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John Richy of Terminal Tackle joins Rich Johnson weekly, live on The Fishing Line Radio Show
Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. on WGBB 1240AM radio to give current and live updated reports for the LI Sound Region

Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): Capt. Dave reported on Saturday (7/22) nothing has changed as it was another good week of fishing for porgies and now more sea bass in the mix. They had very good porgy fishing with limits for everybody with the crowds. However they did have more than they expected with the sea bass and some literally approaching 4.5 pounds! Another good week aboard the Peconic Star. Porgy fishing every day 7:30 to 3 p.m.  

Huntington to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle
John Richey says heat and humidity has taken its toll on the angler for sure. Best bet for bass and blues is nighttime action or early, early morning.  During the days it’s porgies and fluke now. Still good fluking with shorts inside and keeper numbers have dropped. Best action is in deep water now on the back of the second drop off and the first drop off in Smithtown bay with 40 foot of water. They see some BIG sea bass here too.  Larger fish seem to be caught on the slopes and drops offs as they feed on what looks to be baby porgies. If you want BIG fish find the schools of baby porgies or sand eels on the deep slopes, be patient and drop a 2 ounce bucktail, or large strip bait or baby fish of some kind and work the deep drop offs. Bass fishing is better and there were fish to 30 caught this week caught on chunks in and around Buoy 15 and one further to the west of there. There is bunker everywhere and trolling the Triangle area is yielding good results on numbers and keepers to 20 pounds or better. They should start settling in under the bunker schools any day now. Lots of small blues around and porgies too better by the day. Make sure you ask for your Terminal Tackle catalogue, it's free! On the web at


James Joseph II (631-651-8235). Capt. James Schneider reported fluking during the week continued to be okay and as they approached the new moon of this weekend, things slowed as they picked away on the larger fish on the deep drop offs. They see about a dozen or more keepers per half day trip. The 4:30 trips see cooler breezes and some nice fishing. Good fishing! They are now fishing a new schedule. Porgies and giant sea bass on the 7 a.m. trips and fluke at noon and 4:30. Open boat and no reservations needed. Any additional information can be found on the website at or by calling Capt James at 631-680-8159.



City Island / Western LI Sound
The heat and humidity has taken its toll on the angler for sure. Best bet for bass and blues is nighttime action or early, early morning.  During the days it’s porgies and fluke now. Porgies in all the local areas such as Pea and Huckleberry islands and Hen’s and Chickens’ Porgies now in 8 to 15 foot of water in all the usual spots.


Fluking is getter better with fish to 5 pounds off Hewlett Point. Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges, the barges, along Country Club and Silver Beach, Harts Island on both the south and north end, Prospect Point and Sands Point, Mattinecock Point and all the Bayville Beaches. Another good spot is Rodman’s Neck in the Eastchester Bay between the City Island Bridge and the gas dock.  Best bait is spearing, Gulp, sand eels, squid and fresh bunker filets putting this bait on either a bucktail or a fluke rig will work well.  Best depth of water 15-50ft. with the larger fish being caught in deeper water.  


Bass fishing a nighttime affair now with some quality fish on the bunker in the 20 pound class or better in 50 to 60 foot of water with fish to 25 pounds, but most are teen size to 25 inches. Fish behind Execution, Hempstead, Rye and Playland through CT now is hot. On the bluefish front they seem to be very scattered in the usual haunts and fish to 10 pounds on the chunks.If you have or know of any action please e mail or text 516-435-8382

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