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As the fishing season winds down, we would be remiss not to sincerely thank the bait and tackle store and marina employers and employees for taking the time to impart the latest south shore fishing reports each week. Virtually all of them will be open until Christmas—and some beyond—to provide stocking stuffers and gift certificates for anyone piscatorially inclined.

Rockaway Inlet & NY Bight
During a week punctuated by high winds, bone-chilling temperatures and a near monsoon, scattered schools of herring decided to arrive at Canarsie Pier, Coney Island Pier, 69th Street Pier and Magnolia Pier with few anglers present. Only diehards braved the elements to troll the beaches for schoolie-sized bass or run to offshore wrecks for a mixed bag of sea bass, tog, ling and cod. Ironically, many boaters whose vessels are now nestled in shrink wrap, are finally getting a few fair weather days to catch their last tog of the season tomorrow, or their last bass of the season by Monday, the 15. The best blackfishing has been on the Jersey side at the Sandy Hook Reef at times, but they are moving deeper with the Highlands Reef producing nice numbers of quality keeper blackfish. Also some fish out at 17 fathoms or working their way their anyway. If you would like to share your reports whether you caught fish or not, or what the conditions were where you fished, we’re sure everybody could benefit from them and would certainly appreciate them. Text them to 516-435-8382 Text them to 516-435-8382 or E mail them to us at rich@thefishingline.com

Knapp Street & Belt Parkway
Flamingo 3 (718-2763-8745)
:
Capt. Bob reports they are now done for the season. They do have gift certificates available for your holiday shopping and they wish you all the best for a Merry Christmas and holiday season. They thank you all for your patronage and support this past season and wish you all the best and will see you for the start of the 2015 striped bass season. Visit the web site at www.flamingo3.com. Capt. Bob and the Flamingo was featured on The Fishing Line TV Show a couple of times for spring flounder fishing and jigging bass on another episode. Bob & RJ scored big time on both shows on giant bass with fish over 25 pounds. You can order the extended 55 minute home release video which is longer than the 30 minute show version by clicking the link

Do yourselves a favor...make sure you visit them this season. They have some awesome action and the Flamingo IS the bluefish boat to hit! New York's topwater, lure & jig specialist for blues, weakfish & bass. The Flamingo III started it over 50 years ago and while others may imitate them, no one can duplicate them. The Flamingo III is a family fishermen's boat catering to all anglers and pride themselves in a keeping a clean and courteous boat with the most experienced crew. The Flamingo III is located at Knapp St. & Belt Parkway and the UA Theater with plenty of free & safe parking.  

Jones & Deb's Inlets
During a week punctuated by high winds, bone-chilling temperatures and a near monsoon, scattered schools of herring decided to arrive at Canarsie Pier, Coney Island Pier, 69th Street Pier and Magnolia Pier with few anglers present. Mark at Bay Park reported the only anglers he has been seeing, when weather is cooperative, are blackfishermen. The shop is carrying white crabs and will do so for another week or so. The best blackfishing has been on the Jersey side at the Sandy Hook Reef at times, but they are moving deeper with the Highlands Reef producing nice numbers of quality keeper blackfish. Also some fish out at 17 fathoms or working their way their anyway. Striped bass anglers have mostly put the boats away after a very disappointing season that seems to have ended much earlier than usual as well. If you would like to share your reports whether you caught fish or not, or what the conditions were where you fished, we’re sure everybody could benefit from them and would certainly appreciate them. Text them to 516-435-8382 or e mail Rich@thefishingline.com

 

Capt. Al (516-623-2248): Capt. Tommy Weiss says Friday (12/12) and the ocean was nice on a nice day. A perfect day for blackfishing as they had had 15 to 20 out of the NW. The morning was horrible with no life at all inshore so they hit the deep and found excellent action all afternoon. They had 11 people and everybody had a few...some had limits and some close to their limits. Lots of shorts too and about a 50/50 mix of keepers to shorts with fish to 9 pounds! Saturday they had that they called a pick, it was the same amount fish as Friday, but they had a lot more people so it did not look as good. They hit 17 Fathoms and had some real nice fish like the pool winner about 8 pounds.

 

Sunday they picked at the blackfish on 17 Fathoms with some fish to 9-1/2 pounds. Some had limits and some had none while others had two or three and it is about 50/50 keepers to shorts. Monday they hit inshore and had a handful of cod and then offshore they hit a handful of ling everywhere they want but no good numbers yet. Starting his Friday they change their sailing time to 6 a.m. as they target cod and ling, whiting, hake and other bottom species as the blackfish season will be closed. They will still be sailing seven (7) days per week only now at 6 a.m. with free bait from the East Marina in Point Lookout, LI. They do have gift certificates available for your holiday shopping and they wish you all the best for Merry Christmas and holiday season.  


Fire Island Inlet & Great South Bay:
We've heard the only game seems to be some charter boats hitting 115 foot of water southeast of Fire Island Inlet for some at times decent cod fishing. A few trout at Argyle Lake. If you would like to share your reports whether you caught fish or not, or what the conditions were where you fished, we’re sure everybody could benefit from them and would certainly appreciate them text them to 516-435-8382 or E mail them to us at rich@thefishingline.com

 

Moriches Inlet:
Silly Lily Fishing Station (631-868-0247):
Gary reports they thank you all for your patronage and support this season and wish you the best of the Thanksgiving holiday. On the web at www.sillylily.com. Silly Lily has been featured more than once on The Fishing Line TV program, the most recent was Triggerfishing in the 2010 season. Also shows on Moriches Bay flounder and bucktailing Fluke the others when Gary & RJ scored big time on the flounder with over 30 fish in a few hours, 20 or more of them were keepers and they threw back keepers as well. You can order the extended home release DVD which is longer than the 30 minute show version by visiting The Fishing Line." On the web at www.sillylily.com.

Shinnecock Inlet/Hampton Bays:
Looks like it's is a wrap for the 2014 season with the only news some DEEP water sea bass and codfish. A few stray blackfish around but that season will be closed after the 14th so it will be cod and ling after that. Time to change fishing line, lubricate reels and hope that a cod fishery emerges during the winter. If you would like to share your reports whether you caught fish or not, or what the conditions were where you fished, we’re sure everybody could benefit from them and would certainly appreciate them. Text them to 516-435-8382 or E mail them to us at  rich@thefishingline.com.

Montauk
Looks like it's is a wrap for the 2014 season with the only news some DEEP water sea bass and codfish. A few stray blackfish around but that season will be closed after the 14th so it will be cod and ling after that. Time to change fishing line, lubricate reels and hope that a cod fishery emerges during the winter. If you would like to share your reports whether you caught fish or not, or what the conditions were where you fished, we’re sure everybody could benefit from them and would certainly appreciate them. Text them to 516-435-8382 or E mail them to us at rich@thefishingline.com

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