New York - Long Island

A complete fishing forecast for Long Island, Metro NYC, the Hudson River and Upstate.

  • April 17, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    On the striper front, western Long Island has been seeing decent numbers of fish, as well as the tidal creeks on the eastern South Shore. The North Shore and western Sound seem to be the best spots for flounder right now. Heavy chumming has resulted in better numbers, and the fish are biting on sandworms and clams around structure and over shallow flats. Read More »

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  • April 10, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    Fishing is definitely picking up around the Island, and each week things are sounding better and better. Find out where to fish on Long Island in this week's fishing report. Read More »

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  • April 03, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    Freshwater is definitely a good place to be right now. The lakes and rivers are turning on as the water starts warming up a bit, and with the addition of hungry trout in many areas, you have a good chance of catching something. If you would rather get out on open water, the cod boats should be heading out, and since the grounds haven’t been pressured too much, we can hope for a nice catch this weekend. Read More »

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  • March 27, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    It looks like someone informed the fish that it is spring, and they decided to start getting hungry. Freshwater fishing began to pick up this week, and with highs in the 50’s for at least the next few days, things should only continue to improve. Read More »

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  • March 20, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    This is a good time of year to start really seeing what’s happening on the freshwater front. You might find some action on the shallow edges that have been sitting in the sun and warming up all day. After all, the calendar says it’s officially spring, so things should start to pick up very soon. Read More »

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  • March 13, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    This upcoming weekend might be another tough one. A few boats cancelled trips for Friday and are questioning or already cancelled their weekend trips. I’m sure someone will be sailing for cod, you just have to be willing to find the boats and deal with the conditions. Read More »

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  • March 06, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    The weekend is looking quite nice with temperatures reaching a balmy 50 degrees in some areas, and it looks like spring might actually be trying to come after all. The cod fishing seems to be getting better each week, and anglers should take advantage of the favorable weather while it’s here. Read More »

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  • March 04, 2014

    by Late Winter Deep Drop


    It felt strange driving down Route 27 East toward Montauk without a few surf rods in the car. Then again, it felt strange driving into Montauk on February 28, but, as Captain Bobby Schroeder of the Viking Fleet said, “There is no ‘fishing season’ in Montauk. Out here, the fishing never stops.”

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  • February 27, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    It looks like it has been another slow week across the Island. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    Well, we are in luck with the weather this weekend. Warm temperatures and rain this week have really done a number on the leftover snow and ice, and more rain Friday and temperatures upwards of 50 degrees should continue to melt things quite nicely. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Snowy Owls a Welcome Winter Sight


    It will still be several months before we see a return of any fish along the beaches, but that does not mean the beaches are void of life. Bundle in layers, grab a Thermos of coffee and hit the shore in search of our winter’s wildlife before it is gone. Read More »

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  • February 13, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    Cod is the better bet if the boats are sailing, but I would call ahead since there might be some windy conditions this weekend. Montauk and South Shore wreck fishing has been seeing good numbers of cod and pollock, so there’s a good chance you’ll bring some home for the dinner table. Read More »

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  • February 12, 2014

    by 31st Annual New York Sportfishing Federation Expo Starts This Weekend


    The New York Sportfishing Federation's 31st Annual Forum & Auction returns to the Freeport Recreation Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 14th, 15th, and 16th. Tabbed the "Can't Miss" sportfishing event of the year in the New York marine district, this year's Freeport Show promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Read More »

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  • February 06, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    This time of year fishing opportunities are all based on the weather. Last weekend, awesome unseasonably warm temperatures let plenty of cod boats out for some nice catches. This weekend things are looking quite a bit colder, so it’s iffy what boats will be heading out. Read More »

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  • January 30, 2014

    by Sam McKelvey


    Best Bet? Get on a plane to somewhere warm. It’s just too darn cold here and I feel terrible making you all suffer through a report where I tell you the weather stinks and no one can get out on the water. Read More »

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