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EAST END IS HOT

Posted By Tony Salerno, May 14, 2018
EAST END IS HOT
A monster porgy caught aboard the Celtic Quest.
It’s one giant aquarium inside the Peconic’s, especially around Shelter Island as everyone from Shinnecock, Montauk and Orient Point are jumping on the bandwagon for their take of the bounty. Porgies from shorts to silver platter size are just about everywhere boats are dropping their anchors. The scup are so thick in many areas that one drop fishing is the norm for open, charter and private vessels with everyone on board all of the boats retaining their legal limit within the first couple of hours of fishing this week. Knot head sea bass, striped bass and weakfish are shuffled into the catches of scup. Speaking of weakfish, they have come on strong this weekend. Nothing big with some to 5 pounds, but it looks as if were in for another banner weakfish season. Fluke are also sharing the grounds, but you have to get past the sea robins to get to them. Once you achieve that goal, odds are there’ll be a flattie of quality on the hook as most fluke are keepers in the 4 to 6 pound range. Besides the sea robin crisis, the fluke are only chewing on one tide, with lockjaw on the other. And their choice of tide they feel like feeding on changes depending on the day. Small stripers with a few keepers are also in the area, especially around Jessup Neck which are chasing big butterfish. Squid are also thick in the bay and surprisingly as of this report, there are no bluefish as of yet. However if history has taught me anything, you can rest assured the yellow eyed demons will invade the bay any day now. There are some fluke in the shallow waters of Shinnecock Bay chewing on certain stages of the tide, while the fluke have finally busted at the seams on the south side of Montauk Point this weekend off the Radar Tower. Both the Montauk Star and the Ebb Tide were on scene to slam plenty of limits of quality flatties to 7 plus pounds. Fluke fishing is improving off Mattituck by the day, while action on big fat scup remains red hot in the area. It seems anywhere you may decide to fish on the East End right now, you can’t go wrong. Crowds remain light on the open boats, therefore take advantage of it before the summer tourist invade and tangle up your line all day long.
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Porgy_Guy - 88 days ago

Nice work!!

Zenwriter - 89 days ago

Explored around Robin's Island in Peconic on May 14. Caught a couple of big porgies around Rogers Rock and the South Race. Checked out some skittish bunker schools in mid bay and caught a big blue.

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