Long Island/NYC Fishing Report – March 4th, 2016

Overall, the fishing was quiet this report period as many anglers stayed off the water due to the cold temperatures. Too, some of the open boats have been hauled for maintenance.  

Saltwaters Bait and Tackle reported that there were a few white perch caught in Santapogue Creek in West Babylon. The best bait was grass shrimp that were caught using a small meshed dip net run along canal bulkheads. A good secondary bait was night crawlers. The shop also reported that a few trout were caught in the Carlls River and at Bubbles Falls.

Bernie’s Bait and Tackle reported that a few herring were caught at Magnolia Pier, Coney Island Pier and the 69th Street Pier on Sabiki rigs. The herring fishing has slowed with the drop in water temperature and should improve with toward the middle of March when the water temperature begins to warm.

The codfish boats running out of Moriches Inlet and Montauk Point reported slower action than during the prior report periods due to the colder water. Also, rough seas have silted up the water, forcing the boats to search for clean water further from shore. Boats that did find fish averaged a few cod per angler between 6 and 10 pounds, along with a few pollock and ling.  

Your local tackle shop is likely to be slow this month, so if you haven’t done so now is the time to bring in your gear for servicing, repairs and fresh line.

Guy Zummo

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