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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

Greenport
Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): The Peconic Star reported on Saturday (7/14) porgy fishing this past week and the weekend just continued to be phenomenal! Nothing else to say as it has been super-duper with an occasional keeper fluke and a few keeper sea bass. Giant porgies and it really can’t get any better! They sail 7:30 to 3 pm for porgies! On the web at www.peconicstarboats.com.

Huntington to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle
(631-269-6005):
John Richey says porgy fishing is the number one game in town as they are anywhere and everywhere, no matter when or how you fish. Fluke fisherman getting them on fluke baits and bass fisherman too! Bass fishing has been inconsistent even on the troll out in the Triangle area or along the beaches. Chunking will yield larger fishing in to the high 20‘s and drifting worms gives your shorts to mid teen size fish and trolling can catch all the above. Worm trolling in the river is very good but the porgies and small bluefish will eat you alive. Fluking is still very solid and Smithtown bay is still loaded with fluke with no problem finding keepers. They see some fish to 8 pounds and most keepers are 3 to 6 pounds and limits still abound. You do have to search them out though as some of them have moved a little deeper now with fish on the James Joseph of 10 and 12 pounds at Buoy 15 and over near the platform. Make sure you ask for your Terminal Tackle catalogue, it's free! On the web at www.terminaltackleco.com


James Joseph II (
631-680-8159
): Capt. James Schneider fluking on a half-day schedule has been a pretty, pretty good as they pick away at big fish in the deep now. They will see about 25 keeper fluke per trip no matter how many people may be on the trip. They see most pool winners at 5 to 7 pounds, though Thursday they had a 10.4 pounder and on Friday (7/13) they had a 12.4 pounder for Chef Nick. Nick lost his wife this past winter to cancer and Capt. James says “I just hope this cheers him up a bit ...I know it’s only a fish but he deserves it!” Most fish have been 4 to 7 pound pool winners but two over 10 in 36 hours?? Wow!! Usually a good mix of 50 keeper sea bass in these deep water catches as well. They are now sailing the 7 a.m. trip for giant porgies and sea bass with the noon and 4:30 trips still fluking. The charters have been hammering away at bass in the mid teen teens to high 20's class fish. Good chunking every day and sometimes three charters per day! Any additional information can be found on the website at
www.jamesjosephfishing.com.

 

 

 

City Island / Western LI Sound
The week saw porgies and fluke in close proximity to boaters. Porgies are in tight now as they say with fish at the CBS tower and all the local porgy spots. Porgies at Rye and other rocky spots. Fluking has picked up nicely off all the points and we mean all the points and good enough action with a sporadic keeper to make you want to keep fishing. Bass action is very good right now with many smaller fish in the 24 to 29 inch class. Chunks and with the cooler water temps this year, surprisingly they are already fishing in the deep middle of the Sound for best results. Try trolling to increase your numbers. Bass fishing to the east at buoy 15 and in Oyster Bay is insane on the troll or the chunk and should be the same way here. Live bunker in the mouth of Hempstead Harbor, at the bridges, Stepping Stone Light, up in to Rye and Larchmont as well. Very good considering how cool it was till this week.  If you would like to share your reports whether you caught fish or not, or what the conditions were where you fished, we’re sure everybody could benefit from them and would certainly appreciate them. Text them to 516-435-8382 or e mail Rich@thefishingline.com .

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