Tuckernuck Bank

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Tuckernuck Bank

NOAA chart number:  13241

Lat & Long:  41°20’ x 70°15’

Best tide: Either; action slows at slack.

Hazards:  Few. Dense fog can develop in the summer. Very shallow water in places can result in grounding on the sand bottom.

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Fishing Strategy:

Casting:  Good area for drifting and sight casting with light line and small soft plastics, small swimming lures or jigs, popping lures for stripers and bluefish. Bonito and false albacore will cruise these flats from mid summer into the fall.

Trolling: Troll light lines along the 10-foot contour (north side) along Tuckernuck and Muskeget islands for stripers and bluefish. Use soft plastics, shallow running swimming plugs, metals or jigs.

Drifting/bottom fishing:  Drift or anchor in the 25-foot deep water between Tuckernuck Bank and Tuckernuck Shoal and fish the bottom for large scup, sea bass and fluke. Be sure to have casting gear ready for stripers, bluefish or bonito that may appear in this channel.

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