Great South Bay

The largest bay on Long Island holds 12 months of gamefish opportunities.

The bay is very productive. Mud-bottomed shallows, bordered by sod banks, provide vital nursery areas for baitfish and gamefish alike, and hunting grounds for larger predators. In the midst of the bay, tide-scoured channels slice through the shallows, providing a host of fish species plenty of places to ambush the crabs, shrimp and baitfish that are washed through the cuts on each flowing tide. Great South Bay, as its name suggests, is the largest of all the South Shore bays, imprecisely defined by a string of marsh islands.