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Old 04-15-2017, 05:15 PM   #171 (permalink)
 
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Smile COMBS WEEKEND UPDATE - 04/1/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

No flounder or significant bass reports came in. A few anglers fishing from the docks on the north side of the bay are still playing catch and release with 16 to 20-inch schoolies using bucktails.

The Tangle Free Rig offer is still in place. Mention that you read about the Tangle Free in Noreast and if you buy 2 you get the 3rd at half-price. We now have Fluke Quick Rigs made with 4-inch hard body teasers and VMC hooks in five different delicious colors. The shop is fully stocked with fluke candy and bass treats.

Take a look at the new water resistant, machined aluminum Tsunami Shield reels in the 3, 4, 5, and 6000 series. A new shipment of the Maxell Hybrid 25 reel as arrived. Beach anglers can check out a 10-1/2 ft. rod/reel combo with a graphite composite rod for under $70.

The shop has the necessary baits for flounder and bass such as clams, clam chum, clam bellies, fresh bunker, worms and mussels. Nightcrawlers are available for trout anglers.

The shop is open full time 7 days a week. Call ahead on bad weather days to verify closing times. (631) 264-3525.

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Old 04-21-2017, 02:22 PM   #172 (permalink)
 
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Smile COMBS - WEEKEND FORECAST 04/21/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

It’s just the first week of the season and already bass are all over the bay. On the North side from the Wantagh Bridges to Florence Beach and from Florence Beach east to the Copiague Hole anglers are enjoying some nice rod bending action. Clams and sandworms are bringing in fish from 25 to 27-inches. On early Friday morning along Florence Beach a customer connected with a few fish. Small 4 to 5-inch Tsunami Storm Shads in bunker color were also quite effective. No blues are around but there are good numbers of bass.

Several anglers said they encountered some sea robins in the bay waters while using bucktails and plugs. Flounder pounders are finding some action too. Shop regular Dennis Murphy and his wife were aboard the Capt. Rod in Captree earlier in the week and his wife took pool honors with a sweet 2-1/2 pounder. Dennis noted that every fare on board had at least one fish.

Now that the fluke opener has been confirmed for May 17th the Tangle Free Rig offer will remain through opening day. Mention that you read about the Tangle Free in Noreast and if you buy 2 you get the 3rd at half-price. Bill now has Fluke Quick Rigs made with 4-inch hard body teasers and VMC hooks in five different delicious colors.

When you drop by the shop be sure to ask for a copy of our Fluke Anglers Checklist.

The shop has the necessary baits for flounder and bass such as clams, clam chum, clam bellies, worms, fresh bunker and mussels.

The shop is open full time 7 days a week. Call ahead on bad weather days to verify closing times. (631) 264-3525.

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Old 04-28-2017, 04:11 PM   #173 (permalink)
 
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Default COMBS WEEKEND FORECAST - 04/28/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

Bass are keeping anglers very busy. Fish to 22-pounds invaded the Wantagh Bridges on Thursday and were slamming fresh bunker chunks. However, bass are on the feed and plastics, poppers, swimming plugs and shads have all been effective. It seems the best times have been the late afternoon and the evening.

Anglers who drifted clam bellies at the Robert Moses on the outgoing did very well with plenty of action and plenty of shorts. We have a new shipment of clam bellies available in one gallon buckets.

A decent amount of flounder has been picked up along the Squaw Island drains at the top of the tide and the first hour of the outgoing. The average catch is 2 to 3 per boat.

The choppers have finally arrived. Alligator blues in the 12 to 15-pound range are aggressive and will hit just about anything offered to them. Excellent action has occurred close to the inlet. The fish were very long but had no real girth. Dick Kissel drilled a 32-inch blue that jumped on a 7-inch Tsunami swimming plug at the Amityville Dock. “Bay” Mike connected with a bunch of blues and some fluke to 19-inches and released them. Anglers who trolled up and down the State Channel scored with the 2-ounce MoJo Rig in white/green with a 9-inch shad. This rig can be purchased at the shop.

It’s a good time to take advantage of the Tangle Free Rig offer that will remain through opening day. Mention that you read about it in Noreast, and if you buy 2 you get the 3rd at half-price.

When you drop by the shop be sure to ask for a copy of Combs Fluke Anglers Checklist.

The shop has the necessary baits for flounder and bass such as clams, clam chum, clam bellies, local spearing, worms, fresh bunker and mussels. (631) 264-3525.

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Old 05-07-2017, 03:38 PM   #174 (permalink)
 
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Smile COMBS - WEEKEND REPORT

Hello, Fellow Anglers

Confirmed reports came in of weakfish at Ocean Beach, Copiague Hole and Massapequa Cove. Small jigs and plastics such as Bass Assassins in albino shad have brought in fish to 7-pounds.

Bass are plentiful at both inlets. At Jones work the West Bar and try the Robert Moses in Fire Island. The outgoing tide has been the best so far. However, some days you can’t get past the choppers to 10-pounds as both species are jumping on clam baits. We also advise that because of the savage blues blitz you put away the MoJo rigs for the time being and switch to the basic bunker spoons and traditional umbrella rigs.

Schools of bass are at all the bridges and the middle of the bay. Poppers in the early morning and early evening are scoring well but depending on the day you may encounter all blues or all bass.

A new shipment of the Joe Baggs Patriot Fish has arrived, which has proven to be a killer rig for bass. Danny V from the shop took one to the Wantagh Bridge and connected with four bass. The Joe Baggs Gulpies are available in ¾ to 4-ounces and can accommodate 2 to 6-inch plastics and GULP! baits. For those who like Backwater rigs you can check out their Ultra Minnow Fluke Jigs as well as the ever popular Poison Tail Jig.

When you drop by the shop be sure to ask for a copy of Combs Fluke Anglers Checklist. You can still take advantage of the Tangle Free Rig offer that will remain through opening day. Mention that you read about it in Noreast, and if you buy 2 you get the 3rd at half-price.

The shop has the necessary baits for flounder and bass such as clams, clam chum, clam bellies, local spearing, worms, fresh bunker and mussels. (631) 264-3525.


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Old 05-12-2017, 09:12 PM   #175 (permalink)
 
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Smile COMBS - IT'S FLUKE TIME

Hello, Fellow Anglers

SUNSHINE OR RAIN, OR EVEN HURRICANE - THE SHOP WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY TOMORROW. (Saturday)

Make sure you are locked and loaded for the opening day of fluke season on Wednesday.

Our "Fluke Candy" Section has a full selection accessories to sweeten your offerings to the summer flatties.

Choose from a fine selection of our made-in-the-shop Tangle Free Rigs including the new for 2017 Creamsicle color. These special rigs won over a 18 pools in 2016. You might also add to your arsenal the Fluke Quick Rigs made with 4-inch hard body teasers in five different colors and constructed with quality VMC hooks. You can still take advantage of the Tangle Free Rig offer that will remain through opening day. Mention that you read about it in Noreast, and if you buy 2 you get the 3rd at half-price.

The Joe Baggs Gulpies are available in ¾ to 4-ounces and can accommodate 2 to 6-inch plastics and GULP! baits. Backwater rig aficionados should check out the Backwater Ultra Minnow Fluke Jigs as well as the ever popular Poison Tail Jig.

The Ultimate Tangle Free Fluke Net is in stock and this year the company has added an Ultimate Net for Kayakers.

When you drop by the shop be sure to ask for a free copy of Combs Fluke Anglers Checklist.

The shop has the necessary baits for fluke and bass such as clams, clam chum, clam bellies, local spearing, baby squid, local squid, squid strips, worms and fresh bunker.

Combs Bait - Your Best Bet to Bring Big Fluke to the Net

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Old 05-19-2017, 03:09 PM   #176 (permalink)
 
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Smile COMBS - WEEKEND FORECAST 05/19/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

Opening day for summer flatties was quite good for some of our customers. Dick Kissel worked the State Boat Channel and hauled in two 19-inch specimens and one of 20-inches. Bay Mike limited with three 19-inch fluke that he decked in the East/West Channel near the 23 buoy. The Fish of the Week so far has been Tom Pena's 6-1/2 pounder that he captured on a white Combs Tangle Free rig. Pat Peck sailed on the Shinnecock Star in Hampton Bay and had flatties of 5 and 4-pounds. She nailed her catch on a new Tsunami Slim Wave rod in combo with a Shimano Curado and a white bucktail.

Mike Agius was out on Wednesday and encountered 25 shorts. However, the next day he bagged two 20-inch fish along with some shorts.

Based on the overall reports pink had a slight edge over other colors for bucktails and teasers.

Bass action has actually been good to excellent. Clam belly anglers have found success at all local bridges and the bars at the inlets. There has been a noticeable increase in size as fish to 32-inches are being taken. Once again we advise you to bring plenty of hooks as the blues continue to infest the inlets and bays. if you just want the choppers go in the early morning or evening and toss a diamond jig or other shiny lure.

Crabbing for blue claws has been very good at local docks and piers.

Shop regular Ross broke in his newly acquired Tangle Free Fluke Net by hauling in two keeper bass. Pick up your net now as they are selling out quickly and once they're gone, they're GONE!

The shop has the necessary baits for fluke and bass such as clams, clam chum, clam bellies, local spearing, baby squid, local squid, squid strips, worms and fresh bunker.

Combs Bait - Your Best Bet to Bring Big Fluke to the Net

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Smile COMBS - WEEKEND UPDATE 05/22/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

As noted in our previous report, anglers are enjoying themselves on the bass grounds.

Over the weekend ten-year-old Kevin Cantos was fishing with his dad Hector when he decked his first ever bass that checked in at 28-inches. Anthony Minuto III worked a bunker spoon at Long Beach and connected with a 35-pounder. Bill sent a first time ever bass angler to the State Boat Channel with clam bellies and he tallied 12 bass with two keepers and seven blues.

We received info that you can connect with weakfish to 5-pounds in the early morning at Ocean Beach. Plastics have given anglers a slight edge over sandworms.

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Smile COMBS - WEEKEND UPDATE 05/30/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

Fluking was not so bad on good weather days. Mike Vecchiareli worked the outgoing tide on Saturday at Jones Inlet and employed a yellow Spro to nail a 6-pound flattie. The really good news is that a new body of fish is moving into the inlets and bays. Steve Freise targeted the Atlantic Beach Reef with spearing/squid combos on a Combs white rivet rig and captured a flattie of 4-1/2 pounds. However, he complained that he couldn’t get any more fluke because the vast numbers of sea bass kept mugging his rig. Prior to the monsoon on Thursday, Bay Mike smacked five keeper fluke from 19 to 20-inches. The Tangle Free Fluke rig has captured its first pool fish of 2017. Leo Cavaggioni was aboard the Shinnecock Star when he used it to dupe a 5.9-pound summer flattie.

We are proud to announce a new addition to the Tangle Free Series. The TF Terminator can be purchased in pearl, green, and pink.

On the bass scene anglers found a handful of keeper fish to 31-inches at the West Bar in Jones responding to bunker chunks and clams. The Cedar Bar at Fire Island has bass available if you can get past the blues. Take albino shads or Bass Assassins to Ocean Beach early in the morning and you have a shot at weakfish to 7-pounds.

The 23rd Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament is set for Sunday, June 25th. The signups will begin this Sunday the 4th at 8 a.m. The paperwork will be available at the shop starting on Thursday. The shop's hours are now 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and closing at 3 p.m. on Sunday. (631) 264-3525.

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Smile COMBS - WEEKEND FORECAST 06/02/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

Customers have come into the shop to give us excellent reviews of our newly released Creamsicle Tangle Free Fluke Rig. In fact, two customers won the pool on the same party boat on two consecutive days. On Saturday, Rich was aboard the Ebb Tide in Montauk when the Creamsicle nailed a 4-1/2 pounder. The next day Jane scored a pool winning 4-3/4 pounder. Both anglers used spearing and squid.

Keith Battcher was fishing Swift Creek with spearing/squid when his Creamsicle duped a 4.52-pounder. Dennis Peck and his pal Freddy use their Creamsicles to capture flatties of 25 and 21-inches. Kathy Gullo along with her mom and dad used theirs in the 60-ft. ranges south of the Lighthouse today to connect with 4 keepers from 21 to 22-inches and loads of shorts.

Right now it's best to work the waters west of the Wantagh Bridge for fluke action since the waters are slightly warmer. Anglers also had success in Massapequa Cove and the Z buoys from 10 to 15 on the east side of the channel.

On the bass front action has been very good to excellent at the Cedar Bar in Fire Island and the West Bar at Jones. Go with fresh skimmer clams. You will encounter large numbers of blues but there are enough keeper bass to keep anglers happy. Action with clam bellies at the bridges has been hot. Three customers went out and nailed keepers from 28 to 31-inches.

Keith Scharfenberger celebrated his birthday by going fishing at the Pink Hotel at 5:30 a.m. He used a white bunker spoon pulled along the 38-ft. ranges to hammer a 38-pound bass.

If you just want to play with the blues take bunker chunks to the 3rd Wantagh and anchor up on the outgoing tide.

The 23rd Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament is set for Sunday, June 25th. The signups will begin this Sunday the 4th at 8 a.m. The paperwork is available now at the shop. The shop's hours are now 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and closing at 3 p.m. on Sunday. (631) 264-3525.

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Smile COMBS - WEEKEND FORECAST 06/09/17

Hello, Fellow Anglers

Your best bet on fluke right now is to target the following areas. Try the Jones Inlet spots and definitely don't overlook Swift Creek and the Short Beach Coast Guard Station. The east side of the Meadowbrook is also a fine place to start. The areas west of the Wantagh is still slow as the waters have been slow to clear up from the rain runoff and east winds.

On the outside of Jones fluking has steadily improved and respectable catches have been made. Check out the Hempstead and Atlantic Beach Reefs. Employ a sinker rig tipped with spearing and squid. Bucktails are not really effective on the outside right now and GULP is not working well either.

At Fire Island Inlet the fluke action is very slow, but in contrast the FI Reef is picking up steam. Work the SE corner or just east of the reef at 50 to 60-ft. Once again bait rigs are the key. Be prepared to be inundated with out-of-season sea bass so bring plenty of bait.

Ocean flukers should consider using our Tangle Free selection of rigs when working the deeper waters.

Bass activity has been going steady at all local bridges. Look for the moving water on either tide. Some customers went to the Meadowbrook and encountered 30 fish and went home with their limit. Anglers are finding plenty of shorts and some keepers to 35-inches. The West Bar and the Cedar Bar have seen good catches on the outgoing tide. offer the bass some fresh clams or clam bellies.

The 23rd Annual Duke of Fluke Tournament is set for Sunday, June 25th and the signups have started. It will be held at Amity Beach rain or shine.

We have all the baits you will need for a fun weekend of fishing. Clams, clam bellies, local spearing, Peruvian spearing, baby "one hook shot" squid, whole local squid, hand cut squid strips and bunker.
The shop's hours are now 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and closing at 3 p.m. on Sunday. (631) 264-3525.

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