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9/26-Fishing before the storm for big Porgies and Sea Bass was sick.  One customer reported that he and a friend "filled his boat with all large fish".  He even managed three 6lb Fluke, after the season closed, in about sixty feet of water after not catching a keeper for over a month.  Mixed sized Blues are at the buoys taking diamond jigs, bait and trolling.  Along the local beaches Snapper and Cocktails are being taken with poppers and tins.  Larger fish are being caught on Mackerel and Bunker chunks.

Albies moved down from the Vineyard and are stretched out from Montauk to Shinnecock.  They have also been reported in the sound from Mount Sinai to the Race.

Striper fishing has been spotty, however, some fish to Twenty pounds have been taken after dark on bait and swimming plugs.  Shorts have been reported at dawn and dusk on plugs and tins.  I just returned from the Kennebec River, Maine and witnessed plenty of 15lb to 25lb Stripers caught drifting during broad day light.  Some Bluefish are still in Casco Bay which is unusual at this time of year.

12 year old Antonio Maccaro caught a 37lb Striper on a bunker chunk off the surf near wading river 2:30pm this after noon.

 

9/14-Porgy and Sea Bass fishing remains strong at Cranes and Old Field points.  Short Fluke and Snappers are in the harbors with larger Fluke being caught on live snappers.

Striper fishing has been improving with the cooler weather producing catches to 20lbs both on the beach and at the buoys. Blue fish schools have been mixed with fish from cocktail size to 12lbs.

Albies have showed at the South Shore inlets mixed with hoardsof Blue fish and Stipers.

8/29-Snappers, Porgies and Sea Bass are the best bet for the weekend.  Blue Fish and Striper fishing has been inconsistent with larger fish, however smaller fish are abundant around the buoys.

Surf casters have been doing well with Blues and Stripers to 26" at dawn and dusk.  Keepers are being caught in the wee hours.

 8/1-Typical fishing for the beginning of August.  Fluking has slowed in the sound with a lot of shorts being caught.  Best chances for quality fish is Buoy 7 and east.  Montauk is having a nice run on the south side with fish to 10lbs.  Big Porgies, some to 3lbs, and Sea Bass are on the wrecks, rocks and the local beaches.  Snappers are in and abundant at all the docks and creeks.  Blue fish in mixed sizes are making a showing at dawn and dusk at local beaches and being trolled and jigged at the buoys.  Striper fishing has been slow, but keepers are being caught in the wee hours along some of the local beaches.  The boaters are still doing well with big Stripers and Blues in the Montauk rips.

7/11-Big Blues moved into the area in the beginning of the week from 8 to 13lbs.  These fish have been showing feeding on bunker and porgies off Cranes Neck, Mount Sinai, and in the wee hours along the local beaches.  Steve reported one 22lb Striper and 3 10lb Blues east of RP.

Porgies are all over the place and big.  These fish are taking salted clams and sandworms from the beach out to the middle grounds.  Mixed in with the porgies are plenty of Sea Bass which should be a good barometer for  opening season the 15th.

A lot of short fluke with the occasional door mat at buoys 11 and 9.  Best bet for keeper fluke is to head east to 7 or beyond.

Large schools of bunker have been in our area with Blues and Stripers under them.  These fish have been tough to get jigging and on the troll, however, snagging a bunker and live lining has been successful for some.

6/27-Rocky Point is definitely porgy city now.  Fish to 21/2lbs common taking sandworms and clams both on and off shore mixed with significant amounts of blowfish.

Large schools of bunker have been hanging around local beaches the past few days producing Stripers in the teens and Blues to 6lbs.

Fluking has been good with a lot of shorts near Mount Sinai.  Larger fish to 8lbs. have been caught from Rocky Point East to Riverhead.

  6/19-Big Porgies on the local beaches and out to the buoy lines taking worms and clams. Fluking has been good from Sound Beach east to Mattituck with some fish to eight lbs taking spearing, sand eel/squid combos mixed with hoards of sea robins. Some Bluefish action this week taking plugs, tins, and bunker or mackerel along the beaches and jigged or trolled at the buoys. Striper action has been on the slow side this past week, however, fish to 35lbs. have been reported in 65' of water off Mount Sinai and Rocky Point.  Port Jeff Harbor is loaded with Stripers of mixed sizes working over bunker and sand eels.

 5/23-South Shore is still hot with toms of mixed sized Blues and some Stripers to 35lbs on bunker.  Porgies and Fluke are here in abundance now both on the inside and outside.  Reports of the best Weak fishing in years.

North shore fishing has picked up with Stripers to 20lbs mixed in with smaller fish and Blues off Sound Beach.  Fluke fishing produced fish to 7lbs on squid/spearing combos drifted slow off the back of can 9.  More Porgies have been showing taken on Clams and Worms.

5/17-South Shore continues to be on fire with a lot of Blues, plenty of Weak fish and Stripers, jumbo Porgies, and Fluke.

The Peconic Bay is getting better by the day with huge Porgies, Gorilla Blue fish, Stripers and Weak fish. The Squid run at Greenport is starting to slow.

Here on the North Shore more keeper Stripers are being caught with a lot of shorts mixed in.  The first Blue fish have been Surf caught at Mount Sinai and Broadway and big Porgies have finally moved in along the local beaches. Opening day for Fluke is expected to be great, since reports of plenty of fish up to 8lbs  are in 30' of water.  First report of Weak fish over 16" in Conscience Bay along with some Flounder.

5/11-What a difference a week makes.  South shore from Shinnecock to Moriches has lit up. Blues in mixed schools could be 3 to 5lbs or 7 to 14lbs.  Weakfish to 8lbs have been reported both in the bays and on the open beach. Porgies and Fluke are all over along with bunker and mackerel schools.  Most of the Stripers are shorts, but there are enough keepers to make it worth while. Peconic Bay also has a good showing of fish that have spread out from Shinnecock Canal to Orient.

Its still pretty slow here on the north shore, however, keeper Stripers, mixed with a lot of shorts, have been taken along the local beaches on the bunker schools that are tight to the beach.

5/1-Things are finally starting to show promise.  Since last Saturday fresh Stripers to 30" have been reported in eastern Smithtown Bay, Stony Brook and Mt. Sinai along with shorts. Jigs, Sandworms and Clams have been the bait.  Flounder fishing has been slow, however, on the worm days, in lower water keepers have been caught on Sandworms, Mussels and Clams in the Bays and Harbors.

Under the Smith Point Bridge has continued to produce a lot of small Stripers and keeper Flounder. Weakfish to 17" have been reported in Shinnecock Bay along with small Stripers. Some keeper Stripers have been reported on the open beaches between Moriches and Shinnecock with one 36lber being caught at Shinnecock Canal Locks feeding on Bunker.

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Updated Friday, September 26, 2014

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