Surf Reports 2018
YTD Statistics - Striped Bass: 59 total: 1 keepers, 46 shorts , 2 rats, Bluefish: 59,
Total # fish: 118 , average 2 fish per trip
December 12, sunset at 4:26 pm
Report #52 December 1, South Shore, around sunrise,
sunrise at 6:58 am
..released without contact one baby bass..
November 39, ...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, 6:00am-7:30am, HT:9:22am, HF:2.9'
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, 6:00am-7:00am, HT:5:45am, HF:3.3'
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, 6:00am-7:00am, HT:5:14am, HF:3.0'
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, HT:4:04am, HF:3.0'
sunrise at 6:27 am, no fish, no sandeels...
Report #38 November 1, South Shore, 4:40pm-6:10pm, HT:2:17pm, HF:2.9'
SSW 15-21 kts wind, 3-5' surf, water at 59F, air 63F,
...caught and released 3 fat stripers; 24" - 26"
Report #37 October 31, South Shore, 5:00pm-6:40pm, LT:8:19pm, HF:0.2'
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, 6:30am-8:00am, LT:6:00am, HF:0.3'
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, 6:00am-8:00am, LT:5:04am, HF:0.1'
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, 6:40am-8:00am, HT:10:10am, HF:2.6'
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, 6:00am-8:00am, HT:8:39am, HF:3.2'
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, 10:00pm-12:30pm, LT:10:52pm, HF:0.3'
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, 6:30pm-9:00pam, LT:6:16pm, HF:0.4'
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, 9:10pm-12:05am, HT:8:09pm, HF:3.2'
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, 10:30am-3:00pm, LT:1:35pm, HF:-0.3'
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, 6:00pm-7:00pm, HT:6:34pm, HF:3.3'
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, 6:30pm-9:30pm, LT:8:36pm, HF:0.4'
Skunked at premium location....
Report #24 October 2, South Shore, 5:30pm-7:10pm, LT:8:36pm, HF:0.4'
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.
Gilgo beach, 20 kts wind in face...nice.
Report #23 October 1, South Shore, 5:00pm-7:00pm, LT:7:21pm, HF:0.4'
SSW 12-14 kts wind, 3' surf, clean water at 68F, air 69F, some clouds, (M:67%)
Fished open beach at RM;
sunset at: 6:35pm.
..released one ~24" striper...
...baitfish: big sandeels...
...released 20+ small bluefish and 3 snappers...
Report #23 September 30, South Shore, 6:10pm-7:00pm, LT:6:12pm, HF:0.4'
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, 11:30pm-2:00am, HT:11:06pm, HF:2.6'
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, 7:00pm-9:00pm, HT:7:38pm, HF:3.0'
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, South Shore, 8:10pm-11:00pm, HT:7:01pm, HF:3.0'
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, 5:00am-710am, HT:6:07am, HF:2.6'
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, 4:15pm-6:10pm, HT:3:55pm, HF:2.7'
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, 4:00pm-5:00pm, LT:5:08pm, HF:0.1'
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, 12:30pm-3:00pm, LT:1:51pm, HF:-0.3'
E 19-25 kts wind, water at 74F, air 62F, rain, (M:1%)
Daylight fishing for 6 stripers and 10+ bluefish
...all stripers small at 23-26"
..non stop action for 2 hours, private blitz after lunch time...
...used 6" blue popper, "mullet bite" daylight top water fishing
all bluefish at 24-28"
Report #15 August 26, South Shore, 8:30pm-10:10pm, HT:8:08pm, HF:3.0'
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, 2:10am-4:30am, LT:2:51pm, HF:-0.4'
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, 9:50pm-11:30pm, LT:10:18pm, HF:0.3'
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, 3:20am-5:00am, LT:3:12am, HF:-0.4'
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, 9:40pm-11:45pm, LT:11:37pm, HF:0.1'
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, 10:00pm-11:50pm, LT:10:31pm, HF:0.3'
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, 9:30pm-11:30pm, LT:8:29pm, HF:0.3'
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, 9:30pm-11:30pm, HT:11:20pm, HF:3.2'
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, 10:20pm-12:30am, HT:10:21pm, HF:3.4'
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, 10:20pm-12:00am, HT:9:24pm, HF:3.5'
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, 9:30pm-11:20pm, HT:7:39pm, HF:3.5'
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, 7:00pm-9:00pm, HT:6:45pm, HF:3.2'
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, HT:9:07pm, HF:7.6'
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, LT:6:41pm, HF:0.8'
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, HT:9:13pm, HF:3.1'
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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