4. MAGNOLIA PIER, LONG BEACH, L.I. This pier on the north (bay) side of Long Beach at Magnolia Blvd. is a regional epicenter for herring in the late fall and early winter. Every nationality of fishermen can be found tossing sabiki rigs into the water, pulling in strings of herring and tossing them into 5-gallon buckets. Ask your local store when the herring are in, then head here for a guaranteed good time. By the way, the ocean side of Long Beach is rife with jettys, and that means structure and that means stripers.
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