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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

Fluke regulations for 2017 are May 17 thru September 21 season are stricter than last year with a new three (3) fish limit & a minimum length 19 inches. Wouldn’t a fishing slot of say, 16 to 19 inches make more sense to allow bigger fluke to breed and produce offspring for future years, reduce fish mortality and produce more fun for anglers? What joke the ASMFC and DEC are. 

Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): Capt. Dave reports they have been sailing every day and doing well as the porgy bite has been very, very good and exceptional on Friday (5/19). Saturday it waas absolutely terrible as they could “mark” the fish but you only caught one or two from the school. A TON of boat traffic is NOT helping. The Express is sailing every day for porgies at 7:30 till 3 p.m. The fluke boat has been doing well with limits of fish to 5 pounds and pool winners running about 7 pounds. The Peconic Star II is fluking full days 7:30 till 3. On the web at

Huntington to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle
John Richey says weather is summery now and fluking getting better as is the porgy and bass action. Bass to 34 pounds in Cold Spring Harbor on the chunk now as several fish 20 to 35 pounds have been caught. There is however a ton of bass around now with bass from 22 to 32 inches along the beaches and in some harbors now. Not a lot of bunker in the this Smithtown area as it still seems to be west from Huntington to Cold Spring to Manhasset. The quality bass are inside Cold Spring Harbor on the chunk. Fluking is excellent as it broke open with the warmer temps after the opener last Wednesday. Lots of fluke with the best of it on the outside and in the eastern half of Smithtown Bay, especially from Cranes Neck to Golf Course and maybe west of there. Fluke at Sand City and along Ashroken too. Porgies around too so a nice mix of action. Keeper ratio right now about 30%. 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 the fluke opener on Wednesday (5/17) saw beautiful summer weather and about 30 lucky anglers hammer the fluke on this opening day! The total being 700 shorts and 81 keepers. Thursday they had 35 people and 65 keepers and 500 shorts. Friday 40 people and 88 keepers and tons of shorts and on Saturday it was blowing east. Therefore they fished in the bay in the morning and picked at them. The afternoon they were able to get outside and the action picked up as they had wind and tide. They had a few kingfish, four weakfish and about 35 keeper fluke. Pool winners all seem to be around 5 to 6 pounds. They sail everyday for giant fluke 7 am- 3pm and 430pm-830pm open boat no reservations needed. Fish are there ready to be caught and the weather looks beautiful. Any additional information can be found on the website at or by calling Capt James at 631-680-8159. On the web at  


City Island / Western LI Sound
Bass fishing is better now and still with these whacky MoJo rigs.  right now as they are spread from the bridges east to Manhasset Bay. Fish to 35 pounds weighed in but no one is talking. East of the Throgs Neck Bridge around Hewlett Point using bunker is the best choice right now. Most of the action is now 20 to 40 foot of water or in the middle in 50 foot of water with bass and blues mixed and more bluefish by the day.  Fish anywhere from the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Stepping Stone Lighthouse to Execution Lighthouse, Hempstead Harbor, Manhasset Bay and on the Connecticut shorelines off of Rye, Mamaroneck, Larchmont and Greenwich. For the fluke enthusiasts they have also come into the western Sound but you have to go east to Bayville and points east on the Long Island side of the Sound. Same with the porgy action, have to go east and way east to Huntington to find them for the most part.  Best bait sands or clams. If you have or know of any action please e mail or text 516-435-8382

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