Froze my butt off this morning,fished 7:15-1:30Holgate to mid island,Some early bite's then it got quiet. 1 slot and 3 blue's on the jig,rubber shad bodies in white, nothing caught on the troll!! Another 2-3 week's should have the larger school's coming South, let's hope it doesn't get too cold !! Hate the darn ice on the deck and dock !!!SF
Left inlet around 7am made a right and went allll the way down past Brant Beach NADA
Came all the way back up north( up past bathing beach) and jigged (sparingly) blues until about 2:30 when all heck broke loose. Tons of blues but jigged up 3 keeper bass as well. Bob Ect has got it right . another week or two will be differnt story. Friend of mine had a real good day trolling bass below the fleet. He was only one I heard of who did well w/ the bass outside.
We went trolling in LEI this morning. Decided to troll along the bars and in the white water instead of going up the beach. Paid off good. Had 4 fish, all 34" to 36". Alot of weed though, we had to keep bringing in the lines and cleaning off the weed. Alot of boats anchored too that we had to troll between that were fishing clams. We fished only 2 hrs. when my wife called on the cell and said her father was just taken to the hospital, something to do with his heart so we packed it in and headed for the dock. Turns out he'll be ok and we'll be out tomorrow to give it another try.