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Long 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 striper fishing.

Long Island Sound Central
Mattituck, NY to Norwalk, CT.

Long Island Sound West
East 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 Inshore
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.
Block Island Sound
Montauk to Block Island
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 methods.

Shore fishermen use eels, pogies, (bunker) clam bellies, lobster, crabs and top water plugs in the cooler weather.

ORIENT POINT

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.

Nassau County
Suffolk County

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 /
Southold

The Hamptons is a region encompassing the eastern South Fork of Long Island, which includes several villages and communities.

Surf Fishing Spots on Long Island

SOUTH SHORE

Captree State Park
Direction: Take Southern Parkway to exit 40 South - Robert Moses Causeway, after draw bridge take second right
Fishing after sunset with Night Sport Fishing Permit or Beach Vehicle Permit in Main Field and Overlook Field. from April 1 to December 31

Caumsett State Park: Park web page
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.
Cedar 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 Point: New 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 Pkwy South
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 Boat Basin

LIPA Outflow
Northport @ Long Island

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. All winter striper fishing. Car parking at The Crab Meadow Park

Magnolia Pier Nissequogue River State Park Montauk Point State Park Robert  Moses State Park
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
Directions: Take 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

Sunken Meadow State Park Wilwood State Park

Town of Babylon
4 Wheel Drive Permits

Permits for Residents only and obtained at the Town Clerks office
200 Sunrise Highway, North Lindenhurst
440.00
631-957-3005

Town of East Hampton
4 Wheel Drive

Recreation Department, Toilsome Lane
Free for Residents
$200.00 for Non Residents
631 324 2417 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

Town 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

Hampton Bays:
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.

Theodore Roosevelt County Park (1185 Acres) Montauk Highway
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 Park
Roosevelt Park / Wantagh Park / Whitney Pond Park

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