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Current Fishing Report
Fishing Report for Manhasset Bay

and Western Long Island Sound

(and where ever else I may be fishing)

The following reports are geared towards the waters of the North and South Shores of the Western Long Island Sound around Little Neck Bay, Manhasset Bay, and Hempstead Harbor.

 

 

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Current Fishing Report

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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report September 25, 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for September 25 to September 27
Friday High 8:58 AM and 9:22 PM
Sunrise 6:45 AM, Sunset 6:48 PM

Saturday High 9:54 AM and 10:19 PM
Sunrise 6:46 AM, Sunset 6:46 PM
Sunday High 10:44 AM and 11:11 PM
Sunrise 6:47 AM, Sunset 6:44 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 75 (deg. F)

General report – Water temps have started to drop a little bit.  There are bunker all sizes and shapes everywhere in the Bay and in the Sound.  Fluke season ended well and blackfish season starts Oct. 5.  Weather for the weekend looks good but it is forecast to be windy from the East/ ENE.  Saturday looks to be the windiest of the days with winds in the 10 to 15 knot range.  The amount of wind isn’t as much a factor as the direction.  Easterly winds make for large seas in the Wester Sound.  Stay in the Bays unless your boat is good in a sea.  Make sure to bring foul weather gear to stay dry.

Fly fishing – High winds over the weekend will not be ideal for fly fishing.  Try to find spots on the Eastern side bodies of water for more protection and to have the wind at your back while casting.  There are false albacore and bonito near Eatons Neck!... if you can get there.  Green and white and chartreuse and white minnow patterns are best.  Surf candies, mush mouth, and epoxy minnows are working well.  Enrico’s peanut butter, crease flies, and pencil popper flies should all be in your fly box.  Make sure to have wire tipped for the bluefish blitzes that are going on in the sound.

Fluke – Season closed.  See you next summer.

Stripers – Fishing is still on the slow side for big fish.  Large amounts of bait are making the fish hard to entice.  Shoals and shoals of peanut bunker and adult bunker are everywhere in Manhasset Bay and the Western Sound making the fish very spread out.  Watch for birds working and choose spots around structure to find fish in any numbers.  For fish on the surface under bird try Smack it Jr. with wire leader or deadly dicks in the 1 to 2 oz size.

Bluefish – Like the stripers, because of the abundance of bait the blues are very spread out.  In the sound you can find larger concentrations blitzing on the bait.  Cocktail blues are everywhere but hang in the bruiser/ alligator blues are around.  Striper Swipers, Atomizers, Gags Bluefish Bomb, 1 to 2 oz Kastmasters and Deadly Dicks are the ticket.

Porgy fishing –North side of the Sound near Larchmont (Hens and Chickens) and around Davids Island have been producing some good size porgies.  Sandworms have been the best bait.  Gulp Sandworms and 3” minnow grubs have been working well also.

Sea Bass – Word is there are some sea bass being caught near Mamaroneck and the rocks off of Matinecock.  I have not confirmed this report.

Blackfish – Season opens October 5.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  Make sure to have an operational VHF Marine radio on your boat.  If you have an emergency radio is the best way to call for help.  Cell phones are a point to point communication and cannot be tracked as quickly as a radio transmission.  A call for help on a radio is heard by many people and is easily tracked by the Coast Guard.  For assistance call on channel 9 which is a public hailing channel.  For true emergencies call on channel 16 which is specifically for emergency communications.  Call out “Mayday” three times before stating your emergency, location, and vessel name.

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John

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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report September 18, 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for September 18 to September 20
Friday High 2:18 AM and 2:32 PM
Sunrise 6:38 AM, Sunset 6:59 PM

Saturday High 3:01 AM and 3:17 PM
Sunrise 6:39 AM, Sunset 6:58 PM
Sunday High 3:48 AM and 4:06 PM
Sunrise 6:40 AM, Sunset 6:56 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 78 (deg. F)

General report – Water temps continue to be warm.  Action has been slow.  There is tons of bunker and peanut bunker in the Western sound so the fish have a lot to feed on.  Sea robins continue to steal bait everywhere.

Fly fishing – Not much has changed, bait fish patterns that imitate peanut bunker have been best.  Bushy deceivers in white or olive, yellow, and white have been good.  Make sure to use an intermediate or sinking line to get to the fish.  Still no signs of bonito but we are looking!  Rumors of false albacore just past Huntington and around the Shinnecock inlet on the South Shore.

Fluke – This weekend is your last shot at a keeper fluke for 2015.  Hart Island continues to be one of the better spots.  Light winds will make for mediocre drifts, make sure to check tides and currents.  Again with the warm water temps, fish a little deeper and make sure the water is moving to get best shots at keepers.  Season ends Sept. 21.

Stripers – Striper fishing continues to be slow because of warm water temps.  Fish a little deeper with bait or in the low light hours for best results.  Because of the all the peanut bunker try sandworms, 1/2oz spoons or small surface popper for best results.

Bluefish – Snappers have gotten larger and continue to chase anything that moves around the Bay.  Again fish deeper to get under all the peanut bunker.  Fish spearing 3-4 ft deep.  If you are using lures use a kastmaster or snapper zapper in ¼ oz size and let it sink for a while after casting it for best results.

Porgy fishing –East of Matinecock point is still the spot for good numbers of large fish.  North side of the Western Sound has been producing largest fish around New Rochelle and Larchmont.  Again fish deeper than normal because of the water temps.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  If winds are light pay close attention to tidal flow to get a good drift.  Look at navigational bouys to see which way tide is flowing.  Look for swirling water to indicate current direction and strength.  The direction the bouy top tilts is the direction the tide is flowing.

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John

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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report September 11 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for September 11 to September 15
Friday High 11:08 AM and 11:28 PM
Sunrise 6:31 AM, Sunset 7:11 PM


Saturday
High 11:47 AM

Sunrise 6:32 AM, Sunset 7:10 PM

Sunday
High 12:05 AM and 12:21 PM
Sunrise 6:33 AM, Sunset 7:08 PM


Monday
High 12:38 AM and 12:48 PM

Sunrise 6:34 AM, Sunset 7:06 PM

Tuesday
High 1:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Sunrise 6:35 AM, Sunset 7:04 PM
Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 78 (deg. F)

Note: My apologies for the lack of reports, I have been in the midst of moving.. its hell.  Our hearts go out to the victims and families affected by the attacks on 9/11/2001.  The evil and cowardice of islam know no bounds.  It is a religion of brutality and domination.  They cannot be trusted no matter what they or the bleeding hearts will tell you.  Never forget, never forgive, they only mean the west harm.  God Bless America!  On a lighter note there have been whales reported East of Execution.  Watch out if you are running at night!

General report – Water temps are very warm.  Tons of peanut bunker are blanketing the western sound.  Because of the abundance of bait fishing has been slow.  Fish deeper than normal for all species.  No reports yet but bonito have to be showing up soon with all the peanut bunker around.

Fly fishing – Bait fish patterns that imitate peanut bunker have been best.  Bushy deceivers in white or olive, yellow, and white have been good.  Make sure to use an intermediate or sinking line to get to the fish.  Lots of birds working on the bait.  Birds mean fish.  Keep you eyes open for bonito!

Fluke – Fluking is still good as we round out the season.  Hart Island continues to be one of the better spots.  Fish a little deeper and make sure the water is moving to get best shots at keepers.  Season ends Sept. 21.

Stripers – Fishing has been slow because of warm water temps.  Fish a little deeper with bait or in the low light hours for best results.  Because of the all the peanut bunker try sandworms, 1/2oz spoons or small surface popper for best results.

Bluefish – Snapper action has been great.  Again fish deeper to get under all the peanut bunker.  Fish spearing 3-4 ft deep.  If you are using lures use a kastmaster or snapper zapper and let it sink for a while after casting it for best results.

Porgy fishing – Large porgies have been reported East of Matinecock point.  North side of the Western Sound has been the best if you don’t want to run that far.  Again fish deeper than normal because of the water temps.

Fisherman’s tip:  If you snag a bird by accident and get it to the boat don’t try and net it.  Take a towel or jacket and throw it over the bird.  It will then calm down so you can handle and release it safely. 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John


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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report July 31 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for July 31st, August 1st and 2nd
Friday High 11:26 AM and 11:40 PM
Sunrise 5:50 AM, Sunset 8:12 PM

Saturday High 12:13 PM
Sunrise 5:51 AM, Sunset 8:11 PM
Sunday High 12:30 AM and 1:02 PM
Sunrise 5:52 AM, Sunset 8:10 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 80 (deg. F)

Note: Tonight and Saturday night are a full moon!!

General report – Warm weather this week as slowed some of the fishing down.  Reports are for a warm sunny and light wind weekend.  Look for fish to be deeper than normal.  Also be prepared to catch lots of sea robins if you are fishing on the bottom.  They have been all over.  They are good eating if you want to try and take some home and use them in a fish stew.

Fly fishing – Full moon means cinder worms!  Get out those cinder worm patterns if you are fishing at night or around sunset. You can also try small epoxy baitfish patterns in bright colors like chartreuse, pink or white.  Look for best fly action late night or early in the AM when the water is cooler.  White has been the color lately.

Fluke – Good fluking continues with reports of large fluke in the Bay.  Reports of fluke with bellies full of blue claws.  Hart Island by 46 has been good when the tide is moving.  Winds will be light

Stripers – July full moon means cinderworms.  It also means some tough fishing because the stripers are filling up on them at night.  Try floating some sandworms off the bottom for the best action.  Lures in white have also been working well around underwater structure.

Bluefish – Small snappers are here!  They are really small and not easy to catch.  Use small hooks and small spearing.  Expect to go through a lot of bait until they get larger.

Porgy fishing – Porgie fishing has been really good.  Clams and clam chum have been best bait.  Gulp minnow grubs in chartreuse have been working well.  Prospect point, pea island, and hens and chickens off Larchmont have been good spots.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  Full moon means good/ increased water flow for fishing but also higher and lower tide levels than normal.  At low tide watch out for rocks you may not know existed in some of your favorite fishing spots.  It is also a good time to check out those spots to give you better ideas on where the fish like to hang out and why.  Stripers like structure which means rocks, sandbars, and deep holes.  A really low tide is a good time to check that all out.

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John



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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report July 24 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for July 24th, 25h and 26th
Friday High 5:02 AM and 5:25 PM
Sunrise 5:44 AM, Sunset 8:19 PM

Saturday High 5:57 AM and 6:18 PM

Sunrise 5:45 AM, Sunset 8:18 PM
Sunday High 6:59 AM and 7:15 PM
Sunrise 5:45 AM, Sunset 8:17 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 77 (deg. F)

Note: This weekend is the Kayak Run in Manhasset Bay.  Because of the weather last weekend it was postponed to this weekend.  Event starts at Town Dock at 10 AM, circles the Bay and finishes at Town Dock.  After (12 PM) there is a raffle with the top prize being a kayak!!  Registration forms can be picked up at Town Dock, Community Chest, West Marine, and Atlantic Outfitters.

General report – Weather and tides for the weekend look great.  Tides are excellent for early AM fishing and late afternoon.  Forecast isn’t for a lot of wind so drifts won’t be great.  More cocktail blues around and porgie fishing has picked up.  Also seeing lots of peanut bunker along the weed lines.

Fly fishing – Water continues to be clear.  Olive and white, and more exact imitating flies continue to work well.  All white flies have also been working well. Deceivers and small un-weighted baitfish patters on 1 and 1/0 hooks continue to work well.  Cinder worms are around at night so swimming a cinder or small black baitfish pattern under the lights on a dock or marina can be a lot of fun.  End of the month will bring a full moon so be ready for the hatches to start.

Fluke – Fluking continues to be hot.  There continue to be good catches at Town Dock.  Gulp and a spearing on a bucktail jig has been working really well.  Check out our Ultra Minnow Jigs from Long Island Jigs and Flies.  Proudly made on Long Island.  Drifts will be miserable this weekend because of light winds.  Current rips around points will be best bet to find some moving water to get a drift going.

Stripers – Again same story, bunker chunks have been okay.  Sandworms and clams have been the better of the bait off Town Dock.  Smack-it popping plugs have been working really well around structure all hours of the day.  Try popper in white for your best chances.  This time of year the early (darkthirty in the AM) hours are best.  If its after 10 AM forget about stripers.  Mid-day switch to fluke or porgies, wait for dusk for things to pick up again.

Bluefish More small/ cocktail blues around.  They are chasing schools of peanut bunker around along the grass lines.  There are also snappers but they are tiny.  Occasional alligator blues have been biting people off.  Make sure to use wire if you want to keep that favorite plug.  Diamond jigs, deadly dicks, and Atom poppers have been good.

Porgy fishing – Porgie fishing continues to improve.  Matinecock and the rocks North of Execution continue to be good.  Use lots of chum and sandworms for the best fishing.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  If there is no breeze try using a sea anchor or a bucket on a rope to help your drift.  The anchor or bucket will catch the underwater currents and help pull your boat along with the tide.  It can also be used when there is too much drift to slow the boat down or control your drift angle.

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John




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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report July 17 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for July 17th, 18th and 19th
Friday High 12:46 AM and 1:17 PM
Sunrise 5:38 AM, Sunset 8:24 PM

Saturday High 1:24 AM and 1:55 PM
Sunrise 5:38 AM, Sunset 8:23 PM
Sunday High 1:57 AM and 2:30 PM
Sunrise 5:39 AM, Sunset 8:23 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 76 (deg. F)

Note: This weekend is the Kayak Run in Manhasset Bay.  Event starts at Town Dock, circles the Bay and finishes at Town Dock.  After there is a raffle with the top prize being a kayak!!  Registration forms can be picked up at Town Dock, Community Chest, West Marine, and Atlantic Outfitters.

General report – Weather for the weekend is unstable.  The weatherman and Mother Nature just can figure out what is going to happen.  Saturday looks to be overcast with chances for showers.  That means get out there because you don’t know what is going to happen.  AM tides aren’t great but the best weather will be early in the day on Saturday.  Sunday looks to be the better of the two days.  Fluking and poppers around the shoreline for the afternoon tide could be good on Sunday afternoon if you don’t get out before 10 AM.  Water quality is very good right now so choose more lifelike flies and lures when fishing artificials.  The Angler Fishing Fleet has been having great AM trips during the week.  Boats are not crowded and they have had some great porgie trips.

Fly fishing – Water continues to be clear.  Olive and white, and more exact imitating flies are working better. Deceivers and small un-weighted baitfish patters on 1 and 1/0 hooks continue to work well.  Cinder worms are around at night so swimming a cinder or small black baitfish pattern under the lights on a dock or marina can be a lot of fun.

Fluke – Fluking is good but slowed down a little.  There continue to be good catches at Town Dock.  Gulp and a spearing on a bucktail jig has been working really well.  Look for better winds out of the South this weekend which will make for better drifts.  Hart Island continues to be good.

Stripers – Same story, bunker chunks have been okay.  Sandworms and clams have been the better of the bait off Town Dock.  Smack-it popping plugs have been working really well around structure all hours of the day.  This time of year the early (darkthirty in the AM) hours are best.  If its after 10 AM forget about stripers.  Mid-day switch to fluke or porgies, wait for dusk for things to pick up again.

Bluefish – Lots of cocktail blues around.  Occasional alligator blues have been biting people off.  Make sure to use wire if you want to keep that favorite plug.  Diamond jigs, deadly dicks, and cotton cordell pencil poppers have been good.

Porgy fishing – Porgie fishing has gotten much better.  The Angler Fleet had a couple of great trips this week. Matinecock and the rocks North of Execution have been good.  Also news of porgies on the rock around prospect.  Use lots of chum and sandworms for the best fishing.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  Chum chum chum for better results.  Hang your chum bag or pot off the bow of your boat so the slick will drift to the stern where you are fishing.  If you hang it on the stern of your boat it will stream out behind you away from where you are fishing.

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John

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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report July 10 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for July 10th, 11th and 12th
Friday High 7:06 AM and 7:37 PM
Sunrise 5:32 AM, Sunset 8:28 PM

Saturday High 8:18 AM and 8:43 PM
Sunrise 5:33 AM, Sunset 8:27 PM
Sunday High 9:20 AM and 9:41 PM
Sunrise 5:34 AM, Sunset 8:27 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 74.3 (deg. F)

Note: Next weekend is the Kayak Run in Manhasset Bay.  Event starts at Town Dock, circles the Bay and finishes at Town Dock.  After there is a raffle with the top prize being a kayak!!  Registration forms can be picked up at Town Dock, Community Chest, West Marine, and Atlantic Outfitters.

General report – Weather for the weekend looks great with great tides for the early AM bite and night time bite.  Bugs have been fierce when the wind is down so watch out.  Water quality is very good right now so choose more lifelike lures when fishing artificials.

Fly fishing –As previously mentioned water is very clean right now.  Olive and white, and more exact imitating flies are working better. Deceivers and small un-weighted baitfish patters on 1 and 1/0 hooks continue to work well.  There are cinder worms around so swimming a cinder or small black baitfish pattern under the lights on a dock or marina can be a lot of fun.

Fluke – Fluking continues to be really good!  There have been a number caught at Town Dock.    Gulp and a spearing on a high low rig has been the ticket.  Hart Island by the stack, Kings Point in front of the Academy, and along the beach by Sands Point Preserver have been great spots.  Look for keepers in 15 to 20 feet of water.

Stripers – Bunker chunks have been okay.  Sandworms and clams have been the better of the bait off Town Dock.  Smack-it popping plugs have been working really well around structure all hours of the day.  This time of year the early (darkthirty in the AM) hours are best.  If its after 10 AM forget about stripers.  Mid-day switch to fluke or porgies, wait for dusk for things to pick up again.

Bluefish – Big blues have moved in to the area.  We also have a lot of cocktail blues along the shoreline in the sound.  Diamond jigs, deadly dicks, and cotton cordell pencil poppers have been good.

Porgy fishing – Porgie fishing has gotten better. Matinecock and the rocks North of Execution have been good.  Use lots of chum and sandworms for the best fishing.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  Big blues will bite through mono as thick as 100 lb test used in a leader.  Change your leader after every one or two to keep from losing your favorite plugs and rigs or use wire.

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John




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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report July 4 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for July 4th and 5th
Saturday High 12:43 AM and 1:19 PM
Sunrise 5:28 AM, Sunset 8:30 PM
Sunday High 1:34 AM and 2:10 PM
Sunrise 5:29 AM, Sunset 8:29 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 74 (deg. F)

Note: Happy 4th of July!!!  Saturday night there are fireworks in Hempstead Harbor.  Want to get out on the water to fish cheap and easy?  Come rent a row boat!  We now have row boat rentals for $20 per hour.


General report – Weather for Saturday looks iffy.  Forecast is for a chance of rain… which means get out there!  Overcast conditions make for good fishing.  Sunday is supposed to be the nicer of the days.  Late night bite this weekend.  11 PM is a good time to head out if you are up to it.  Make sure to bring bug repellent, gnats are brutal right now.  We have gear friendly repellant in the Shop if you need it.

Fly fishing –Water is fairly clear.  Olive and white, and more exact imitating flies are working better. Deceivers and small un-weighted baitfish patters on 1 and 1/0 hooks continue to work well.

Fluke – Fluking is hot right now!  There are fluke all over the place.  Gulp and a spearing on a high low rig has been the ticket.  Hart Island by the stack, Kings Point in front of the Academy, and along the beach by Sands Point Preserver have been great spots.  Look for keepers in 15 to 20 feet of water.

Stripers – It has been hit or miss.  Bunker chunks have been okay.  Sandworms and clams have been the better of the bait off Town Dock.  Smack-it popping plugs have been working really well around structure.

Bluefish – Has been very sporadic.  Bunker chunks, 3 oz deadly dicks, and kastmasters have been working well.

Porgy fishing – Small porgies off Prospect and Huckleberry Island.  Larger fish are being caught East of Matinecock Point.

Fisherman’s tip:  Make sure to rinse your gear after every trip.  Use a gentle stream of water to rinse the salt off your rod and reel.  Shake your rod dry and keep it in the open to dry properly.  NYS DEC now has new fishing maps available.  Go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7894.html to see this year fishing regulations and go to http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/42978.html

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John

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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report June 5 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for June 5 to 7
Saturday High 1:47 AM and 2:23 PM
Sunrise 5:24 AM, Sunset 8:23 PM
Sunday High 2:38 AM and 3:16 PM
Sunrise 5:26 AM, Sunset 8:19 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 62 (deg. F)

Note: Sunday is Harborfest.  Town Dock will be closed for fishing and lower main street will also be closed to vehicle traffic.  You can get to the Shop by driving down Bayview Ave or Murry Ave off of Mackey Ave.

General report – Weather for Saturday looks iffy.  Forecast is for a chance of rain… which means get out there!  Overcast conditions make for good fishing.  Sunday is supposed to be the nicer of the days.  Remember it is Harborfest this weekend so Town dock will be closed for fishing Sunday during the day.

Fly fishing –Water is a little cloudy from the rain so choose brighter color flies.  Patterns in white and chartreuse and white are best choices. Deceivers and small un-weighted baitfish patters on 1 and 1/0 hooks continue to work well. Blue fish are around so make sure to have some wire tippet on hand.

Fluke – Action is getting better.  The Sands Point side of the mouth of Hempstead Harbor has been putting up good numbers of fish.

Stripers – 20 lb plus fish have been taken with poppers off the beaches all around Sands Point.  Live line and bunker chunks have been working well around the schools of bunker when you can find them.  They are saying the nitrates washed into the Sound after all the rain we had has been affecting the bunker.

Bluefish – Lots of cocktail blues around with some bigger blues mixed in.  Bunker chunks, 3 oz deadly dicks, and kastmasters have been working well.

Porgy fishing – No reports of porgies being caught.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  Keep some crazy glue on hand.  It is great for sealing up cuts in the crease of your finger caused by line or from hook pricks.  It stops bleeding asap and protects the cut so you don’t hurt it again.

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John

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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report May 29 2015
Tides and sunrise/set for May 29 to 31
Saturday High 10:13 AM and 10:14 PM
Sunrise 5:27 AM, Sunset 8:18 PM
Sunday High 10:49 AM and 10:35 PM
Sunrise 5:26 AM, Sunset 8:19 PM

Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 54 (deg. F)

General report – Weather for Saturday looks great Sunday not so much so try and get out Saturday AM for the best fishing of the weekend.  Good tides this weekend for a morning and night time bite.  Bunker are around but many seem to have a disease that is causing their eyes to bulge out and then they are dying.  Water conditions are not hypoxic (lack of O2) so it isn’t a major fish kill like when there is a bad red tide.  We’ve been calling them zombie bunker… ooooh scary!.  Another strange thing I had a customer bring a bunker in with a lamprey attached to it.  He didn’t know what it was so brought it in hoping I would know.  I have never seen a live one before and let me tell you they are evil looking.


Fly fishing – Continues to be good.  Patterns in white, white and green, and pink and green have been working well.  Deceivers and small un-weighted baitfish patters on 1 and 1/0 hooks have been working taking the best fish. Blue fish are around so make sure to have some wire tippet on hand.

Fluke – Fluking has started to pick up with good numbers of shorts being caught.  Harts and Prospect Point have been producing some good numbers as well as the west side of Matinecock Point.

Stripers – Back bays are still the best place for some action.  Usual baits, bunker chunks and sandworms are a good bet.  Also had some reports of clams working well along the beaches.  Some nice fish have been caught around Fort Totten  Word is Captain John Steadman caught a 42 lb striper this week!  Nice going John!!  John is available for charter, you can look him up on the web at http://www.pointtopointoutfitters.com/contact-us/

Bluefish – Cocktail blues are in the area and are starting to chew up everyone gear.  Bunker chunks, 3 oz deadly dicks, and kastmasters have been working well.

Porgy fishing – No reports of porgies being caught.

 

Fisherman’s tip:  Watch for early morning fog with cool water temps and warm air.  Always have  a chart with you and take some bearings on your way out fishing so you know how to get home!

 

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John
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Manhasset Bay Fishing Report May 23 2015

Tides and sunrise/set for May 23 to 25
Saturday High 3:42 AM and 4:32 PM
Sunrise 5:32 AM, Sunset 8:12 PM
Sunday High 4:40 AM and 5:27 PM
Sunrise 5:31 AM, Sunset 8:13 PM

Monday High 5:45 AM and 6:25 PM
Sunrise 5:31 AM, Sunset 8:13 PM
Water Surface Temp. at Execution Rock: 54 (deg. F)


NOTE: There are Beluga whales in Manhasset Bay!!!  We spotted them off the Wharf yesterday and went out to see them on the Angler 2.  Port Water taxi is taking people out if you would like to see them yourself or you can rent a kayak from us to see them up close.  Check out our Facebook page to see the photos and video.  https://www.facebook.com/atlantic.outfitters.7?fref=nf

Note: You can get your hunting licenses at Atlantic Outfitters!  We sell hunting and fishing licenses.  Make sure to have your free marine fishing registration, this time of year they are checking everyone.

General report – Weather for the weekend looks great!  Good tides this weekend for early morning and dusk bite.  Bunker were plentiful but have become scarce again.  Word are they are near between the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges.

Fly fishing – Flies have been doing well.  Patterns in white, white and green, and pink and green have been working well.  Deceivers and small unweighted baitfish patters on 1 and 1/0 hooks have been working taking the best fish.

Fluke – Not many reports on fluke this week.  Water is still pretty cold.  Flounder are still being caught around the Bay near the marinas and around Harts Island.

Stripers – Action has been mostly in the back of the Bay(s) in the warmer water.  Lots of fish in the mid 20” range have been caught with the occasional 30+” fish.  Someone caught a 32 lb fish off Fort Totten near the Throgs Neck Bridge on a bunker chunk.  Green swimming plugs, swim shad, and popper have been producing some good fish in the back Bay.  Sand worms have been the bait of choice right now.

Bluefish – Haven’t had any reports of blue fish activity.  South Shore is loaded with them right now.

Porgy fishing – No reports of porgies being caught.

Fisherman’s tip:  Water temps are still pretty cold.  Make sure to bring a wind breaker, sweatshirt, or a fleece to help ward of the chill.

For live reports, tips, etc. call Atlantic Outfitters at 516-767-2215 or check the website www.atlanticoutfitters.us.  You can also find us on Facebook, just search for Atlantic Outfitters.
Tight lines,
John

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