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Shinnecock Star

September 17, 2018:
On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John reports the fluke are in the skinny water. Lots of bait and fluke has been keeping fares culling for a catch of big fat fluke. Some trips were better than others depending on the tide. Last Saturday afternoon Ralph had the pool fish, and last Sunday, Anthony had the big one in the morning, while the afternoon trip saw John with the big fish. After a couple of days in hiatus, the boat was back fishing on Saturday, doing quite well with fluke in the shallow water. Lee was at it again with an exceptional catch, while Tim had caught his dinner. The afternoon trip saw Nelson Wickersham back in action, with the afternoon pool winner. The Shinnecock Star is now sailing their fall schedule with Monday through Friday sailing full day trips from 7 A.M. to 2 P.M. and two half day trips on Saturday and Sunday at 7 A.M. and again at 12 P.M. for fluke and sea bass. Reservations are a must by calling (631) 728-4563. You can also check for current happenings on their Facebook page.



Previous Reports

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John let us know that sea bass and porgies are on the outside, while better fluking is happening in the bay right now with keepers to six pounds. Loads of bait in the bay and fares are watching the fluke on the bottom grab the baits in shallow crystal clear water. Tuesday Stay in the Bay saw plenty of life with a nice bunch of keepers in the shallows. As a special bonus, fares watched blowfish stingrays and all sorts of life swimming along the bottom. Lee had the morning pool, while Nelson Wickersham had the big one of the day to take the mug of money in the afternoon. Despite strong northeast winds on Saturday, fishing in the shallows of the bay proved very good. The Shinnecock Star is now sailing their fall schedule with Monday through Friday sailing full day trips from 7 A.M. to 2 P.M. and two half day trips on Saturday and Sunday at 7 A.M. and again at 12 P.M. for fluke and sea bass.

  • September 3, 2018 Open or Close

    On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John let us know that while triggerfish, sea bass and porgies are all cooperating quite well, however fluking was a bit tough during the mid-week due to the moon tides. Early in the week Richie had a morning pool with an ocean jumbo and Corinn took her second pool of the season in the afternoon with a skinny water fluke from 7 feet of water. Raymond Kraemer's wife Tina had to put the chicken back in the freezer as Ray nailed dinner and then some with a 7-pound fluke. Tuesday's stay in the bay had some nice fluke in the skinny water. Lee had five keepers (only keeping his limit) and took both the morning and afternoon pools. The boat fished in the skinny water on Friday and despite cranking east winds, the fluke were chewing with some real quality keepers. Tony collected his third pool mug this season with a 7-pound fluke from 5 feet of water. Simple baits, Plain Janes and a hook, a sinker and a spearing is working. Also on Friday Ed Remek did it again with three Friday's and three pools, counting his Fluke Fiasco win in June. The Shinnecock Star is now sailing their fall schedule with Monday through Friday sailing full day trips from 7 A.M. to 2 P.M. and two half day trips on Saturday and Sunday at 7 A.M. and again at 12 P.M. for fluke and sea bass. Reservations are a must by calling (631) 728-4563. You can also check for current happenings on their Facebook page.

  • August 27, 2018 Open or Close

    On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John reports lots of action in the skinny water this week and outside in the big pond when the boat can get out there. There's lots of bait and life in the bay. Early in the week Joe took a morning pool despite a last minute ditch effort by his daughter Olivia to grab the pool mug and cash. The annual New Leaf Landscape Maintenance trip with Michael Regolizio and crew had a blast with fluke. Kevin had the big fish, but Charlie's fish qualified and took the generous mug of money home. Darienne and Giovanna each had jumbo bay fluke with Darienne the morning pool winner on Monday. Young Anthony was out for his first trip and stayed at the rail the entire trip and is becoming quite the fisherman. The afternoon trip saw Joe, Renata and the crew from Marsh and Zurich hit the ocean for a while and then came inside the bay for the tide with big fish from ten feet of water. Plain Janes with a spearing or a small bucktail tipped with a small Gulp does the trick. Bay Day Tuesday had plenty of fluke come over the rail from the skinny water. Timothy Carey had the big fish in the morning, Philip in the afternoon. Thursday started outside with jumbo triggerfish, sea bass, porgies and fluke all going into the box. Deborah had a double header fluke and took the pool. Josh took the afternoon pool. Friday was spent in the ocean catching fluke, sea bass and triggerfish. Cordis Hemby had the morning pool with an 8-pound flattie from the deep, while the afternoon saw Ed Remek with a 7-pounder to take the pool. Saturday was back in the ocean with Anthony getting things started right away with a 9-pound fluke. Anthony ended the morning trip with three jumbos in the box and took the pool. Eileen wasn't far behind with a few in the box also. The afternoon trip saw Richie, Alex, Gary and the crew from New Castle Building Supply having lots of fun. Ron had the pool until the last drop when Alex landed a jumbo trigger to take the mug of money. Please note that the boat will continue to sail at 7 A.M. and 12 P.M. daily from Oakland's Marina until Labor Day. Reservations are required by calling or texting Capt. John at (631) 728-4563. Trips will be either skinny water fluke andor sea bass, triggerfish and ocean fluke, depending on conditions Reservations are a must by calling (631) 728-4563. You can also check for current happenings on their Facebook page.

  • August 20, 2018 Open or Close

    On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John let us know that ocean fluke bit quite well this week with many fish over six pounds. Ryan Shores had an 8.4 and a 6.8-pound fluke for a morning pool this week. Mitch had three to 6-12 pounds. Jeff had a bunch for the dinner table. Sea bass, triggers and porgies are in the mix. The Brophy family hit the ocean for a while then decided to head in for some skinny water action. Tuesday stay in the bay trips saw Mitch win the morning pool, while George had 3 keepers and the pool on the afternoon. Wednesday enjoyed a good day with nice ocean fluke and sea bass. The Sands group fished the afternoon trip for a good mix of fluke, sea bass, mackerel and triggerfish. Michael had the big fish, but Ryan was most impressive getting into fishing. Thursday and Friday started outside for some fluke and sea bass then headed in to hit the bay for the tide. Young Steven dropped his line in at 10:50 A.M. after being a bit under the weather, and landed a 7.9-pound fluke from the skinny water on a Plain Jane with one spearing. Nice fish Steve. Ed Remek had three in the box by half days end and took the pool. Roger and Sam both had a bunch in the box, while Nancy whipped her dinner over right at three bells. Please note that the boat will continue to sail at 7 A.M. and 12 P.M. daily from Oakland's Marina until Labor Day. Reservations are required by calling or texting Capt. John at (631) 728-4563. Trips will be either skinny water fluke andor sea bass, triggerfish and ocean fluke, depending on conditions Reservations are a must by calling (631) 728-4563. You can also check for current happenings on their Facebook page.

Shinnecock Star

Shinnecock Star
Oakland's Marina
365 Dune Road
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
phone: 631-728-4563


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