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Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Long Island, ME

As men age, they experience both positive and negative changes. Many middle-aged men learn to let the little things go and focus on family and friendship. They develop new hobbies and reach their peak earning potential. On the flip side, many men undergo unexpected hormonal changes around this same age. That's a hard pill to swallow for a lot of males, but contrary to common belief, having low testosterone isn't reserved for elderly men.

Studies show that around 55% of males suffer from low testosterone. For many, that drop-off happens in their 40s and 50s. But the truth is that testosterone levels can start to decline as early as age 30, leading to various physical and emotional changes such as decreased energy, increased aches and pains, and even sexual performance issues.

If you're a man experiencing symptoms of low testosterone - like ED or erectile dysfunction - you may feel embarrassed, depressed, or like all hope is lost. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Male health clinics like Med Matrix offer advanced, FDA-approved treatments like testosterone replacement therapy in Long Island, ME, to help restore your hormone levels. When your hormones are balanced, it's almost like everything clicks back into place without having to take pills or suffer through surgery.

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Did you know that testosterone is the foundation of all male performance? It's the reason why, in your early 20s, you could have a fun night out on the town and wake up the next morning ready to hit the basketball court. It's the reason why you feel the drive to succeed and find a mate.

Unfortunately, testosterone levels start to decline around the age of 35 (and sometimes sooner, depending on various factors). Past that age, your T levels drop even more. 40% of men over 45 have sub-optimal levels, which can have a negative effect on things like your:

  • Energy Levels
  • Libido
  • Workout Recovery
  • Focus
  • Body Fat
  • Strength
  • Ability to Build Muscle
  • More

Many men approaching middle age aren't even aware that their testosterone levels are dropping. Other males simply don't care and begrudgingly accept the new, uninteresting life that looms in front of them. Today, however, more and more men are ditching that mindset and reclaiming their lives with testosterone replacement therapy in Long Island, ME.

How Does TRT Work?

One of the most common questions we get at Med Matrix is, "What does TRT do?" Testosterone replacement therapy does what its name implies: It's a science-backed therapy that replaces low testosterone levels in men. The main objective of going on a TRT regimen is to improve your life and wellbeing by balancing your hormones. Also referred to as androgen replacement therapy, TRT helps many men deal with and overcome the debilitating side effects of low T.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy works by giving your body the testosterone it needs to function properly. Without healthy levels of testosterone, the male body can't maintain the natural processes necessary for overall health. In fact, men with low testosterone levels are more prone to serious health problems such as type-2 diabetes and even heart disease.

Until their testosterone levels are restored to normal, most men suffer until they find a solution. That's where TRT comes into play. With balanced hormones, the body can finally begin to heal, causing most symptoms of low testosterone to diminish greatly.

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Med Matrix Does TRT Right

Unlike some male health clinics, doctors from Med Matrix approach TRT in the right way. We provide custom plans and helpful tools that change as your body does. Patients choose our testosterone replacement therapy programs because they are:

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Personalized

When you trust Med Matrix with your TRT plan, you never have to worry about working with inexperienced practitioners or "professionals" who don't have your best interests at heart. Instead, you'll gain access to hormone and peptide protocols based on your biology and goals, delivered by experienced medical doctors. We never prescribe TRT based on someone who matches your height, weight, and age. We conduct advanced testing and craft your plan based on you, not someone else.

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Results-Driven

Doctors from our male health center in Long Island make it a point to stay in touch and analyze how your TRT regimen is going. From cutting-edge diagnostics to deep clinical expertise, get the science-backed tools and support you need to reach your peak - and stay there.

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Safe, Easy, & Non-Invasive

Getting on testosterone replacement therapy in Long Island, ME, is safe and easy when you work with Med Matrix. You don't have to worry about surgery or long recovery times. Once we get to know you, your body, and your goals with TRT, the only thing you have to focus on is living your best life.

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Joining Med Matrix's testosterone replacement therapy program is as easy as 1-2-3

Testing

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Complete our hormone test and body composition scan so we can track your progress.

Consultation

Consultation

During your consultation, we'll get to know you better, go over your bloodwork, and learn more about your needs and goals as it relates to TRT. This consultation can take place via telehealth or from our male health clinic in South Long Island - the choice is up to you.

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Med Matrix offers competitive hormone pricing and access to other cutting-edge treatments such as peptides and stem cells.

Here are the 5 Biggest Benefits of Going on TRT in Long Island, ME

Up to this point, we've talked a bunch about how beneficial TRT can be for men who have declining testosterone levels. But you may be wondering how TRT specifically benefits you and your body. Here are just a few of the biggest benefits of starting testosterone replacement therapy at Med Matrix.

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Higher Levels of Energy

The effects of TRT are not immediate and may not be noticeable at first. However, typically, psychological improvements can be felt within three to four weeks of starting treatment. Most individuals experience reduced fatigue, improved sleep, and an overall feeling of being more rested after about a month of treatment. By this time, you may also notice increased motivation to engage in physical activities, which are crucial for your wellbeing and quality of life.

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Better Sex Life

If there's one thing that men hate most about having low testosterone, it's that their ability to perform in the bedroom becomes compromised. In fact, diminished sexual function, including low sex drive and erectile dysfunction, is one of the most common reasons why men seek treatment for low T. That's for good reason: Recent research shows a strong correlation between libido and testosterone levels.

Fortunately, testosterone replacement therapy in Long Island, ME, can enhance healthy sexual relations with your spouse or partner. Increased testosterone levels in men often lead to increased sexual activity. At Med Matrix, many of our patients report having a higher sex drive within the first three to four weeks of treatment. Many men also reported having stronger and longer-lasting erections.

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More Mental Clarity and Focus

Testosterone has a significant impact on cognitive performance, including memory, concentration, and reasoning. When testosterone levels are low, mental function can suffer. When you begin TRT, the heavy cloud that has been hanging over you can start to dissipate. Mental focus, cognition, and memory show signs of improvement after the first few weeks of treatment. Feelings of depression and sudden mood swings start to subside within three to six weeks. By 18 to 30 weeks, you will notice a significant improvement in self-confidence and mental clarity, as well as an inner strength that is more prepared to face life's challenges.

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Normalized Blood Sugar Levels

When experiencing hypogonadism, your insulin sensitivity may be compromised, leading to fluctuations in blood sugar levels and an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Testosterone replacement therapy boosts your insulin sensitivity, enabling your body to efficiently absorb glucose from your blood after a meal.

Typically, significant improvements in blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity are observed after about three months, with the full effect manifesting after a year. Also, remember this: TRT has been shown to increase your motivation. The tiniest spark of motivation can propel you to become more physically active, further boosting your insulin sensitivity.

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Healthy Red Blood Cell Count

Your body produces red blood cells through a process called erythropoiesis. When you suffer from hypogonadism (low T), red blood cell production can slow, leading to anemia. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help improve red blood cell count, reduce fatigue, and stabilize blood pressure. Results may vary based on age and dosage, but improvements are typically noticeable after three months, with peak benefits at nine to 12 months.

We should note that some TRT patients have higher hematocrit levels than normal (>51%) and need to donate blood regularly as a result. That's why it's important to work with seasoned male health doctors - like those at Med Matrix - when you're considering TRT in Long Island, ME.

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Build Bigger Muscles

Who doesn't want a great physique? Diet, rest, and exercise are crucial for success. However, when your testosterone levels drop below the normal range, your strength decreases, your body mass decreases, and your once-unstoppable endurance diminishes. Testosterone plays a key role in improving these areas.

Do You Have These Symptoms of Low Testosterone?

Are you used to blasting through your day with productivity and positivity? Have you noticed that you're losing muscle mass and the desire to be with your spouse? Has your partner been complaining that you're too irritable to be around? If you're usually not a curmudgeon, your body is probably trying to tell you something. It could be time to speak with a doctor about testosterone replacement therapy in Long Island, ME. Keep a running tally of whichever of the following symptoms you notice happening in your life.

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Two words that send shivers down the spines of every man are "erectile dysfunction." Unfortunately, when your T levels are lower than they should be, this is one of the most common symptoms that men must endure. Being unable to get it up isn't just embarrassing - it can be downright depressing and lead to issues with mental health. It's a hard topic to discuss, but a personalized TRT plan from Med Matrix can help.

Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Nowadays, we know better. Most doctors understand that low energy levels can be linked to low testosterone levels. If you're finding it difficult to engage in activities you used to enjoy, like playing with your kids or going for a workout, it could be a sign of low testosterone. Sure, it's normal to feel tired from time to time. But persistent fatigue and a serious lack of drive might mean something more.

A study from 2011 revealed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep may experience a 15% reduction in testosterone levels. Additional research found that almost 15% of workers get five hours of sleep or less per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss can negatively impact testosterone levels and wellbeing. The big takeaway here is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but struggle to sleep through the night, you may be one of those men.

Many people over the age of 50 experience memory loss and lack of concentration. It's a normal part of aging. However, those signs can also mean you have low T. A study from 2006 discovered that males with low testosterone levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. This suggests that low testosterone can contribute to reduced cognitive ability. If you can't stay focused on tasks or can't recall words like you used to, have your testosterone levels checked. You could be a prime candidate for TRT.

If you're like millions of other men, coming to grips with hair loss isn't something you want to do. Closely related to hormone imbalances and testosterone decline, hair loss is stressful and embarrassing. It's often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Too much DHT in your body can cause hair follicles to stop production, causing them to die. Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing altogether. While you can't alter your genes, you can address low testosterone in your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and solutions like peptides and stem cells can stop your head from shedding hair.

Gynecomastia, also known as "man boobs," is the enlargement of male breast tissue, often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. Elevated estrogen levels during andropause, also known as male menopause, usually occur due to a lack of testosterone. If you're a man between 40 and 55 and feel embarrassed about having large breasts, ask your doctor about TRT. When combined with a healthy diet and exercise, it could be the solution to your problem without needing surgery.

Live Life on Your Own Terms with Help from Med Matrix

Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you have to accept a decline in your health and wellbeing. Our male health clinic was founded to give patients like you - men suffering from low T - hope that life can get better. With our doctors and male health practitioners by your side, it's easy to take the first step.

When combined with healthy life choices and regular exercise, TRT in Long Island, ME, is one of the best ways to turn back the hands of time without going under the knife. If you're looking to bridge the gap between an unsatisfying past and a promising future, it's time to contact our male health clinic.

Men with low T choose Med Matrix because we:

  • Prioritize Custom TRT Prescriptions
  • Get a Full Understanding of Your Needs and Goals
  • Provide Compassionate Care from a Team of Licensed Doctors and Experts
  • Specialize in Affordable Male Health Services

Unlike some TRT clinics, we know that your health and wellness goals are unique. At Med Matrix, you'll never have to worry about a "set it and forget it" approach. We're with you every step of the way. If you're ready to reclaim the best parts of being a man, contact our office and ask about setting up your testosterone replacement therapy consultation today.

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Looking ahead to my Long Island interlude

Much like the last day of a vacation, my excessive awareness of the fact that my time at Hopkins is coming to a close has made it difficult to fully enjoy myself. Instead, whenever I check my calendar, I find myself counting the number of weeks left until graduation — and, six days later, my flight home.I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. There are many benefits to returning home to Long Island after college. I grew up in Huntington, about an hour from Manhattan, and I have a lot of family in the area. For me, going home mea...

Much like the last day of a vacation, my excessive awareness of the fact that my time at Hopkins is coming to a close has made it difficult to fully enjoy myself. Instead, whenever I check my calendar, I find myself counting the number of weeks left until graduation — and, six days later, my flight home.

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. There are many benefits to returning home to Long Island after college. I grew up in Huntington, about an hour from Manhattan, and I have a lot of family in the area. For me, going home means hanging out by my grandparents’ pool with my sister and cousins; it means going to Rosa’s Pizza with my neighbors; it means curling up on my parents’ orange couch with a book and a cat.

Typically, I indulge in these relaxing activities for a few short, idling weeks before returning to Hopkins for my next semester — but this time will be different. Following my graduation, I have almost nothing planned. I have a doctor’s appointment at the end of May, my dad’s ultimate frisbee tournament in June, my cousin’s wedding in August — and that’s about it.

Logically, I know I’ll benefit from taking a breather — and that I’m incredibly privileged to be able to take one — but slowing down has never been very easy for me. I crave structure, crafting it where it doesn’t already exist, whether I’m challenging myself to read as many books as I can over winter break or signing up for a spring half-marathon, and I don’t know where I’m going to find it once I’m out of school. I’m trying to be grateful for the opportunity to slow down and spend time with family before starting to work full-time, but my own hopes and ambitions — and the pre-professional culture at Hopkins — have made it difficult for me to accept that taking an unstructured break after graduation may be what I need.

Truthfully, I don’t want to be taking a break. I had hoped to be attending graduate school this fall, and, when that didn't work out, I modified my post-grad ambitions accordingly. I tried to get myself excited about the premise of accepting a job, moving somewhere new and starting the next chapter of my life alongside my friends but I haven’t found the right fit yet — and I would rather sit in my discomfort at home for a few weeks or months than accept a job that I know I’ll dislike (as I nearly did).

At a school like Hopkins, where many students follow straightforward, pre-professional trajectories, I’ve been finding it difficult to tell people that I don’t know what’s next for me and that I’m moving home indefinitely. While I know it isn’t true, it often feels like everyone surrounding me has had their next steps fall seamlessly into place, receiving dream offers from jobs, graduate programs, fellowships and the like.

As tricky as it is to prepare to celebrate my graduation in the midst of so much uncertainty, I know that I nevertheless have a lot to be grateful for. I’ve absolutely loved my time at Hopkins — I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had or the relationships I’ve formed here for the world. I believe in myself and my potential, even if it’s going to take me a little longer to figure out what comes next for me.

Every day, I get closer to figuring out what I want my life after college to resemble. There are so many opportunities ahead of me, it’s difficult to choose what path to take — family, friends and professors keep telling me that the world is my oyster — but Long Island is as good a place as any to continue working toward the answer to that question. Besides, if the previous times I’ve spent at home over school breaks have taught me anything, it’s that there’s a lot to enjoy about a Long Island interlude.

Madelyn Kye is from Long Island, N.Y. and is graduating with a degree in Writing Seminars and International Studies and minors in French and History. She is a former Voices Editor for The News-Letter.

Retired Suffolk Man Volunteers At Long Island Cares: 'I Wanted To Help'

Darryl Morris discussed the "incredible and caring people" he volunteers with at the food pantry and his most memorable moment so far.Patch Staff|Updated Thu, Apr 25, 2024 at 11:28 am ETHAUPPAUGE, NY — A man who took early retirement from a Manhattan law firm he had worked at for 24 years has thrown himself into volunteerism, helping fight food insecurity while mentoring those younger than him.Darryl Morris, 59, of East Northport, retired in June 2023. He heard about Long Island Cares from a frie...

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HAUPPAUGE, NY — A man who took early retirement from a Manhattan law firm he had worked at for 24 years has thrown himself into volunteerism, helping fight food insecurity while mentoring those younger than him.

Darryl Morris, 59, of East Northport, retired in June 2023. He heard about Long Island Cares from a friend and started volunteering at the Hauppauge pantry in January.

"I’ve noticed over the past few years that there seemed to be more and more people going hungry in this country," Morris told Patch. "Since I was moving back to Long Island, I wanted to help in this area, and after researching pantries, I found that Long Island Cares was doing some amazing things."

Morris said "incredible and caring people" who have a passion for helping people volunteer at Long Island Cares. He draws inspiration from his fellow volunteers, which he said led to his most memorable moment while volunteering at the pantry.

"Some ladies older than me were working so hard that I couldn’t keep up," Morris said. "They were amazing. I had to tell them to slow down so I could catch up. It’s such fun to work with them."

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Everyone he volunteers with is "pleasant," which he said caught his attention.

"Nobody wanted to sit still, nor were they constantly looking at their watches, talking, or texting on their phones. They were there to do a job, and they took it seriously."

Morris also volunteers in various areas of his church. He hopes to return to helping teenagers understand how to invest and manage their finances. He had teenagers read the book, "The Millionaire Mind." If they read the book and wrote a report, he said, he would give them $250 per quarter to invest into a stock they were interested in. Even those who did not read the book received $50, which Morris placed in the book. He would also advise them on which stocks may benefit them.

"The book also discusses making good choices, friends, girlfriends, etc.," Morris said.

Patch has partnered with Feeding America since 2020 to help raise awareness in our local communities of hunger, a persistent national problem exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks and 60,000 local meals programs across the country, estimates that nearly 34 million people, including 9 million children — about 1 in 6 Americans — are living with food insecurity. This is a Patch social good project; Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how you can donate in your community or find a food pantry near you.

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Long Island and NYC Fishing Report- February 29, 2024

Long Island and NYC Fishing ReportPetey Trovato from Lindenhurst Bait and Tackle told me:“Me and the little guy went fishing the other day. We had one pickerel and that was about it, but we’re going back today with the nice weather and hopefully we’ll have better action. The weather’s going to be warm and the freshwater fishing should get really good over the next week for bass, perch, and pickerel.”C...

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Petey Trovato from Lindenhurst Bait and Tackle told me:

“Me and the little guy went fishing the other day. We had one pickerel and that was about it, but we’re going back today with the nice weather and hopefully we’ll have better action. The weather’s going to be warm and the freshwater fishing should get really good over the next week for bass, perch, and pickerel.”

Capt Joe. From the King Cod out of Captree reported on their Sunday, 2/25 trip:

“Improved fishing today as there seems to be a little bit of life now to the west. 16 keeper Cod, and around a dozen shorts made it over the rail today for a light crowd of 13 anglers. Fish where caught on both bait, and jigs. We will be sailing again on Friday, March 1st, Saturday March 2nd, & Sunday, March 3rd.”

The King Cod needs a few more reservations to make it’s March 1st trip happen, learn more by visiting their Facebook page.

Paul McCain of River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin told me:

“Yellow perch are getting ready to spawn and moving into the shallows, and that action has been fast. If you find the school you can land a dozen in under 10 minutes. The same can be said for White perch in the brackish waters.

Fishing is only going to get better as spring settles in. We’re in that transitional period where it’s going to be a rollercoaster of warm and cold weather. Once the weather ticks up a few degrees, the fish really tend to come alive and bites shouldn’t be too hard to find.

Pickerel have been feeding more aggressively, in contrast to some slower action the past few weeks when it’s been more wintery. Whether on a fly or on spinning tackle, those fish can make for fun aggressive bites this time of year.”

Here’s what local anglers have been posting on social media:

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Everybody OK after last night’s wind? Those gusts were so strong I found a few of my neighbor’s roof shingles in the road while walking my dog this morning. If you live more inland you probably didn’t think it was all that crazy, but up on the North shore it was LOUD, and it made my whole house creak. It looks like the recently-restored beaches out East held up to the storm, after the thrashing it took not long ago which eliminated a ton of the beach.

Speaking of beach erosion, this past weekend I joined the Long Island Beach Buggy Association (LIBBA) in their annual Operation Christmas Tree event. Back in January, Christmas trees were donated to be placed in strategic areas to strengthen the dunes. After a few weather delays due to snow, the operation successfully took place and a ton of volunteers showed up to help haul the trees down the beach and place them in their barriers.

The hype is building fast. Back-to-back 50-degree days, and some epic striper fishing footage on the OTW YouTube channel has me super-ready for the spring. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be cleaning the dust off my kayaks and getting them ready to target freshwater species for the better half of March before getting salty once again in the back bay.

I’ll be undertaking my daily ritual of walking a hot thermos of coffee down to the nearest body of water and checking for bait. I’m definitely getting ahead of myself, but if this spring is anything like last year—which the current weather forecast has me thinking it will be—we might be in for an early start again.

As the weather warms up, the freshwater fishing should really turn on. It’s tempting to launch a kayak on one of LI’s lakes this weekend, but remember that water temperatures will be dangerously cold still, so be sure to pack a dry-suit and a PFD if you plan to venture out on the water.

Holdover fishing has seen a noticeable uptick with the weather, and many holdover fishermen are optimistic we’ll have a repeat of last year’s epic Spring and opening week of the striped bass season in NY. It was one of my personal best, and many others back in 2023.

The weekend has some spotty rain in the forecast but pleasant temperatures. I’d encourage anyone to get out and fish if they can. Places like Belmont Lake, Blydenburgh, Argyle Lake, Hempstead Lake, and Twin Lakes can yield perch, stocked trout, bass, and chain pickerel.

My ideal freshwater outfit for most of Long Island’s ponds is 10- to 15-pound braid with 4-pound mono or fluoro leader. If I’m tired of snapping knots, or if I’m fishing a more rocky area, I’ll upsize to 10- to 12-pound leader as necessary.

For lure selection, the most universal choice that can probably catch every fish in one of these lakes is a 1/8-ounce jighead rigged with a 2- to 3-inch soft plastic. Think crappie magnets, keitech easy shiners. Lastly, there’s the old faithful ¼ ounce kastmaster spoon.

Get out there and fish, and DM your photos to me @nick_onthewater on Instagram.

Thanks for reading, and tight lines.

The L.I./NYC Fishing Report is written and compiled by NYSDEC licensed kayak fishing guide, Nick Cancelliere (@nick_onthewater).

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Long Island and NYC Fishing Report- February 15, 2024

Carp, white perch and holdover schoolie stripers take flies and jigs in tidal ponds and creeks, while largemouth bass and panfish provide spotty action in freshwater ponds.Long Island and NYC Fishing ReportPetey Trovato from Lindenhurst Bait and Tackle told me:“A buddy and I have been nailing yellow perch up to 6 inches with curly tail grubs on 1/8 ounce jigheads. This past weekend on the Connetquot I had a nice brook trout ...

Carp, white perch and holdover schoolie stripers take flies and jigs in tidal ponds and creeks, while largemouth bass and panfish provide spotty action in freshwater ponds.

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Petey Trovato from Lindenhurst Bait and Tackle told me:

“A buddy and I have been nailing yellow perch up to 6 inches with curly tail grubs on 1/8 ounce jigheads. This past weekend on the Connetquot I had a nice brook trout and a couple of smaller rainbows on small nymph flies. The weather had been nice up until this snow came!”

Brandon Weitz from Causeway Bait and Tackle in Wantagh said:

“This Friday 2/16 is the start of our Spring sale – the entire store will be on sale until March 3rd, so be sure to stop in and load up!

Fishing wise, other than stocked trout and freshwater bass, it’s been quiet here at the shop. We have nightcrawlers for bass and panfish, and spoons for trout! They’ve been biting well in the ponds and rivers, so if you’ve got cabin fever fishing the lakes and ponds are your best bet.”

Paul McCain of River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin told me:

“This past weekend was good in the freshwater. My son visited the Croton water system for trout and had a killer day Euro-nymphin for trout, landing 4 beauties. Now however, with all the snow melt, the rivers are going to cool down and its going to take a few days to warm back up, which will definitely affect the bite. In the tidal pools and outflows, there are carp and white perch ready to bite on small streamers or light tackle spinning gear. The warm weather has made for a better bite, but it’s still winter – you gotta be happy with whatever you can get.”

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Winter’s back, and it brought the wind. In contrast to the last storm, it wasn’t super cold and more of a slush that accumulated, but once temperatures dropped everything iced up. Some took advantage of their snow day to get out on the water. My buddy Shawn from Cow Harbor B&T hit up the Connetquot River and caught his first ever fly-brookie on the classic wooly bugger. Congrats to him, I wish I’d done the same that day. Fishing during a snowfall is one of life’s simple pleasures.

Skim Ice shouldn’t be a factor for long, but some ponds do have it and it will limit your access in certain places. You might be able to just break it up with a rock or wade past it if you layer up enough. Water temperatures will have definitely taken a dip due to the snow melt and ice.

If you’re looking to do some cod fishing, the King Cod out of Bay Shore is planning an offshore wreck trip this Saturday, 2/17, leaving at 1:00AM. Check out their Facebook page for more info.

This week I spoke to our Eastern Long Island Fishing Report author Tim Regan to get the word on the fishing out East. Tim’s been keeping busy in the tidal outflows chasing white perch, carp, and holdover schoolies. Here’s what he told me:

“White perch commandeered my attention on Sunday. They’ve proven ravenous in various brackish waters. Often, the best bites will occur for just a few days. Targeting them consistently is your best bet for a memorable fish. Other species in the mix with them might include gizzard shad, American eels, and stripers.”

Tim added, “Largemouth bass are picky, but they’re chewing pretty regularly. I can count on at least one fish a day if I’m targeting them, but it relies on finding the right lure/presentation and a lot of trial-and-error. All-in-all, it’s definitely worth getting out there daily.”

Similar to Tim, I’m finding that the freshwater bass fishing requires a lot of trial-and-error and cycling through different lures/presentation before you figure out the one that works, and once you do it’s generally 1 to 2 fish per day from whatever pond or lake you’re fishing out of.

Tim and I also discussed carp fishing, which is something I’ve slept on for too long. He told me: “I’m tossing small marabou flies at them for the most part, hoping for an eat. Chum the water with bread if you want the closest thing to guaranteed action. It’s exhilarating getting a topwater bite this way. Plus, that’s one of the toughest local fish fights you can find this time of year.”

Indeed, there are some big carp out there on long island in the creeks and ponds. Check your local pond to see if it has carp and try some of the techniques mentioned by Tim if you have a chance.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading, stay warm, and tight lines.

The L.I./NYC Fishing Report is written and compiled by NYSDEC licensed kayak fishing guide, Nick Cancelliere (@nick_onthewater).

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