Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 31- Lure Storage

The winner of a trip with Bill Wetzel is Wade Devlin-Scherer schererw@aol.com

Congratulations. Please contact Bill at  and make arrangements with him for your trip. Best of luck and tight line

I was trying to organize some lures for the fall run, when I realized that I no longer carry a thousands lures in my truck. Somehow in last few years i drastically cut down on number of lures i carry with me. I used to have a giant box with probably over a hundred “spare” lures that would never seen water all year. Then I cut back quite a bit and only carried whatever was in my bag that night. If i didn’t not have it, oh well, I’ll have to do without.

But i did remembered the struggle to keep all those lures easily available, organized and to do it without spending a lot on some organizing “solution”. Let’s face it, most of tackle systems sold in stores are made for either freshwater or offshore anglers

This simple idea works..and its free

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Surf Fishing Tip of the Week #30 Big Blues in the surf

I want to wish you all Happy Labor Day, the unofficial start of the fall run. Some of you have seen this video as part of SJTV montage awhile ago. It was shot on Montauk north side, yes, on a Labor Day. I hope that those of you who have ventured there this year had a similar action or if you were somewhere else, you had tight lines.

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Win a Guided Trip with NY Surf Fishing Guide Bill Wetzel

As promised , here is a chance for one of you to win w trip with a living legend, NY Surf Fishing Guide Bill Wetzel ! You should check out hIs site at www.longislandsurffishing.com .
Many of are member of his site and enjoy the clean and solid exchange of ideas PLUS access to Bill’s log every time he goes out, either with charter or alone.

Here are the giveaway details :

Trip is for one or two anglers for 6 hours valued at $450.
Trip must be scheduled before 5/29/18 and cannot be used towards a trophy trip. Winner can call Bill at 631-987-6919 to book.

TO ENTER

Post in comment box “ I want to fish with Bill Wetzel”

Winner will be picked at random in about a week.
Here is the latest video featuring Bill Wetzel

http://www.longislandsurffishing.com/

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Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 29- Bill Wetzel- Tips on fishing south side of Montauk

Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 29- Bill Wetzel- Tips on fishing south side of Montauk
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Giveaway for trip with Bill Wetzel coming up this week !!!

Contact: Fred Golofaro 631-345-5200 Ext. 209
THE FISHERMAN SURF FISHING SHOW AND WORKSHOP
The Fisherman’s Surf Fishing Show and Seminar is slated for Thursday night, September 14, at the Huntington Hilton (quarter mile south of the LIE on Route 110). More than 70 surf fishing related tackle manufacturers will be represented, and also displaying their wares and offering special deals on surf gear will be many of the best tackle shops and tackle vendors from the region.
The first 500 attendees will go home with goody bags made up of an assortment of tackle items from Tsunami, Blue Frog, Otter Tails, Kastking Braid, Spro, VMC, Suffix, Owner, Storm, Sebile, Fat Cow and Tactical Angler. Every attendee receives a free chance to a raffle featuring great surf fishing related prizes, including rods, reels and surf fishing accessories from manufacturers like Penn, Van Staal, Tsunami, St. Croix, Lamiglas, Century, Star Rods, Daiwa, Korkers, Shimano, AquaSkinz and many others.
This year’s seminar series features an impressive array of surf fishing experts, including “Crazy Alberto” Knie, veteran surf guide Bill Wetzel, Al Gags of Al Gags Lures, Matt Broderick, one of the sport’s hard fishing young guns, William A. Muller and Fred Golofaro. Inside the exhibit hall, Ralph Votta of West End Tackle will provide tips on how to be successful with tins. You can pick the brains of master bucktailer John Paduano of Premium Bucktails, and Paul McCain of River Bay Outfitters will be sharing his extensive knowledge of saltwater fly fishing, while demonstrating tying saltwater flies and teasers. LIBBA members will be on hand to fill you in on what you need to know for safe and responsible beach driving, and beach permit information. Lure maker extraordinaire, Al Gags will share tips on how to rig and fish soft plastics, and Steve Petri will tell you all you need to know about building your own, or ordering a new surf stick.
If you’re into surf fishing, or looking to join the ranks of the surf fishing fraternity, you won’t want to miss this show. It will be a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite lures and rigs, and any accessories you’ll need to get you through the fall action. You’ll also be able to get a first look at many of the latest surf products unveiled at this year’s ICAST Show in Orlando. Show doors open at 6 p.m. and the presentations get underway at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 16 and under.

MONTAUK SURF FISHING CLASSIC
Hosted by The Fisherman and Long Island State Parks, this popular event always attracts a crowd. This year’s contest is slated for Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24. The Classic kicks off at noon Friday, and continues through Sunday at noon. The awards ceremony will take place at the Point at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The first 100 attendees at Sunday’s awards ceremony will receive a goody bag of tackle and all attendees will receive a free ticket for the awards ceremony raffle.
Weigh-in for this year’s contest will be Paulie’s Tackle Shop where the doors will remain open 24/7 throughout the weekend. The in-person entry deadline is 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at Paulie’s. The entry fee remains just $15 per angler.
Boundary lines for this contest are all shore areas east of the westernmost boundary of Napeague State Park. All areas must be accessible by foot or wading. Swimming, using a boat, kayak or any flotation device to access an area is prohibited. The minimum size for striped bass entries is set at 36 inches, while the bluefish minimum is set at 5 pounds.
There are three places in the Striped Bass Release Division, and the Striped Bass and Bluefish divisions. Winners of the striped bass (weighed) and bluefish categories will receive $750. Second and third place winners, and first through third place in the striped bass release category will receive quality tackle prizes. In the case of a tie, the earliest fish checked in will take priority.
SOUTH SHORE CLASSIC
Be sure to mark your calendar for the popular South Shore Surf Fishing Classic set for October 13 through 15. The contest is hosted by The Fisherman and Long Island State Parks, and is sponsored by Captree Bait & Tackle. It kicks off at noon on Friday, October 13, and continues through noon on Sunday, October 15. The entry fee for this popular event remains at $15, and it goes without saying that you must be entered prior to checking in any fish.
There will be cash and quality tackle prizes awarded to those catching the three largest stripers (36-inch minimum), the three largest blues (5-pound minimum), and the three largest striped bass released (36-inch minimum). Winners of the striped bass (weighed) and bluefish categories will receive $750. Second and third place winners, and first through third place in the striped bass release category will receive quality tackle prizes. In the case of a tie, the earliest fish checked in will take priority. The awards ceremony takes place at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at Captree State Park.
The first 100 attendees at Sunday’s awards ceremony will receive free tackle, and all attendees will receive a free ticket for the awards ceremony raffle. Boundary lines are the Jones Beach West End Two Jetty to the east jetty of Moriches Inlet.

Sebile Mega Giveaway

Its been a long time since our last  a giveaway so lets do it right by offering not one, not two, not three or four but FIVE Sebile Lures , courtesy of Mr. Patrick Sebile himself !!! (Thank you Patrick)

Five winners, we will pick them next week on blog and email them individually. Each will receive one lure

To enter the giveaway just enter your email address in the giveaway app box bellow

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Surf Fishing 101 Episode 25 Lure colors with Bill Jakob

I hope you are all having a great summer. I recently returned from family visit to Europe and sure are having hard time adjusting to …going back to work and gym ! I am not sure which one is more painful than the other.
I can see on social media that sharking is in full swing locally. And I am guessing fluke fishing is on and off. Bass fishing is pretty awful everywhere unless you take into account one place that lights up for few days every moon cycle.

Here is Surf Fishing 101 video from November 2016 issue of the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine with Bill Jakob

New Surf Fishing 101 video

Here is latests entry in the Surf Fishing 101 series

I am still in Europe visiting familiy, drinking like a fish and wondering why I ever left this place… then i think about  long winters and no job prospects (still awfull economy) and then I remind myself that when a man wants a opportunity or at least a chance to succeed, USA is still the place to be.

But the water is gorgeous ( fish are few and far between)

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