Long Island/NYC Fishing Report – April 4th, 2014

A few anglers have been out on the lakes and ponds, including Southards Pond and Argyle Lake, targeting trout that wintered over and have been feeding consistently as the water has warmed. There are not a lot of trout being caught, but they have been between 12 to 14 inches.  Worms, small Rapala or Yo-Zuri swimming plugs and PowerBaits have been a good choice.  Largemouth bass, yellow perch and big bluegills have been reported in Stump Pond in Blydenburg County Park. Worms, spinners and small plugs all produced a mixed bag of fish. 

Scott Jeffery at East End Bait and Tackle reported that a there were a few bunker sighted in Shinnecock Bay and that a few resident bass were caught in the usual holdover spots. The reports of bunker is a good sign for upcoming spring striper season.

The offshore fishing for cod, ling and pollock has remained essentially unchanged, with most cod in the 5- to 8-pound class, with typical pool fish ranging between 10 and 15 pounds.  The ling have been averaging 3 to 5 pounds, and a few pollock up to 20 pounds were reported. The better cod fishing remained on the wrecks 120 feet of water and deeper.

Guy Zummo

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