Daily Top 10: 10 Bait & Tackle Shops To Prepare You For A Day On The Water


Fishing off the shores of Long Island is an age old tradition.

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Fishing off the shores of Long Island is an age old tradition. Myriads of fish species call the waters surrounding Long Island their home. The South Shore, from Jamaica Bay to the Great South Bay, has an extensive culture of weakfish, fluke, winter flounder and blackfish in its bays and estuaries, sometimes seeing appearances by albacore, striped bass and bluefish. Fire Island Inshore spans 32 miles from Islip to Hampton Bays. The barrier island is world famous for its top-notch fishing. On the flipside of Long Island is the Long Island Sound. The Atlantic Ocean Estuary, situated between Long Island and Connecticut is typically popular for fishing from April through October. The Sound homes such species as striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, scup, black sea bass, tautog, fluke and winter flounder. Many of Long Island’s North and South Shore port towns and marinas have fishing charters & party boats to whisk you off to a day of adventure trying to catch dinner out on the high seas. To get you started, if you aren’t a seasoned fishermen already, we suggest taking a trip to any of the follow Bait & Tackle businesses where you’ll find rods, reels, fishing line, bait and all other fishing gear needed to create a splash.

1.    Causeway Bait & Tackle
3031 Merrick Road, Wantagh – (516) 785-3223

2.    Hi Hook Bait & Tackle
33 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 683-4741

3.    Cow Harbor Bait & Tackle
81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport – (631) 239-1631

4.    Combs Bait & Tackle
74 Merrick Road, Amityville – (631) 264-3525

5.    Bob’s Bait & Tackle
4 Wilson Avenue, Amityville – (631) 842-7573

6.    Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle
1506 Montauk Highway, Oakdale – (631) 563-3474

7.    Haskell’s Bait & Tackle
540 Montauk Highway, East Quogue – (631) 653-6119

8.    East End Bait & Tackle
170 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays – (631) 728-1744

9.    Wego Fishing Bait & Tackle
61850 Route 25, Southold – (631) 765-3918

10.    Smith Point Bait & Tackle
396 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley – (631) 281-3766