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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011

Striped bass and blackfish are stacked in the western long island sound. Togzilla is out there. Striped bass are for the most part schoolie size however, this time of the year their are big ones to be had in the evening and at night. Black flies are the way to go for these. Big eel patterns as well, as long as it is dark. It's a late season for the bluefish. Cocktail blues are feeding on peanuts in and outside of all the major harbors throughout the afternoon. 
For the tautogs makes sure you fish on the high tide. Incoming being best. The weather is looking to be almost as nice at it has in the past two days so if you have the chance call in sick and get out there! 
Bottom line the fishing has been an absolute blast. With Irene setting the stones for a slow fall (minus the albies in early Oct) the striper fishing has finally become red hot. Get out their now for the weather in a week from now should be back in fall mode. 
Long story short the past two days have been full of so many blues and stripers I could only begin to recount them all. A7 lb striper was the biggest on fly. I was not able to fool a blackfish of the fly like last week however, my buddy got a couple while aboard on the spin. 
For imitations think 4 inch spearing and 3-4 1/2 inch peanuts. Surprisingly a 1-2 weeks ago the peanuts were more in the 5 inch category. 
Get out there while you still can! 
tight lines 

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