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Striped Bass 32 Inch Interview with ASMFC’s Michael Waine
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morning at 6:45 I caught a bluefish at Robert Moses on a blue bomber.
On Wednesday morning at sunrise I caught 3 blues on a blue/white
popper, and on Tuesday evening at dusk my friend and I caught 7 blues
between us on poppers and swimmers. Do you have any suggestions on how
to target more bass? I've
tried everything in my bag. Thanks!
Good morning Rich, first time report here.
Matt Nola / Long Island
PS...Thanks for the advice, Rich. I picked up a lone 23" bass at Robert
Moses Saturday (9/27) morning just before sunrise.
I was using a blue popper, very slow retrieve was the trick.
I fished the 4x4 access, ocean side. The water was nice and clear, no weed
at all. Surf was maybe 3 feet.
Took your advice and used small white poppers in Long Beach Saturday
(9/27) morning I had three small bass all before 7 :30 a.m.
Bobby O'Brien / EAB
The Fishing Line Response to ASMFC Striper Plan to Go to 32 Inches
Well I drove to NY last Wednesday (9/17) and it took 11 hours and
11 minutes. Met Bobby O at the house in EAB around 4:35 p.m.,
the car and was on the beach fluking at 5:15. We finished at
had seven keeper fluke to 7 pounds with about another dozen throw backs.
I hit the beach Thursday morning at 6 a.m. and did about eight bass with
one keeper on metal lips. That afternoon we fluked again to the tune of
about a dozen fluke in heavy weed and had seven, six were mine with the
largest about 5 pounds. Hit the beach Friday morning and had another
keeper bass and about 6 shorts on poppers and metal lips. Then we hit
the beach that afternoon for the incoming tide for another six keeper
fluke and about 15 caught in weed again and Pobo had the pool that day. I hit the beach Saturday morning for a few short bass. After the
radio show ended at 4:30 p.m. we hit the beach again in heavy weed and
had only two keeper fluke in heavy surf. Sunday morning the beach was
totally weeded in but I did manage one fish on a popper that was 15
pounds and 34 inches. We watched football Sunday afternoon as it was
terribly weeded in on all the beaches.
We had great four days and had dinner at Arties South Shore Fish
Market (516-889-0692) a couple of times this week as I did last trip.
Then loaded the Igloo cooler with shaved ice from Artie's (thanks
Artie!) and drove home with a cooler full of fluke and striped bass all
vacuum sealed and frozen. I drove home Monday morning at at 6 a.m. and
beat my record setting a new record of 10 hours and 39 minutes from EAB
to Surfside Beach, SC. Very tired, but will see you folks on the beach
for the start of the October fall run!! Special thanks to Bobby O for
letting me crash at his place and of course the best seafood restaurant
around in Artie's South Shore in Island Park!
Mark Sosin Interview Here
Rockaway Inlet & NY Bight
Word from this
area and Tony from Breezy is some nice bluefish in the area but no bass
surprisingly, except a few 22 inchers, with all the bait around. They
see some mullet and some snappers too, but the blues run 5 to 12 pounds
so they have a pick of blues every morning now. There has been some
bluefish at the Tilden, Riis and also the BP Jetty. Some albies now in
the area of the jetty and the inlet.
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. E mail them to us at
or text 516-435-8382.
Not much word from here with the rough surf and
brown water midweek. They did see some much clearer water on Saturday
morning. Dave W of Valley Stream had a 20 inch bass Saturday morning
with some mullet coming down the beach now. Friday Dave had four fish on
bucktails 20 to 26 inches on the bucktails. Bobby O of EAB had three
schoolies in EAB Saturday morning on small white poppers. Water is off
color but not much weed and things are looking up. Most people that were
out on Friday and Saturday (9/27) were able to muster some action and
raise a pair of fish with high hook about four schoolies.
We heard Sunday morning was
also slow but the water color has cleared up nicely and he weed pretty
much gone. Bobby O'Brien had four fluke to 4 pounds and three schoolie
bass Sunday morning on buckies. On
the web at
Jones & Deb's Inlets
Scotty's Fishing Station
Most of the beaches here have bluefish 2 to 6 pounds at times and a
few small bass falling to poppers and mortal lips. No genet shakes but the
action is coming and will be here any time so keep plugging away at it
folks. 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. E mail them to us at
Moriches / Shinnecock Inlet:
Mullet have been
spotted along this stretch now with some schoolies under them and a few
keepers along Smith Point Beach at daybreak. Some blues on them as well
to 6 pounds, but at the inlet the bluefishing action is not what it
should be this time of year. Over at Shinny Inlet not much at all has
been reported as things are slow.
Willie Young of the MSC reported a very good week last week with action
right up till Thursday. It was a mix of bass and blues but mostly bass with
fish into the 20 pound class. It was all around on both the north and south
side, the rocks, the Light and around the west wide on the sandy beaches it
was smaller fish. Friday was dead with a few is at night but Shagwong got
hot Friday night with blues of all sizes from 4 to 14 pounds, for hours and
albacore during the day Saturday. Saturday (9/13) night they had some bass
to 22 pounds and some blues just before dark for an hour. 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 your report to 516-435-8382 or e mail it tom
Long Island Sound Middle:
John Richey says the east winds
all week made it pretty much impossible to fish the shore beaches up here up
to and including Saturday (9/13).
The only good porgy action has been inside the harbors where it is protected
and they are mixed with snappers. On the web at