I have parked at Field 2 and walked to Demo point during the day only. I was told that later in the fall season you can do well right near the parking field at dawn/dusk (in the water of course), so I intend to try this myself.
Why wait till next year? The fishing is really starting to pick up and you will be limiting yourself without the permit. The permit is $39 and also gives you access to many other areas including Montauk. Try field five on ebb water. The back of Demo is now loaded with bait and there has been a pick of small bass during the day. I'll bet those who have been fishing night tides are into some fish.
Bill Wetzel NYS Licensed Guide
This message was edited by bill on 9-27-01 @ 9:46 PM