Fishing Report For Long Island
The fishing on Long Island has been hot! Paul McCain at River Bay Outfitters in Oceanside reported hearing of a few stripers being caught on the flats around the island. These are more than likely residential fish but their activity has picked up.
Herring and bunker are being reported in strong numbers. There have been reports of large amounts of bunker around Staten Island. Hopefully the stripers aren’t too far behind them!
On the freshwater side of things all the parks, major rivers, and ponds have been stocked with trout. 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 very productive 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
If the holdover striper bite doesn’t appeal to you, get after the trout bite. The stripers will be here soon but the freshwater fishing on Long Island is very frequently over looked. With light tackle and trout can make an afternoon much more exciting.