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August 15, 2009

It’s Snapper Time on Long Island

Filed under: Sand, Sea & Sky by Bill @ 10:44 am

The snappers are running and some people will do anything to catch them.

Jake and Kevin of East Islip carry their fishing gear to the dock with a neat  little bike rack that they built themselves. Their custom rack carries 4 poles and a couple of tackle boxes. Good job guys!


Snapper fishing is fun, easy, and the fish taste great. Right now they’re still a little on the small side, but they will be growing by the day.

Anyone can catch these fish—even 4 year olds—and they are a great way to introduce your kids to fishing. All you need is a pole and some bait.

See my complete guide to snapper fishing on Long Island. Everything you need to know is there including a video that shows you how to catch, clean, and cook them.

Good luck!


  1. Good pic!!

    Comment by Kevin — August 25, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

  2. Glad you like it, Kevin. Happy fishing!

    Comment by Bill — August 26, 2009 @ 6:29 am

  3. Those baby bluefish will take a nip at your finger if you are not careful. Stony Brook Harbor used to be loaded with them(the early 1960s). They were so hungry there that you caught them on the bottom while fishing for flounders.

    Another spot that was good was off the sandbars of Shinnecock bay. The place was loaded with schools of snappers(1960s).

    Comment by Kelsci — January 6, 2010 @ 1:55 am

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