Long Island anglers have been enjoying a solid fall run of striped bass and bluefish. It has been one of the best runs of the past several years. The most active fishing locations during the month of November have been along the South Shore. Bass and bluefish schools slowly spread out from their earlier concentrations at Montauk to all prime fishing spots along the south side of Long Island. Fish have been widely dispersed from the Hamptons to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The southern sand beaches from the East End to the west have experienced a strong influx of sand eels, a preferred prey species for bass and blues.
Katrina Peluso with a striped bass caught while fishing with husband, Capt. Paul Peluso. Photo by Angelo Peluso