Questions and answers

Where can I surf cast on Long Island?

Where can I surf cast on Long Island?

A Starter’s Guide To Long Island Fishing Piers


What bait should I use in the Long Island Sound?

Baits such as spearing, sandeels, killies and squid or artificial lures including bucktails, jigs and plugs take their share of the catch. May through November Striped Bass, Bluefish and Weakfish also are attracted to a variety of baits and lures and are often times caught incidentally by fluke and flounder fisherman.

Where can I fish for striped bass on Long Island?

Little Neck and Hempstead Bay. Located along western Long Island Sound, these are springtime hotspots for Striper. They also offer up a truly traditional Northeastern fishing experience. In fact, it’s often said that anglers in this area practically fish in each other’s backyards!

What fish is in season in Long Island?

Fishing Regulations for Long Island, New York

Species Size Limits (Total length in inches) Open Seasons
Black Sea Bass 15″ June 23 – Aug. 31 Sept. 1 – Dec. 31
Scup (Porgy) 9″ May 1 – Dec. 31
Scup (Porgy) Anglers aboard party/charter boats 9″ 9″ 9″ May 1 – Aug. 31 Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 Nov. 1 – Dec. 31
American Eel 9″ All Year

Is it safe to eat fish from Long Island Sound?

Most fish in Long Island Sound are safe to eat except for restrictions on striped bass, bluefish, and weakfish. Bluefish between 13 and 14 inches can be eaten once a month by all groups, according to state officials. Anglers also have one option to make sure their fish comes from the cleanest waters.

What fish are in season in Long Island?

Do you need a permit to fish on Long Island?

Do I need a license to fish on Long Island? In New York State there are different regulations for fishing in freshwater and in saltwater. Those fishing in freshwaters, such as lakes or rivers, do need to obtain a license before doing so, but those heading out to the ocean or the Long Island Sound only need to register.

Can you eat fish from Long Island Sound?

Where to go surf fishing on Long Island?

There are many surf fishing opportunities on Long Island – from quiet back bays, to the pounding surf and rocky shoreline of Montauk, to the sandy beaches of the South Shore. Each has their own type of structure, and provide the surf fisherman with vast opportunities.

What do you need to know about surfcasting?

The more you learn about surfcasting, the more it seems as if the tiniest change in the air will affect the fishing, which can leave any angler feeling frustrated. Choosing the proper tackle is key to surfcasting success. If the unpredictability of surf fishing isn’t intimidating enough, consider the challenge of choosing the proper tackle.

What makes a Surfcaster catch fish from shore?

There are a seemingly limitless number of factors that affect how a surfcaster goes about catching fish from shore. These include time of year, geographic location, desired species, available bait, weather patterns, tide patterns, moon phase, planet configuration, recent seismic activity, etc.

Where to find striped bass in Long Island?

The south shore of Long Island contains the most extensive acreage of tidal wetlands and the greatest diversity of habitat in New York. There is great great inshore Striped bass fishing here. in the bays and estuaries. stripers , false albacore, and bluefish migrate along the coast and enter the inlets at peak season.