Fishing Report For Long Island
The fishing on Long Island is at long last picking up! Paul McCain at River Bay Outfitters in Oceanside reported hearing of a few holdover stripers being caught and released in some of the back bays.
The Long Island trout streams have been stocked with trout, and plenty of them. You can check out the NY spring trout stocking schedule online. Anglers can also find some nice trout that have held over from Fall 2018 stockings in waters such as Deep Pond, Kahlers Pond, Upper Yaphank Lake and West Lake in Suffolk County and in Massapequa Reservoir, Oyster Bay Mill Pond and Upper Twin Pond in Nassau County. Other recommended lakes and ponds include Laurel Lake, East Lake, Southards Pond and Argyle Lake in Suffolk County. In Nassau County, Oyster Bay Mill Pond is also a good bet.
The trout bite has been hot and the Connetquot continues to produce both high quality and quantity fish. The Carmans in Southaven County Park and the Nissequogue River in Caleb Smith State Park open for fly fishing on April 1st.
Long Island Fishing Forecast
Warm weather is arriving and the fishing will follow. If you don’t feel like sitting and waiting for the stripers to arrive, gear up and go after the hot trout bite or explore for some largemouth. The bass will be getting ready to spawn soon, keep an eye on the water temperature and be ready!