Happy Opening Day For Striped Bass in New York! – Don’t forget the new regulations.


Hello All You New York Striped Bass Anglers, The day is here, opening day! New regulations are in place so please abide by them. For the first time in the history of this state we now have a slot size. In order to keep one bass a day, it must be between 28-35-inches. All other fish must be released. I’m an "if it’s not broken don’t fix it" kinda guy, and the one fish per day over 36-inches sure worked well in the ’90s. Now we’ll see how well the slot does. The slot changes a lot including the many bass tourneys up and down the coast as well as the dream to land that 50-pounder. But we will do whatever we can to rebuild the fishery.

Next year we will be adding mandatory circle hooks for anglers using bait.

I realize for many of you this is a moot point as our boats are locked in their yards, and we’re on hold all day dealing with some sort of financial issue. But those are the exact people that need to get outdoors and make the best of a really bad situation. And help get the economy going at the same time.

Long Island Sound Fishing Report

Tog are chewing away

Togs are chewing away! At this point, most reports we’re getting are that blackish are chewing well in 47-48 degree water temps, in shallow water. It’s blowing pretty strong out there today so we don’t expect to get many more.

Cooper is all smiles while getting in on the April tautog season.

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@cooper.bohner on some nice spring time tog 💪🏼
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New York Fishing Reports

Striped Bass are right on time

Striped bass are right ontime as they gather to head up the Hudson to spawn. But that not stoping catch and release anglers from gettin in on the fun. There are new regualtions this year whch you can find here

@_dangram_ hoisting a nice fish caught on a @ccwnj08302 DP4.
“It has been difficult to do trips this season with the ongoing situation but with the little time I’ve had on the water has been very eventful thanks to the new CCW DP4. Getting down 10-15 feet in a few fast cranks, this plug calls in fish of all sizes from all depths of the water column. The best way to describe the action is that of the heavy pulsating action of a bunker spoon but still maintaining a tight irresistible wiggle”

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New York Fishing Reports

23 Codfish, 70 big red hake and more! on the Laura Lee

Local Open Boat Action! Get in on it while you can.
If you too enjoy bottom fishing then it’s time to break your cabin fever and get yourself a on a local boat for some New York Cod Fishing and everything else that’s around! This is the time of year to take advantage of this great action that your local open/charter boat will get you.

Laura Lee Fleet

This great weather and skilled anglers has combined for a bottom fishing bonanza! This trip turned into more than just just cod fishing.
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The 6 AM trip today caught 23 Codfish, 70 Big Red Hake, 1 Monkfish, 19 Sea Bass, 35 Ocean Pout, 55 Big Cape Shark, 26 Cunner, 1 Fluke, 1 Sundial, and 2 Silver Eels.


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New York Fishing Reports

Hampton Lady Cod

Hampton Lady Fishing

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SUN 2/9/20 🐟☘Wasn’t sure what to expect after the previous days storm and 70kt winds. Dirty water inshore was lifeless as the bottom was still churned up. Looked around and found some fish to work on but still wasn’t what i hoped for or the type of fishing we have been having. Dogs got blown into town which made it difficult at times for us as well.
Boat Regulars Gene O. and Mike K. led the way with 10 pieces in the box with Genes good enough for the pool.
Thanks guys for making the trip out with us, gonna let the dust settle this week and pick it back up on Saturday!

☘Next Trip is this Saturday 02/15/20

Do not wait to book as trips fill quickly on weekends.

👉Call/Text for Reservations

👉15 passengers Max


👉Private Charters available

🐟SAT 02/15/20 4am-4pm Wreck Trip

🚘Exit 65s on ST-27 (Sunrise HWY)


NYSF Fishing Show 2/15 and 2/16

When cabin fever sets in, it’s time to check out a local fishing show. This year’s New York Sportfishing Federation show is sure to be a winner. In addition to a lineup to top speakers, the show is packed with vendors and you’ll get a shot at a trip to Tanaku Lodge.

This is the longest running fishing show on Long Island and it supports the New York Sportfishing Federation as they represent our rights and our needs as New York Anglers. There are seminars with some of the regions top anglers. It then culminates with a huge action of great fishing equipment!

Come on down and have a great day with fellow New York Anglers!

New York Fishing Reports

Superhawk local cod 1/02/2020

Had a lucky day yesterday on the Superhawk out of Point Lookout . It was their first cod trip of the season. I shuffled through about 15 cod and managed 7 nice market cod keepers. The cod were tight to the bottom and those of us with our hooks set lower had best results. I tied only a 6 inch dropper with 50LB leader 18 inches above my sinker using a Gami 6/0 bait Baccala 1.jpgBaccala 2.jpgBaccala 3.jpgholder. No jelly worms or jewelry of any kind. Plain Jane all the way. I know it made all the difference in the world that the boat had fresh and unsalted clams. Thanks to the mates and especially Captain Steve Kearney who gave us the best chances for success. This boat is recommended. :)(y)(y)(y),