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2017 Fluke Reg's: 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. 

North Shore Western Sound
Lots of good action around here with bass in all the local places. Bass in Turtle Cove, Orchard Beach, fish 10 to 20 pounds under the Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges. Fish at New Rochelle and Glenn Island too. Bass all through the river and all the way up the Hudson with anglers catching quality bass as far north as the Newburgh Beacon Bridge now. Most bass in this area are taking bait be it bunker or bloodworms in the river. The chartreuse paddle swim baits or bloodworms. Bass also in Little Neck Bay on Crystal Minnows. Stripers in Larchmont, Piermont and up to Croton.

North Shore Middle Sound
Terminal Tackle (631-269-6005): John Richey says best news is keeper bass now off the beaches with Mackamah the best producing beach right now. No big fish but they are keepers 28 to 32 inches. Bait, worms, plugs worked very slow or slow swim bait and bucktails are all producing. Also a ton of tiny bass, bass 8 to 12 inches are everywhere. A good sign last years' spawn was better than the gov't experts said it was. No blues yet and a few stray porgies on the beach but they should come on strong this week! Make sure you ask for your Terminal Tackle catalogue, it's free! On the web at  

South Shore
Rockaway Inlet
We heard on Kentucky Derby Saturday morning that it was just bluefish in most areas with no bait sightings really to speak of. Good action on the blues in the Floyd Bennett area while 222 St. took a nosedive after action was super there last week.
Most of this week the front beaches have been unfishable with the high winds. Surfcasters working the back bays of J Bay along the shores of Channel Bridge have scored bass into the 20 pound class early the week, then it was all big blues to 10 pounds after that, even at night on yellow swimmers. If you have anything to report text it to 516-435-8382.


Point Lookout & Jones Beach
Come mid-week the area was covered in bluefish, some to 39 inches!! They were everywhere on Thursday as Dave W. of Valley Stream hit the back side of Silver Point and had them literally on every cast for hours. Very few bass were caught as the blues beat them to the bait or lure every time. Friday was a little slower but they bit again in the terrible weather on Saturday (5/13) as Dave again had all the action he could handle for 2 to 3 hours with about 24 to 30 blues caught.
The front facing beaches here have produced a few blues and some schoolie or rat bass. If you have anything to report text it to 516-435-8382.


Fire Island Inlet|
Bluefish dominate both Fire Island and Moriches Inlets, making it almost impossible to entice a striped bass. A mix of schoolie and keeper bass have been caught under both the Robert Moses and Smith’s Point Bridges. Flounder at the Sore Thumb taking mainly sandworms and bloodworms and one angler weighed in a 4.8 pound weakfish caught on a sandworm off Ocean Beach. Bluefish to 15 pounds continue marauding the bays and docks on the north end of the GSB. If you have anything to report text it to 516-435-8382.



Moriches & Shinnecock
Shinnecock Canal has come alive with weakfish, small striped bass and catch and release fluke all coming over the bulkhead all taking clam, bloodworms and sandworms. Scattered bluefish are in the surf taking plugs and bunker chunks for the few surfcasters who challenged the elements. If you have anything to report text it to 516-435-8382.


Montauk Point / East End Beaches
Although the water is still a bit too cold, a few schoolies have been caught off Ditch Plains, while the first porgies came up in Cherry Harbor. No bluefish yet, but next week’s expected temperatures in the 80’s can change that in a hurry.  

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