Long Island Fishing Report- Halloween Morning Striped BassBy
I arrived at the Marina at 2am on Halloween morning with the thermometer reading 33 degrees and the boat covered in frost. This was my first trip since the historic Nor’Easter that hit Long Island over the weekend delivering the first snow of the season. Bundled up the thermal clothing and backed the boat out of the slip into a VERY still canal.
Arrived on scene for the start of the outgoing current and several drifts produced no life so I made a move to the Fire Island Inlet. Spent time drifting each of the rips inside the inlet with no results either. I did not notice any of the other boats doing anything either. I started to get worried about the storm’s impact on the stripers in the area.
The search continued with me making a move way back into the Great South Bay and found the fish right away. Not red hot action by any stretch but did manage 5 stripers in the teens before the sun came up and ended the action. One of the fish appeared to have suffered an attack in it’s younger days as he was missing a chunk out of his back. The wound was fully healed over and he appeared none the worse for it. All the stripers tonight were released back to enjoy their Halloweens.
Fun night on the water,