Mac Check! Anyone catchin a lot lately?

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  1. VonNnoV

    VonNnoV Well-Known Member

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    As the title says, jusssst wondering
     
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    Crickets....
     
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    Few Ib pier Harbor Island is your best bet. Want to join me ill head down there right now
     
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    Surprisingly no. I remember last year when I would catch several and was not impressed...now that I want to catch them for bait, they are harder to find! SInfrom what I hear is always a good bet
     
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    Surprisingly no. I remember last year when I would catch several and was not impressed...now that I want to catch them for bait, they are harder to find! SI is what I hear is always a good bet
     
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    Oside pier always has many almost every night. Glow sticks always do the trick there.
     
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    I saw bunch caught at OB pier the other night.
     
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    gone are the days of people pulling up 8 macs on one sabiki line it seems... Or i just really missed the memo.

    im hearing oceanside is good, ill try that with glow sticks.
     
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    Shelter island pier
     
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    I’ve always had bigger sizing from OB, but better volume from SI when the pier is not jammed with people
     
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    Haven't been in a few weeks to ob pier. Last time, caught around 30 in an hour after a full day at MB. Using glow stick to float a 1.5-2ft leader. Squid to start the catch and switch to fresh cut up mackerel for bait. They come by at certain windows and then nothing the rest of the time.
     
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    I've seen an older dude rig up 10 hooks on a 8-10ft leader with bottom weight and styrofoam float pull up 10 macs every cast. Small sized one, but a true wonder to see him cast out the rig. This happened around June.
     
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    i was out in oceanside this morning, falling tide, no dice. it was dead today, I couldnt even make any smelt for bait
     
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    seems to happen around may/June from what ive seen and my time out there...
    Also another common observation made right there.. The macs seem to get smaller when it is happening.
     
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    The bite on smaller grade macs with some larger ones mixed in has been pretty much wide open at Shelter Island pier. Chovie chunks and mackeral strips.
     
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    What are some good spots at OB to fish at (never been) and im thinkin just throwin some sabikis tipped with macks/squid with a glowstick. good enough? .5 or maybe 1 oz sinker
     
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    I went out wednesday night, it seems the pattern at oceanside seems to be exclusively at night right now, starting around 7. caught over 50 at the end of the pier up until 10 when the tide moved out.
     
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    Try the pier if you’re using a sabiki
     
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    ahh good to know. thanks man
     
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