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July 17, 2017:
Greg from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reported weighing some very impressive fluke this weekend. On Saturday, 10 year old Ryan Condon nailed an 8.2-pound fluke caught near Gardiners Island. The Jersey Boys Steve and Mike had their limit of flatties including fish of 7.50-pounds, 8.00-pounds, and 10.65-pounds. On Sunday afternoon, Anthony Mega, Anthony Jr., and Steve Piccinich all had their limit of flatties with nothing under 7 pounds. Their three largest fish weighed in at 8.20-pounds, 10.30-pounds and a 13.45-pound brute. The hot spot for these big guys is the Frisbee Grounds. Striper fishing remains good in the Race on bucktails, while bluefish are in Plum Gut. Sea bass fishing continues to be excellent east of Gardiners Island, while porgies are all around Gardiners. Porgies and sea bass are also in the Sound.



Previous Reports

  • July 10, 2017 Open or Close

    Craig from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reported the great bass fishing continues at the Race and the Sluiceway on bucktails during the day, and bucktail and live eels at night. Diamond jigs are also effective during the daylight hours. Jon Ferapua had a 23-pound linesider, while Ken Degrychy weighed one in at 16-pounds. Fluke fishing has also been good, especially around Gardiners Island and well to the east by Montauk. John Lajda, son of Capt. Ron Lajda of the charter boat the Coyote came in to the shop to weigh up a true doormat of 12.4-pounds taken aboard his dad's boat. Andrew Rumptf weighed one of 10.40-pounds. There still some fluke at Bugs Light as well. Porgies are in the bay with some weakfish, blowfish and small blues, while the jumbo scup and sea bass are on the rocky pieces around Plum Island and the Sluiceway. Ken Stark came in to weigh a biscuit of 5-pounds. There are also sea bass, stripers, blues and fluke in the Sound. Shore bound anglers fishing from Truman's Beach are catching a lot of scup along with some blues and stripers. There are lots of quality sea bass just off Rocky and Hortons Points. Bass fishing has been hot at Hortons on eels at night, especially during an ebb tide.

  • July 3, 2017 Open or Close

    Craig from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reported excellent striped bass fishing in the Race on outgoing tide all this week with lots of teen size fish. Bucktails during the day and eels at night continue to be the ticket. Fluke fishing has been good off Gardiners Island when conditions prevail, otherwise it has been a pick at best. There are porgies in front of Cedar Point, while blowfish and weakfish are in Noyack Bay. There has been very little in the way of bluefish with the exception of a few cocktails on the ebb tide at Jessup Neck.

  • June 26, 2017 Open or Close

    Craig from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reported bass fishing continues to be solid in the Race and Plum Gut using bucktails during the day, and live eels and bucktails at night. The start of the ebb tide has been best, however the fish are slamming baits on either moving tide. Fluke fishing has become very productive with plenty of quality fish around the Gardiners Bay area, especially off the ruins. Good fluke fishing is also still hanging on at Bugs Light and the oyster factory. The Green Lawns still hold some quality fish as Ken Dickerson weighed a beauty of 10.5-pounds this weekend from that area. Weakfish are in Noyack Bay and off Roses Grove taking squid on hilow rigs, while bluefish can be anywhere at any time. Kingfish and nice size blowfish are by Noyack Bay, especially by buoy 17 chewing down whatever is being offered to them. Porgies are still going well in Cherry Harbor and smaller ones in the bay. The Long Island Sound has been red hot for fluke, porgies, sea bass and stripers along the beach on the night tides. Shore bound anglers should look to Truman's Beach for scup, fluke and bluefish. Hortons Point is producing some quality stripers during the dark hours.

  • June 19, 2017 Open or Close

    Craig from We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle in Southold reported that the fluke fishing has been picking up in the Gardiners Island area and remains very good by Bugs Light and up in the Sound. Ron Banvazian stopped by the shop to weigh in a 9.6-pound fluke this week caught off Gardiners. The Johnson Boys were out several times this week and limited on fluke each trip with fish in the 6 pound range. Striped bass fishing remains steady in the Race and Plum Gut with bucktails doing their thing during daylight, while live eels rule the night tides. Most fish are school size keepers with a few in the lower 30's mixing in. Porgies remain red hot in Cherry Harbor and east of Gardiners Bay. Back in the bay, squid strips and highlow rigs will catch weakfish off Roses Grove and Noyack Bay. Bluefish are at Jessup Neck and are staying deep.

Wego Fishing Bait & Tackle

Wego Fishing Bait & Tackle
64355 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
phone: 631-765-3918


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