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JUMBO FLUKE TIME

Posted By Tony Salerno, September 11, 2017
JUMBO FLUKE TIME
With little more than a week left to fluke season, Montauk is cranking out limit catches of summer flatties along with the potential to nail a true doormat.
Hurricane season has arrived, and while we can only hope and pray we don’t become victims of a direct hit, dealing with the remnants of offshore low pressure systems almost always results in large south or southeast swells and horrendous walls of breakwater in front of most south shore inlets during the fall. However fret not as there will also be plenty of opportunities to enjoy good ole classical fall fishing along Long Island’s North and South Forks. Although the window narrows this time of year, it’s just a matter of applying oneself as soon as the opportunity prevails and one can reap the bounties that the fall season has to offer along the East End. Fluke fishing came back strong from Thursday on with plenty of big fish coming off the charter and open boats. My friend Carlo Chiarelli fished aboard the “Double D” out of West Lake marina on Saturday and nailed an eye opener fluke officially weighed in at 13.10-pounds. With only a week left before the curtains drop on fluke season, we’ll make them this week’s best bet since nailing a limit of jumbo flatties is a true reality. Sea bass and porgy fishing remains epic and will also be a great alternative if you would prefer to stock the freezer with tasty fillets. Striped bass responded very aggressively to live eels and the hard currents of the full moon this week as many cows to 40 plus pounds kept the scales busy. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the bass bite will continue to please even without a full moon. Nice size fluke are inside Shinnecock Bay, while weakfish and porgies continue to rule the waters of the Peconic’s. The North Fork is seeing substantial catches of big sea bass, scup and monster bluefish, while the stripers need the water temps to drop a bit to get the party going, unless you catch the start of the ebb during the late night hours.
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Larry Schmidt - 7 days ago

My name is Larry Schmidt I am was fishing caught for snapper last week. I am was new Suffolk cutchogue New York


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