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Capt. Al

January 27, 2015:
Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me cod activity was good all week in the 65 to 85-ft. ranges just about an hour from the dock. The keeper ratio has been quite good on some days with other days having far more shorts. A few anglers were able to score with jigs but clams nailed the most fish. The boat departs at 6 a.m. daily for cod and ling.



Previous Reports

  • January 13, 2015 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss reported a productive week of fishing despite the blast of bitterly cold Arctic air which converged on our region. He sailed on Tuesday with a dozen fairs and saw thirty five keeper cod to 10 pounds culled from a total tally of one hundred and twenty five fish. Fast forwarding to Saturday, a light crowd consisting of eight fairs walloped seventy five cod. Similar results prevailed on Sunday as well.

  • January 6, 2015 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss reported solid cod fishing Friday and Saturday with Friday's high hook, Bill Doughty from South Carolina, culling a ten fish limit from among eighteen keepers. Pool fish averaged 10 pounds and the prevailing action has centered in relatively shallow water. Winter cod trips will be sailing at 6 a.m. every day weather permitting.

  • December 30, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said there have been decent numbers of cod around as December closed, and they will be targeting cod and ling at 6 a.m. daily for the winter.

  • December 23, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me the cod made their appearance in mid December, which is a good sign. The fish are inhabiting the 55 to 70-ft. ranges and if you go deeper the dogs are present. On one trip Brian Martin and Dominic Frasini combined for 18 cod to 8-pounds. The day before Dom nailed 6 fish and took the pool with a 10-pounder. The boat departs at 6 a.m. daily for cod and ling.

  • December 9, 2014 Open or Close

    Capt. Tom Weiss of the Capt. Al in Point Lookout said the boat will continue to target blackfish, cod and ling at 7 a.m. daily through next weekend. After December 15th the boat will depart at 6 a.m. daily for cod and ling. Confirm sailing Dates and times at 516-361-9275 or check the boat's facebook page.

  • December 2, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me the boat did not sail all week because it was in the shipyard for maintenance. He expects to resume sailing in the next few days but advises that you call (516) 361-9275 or check facebook. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for blackfish, cod and ling. After December 15th the boat will depart at 6 a.m. daily for cod and ling.

  • November 25, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss reminded that they will be sailing on Thanksgiving Day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and blackfish.

  • November 18, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me sea bass activity was very good all week with the exception of Friday when nasty winds and nasty dogfish caused problems. Most fares are limiting on the sea biscuits and earlier in the week the by catch had good numbers of jumbo scup. However as the weekend approached the porgies all but disappeared. On Tuesday five keeper cod to 8-pounds came over the rails. More 'tog are also coming up each day. The sea bass are getting ready to pack up and head south so the captain said he will begin to concentrate on 'tog. Green crabs are kept on board. Please note the boat will sail on Thanksgiving Day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and blackfish.

  • November 11, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me sea bass activity was super all week with every trip experiencing a boat limit of biscuits. Fish to 4-pound were captured. Scup action has improved daily and fish to 3-pounds were bagged. Some blues and an 8-pound pool wining cod came aboard on Sunday. Green crabs are kept on board for those who wish to take a shot at 'tog. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and porgies.

  • November 4, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me sea bass activity was super all week and the keeper ratio improve on a daily basis. On Friday many of the fish were in the 3-pound plus range. More and more scup to 2-pounds are appearing in the catch as well. Green crabs are kept on board for those who wish to take a shot at 'tog. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and porgies.

  • October 28, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me sea bass activity is super duper so get in on it now The fares nailed a boat limit on every trip and there were a good amount of decent size porgies as well. Green crabs are kept on board for those who wish to take a shot at 'tog. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and porgies.

  • October 21, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me the anglers who listened to the weekend forecast missed out on fabulous sea bass action. The Federal waters reopened on Saturday and the fares hauled in a boat limit of biscuits. A few jumbo choppers from 10 to 12-pounds also came over the rails. Sunday saw a repeat performance on sea bass. Nice size scup came up on both trips. On Friday the inshore pieces provided good numbers of porgies to 2-1/2 pounds. Green crabs are kept on board for those who wish to take a shot at 'tog. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and porgies.

  • October 14, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me he wants everyone to remember that the Federal Waters sea bass closure is over on Saturday and he will be chasing the sea biscuits on the outside deep water areas. Green crabs are kept on the boat. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, porgies and blackfish.

  • October 7, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me his fares had a good week of fishing with a catch that was mainly sea biscuits and scup. Some days saw plenty of keepers and others days a pick. Last Monday inshore activity was dead as far as keepers so the captain steamed to the deep areas at 125-ft. and saved the day with a steady pick of ling and a handful of keeper cod. The by catch included a few triggers, small blues and blowfish. On Friday a few nice croakers came aboard. On Sunday a handful of keeper 'tog were captured. Green crabs are kept on the boat. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, porgies and blackfish.

  • September 30, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me his fares had a good week especially on the weekend. He has been working the State waters exclusively so that the fares can keep the sea bass. There are plenty of sea bass and scup although you must weed out the shorts. A few triggers and blowfish were decked blues from ½ to 3-pounds appeared on every trip. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and porgies.

  • September 23, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me it was a week that saw the bottom fishing break loose with super action. Most fares were able to limit out on sweet sea biscuits to 3-pounds. The porgy catch saw an increase and fish to 2-pounds were captured. The by catch consisted of a few flatties, blowfish, blues and triggers. Earlier in the week Dom Frasina had a pool winning fluke of 8.1-pounds. On Saturday Stanley Davis nailed a pool fluke of 8.3-pounds. The captain said he has been working the inshore reefs and beyond. He also wants to remind customers that the sea bass closure is for Federal Waters only outside the three mile limit. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and porgies.

  • September 16, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me it was a week of hot and cold activity. The east winds really put a damper on the fishing. On the good weather days the catch consisted primarily of sea bass. However the scup and triggerfish action is getting more consistent on the inshore grounds. Some nice summer flatties to 6-pounds were taken on the days the captain was able to drift and some sharpies limited out. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass and porgies.

  • September 9, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me it was a good week of fishing for his fares. However, the species that cooperated varied from day to day. On Tuesday the bite consisted of sea bass and ling while on Thursday the summer flatties exploded and the bite was 50/50 fluke and sea bass. Pool winner Dominic Frasina limited on flatties to 4-1/2 pounds and limited on sea biscuits to 4-pounds. Then on Friday it was a fluke and ling fest. The pool money was captured by James Eng's 5-pound fluke and Buck Louallen limited on fluke to 4-1/2 pounds and had a fine catch of 18 ling. The next day Andrew Blitz nailed a 4-3/4 pound sea biscuit to take the pool. On Sunday it was 50/50 sea bass and flatties. Howard Moon limited out and had a pool flattie of 6-pounds, 4-ounces. Ralph and Debbie Perez had a limit of 10 fluke to 5-pounds and a mess of sea bass. The flatties were found in depths that varied from 70 to 115-ft. Some trips had a decent catch of scup and a handful of triggers. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.

  • September 2, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me sea bass activity started out well earlier in the week and although there were lads of shorts there were enough keepers for many fares to limit out. Plenty of ling were found in the 115 to 120-ft. depths. The end of the week saw action slowed by ocean swells. On Sunday sea bass activity picked up a bit with short and keepers. There was a decent showing of porgies and some triggerfish and the by catch has included chub mackerel and blues. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.

  • August 26, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me sea bass activity keeps improving as more and more fish are coming up inshore and off. After working the inshore areas in the morning the captain head further out and works the 100 to 110-ft. drops for fat ling. The by catch has also included chub mackerel and small choppers. Sunday was a very good day as some sharpies limited on sea biscuits to 4-pounds. The fish have responded well to clams and squid. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.

  • August 19, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me action fell off after the storm but some improvement was seen on the weekend. The catch saw sea bass, some flatties and some small choppers from ½ to 3-pounds. Some large chub mackerel to 3-pounds were also taken. Action has taken place anywhere from 60 to 110-ft. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.

  • August 12, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me the week started out well with good action on sea bass and some nice flatties in the by catch. The second half of the week saw the bass taper off. Over the weekend he fished the offshore areas and ling filled the bill. Pool fish are usually fluke in the 4 to 6-1/2 pound range. Small 1 to 2-pound cocktail blues are coming up and a few fares have limited on fluke. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.

  • August 5, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me during the week action was very good. Sea biscuits were hungry and most fares were able to limit on fish to 4-1/2 pounds. Quite a few flatties were in the by catch and one hit the 6-1/2 pound mark. A few ling and some cocktail choppers from 1 to 2-pounds were taken as well. The tough east winds on the weekend caused problems but the deepwater areas gave up good numbers of ling. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Capt. J.R. updated me on the evening Wreck and Reef Specials. Action was pretty good with good numbers of sea bass and plenty of summer flatties. However, the scup bite is still not productive. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.

  • July 29, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss told me fishing all week was super with most fares able to limit on sea bass to 4-3/4 pounds. Some ling were in the mix. The second half of the week saw summer flatties join the party and excellent numbers of fluke to 5-pounds came over the rails. Action on all species was always best when the captain was able to drift. He was forced to anchor on Sunday morning for a decent pick of fish. In the afternoon Capt. Tom went to an offshore wreck and found loads of sea biscuits and ling. Clams and squid are working equally well on the bass and flatties and fares employing sea robin strips do well on the flatties. On Friday Savy Norris of Alabama and Brian Martin both limited on sea bass and fluke. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, fluke and ling. Capt. J.R. updated me on the evening Wreck and Reef Special. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup sail from 5 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday.

  • July 22, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said on Monday 12 fares bailed ling all day and even had a few cod to 10-pounds. The opening days of the sea bass season were superb. Quality fish were found and most fares have been limiting out on bass to 4-3/4 pounds. Some nice summer flatties to 5-pounds, a few scup and some ling were decked on each trip. Drifting produced the best results on sea bass along the 60 to 80-ft. drops. The only slow day was Sunday when harsh 20 knot east winds caused problems. The fares still managed to get a decent catch of sea bass and the last hour of the trip saw a good shat of ling. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, porgies and ling. Capt. J.R. started the evening Wreck and Reef Special last week and fishing was excellent. Most fares have been limiting out. Some trips saw some scup in the mix. Pool fish have averaged 3-1/2 to 5-pounds. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup will sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday to Saturday.

  • July 15, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said that it was freezer filling time for ling anglers all week. Loads and loads were taken. Scup action was not so good with only a handful seen each day. A few fluke were in the by catch along with some sea bass and flounder that were released. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for sea bass, porgies and ling. Twilight trips for sea bass and scup will sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday to Saturday.

  • July 8, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said that filling buckets with ling was not a problem for his fares. The depths from 90 to 115-ft. are loaded with fish. However, the scup remained elusive except for Tuesday when some nice jumbos were taken. Nice size flatties have been in the by catch. On Sunday the first triggerfish of the year was bagged along with a surprise by catch of five haddock and a whiting. The captain said he is looking forward to the 15th when sea bass season opens. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies.

  • July 1, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout a very happy Capt. Tom Weiss said his fares experienced excellent fishing all week. Ling consistently rang the dinner bell and anglers were able to fill their buckets and haul in doubleheaders. The captain looks for scup in the morning but the action was good on some days and picky on others. A few summer flatties to 5-pounds came up on the morning bite. Barbara Moore showed off her skills on Thursday as she smacked 32 ling, three jumbo scup and nailed a pool winning cod of 8-1/2 pounds. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies.

  • June 24, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said ling action was excellent all week as fares filled bags and buckets with fish to 4-1/2 pounds. In the morning the captain targets scup on the reefs but they have been somewhat elusive so far. The by catch included a few whiting, a few flatties and a handful of cod to 8-pounds. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies. Twilight trips for fluke sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with Capt. J.R.

  • June 17, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said he had very light crowds during the week with 5 to 12 fares per trip. Those who didn't come out missed super fishing on the ling grounds. A few cod were in the by catch. On Thursday the scup finally showed in decent numbers and each angler had 10 to 12 jumbos and then they filled their buckets with ling. On Sunday a full boat load of fares had full buckets. On Monday Scott Jagdeo drilled an 8-1/2 pound cod. The next day pool winner Jimmy Pagounadis tallied 41 ling to 3-3/4 pounds. Jerome Sealy was high hook with 59 ling to 3-1/2 pounds. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies. Twilight trips for fluke sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with Capt. J.R.

  • June 10, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said the only tough day occurred earlier in the week. As the week wore on fares were able to fill buckets and coolers with ling to 4-pounds. Some cod, some blues and some whiting came up in the by catch. On Sunday Mike Noble was high hook with 48 ling. The captain noted the ling have been residing in the 90 to 100-ft. depths. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies. Twilight trips for fluke sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with Capt. J.R.

  • June 3, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said his fares had good ling fishing all week with the best trip taking place on Memorial Day. All 12 fares loaded their buckets at the Apple Orchard. A half dozen cod were also pulled in. Howie Grate drilled an 8-pound cod for pool honors and bagged 31 ling and one scup. A few keeper cod, sea flounder and 6 to 10-piund choppers came up during the week. On Wednesday Omar Jackson took the pool with a 3-3/4 pound flounder and Mike Noble was high hook with 39 ling. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. for ling and porgies. Twilight trips for fluke sail from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with Capt. J.R.

  • May 27, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said his week started out slow and picky but got livelier as the week wore on. Most of the catch consisted of ling with a by catch of a few sea flounder and blues from 8 to 12-pounds. Several cod also came up during the week and a handful of cod came up on Sunday. Beginning this week the boat will have twilight trips for fluke from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with Capt. J.R. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m.

  • May 20, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said ling action was excellent during the week with a by catch that included a few whiting and a couple of nice sea flounder. A few blues also came aboard. Weekend action became a little picky due to Friday's storm. Hanna Choi took pool honors on Wednesday with a 4.8-pound ling. On the same trip the trio of Mike Losofsky, Sr. and Jr. and Andy combined for 77 ling to 3-pounds. Larry Gilmore bagged 38 ling. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. Capt. Tom said he will also be on the hunt for scup.

  • May 13, 2014 Open or Close

    I spoke to Bill Witchey at Comb's B&T in Amityville and the weekend brought about some wonderful changes as the ocean waters hit 46 degrees and the bay is a sweet 60. Weakfish action is popping loose and on Sunday anglers averaged 10 to 12 each. The fish responded to Bass Assassins, small bucktails, squiggly tails and diamond jigs. Nice weaks to 22-inches were captured. The best time was at the top of the tide on the first of the outgoing. The top areas for action were from Massapequa Cove down to Tanner Park including Copiague Hole. Blues made a strong appearance with 5 to 6-pounders at the inlet and 2 to 3-pound cocktails in the back bays. Small jigs worked well. A customer had a good time at Amity Beach in the 9-ft. drops with two keeper flounder of 14-inches and a few blowfish. A few flounder and blowfish were also found at the Sore Thumb. The RSA fluke boats out of Captree are experiencing very good action when they work tight to the Robert Moses Bridge. Very good numbers of 18-inch flatties are being released. Bill recommends that anglers try the State Boat Channel for flatties on opening day the

  • May 13, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said his fares were treated to really good, consistent ling fishing. The 80 to 100-ft. areas gave up buckets of ling along with a sprinkling of whiting and a few cod. Some cocktail blues were present as well. Johnny Ji was high hook on Wednesday with 41 ling, two whiting and one blue. Bill Hayes took high hook honors on Friday with 37 ling. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. Capt. Tom said he will also be on the hunt for scup.

  • May 6, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said his fares had a pretty good week of fishing. Earlier in the week 12 anglers loaded up on buckets of ling. Weather conditions then kept the boat tied up until Friday and action was picky. On Sunday 10 fares saw an improvement in action and once again were able to fill up on buckets of ling. Capt. Tom said on the days they sailed they encountered a handful of sea bass (all released) whiting, scup and sea flounder. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. Capt. Tom said that customers may call him for updates at (516) 361-9275.

  • April 29, 2014 Open or Close

    Aboard the Capt. Al in Point Lookout Capt. Tom Weiss said ling activity improved on Friday and the first mackerel of the year was caught. Plenty of 'tog were caught and released. The ling were very active on Sunday and each fare filled a bucket. Fish to 3-pounds hit the deck. The water temperature has risen 4 degrees since last week so action is sure to improve. The boat departs daily at 7 a.m. Capt. Tom said that customers may call him for updates at (516) 361-9275.

  Capt. Al

Capt. Al
Point Lookout Marina
Exit 10 Meadowbrook Pkwy
Point Lookout, NY 11569
phone: 516-623-2248


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