1. Fish stacked up on west wall of a man made Island that was once a quarantine for immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. Now it's home to thousands of cormorants ...more and gulls stealing bait and living off scraps left behind by the fish. Some Migrators stop in at this year round resident fish hangout. When they're hungry from their trip they smash any hint of wounded bait.

    15 lb. 25 in. Striped Bass with a Guides Secret Bottle Pop

    1. Jimbo Harwood
      sweet fish!
    2. Mike Dean
      Cheated that fish out of four and a smidge inches! Went 29.5. Legal fish to keep here in NY but she's still swimming. I'd like another dance with her once ...more she fills out
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  2. Outgoing spot. Slack at sunset surface stuff for bass. Bucktails for fluke and night stripers. Small swimmers and teasers for shallow water in the lights.

    ponquogue floating dock

    1. Capt. Bob Thomas
      Appreciate the info!
    2. Robert Coleman
      That is a very cool pic mike! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
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  3. Bucktailing solo in the morning on the flood at bridge pylons. I can't wait for the overhaul of a once epic fishing pier that will give anglers amazing access ...more to structure in moving water smack dab on the fish highway around here.

    1. Mike Dean
      Got cut off! The local angler community. Such s unique spot. In the summer we always get some gulf stream stowaways.
  4. Tiny fella but first fish of the season!

    1 lb. 11 in. Striped Bass with a bass assassin

    1. Jimbo Harwood
      Cute pic though! lol. looks happy as can be.
  5. Went to flush out some black duck for some buddies on our way back to the dock. The 60 degree weather gifted us with some fun spring catch and release type fishing

    2 lb. 11 in. Striped Bass with a Storm shad

    1. k sue
      Say Hello to Bob Petersen for me. We were neighbors and worked on NYC Fireboat together - Kent
    2. Rich Pardy
      That's the little brother of your braggin board winner :)
    3. Christopher Pereira
      fun is fun, size doesn't matter!
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  6. Last weekend of fishing before the boat's winterized. No keepers but got about 30 little guys.

    1 lb. 15 in. Tautog with a Green crab

    1. Christopher Pereira
      those things fight!
  7. In the shadows of Lady Liberty on outgoing tide

    28 lb. 32 in. Striped Bass with a Bunker chunk

    1. Kenneth Ewald
      That fish would pull my little 1 man inflatable pontoon boat for miles!
    2. George Lay
      Awesome picture!!
    3. Tim Steinmetz
      Great striper, and fantastic picture!
    4. Arthur Huttemeyer Sr.
      Awesome Striper.
    5. Rob Koontz
      What a beauty
    6. Andrew Feller
    7. Jon Giacalone
      @nick, you nailed it! Great pic Mike!
    8. Christopher Pereira
      is that recent? heard rumors recently of fat cows up the hudson but never really believed them as no one ever had pictures to prove it. That proves it for me!
    9. Jacob Anderson
      Awesome picture and nice striper!
    10. Nick Dahmen
      This is 'MERICA in a single picture!
    11. Drew Gierach
      Beautiful fish. Congrats!
    12. Ed Hesse
      this the season Michael. Rock on!!
    13. Derek Stitt
      Great pic!!
    14. Rich Pardy
      wow what a stripper, nice job!!
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  8. Gorilla blues out of nowhere are all over the NY Bight maybe it's the heat wave. Hardcore Surfcaster Chris Buchta got a monster today. He was nice enough to ...more let me use one of many of his extreme surfcasting pics in one of my first Fishidy blog posts. Good guy and hell of a fisherman

    1. Ed Hesse
      Blues are monsters this year. Good job!
    2. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome catch!
    3. Deltafishing .
      Nice catch
    4. Christopher Pereira
    5. Rich Pardy
      sure is a gorilla blue, nice catch!!
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  9. Wait for it, wait for it, SWING!!

    5 lb. 18 in. Tautog with a white crab

    1. Jimbo Harwood
      nice catch!
    2. Christopher Pereira
      how those cubbies doing? hahahahahaha! nice tog!
    3. Jon Giacalone
      ;) best of luck!
    4. Mike Dean
      Haaa! 7 Line Army charging into Wrigley!!
    5. Jon Giacalone
      You're talking about the Cubs knocking it out of the park against those Mets, right?
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  10. Small stripers feeding on sand eels made for some surfcasting fun

    6 lb. Striped Bass with a diamond jig

    1. Rick Hunt
      Fun times!
    2. Christopher Pereira
      Nice one, none for us yet this fall
    3. Tim Steinmetz
      Nice catch!
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Urban Traveling Angler. Most fishing in the NY Bight, Western Sound, and Western South Shore. On the Water magazine contributor. Wish the mecca ...more wasn't so far east of Manhattan!

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Stripers, Tog
  • Waterway Montauk, NY Bight, Shinnecock
  • Lure White bucktail, pork rind