time: 1700

Location: Sore Thumb

Surf: Flat, Tide: outgoing, Wind: 0-5

Lures or Baits: Lures

Catch: Bluefish

Author: Steve

Comments: Fish on every cast, Lots of fun. Should have brought some kids !!

 

Report # 15

Date: 05-19-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm. (high tide @ 11:04 pm)

Conditions:  light W-SW wind, clear sky and water

Bait & Lures: bunker, clams, tins & bucktails

Catch: 2 cocktail blue on tin, one 4lb 1oz (24") blue on chunk, 2 sea robins, 1 skate, 1 crab

Comments: Did see cocktail bluefish chased school of small bait fish (~1.5") in the inlet,

                      birds worked over them. Stayed after dark with clams for stripers - without any luck.

 

Report # 14

Date: 05-18-2003

Location: Gilgo 4x4, 7:30 am - 11:00 am. (high tide @ 9:47 am)

Conditions:  E-NE wind, 3'-5' waves, nice white water

Bait & Lures: bunker chunks, clams, tins and bucktails

Catch: one small bluefish

Comments: fished with Bob &Jerry, very slow, I had only three bites on clams.

 

Report # 13

Date: 05-17-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. (low tide @ 3:16 pm)

Conditions:  E-NE wind, clouds

Bait & Lures: bunker, clams, tins and plugs

Catch: one small skate

Comments: Take kids fishing, saw 5 bluefish and one fluke caught closer to the racks.

 

Report # 12

Date: 05-16-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. (high tide @ 8:22 pm)

Conditions:  20-25 knots E-NE wind, light rain

Lures: tins and plugs

Catch: not a bite

Comments: high tide 2'-3' above normal + beach erosion.

 

Report # 11

Date: 05-14-2003 - Fluke fishing on Peconic Star II party boat.

Location: Greenport

Conditions:  W wind, 0'-1' waves, clouds on morning

Comments: more info and pictures   

 

Report # 10

Date: 05-12-2003

Location: Sore Thumb, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm. (high tide @ 5:00 pm)

Conditions:  strong SW-W wind, 2'-3' surf, clouds

Lures: krocodile spoons

Catch: about 25 bluefish from 2 to 4 lbs, (18"-24", all released).

Comments: fish on every cast (ended 8:15 pm), blitz condition with birds all over the inlet.

                  Take kids fishing with my son, he landed most fish.

 

Report # 9

Date: 05-10-2003

Location: Gilgo and Sore Thumb, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm. (high tide @ 3:03 pm)

Conditions:  light SW wind, 1'-2' surf, fog

Bait & Lures: bunker chunks, tins, spoons

Catch: 20 bluefish from 3 to 6 lbs, two baby stripers (all released, except one blue).

Comments: started at Gilgo with bunker chunks - non stop action with bluefish.

                 My son John caught two very small stripers in wash when he was playing

                 with spin-outfit setup for shad & herring.  

                 Stopped at  Sore Thumb for 7 more bluefish on krocodile spoon

 

Report # 8

Date: 05-8-2003

Location: Sunken Meadow - jetty, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. (high tide @ 5:05 pm)

Conditions:  no wind, 0-1' surf, clouds, after rain

Lures: everything from my surf bag

Catch: none

Comments: no sand eels, no bait, no fish.

 

Report # 7

Date: 05-5-2003

Location: Democrat Point - inlet, 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm. (low tide @ 4:36 pm)

Conditions:  no wind, flat surf, clouds, before rain

Lures: tins and krocodile spoons

Catch: 10 bluefish from 5 to 7 lbs (all released).

Comments: hooked with nice blue on first cast, best lure was krocodile spoon with

                blue/mackerel/chrome colors, second choice was tin with red/white backtail. 

                  

Report # 6

Date: 05-4-2003

Location: Democrat Point - inlet, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm. (low tide @ 4:03 pm)

Conditions:  no wind, flat surf  

Lures: Tins

Catch: none for me

Comments: good news, bluefish 4 - 6 lbs. was hitting tins,

                 saw six fish landed just before current slack ~ 7 pm.

 

Report # 5

Date: 5/2/03,

Location: Sore Thumb, Time: 1600

Surf: Flat, Tide: Outgoing, Wind: 0-5

Lures or Baits: Lures

Catch: Bluefish

Author: Steve

Comments: fish on every cast!!! 1-5 lb Bluefish Lots of fun.

 

Report # 4

Date: 04-25-2003

Location: Sore Thumb , 12:15 pm - 4:15 pm. (high tide @ 4:05 pm)

Conditions:  SE light wind, flat surf 

Baits: clams and sand warms

Catch: ten small skates

Comments: "take kids fishing" with my son John, he reeld-out seven skates, no flounders or stripers.

 

Report # 3

Date: 04-06-2003, time: 3:00 pm

Location: Sunken Meadow Park

Surf: flat, tide: high tide @ 3:15, fishing from (3-6), wind: 10 mph - 20mph

Lures or Baits: sand worms and clams

Catch: 3 baby striper bass (catch & release)

Comments: went out with my classmates. it is sunny day, but still cold. when we almost give up and pack the stuff ready go home. FISH ON !!!!!! (out going tide). we caught three baby striper bass

on that day (catch & release)

Author: Jonathan

 

Report # 2

Date: 04-05-2003

Comments:   Striper Bass fishing season from April 15 !

                  

Report # 1

Date: 03-08-2003

Location: Northport, LIPA Outflow, 1:30-2:30 pm

Conditions: Full sun, warm, high tide 2:42 pm

Lures/Baits: none

Catch: none

Comments: went with my friend Bob to the outflow for the walk (no fishing tackle),

                  two guys and one boat was fishing without any luck. Nice day on the beach.

 

 

 

 

         

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