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TOG SEASON OPENS; LI SOUND 10/11 - NY BIGHT 10/15

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, a strong dose of wind, rain and more wind certainly made this week one of the slowest so far this season. Rough seas and the other elements kept most charter and open boats tied to the dock. When captain’s and anglers found windows of opportunity, they found acres ...

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FALL FISHING TAKING SHAPE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, black sea bass are this week’s best bet as the indigo beauties are all over the North and South Forks with many true knuckleheads to 6 pounds swimming over rocky lairs. Fishers Island has started to produce many jumbos, while Block Island and Southwest Ledge remain the mainstay. ...

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WEAKFISH AND ALBIES MAKE STRONG SHOWING

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, a hard east wind and a huge ground swell most of the week made fishing for fluke extremely difficult in very nautical conditions. Some big fluke remain in the deep water along the south side of Montauk, however very few fish remain along the Sound, along Gardiners Bay ...

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MONSTER FLUKE AND BLITZING ALBIES

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Out east, bite continues to be solid with striped bass, sea bass and scup despite some rain, wind and lumpy seas. And while the bottom dwellers continue to cooperate on rocky bottom on both the North and South Forks and especially off Block Island, the albies have finally arrived in ...

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ALBIES ARRIVE AND FLUKE ON THE MOVE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
While Dorian managed to knock a couple of days off the fishing calendar for many boatmen, raising tides and kicking up some big seas, it amounted to little more than a good nor’easter in our region. Its passage did set the stage for fall fishing, as albies finally showed inshore ...

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ALBIES MOVING INSHORE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, bunker are packed along the oceanfront from Southampton to Montauk with whales, sharks and porpoises feasting on them, but not a lot in the way of blues or bass. Bluefish and bonito are along the north side with hooked fish succumbing to sharks becoming more frequent. ...

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OCEAN WATERS TURNING OUT QUALITY FLUKE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, fluke and sea bass are headlining the action in the Montauk area. They are being caught in good numbers and the quality is there. Cartwright, Frisbees and Rocky Hill on the south side are well stocked with big sea bass and what appears to be a ...

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FLUKING CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, the North Fork is seeing some very good action with stripers, blues, porgies and sea bass. Not many cow bass, but plenty of fish into the teens, along with many shorts and blues to 15 pounds to keep rods bent. Best action has been in the ...

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AROUND THE ISLAND

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
On the East End, fluking continues to provide solid action with good numbers of quality fish along with plenty of shorts to keep rods bending. In the rips, big blues have made their presence felt and bass fishing has been decent at night on live eels. The best of the ...

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A SUMMER SMORGASBORD

Posted By Fred Golofaro
Location: Long Island, Metro NY
Reports of good or improved fluke fishing came from a number of areas this week. Even where the action is dominated by shorts, there has been an increase in the number of bigger fish mixing into the action. That’s been true in the bays and ocean, and to a lesser ...

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