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It’s all about that BASS!

by Gazette Staff

The pumpkins are out, the air is crisp, and the fish are flying! Autumn on the south shore of Long Island typically means one thing… NY Striped Bass season is upon us and with it comes Long Island favorite pastime: BASS TOURNAMENTS. Striped Bass, or stripers, are New York’s official saltwater fish. They can live up to thirty years and growing to be up to five feet in length and over seventy pounds. If you’re looking for a reel good time (and endless puns), we have just the list of local tournaments for you!

2nd Annual Bodhi’s Striped Bass Tournament

Date: October 22, 2022

Entry: $100

Benefits: William’s Warriors

Contact: Text (631) 905-5636 to secure a spot. Include boat name, number of people, and jacket size.

The 33rd annual View Bass Tournament

Date: November 8, 2022

Entry: $100

Benefits: Send-a-Kid-Fishing Fund and Challengers

Contact: Captain Jim Hahn at (631) 589-2694

Oakdale Yacht 22nd Annual Fall Fishing Classic

Date: October 22, 2022

Entry: $200 per Angler

Contact: Registration is available at

Great Gun Anglers Casey Mehlinger Striped Bass Tournament

Date: October 27 until October 30 at 12:00PM

Entry: $50 per angler.

Contact: Hank at (631) 878-7515

Fred Golofaro Memorial South Shore Fishing Classic

Date: October 28 at 8:00AM until October 30 at 12:00PM. Awards ceremony at Captree State Park at 12:30PM

Entry: $25

Contact: Sponsored by Long Island State Parks and The Fisherman; for more info, call 631-321-3510

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Contact Gala for more details!

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