Long Island Striped Bass Fishing Reports
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Island Beach Buggy Association access and permits
Island South Shore
Jamaica Bay to Great South Bay
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.
Long Island Sound
East Montauk, NY
to Madison, CT.In addition to the vast
expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound, the numerous inlets,
bays and harbors surrounding Long Island are well known for exceptional
Long Island Sound Central
Mattituck, NY to Norwalk, CT.
Long Island Sound West
River to Stony Brook This 110-mile stretch is located
within the most densely populated area in the U.S., despite this
the bite is almost always hot for striped bass.
Fire Island National seashore
Islip to Hampton
Bays Only 32 miles long it is accessible
only by ferry. Striped bass and weakfish are just a few of the wide
assortment of species available.
Moriches Inlet - Center Moriches Long Island New York
Route 495 west or Route 27 - Shirley Exit to William Floyd Park. County Permit needed
Block Island Sound
Montauk to Block
The preferred method of fishing for stripers
around Long island and on the charter boats in Montauk is trolling
with jigs, long tubes or umbrella rigs. Each of these lures is customized
to work best for the style.
While trolling is the most productive, they also fish for stripers
while chunking, diamond jigging, with bucktails and other light tackle
Shore fishermen use eels, pogies, (bunker)
clam bellies, lobster, crabs and top water plugs in the cooler weather.
Large stripers in The Race.
One of Long Island's premier locations for striped bass is east of Valiant Rock in The Race. Off the tip of the North Fork of Long Island are three water passageways for fish to traverse: Plum Gut, The Sluiceway and The Race. Its fast-moving water and uneven bottom make it a favorite hangout for bass, and anglers have been taking advantage of the geology for generations. Party boats have been limiting out after just a few passess in the race drifting bucktails.
Surf Fishing Locations
on Long Island
Bucktailing Shinnecock Inlet
Most of Long Islands surf fishing beaches require either
State, Federal, County and Parks Department Permits. Some Towns restrict
fishing to residents only. Most allow access to their beaches and 24 hour parking.
And others allow access with a 4 wheel drive permit.
You must have fishing pole and tackle, shovel, tow
chain or rope,a working jack with support board, tire guage and approved
tires,appropriate spare tire and a trash bag.
Townships / Babylon /
Brookhaven / East Hampton / Huntington
Islip / Riverhead / Shelter Island / Smithtown /Southampton /
The Hamptons is a region encompassing the eastern
South Fork of Long Island, which includes several villages and
Direction: Take Southern Parkway to exit
40 South - Robert Moses Causeway, after draw bridge take second
Fishing after sunset with Night Sport
or Beach Vehicle Permit in Main Field and Overlook Field.
from April 1 to December 31
Caumsett State Park: Park
Direction: Take Route
110 (North, 7.0 miles from LIE Exit 49N) to the Route 25A (West,
0.41 miles, three traffic lights), to West Neck Road (North, 5.1 miles)
to park. Cedar Beach Town of Babylon Park
Direction: Take Southern
Parkway to exit 40 South - Robert Moses Causeway,after draw bridge
take exit towards Jones Beach,follow the signs to the Cedar Beach.
Beach is accessible by 4WD cars with Town
of Babylon Beach Vehicle Permit from September 15 to December
31, by 4WD entrance through the Shore Thumb Crab Meadow open only
from dawn till dusk
Direction from East: take
Sunken Meadow Parkway north to Exit SM5, take Road 25A west, Direction
from West: take Long Island Expressway to exit 52 north,
Deer Park Rd (231) go about 4 miles to Northport town, turn right
in Waterside Rd., go north 2.2 miles to Crab Meadow Park, walk
on the beach in west direction for about 1 mile to LIPA outflow
on the fork go right and after 0.6 mile turn right in Road 25,
on first traffic light turn left in Elwood Rd.,go north for about
5 miles, and turn right in Road 25A, after about 1 mile turn left in
Waterside Rd., go north 2.2 miles to Crab Meadow Park. Democrat
York State Parks web page
Robert Moses State Park Direction: Take
Southern Parkway to exit 40 South - Robert Moses Causeway go to
West side of Robert Moses State Park.
Democrat Point is accessible
by 4WD cars with NYS Beach Vehicle Permit or from field # 2 (after
sunset with Night Sport Fishing Permit) Permits valid from April
1 to December 31 Gilgo Beach Jones
Beach State Park
Directions : Take the Meadowbrook Pkwy South or Wantagh
Night Sport Fishing Permit or Beach Vehicle Permit is valid:
From April 1 to December 31 for after sunset parking for the purpose
of night fishing onlyat fields # 6, #10, West End #2 and West End
Northport @ Long Island
from East: take Sunken Meadow Parkway north to Exit SM5, take
Road 25A west, Direction from West: take Long Island Expressway
to exit 52 north, Deer Park Rd (231) go about 4 miles to Northport
town, turn right in Waterside Rd., go north 2.2 miles to Crab
Meadow Park, walk
on the beach in west direction for about 1 mile to LIPA outflow on
the fork go right and after 0.6 mile turn right in Road 25, on first
traffic light turn left in Elwood Rd.,go north for about 5 miles,
and turn right in Road 25A, after about 1 mile turn left in
Waterside Rd., go north 2.2 miles to Crab Meadow Park. All winter striper
fishing. Car parking at The Crab Meadow Park
Magnolia Pier Nissequogue
River State Park Montauk Point
State Park Robert Moses
Robert Moses State Park Direction: Take
Southern Parkway to exit 40 South - Robert Moses Causeway go to West
side of Robert Moses State Park.
Democrat Point is accessible by 4WD cars with
NYS Beach Vehicle Permit or from field # 2 (after sunset with Night Sport Fishing Permit) Permits valid from April
1 to December 31Sore Thumb
Southern Parkway to exit 40 South - Robert Moses Causeway, after
draw bridge take exit towards Jones Beach, turn around to Overlook
Beach, past Overlook Beach and take next right.
Shore Thumb is accessible by 4WD cars with NYS Beach
Vehicle Permit or with Babylon Town 4WD Permit Permits valid
from April 1 to December 31
Meadow State Park Wilwood State
Town of Babylon
4 Wheel Drive Permits
Permits for Residents only and obtained at the Town Clerks office
200 Sunrise Highway, North Lindenhurst
Shinnecock Inlet and Moriches inlet
Shinnecock Inlet The Shinnecock Inlet, formed by the 1938 hurricane, is
an ideal spot to find striped bass or bluefish.
Meschutt Beach County Park Seven acres of protected beach along Peconic
Bay. Picnic areas, off-season fishing, 631 854-4949
Ponquogue Beach Southampton Town Beach. Dune Road
600 feet of ocean beach. 631 283-6011 Montauk, Long Island's easternmost point
Camp Hero State Park Montauk Highway
Wildlife watching and surf fishing with permit. 631 668-3781
Hither Hills State Park Old Montauk Highway
(1755 acres) Campgrounds, hiking/nature trails, picnic areas, 2.5-mile
ocean beach, General store. 631 668-7600.
County Park (1185 Acres) Montauk
631 (852-7879) Shadmoor State Park (100 acres) At southwest corner
of Route 27 and Seaside Avenue. To open this year with more than
2,400 feet of ocean beach, bluffs, freshwater wetlands, hiking
trails and elevated platforms for birdwatching and shoreline
views. 631 669-1000
Nassau County Fishing Dept of Parks
Bay Park / Cow Meadow Park / EisenhowerPark
/ Grant Park / Hempstead Harbor
Beach Park Inwood Park / Nassau Beach Park (surf) / North Woodmere
Roosevelt Park / Wantagh Park / Whitney Pond Park
New York State Parks Information
NY State 4x4 Permit Information
Permits can be purchased at: Robert Moses State Park, Belmont Lake State Park, & Montauk Downs (golf course).
Dates Of Sale: January 2, to April 30th, Tues. After Labor Day to Dec. 31,
Annual Fee for the permit is $65.00
The NYS permit allows access to the following outer beaches: Gilgo, Cedar (Sore Thumb area), Robert Moses (Democrat Point), Napeague, Hither Hills, and Montauk Point. Check list of equipment needed when you drive on any NY State beaches. Air Pressure Gauge - min. 5psi ( low pressure ) Air Pump (recommended not required ) Jack Jack Board 3/4" thick x 12" x 12" (min.) hardwood or ply Lug Wrench (recommended not required ) Shovel Tow Rope or Chain Flashlight (recommended not required ) Minimum of 1 red flare Minimum of 1 fire extinguisher (USCG Approved) First Aid Kit Plastic Pail (recommended not required ) Spare Tire Garbage Bags Porta-Potty For additional information contact: Belmont Lake State Park Officet: (631) 667-5055 NYS Parks Office -Headquarters: (631) 669-1000 NYS Parks Office -Robert Moses: (631) 669-0470
New york County Information
Suffolk County Parks The Suffolk County Outer Beach permit requires the applicant to be a holder of a current Suffolk County Green Key. Green Key Cards – Identifies holder (except Non resident card) as a Suffolk County resident and insures reduced fees for park activities. Resident $ 24.00 Non Resident (valid one year from purchase date) 40.00 Sr. Citizen (60 and over)/Handicap 11.00 Volunteer Fire/EMT Personnel/Auxiliary Police/C.E.R.T. 11.00 Jr. (Under 18) 11.00 Veteran 11.00 Disabled Veteran FREE Active Military Exempt FREE Replacement 5.00
Outer Beach Permits OUTER BEACH RECREATIONAL VEHICLE USE THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CUPSOGUE, CEDAR POINT, SMITH POINT AND SHINNECOCK EAST OUTER BEACHES RECREATIONAL VEHICLE USE PERMIT: Valid 1/09 through 12/09 Resident – Annual Fee $ 93.00 Res. Sr. Cit./Handicap/Vol./Veteran/Aux. Pol./CERT – Annual Fee $ 46.00 Disabled Veteran FREE Resident Fall Permit (9/8 – 12/31) $ 46.00 Non resident Permit-Annual Fee $225.00 Non resident Fall Permit (9/8-12/31) $ 90.00 Recreational Vehicle Use Permit Replacement Fee $ 20.00 Disabled Veteran Replacement Fee FREE DAY USE PERMITS: For Vehicles Who Do Not Purchase Yearly Permit (All Outer Beaches, Resident Green Key Required) Resident, Sr. Citizen, Handicap, Vol., CERT Veteran & Aux. Pol. $30.00 Disabled Veteran / Active Military FREE Non resident $40.00 THEODORE ROOSEVELT PARK (OUTER BEACH) Seasonal Camping Trailer Storage (May 1 – October 31) $600.00
Township Beach Access Town of Babylon Town Of Babylon 4 Wheel Drive Permit ( Residents Only) Permit can be purchased at the Town Clerks Office 200 Sunrise Hwy. N. Lindenhurst For additional information contact (631)957-3005
Town Of East Hampton 4 Wheel Drive Permit Permit can be purchased at Recreation Dept Toilsome La., East Hampton For additional information contact (631) 324-2417
Town Of West Hampton: Both of the village's beaches require
permits for non-residents and summer renters. For info., call Village
Hall. 631 288-1654 South Hampton: Shinnecock East County Park (89
Acres) Outerbeach camping for self-contained vehicles only; salt-water
fishing. 631 852-8899
of South Hampton
4 Wheel Drive Permits Purchase at the Town Hall
Trustees Office, Hampton
Road $10.00 Resident $5.00 Seniors
$200.00 Non Residents 631 287 5717
Federal Parks Beach Access Gateway National Recreation Area
4 Wheel Drive fishing permits can be purchased year round at Fort Tilden (former U.S. Army Base) Building #1 Annual Fee is $50.00 Permit is valid from Jan 1 through Mar 14, and Sept.1 through Dec 31. Permit allows access to Breezy Point For additional information contact (718) 318-4300 Fire Island National Seashore Recreational vehicles are permitted to drive at certain times on designated portions of Fire Island National Seashore as a means of access for fishing or hunting. With a Sportsman's Vehicle Permit, you may drive on the beach along the Atlantic Ocean on the south shore of Fire Island, west of the Wilderness Visitor Center and east of Long Cove, between the water's edge and 20 feet seaward of the beach grass. Vehicles may not cross dunes, damage vegetation, or enter the designated wilderness area. The beach may be closed to all driving during high tides, when vehicles will not be able to safely travel at least 20 feet from the base of the dunes. Permits for recreational driving may be purchased at the Otis Pike Wilderness Visitor Center on or after September 1, for use between September 15 and December 31. However, the beach may be closed to driving at any time due to high water or other adverse conditions on the beach.
Wilderness Visitor Center beside Smith Point County Park CR-46 (William Floyd Parkway) Mastic Beach, NY 11951 Phone: 631-281-3010 Open January 1 - March 30, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday (weather & staffing permitting; ranger-conducted programs for school groups on weekdays by appointment)
April 2 - June 28, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday (ranger-conducted programs for school groups on weekdays by appointment)
June 29 - September 1, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday
September 3 - December 31, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday
When you purchase your permit, you are also required to watch a 5-minute driving orientation video, where you'll be advised of the "rules of the road" and other safety and resource protection messages.
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