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Shinnecock Star

June 18, 2018:
On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John let us know that the skinny water remains hot on the right conditions. During the periods that the tide in the bay is not optimal, Capt. John fishes out in the ocean where ling and some fluke await anglers aboard the Star. Lady Reeler Valerie took a pool this week with a 5-12 pound fluke. Darren also took off with a mug of loot with a 6-pound flattie taken on his own homemade bucktail. Bill Gillis of Patchogue came up with an 8-pounder while fishing in 6 feet of water using a blue Tommy Teaser above a bucktail on a super light buggy whip rod. Young Tyler was the Ling King this week as he came out celebrating his birthday where they fished the ocean then hit the bay for a great trip. Happy Birthday Tyler. John broke the corner curse and took a pool this week. On Saturday, Tony Rinaldi of Watermill had two back to back 6-pounders east of the Ponquogue Bridge 



Previous Reports

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John let us know that the fluking really picked up towards the middle of the week. Earlier in the week the wind caused the fishing to be a pick throughout the day. Bobby Mac had a pool fish this week of 6.2-pounds, while Beth had one of 5 pounds which was good for a pool as well. Wednesday afternoon saw the action explode with a bunch of keepers on the last few drifts of the trip. Sean had 3 keepers and took the pool. On Thursday the boat started out in the ocean nailing a couple of fluke and some jumbo ling. Not to miss the tide, Capt. John came back into the crystal clear bay, where in just 7 feet of water, Josh Talley slammed a 10.5-pound true doormat onto the deck. Josh used a blue Tommy Teaser to nail the jumbo flattie. The skinny water action is red hot with quality fish providing you are at the right place at the right time. Some days see seaweed being a bit of an issue, however two small bucktails above a small sinker keeps the weed off the bucktails, while the sinker sees the brunt of the weed, which keeps the fluke snapping. The fluke are feeding primarily on small sand eels, tiny grass shrimp and small crabs. Please note that the Star will be sailing half day trips now through Labor Day, 7 A.M to 11 A.M. and 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. daily. Some days in the next few weeks the boat will be sailing only one half day trip on the tide, which will be posted. Reservations are a must by calling (631) 728-4563. You can also check for current happenings on their Facebook page. 

  • June 4, 2018 Open or Close

    On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John let us know that it's a hot bay bite in the super skinny water of 3-12 to 5 feet. The week saw many limits being achieved. Mark Roberts of Huntington fished three consecutive days and had 13 keepers only retaining his limit. He took the pool two of those days. The fish are feeding on small crabs and grass shrimp. Tiny bucktails and single spearing bait works best. To avoid the weed in the bay two small bucktails or teasers above a sinker works well keeping the grass off the hooks. The 7th Annual Skinny Water Fluke Fiasco will take place on Monday and Tuesday June 11th and 12th between 5 and 8 P.M. both evenings aboard the Shinnecock Star. The event is limited to 20 anglers each night and the winner will receive a Lamiglas shallow water fluke rod. Reservations are a must by calling (631) 728-4563. You can also check for current happenings on their Facebook page.

  • May 28, 2018 Open or Close

    On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John let us know that the Peconic Bay bite continues to be solid with porgies, however the shallow water of Shinnecock Bay has exploded with loads of quality keepers coming from crystal clear water 3 to 4 feet deep, where you can watch the fluke hit the jigs. Highlights this week include Mike G with a 6-pounder. The Shinnecock Star is now on their summer schedule sailing twice daily with 7 A.M. being the first trip and 1 P.M. the other. Reservations are a must by calling (631) 728-4563. You can also check for current happenings on their Facebook page. 

  • May 21, 2018 Open or Close

    Please note that the new hours beginning Memorial Day weekend are Monday through Friday 7 A.M. to 6 P.M., Saturday 6 A.M. To 6 P.M. and Sunday 6 A.M. to 3 P.M... On the party boat Shinnecock Star, the mix bag Peconic Bay fishing has been very good this whole week. The porgies are chewing up a storm with fish to over 3 pounds. Bluefish are also coming up in good numbers, and the first couple of weakfish showed on Saturday. The fluke fishing has been good the entire week as well with flatties to 8.75 pounds. Highlights of the week include John Mellilo with his daughter Beth from Eastport with a 7.2-pound flattie taken on a pink Spro bucktail, Alex Petrenko had a fluke weighing in at 8.1-pounds taken on a blue Tommy Teaser, while John was close behind with a 7-pounder. The big fluke came from the Green Lawns and the Greenport area.

Shinnecock Star

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


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