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June 17, 2019:
Over at Fisherman's World the bass action has been good again this week; Max from the shop fished 28C with live bunker and smashed bass up to 30 pounds, ending the evening with about 15 fish landed. Guys dropping diamond jigs are scoring well there also. The topwater bite has slowed down a bit this week. Fluking has been good in 25 to 35 feet; places like the OB, 28C and 11B are producing well. Mike Deronda stopped in to weigh a 10.2-pounder taken near 28C this week, it was the second 10-pounder weighed-in at the shop in a week! Porgy and sea bass are biting well in those areas as well with 32A also putting out fish. Hi-Lo rigs with squid or spearing seems to be catching best. Blues are trickling in, still nothing of size reported.

Previous Reports

  • June 10, 2019 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World fluking has really picked up. Regular customer Jay V. nailed a 10.5-pounder and the shop weighed several 9s, 8s and 7s this week—the whole story being that you have to weed through several shorts, but the keepers are trending large so far. Squid, spearing and Gulp! have been the best baits with depths of 15 to 35 feet being the hot zone. Striper action remains very good with early mornings giving up the best fish this week. Chunking right at sunrise has been especially productive giving up several 30s, a few 40s and a 53.5-pounder this week. Mojos are doing damage after the sun clears the trees—look in 30 to 60 feet for best results. Some nice bass have also been taken on large topwater plugs around bunker schools or in the rips. Porgy and sea bass action has been lock and load with lots of nice fish—clams, squid fished in 30 to 45 feet have been the ticket there. Bluefish have been small so far, mixing with schoolies in tight, chasing small bait on the beaches.

  • June 3, 2019 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World the guys said the bass bite to the west has continued to produce good fish up into the 30-pound class. They had just weighed-in a 26.4-pounder when I called and I received news of a 53-pounder weighed-in later in the day as well! The morning bite has been best with Mojos taking a commanding lead on the list of productive methods. The night chunk bite has been cooling off. In around the islands the schoolie bite has been strong on topwaters and soft plastics, a few fish into mid 30-inch class have been taken there as well with a few small blues. Fluke action on the outside has been heating up, the best bite has been in waters of 15 to 35 feet with fish to 7 pounds reported. Sea bass and porgies are biting well in 25 to 60 feet, bait and jigs are getting bites.

  • May 27, 2019 Open or Close

    Over at Fisherman's World the guys said that the bass bite out west continues to produce. Mojos, spoons and chunks are taking fish from 20 to over 40 pounds—depths of 40 to 50 feet have been best. There are bass in around the Islands this week as well, topping out in the high teens and schoolie action can be found along most of the beaches. The fluke seem to be staying on the New York side, reports tell a story of tons of shorts and a scattering of keepers—15 to 30 feet seems to be the hot zone. Sea bassing has been picking up slowly, 32A has been good, but any rock pile or wreck is worth a shot. Porgy action came on strong this week. Shore-bound casters have been raking them in and a lot of nice fish—clams and squid have been working well, but sandworms have been the killer bait. There have been a few blues showing up locally too. Flounder are still coming from the Harbor, the only guys scoring are the ones that chum like crazy.

  • May 20, 2019 Open or Close

    Max over at Fisherman's World said the bass bite in the western Sound cranked up a few more notches this week with the first reports of fish over 40 pounds and one that may have gone over 50 (photorelease, no weight reported.) Michael Ruttkamp had a 45-pounder on a chunk, Rich from the shop was back out there again and reported fish to 37 pounds. The bite has been good but not gangbusters; if you get on a good spot eight to ten fish would be a solid night. Mojos and spoons are taking fish in the light and chunks are working best at night—30 to 40 feet has been the magic depth and chumming will dramatically increase your odds. Local striper action stayed about the same this week with fish all around the islands from schoolies to 25 pounds; the backwaters are still loaded with fish to about 15 pounds, but schoolies dominate the catches there. Fluking remains hot on the NY side; keepers are there for those who put in the work, but shorts and sea robins are thick. All of the usual spots—Port Jeff, Greenport, Mt. Sinai—are giving up fish. Porgies have started to venture into local waters now, chumming makes a big difference, fish in 15 to 20 feet around the islands for your best shot. Flounder seems to be winding down now. No sea bass reports to pass on yet, but the numbers taken as bycatch over the past week probably means that this opening weekend will produce good results. Nick Falcone reported an Atlantic salmon from a local waterway this week. Justin Solace and his daughter, River had a ball flicking flies to trout this week, Justin nailed a 5.5-pound rainbow on a custom Wooly Bugger made by the one and only Rick Mola, and River had fish up to 18 inches.

Fisherman's World

Fisherman's World
2 Fort Point St
Norwalk, CT 06855
phone: 203-866-1075

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