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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. 

Point Lookout

Capt. Al
(516-623-2248):
Capt. Tommy Weiss says a perfect weather day on Wednesday (5/17) and the fish cooperated! Lots of tasty ling, a handful of codfish and even sea flounder came over the rails. The action seems to get better each day and should continue to do so the next few weeks. Thursday’s the ling fishing continues to improve with each day. Everyone caught nice buckets of tasty red hake to 3.5lbs. A few double headers came over the rail today. Good numbers of sea bass showing up even on the deeper ling spots along with a few blackfish which were all released. A couple of Codfish were also mixed in. We tried inshore this morning hoping to catch a few porgies but only found lots of sea bass. Looks like the National Marine Fisheries sea bass survey was correct in estimating the stocks to be at 230% of rebuilt status. It just sucks that we won't benefit from it. Our regulations will be the same as last year, but the commercial quota will be increased by 50%. The weather looks great for the next few days and we will be sailing at 7AM every day. As always reservations are not needed. Sailing at 7 a.m. every day from the East Marina in Point Lookout.

Greenport

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 was 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
www.peconicstarboats.com.

 

 

Huntington

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 jamesjosephfishing.com or by calling Capt James at 631-680-8159. On the web at www.jamesjosephfishing.com