I like searching the deep water ponds for huge stripers (Eff the N/S and S/S)... its a little known fact that the striped bass was first domesticated by the East Hamptonans circa 1870 and they filled the small lakes with MONSTER striped bass.. I like to fish live perch on a bambo rod (no float) in these lakes and hold on..
It depends thiers big bass in western sound in spring have cows bass also south shore has too. THis my answer Spring Western sound, Summer Montauk,Fall Montauk and South shore.But easily catch fish in big and abundance has be western sound in spring or Montauk anytime. Anyway just fish cause this is surf fsihing captial of the world anywhere on the island is good and stripers can be found anywhere.ANd you can find Big bass anywhere on the island.
are there more stripers than fishermaqn on LI? That sound looked awful fishy today.........I was between the forks last night and did all right...a few over 30" nothing real big though.......pretty satisified for first night time trek..man I wonder hoew the Manhasset's fared back in the day?
seems like the over the spring the spots I fished on the North Shore had more quantity than quality... and the spots on the South Shore had the opposite.
We'll see if it's still the same this weekend. North Shore has access issues, but having a kayak this helps us because we usually get the water to ourselves- so sometimes I'll choose the quanity and solitude over the chance to rub shoulders for bigger fish