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Rockaway Inlet & NY Bight
Beautiful weather must spur the appetite of porgies for they are biting their heads off when a clam slice or bloodworm dangles into view in the back bays, the inlet and on the Tin Can Grounds in the Atlantic. Fluke, however, refuse to be pigeon-holed into specific locales; any angler worth his/her salt must move around to find them. Try the Coney Island Flats (15 pounder last week), the Marine Pkwy Bridge and the edges of channels. The fish are there, awaiting a spearing/squid combo, with shorts predominating, but enough keepers to elicit grins and satisfaction. Sea bass are on local reefs and wrecks, but most fish are small. Striped bass and bluefish, too, are widely scattered, but your best bet for bass is to fish under the stars trolling a mojo rig or bunker spoon. One angler, Ira, tried exactly that, trolling a bunker spoon off Far Rockaway. He hooked a fish that fought him for a solid hour, finally getting what he thought was the striped bass of his life. Instead, he wound up gaffing a 70 pound thresher shark! 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.

 

Jones & Deb's Inlets
Scotty's Fishing Station (516-432-4665):
With Hurricane Chris creating five foot rollers in the ocean, most boats stayed inside the bay to find plenty of action with fluke and sea robins. Unfortunately, most of the fish were shorts with some notable catches in the inlets and Reynolds Channel on squid/spearing combos and Gulp. Marc Brody enticed an 8 pound fluke into his net while fishing near the Wantagh Bridge, his only keeper of the day. Meanwhile Billy G of the Keystone Yacht Club in Woodmere reported his fishing club members have caught fluke, and sea bass action has been picking up on the western reefs this week with many small sea bass and short fluke. A few decent keepers have been caught though with one of 8-1/2 pound fluke, mostly bucktailing with gulp grubs and spearing. In addition, the porgy action has been red hot at the Rockaway reef, although the scup have been mostly on the smaller size. Wishing good luck to all the members at the Keystone Yacht Club who are fishing in their annual fluke derby this weekend. There's been some back bay striper action with mostly schoolies chasing bucktails on a slow troll at sunrise along the dock lines in western Reynolds Channel. Decent keepers have been picked by anglers trolling parachute jigs and the bridges on the outgoing tide. Blue claws and snappers are just starting to show, but both species are tiny… wait a couple of weeks and you’ll catch keepers at local docks and piers. 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 

 

Capt. Al (516-623-2248): Capt. Tommy Weiss says fishing this past week has been super as you would expect, especially days with a light breeze where they can drift. They hammer the sea bass, porgies, ling and this week even had some great fluke catches with fish to 7 pounds. Even the days they have to anchor like Saturday (7/7) because of a strong wind, they still fill up buckets of fish for you! Good solid fishing. Great action all day Wednesday (7/11) with sea bass, porgies, fluke and ling. The fluke were picky in the morning but got better as the speed of the drift increased this afternoon. Most of the fluke have been taking sea robin strips and/or bucktails. Green Gulp Bait has been catching everything as usual and now a few mackerel coming up every trip. Another successful outing Thursday as sea bass, porgies, ling and fluke were caught in good numbers. The fluke was off a little due to an extremely slow drift for most of the day but we did manage a handful of keepers and several dozen shorts. Bouncing bucktails and sea robin strips along the bottom works great if you only want to catch big sea bass and fluke. Green Gulp Bait also works well on the larger fish. The weather looks great for the next few days and now that Hurricane Chris is out of the picture the threat of big swells is also gone. We will be sailing every day from 7am till 4pm. from the East Marina in Point Lookout, Long Island at 7 a.m. for SEA BASS, ling, cod, whiting and fluke. No reservations needed just come down there's plenty of room for all.


Fire Island Inlet / Great South Bay / Moriches

Triggerfish have arrived on the scene, schooling near the rocks at the Sore Thumb and any other rocky terrain providing surfcasters something other than sea robins, rays and sharks.  A good thing, too, for the fluking took a nosedive in both numbers and quality. But some anglers did well, nevertheless, drifting past the Coast Guard Station and the Lighthouse en route to Fire Island Inlet and in Moriches Bay. A few schoolie bass are taken on clam bellies/clam chum near the Robert Moses and Smiths Point Bridges, while blue claws and snappers are not yet ready for primetime. If 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.


Shinnecock Inlet/Hampton Bays

Triggerfish have made Shinnecock Reef their home sweet home, just waiting for a slice of clam in contrast to a fluke population responding only to a change in tide to develop an appetite. Striped bass can be had in Shinnecock Inlet by bucktailing at night or, if it’s action you want, try the Ponquogue Bridge for schoolies. Porgies are in the north end of Shinnecock Canal and widespread in the Peconics, sharing the scene with an occasional weakfish. 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.
 

Montauk
Exceptional striped bass fishing is underway off the Lighthouse, the Point and in all the nearby rips by drifting a live eel, day or night. Numerous fish in the 40 to 50 pound range have weighed in; an added bonus: very few bluefish are around. Fluking, though, has been problematic: you’ll have to hunt for them on both the north and south side. Sea bass and porgies are all over the place looking for a slice of clam; one sea bass weighed in at 5.8 pounds! Offshore, a few people are trekking to Atlantis in search of yellowfin tuna. 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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