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Solid Sea Bassing - Fluking Continues To Improve

We know plenty of fishing will be taking place during the extended weekend coming up and there’s plenty of fish around to be caught. Both the South Shore bays and Montauk are seeing an improvement in the fluke bite while the sea bass season opener started off well with good catches around the island. Montauk remains hot for stripers once again going into this weekend with more fish over 50 pounds reported. Contributors also check in this week with the best options heading into the holiday. Whether you’re heading out on the water this weekend or watching fireworks at home, enjoy the holiday and stay safe.


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East End Fishing Reports

Montauk Fishing Reports

Report by Viking Fleet

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

From the Viking Fleet of Montauk Capt. Dave reported good fishing on the Viking Star for the Friday light house trip. It was excellent fishing at the point to start the day with the conditions just ri... More

Report by Moondance

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Sal from the Moondance in Montauk reported a great week of striper and porgy fishing. The boat did a little trolling, but also lots of live bait fishing. All size fish have coming up. A number... More

Report by November Rain

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Jill form the November Rain reported Mean Matty Lynch started the week off with them for his annual bass and bottom fishing trip. The group of eight put away their limit of striped bass, also releasi... More

Report by My Joyce

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Ken from My Joyce reported the Jim Norwood party fished with them for tons of action during the week. They had an easy slot limit, with some big ones added to the mix. A few blues and some scu... More

Report by Grand Slam Charters

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Tom from Grand Slam Charters reported a mix of slot and oversized stripers in Montauk still with porgies, sea bass and fluke mixed in. One of the highlights during the week was an 8-pound fluk... More

Report by Top Hook Fishing

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Steve from Top Hook Fishing told me he had four half day trips during the week. Striper and bluefish fishing consisted of diamond jigging and trolling. Plenty of slot fish along with overs wer... More

Report by Fin Chaser

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Keith from the Fin Chaser reported all of his awesome anglers were on the rail putting in hard work during the week achieving limits of both sea bass and porgies. All his trips have been seein... More

Report by Montauk Star

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Mark from the Montauk Star let me know the boat has been focusing on fluke fishing in Montauk and they found some decent bites of the flatties to nearly 10 pounds during the week. A decent amo... More

Report by Lazy Bones

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Kathy from the Lazy Bones told me they had some pretty good fishing days this week where they caught quite a few fluke, some jumbo porgies and some sea bass. They had Tom Hart win the pool fish with h... More

Report by Fishooker Charters

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Savio from Fishooker Charters reported he’s still been focusing on striper fishing around the point and the various rips and is finding fish to 50 pounds. Last week he used a mix of buctails ... More

Report by Fishemlite Charters

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain John from Fishemlite Charters let me know his charters during the week had multiple stripers over 50 inches using his light tackle snap-jigging and bucktail jigs. His trips are also seeing a m... More

Report by Ebb Tide

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

From the Ebb Tide they let me know on one of their striper trips the night began with a trickle of tide and blues and porgys jumping on the jigs. Once they started moving, they had a few bass on them.... More

Report by Ultimate Gamble

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Dan Smith from Ultimate Gamble let me know he might be up and running again next week but will find out for sure soon.... More

Report by Sea Wife IV

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Captain Tom from the Sea Wife IV told me Tuesday Dave Labato, Bob Bobby, Ed Rob George and Johnny had a limit of stripers in the rips, keeper fluke and sea bass. Wednesday, Phil Mando, Tom, Louie, Ted... More

Report by West Lake Marina

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Down at West Lake Marina Dave told me nicer fluke have been hitting the scales with limits also coming to the marina. The striper fishing is holding up extremely well. Bluefish are being caught with t... More

Report by Montauk Marine Basin

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Montauk Marine Basin reported in saying Montauk has had a good mix of fishing the last week. The fluke bite continues to improve with the bucktail bouncers and rigs both doing the trick. Squid stripe ... More

Report by Star Island Yacht Club

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Mike from Star Island Yacht Club let me know he weighted a nice weighted in a 350-pound thresher at the club. Stripers have been chewing like mad on the flood but the ebb is decent too. All methods ha... More

Report by My Mate

June 27, 2022 - 09:35:08

Captain Pete from My Mate let me know Monday the Ronick family limited out on bass and porgies. On Tuesday Mark, Kenny and family had a limit of bass with ones up to 52 inches released. Friday morning... More

Sag Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Kenny from Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor let me Montauk is the place to be. The temperature in the Peconics is above 70 degrees making it tough for fishing. It seems like the weakfish have left buo... More

Hampton Bays Fishing Reports

Report by Shinnecock Star

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Captain John of Shinnecock Star let me know the bay fluke fishing continued to produce for the boat. Sunday saw a 6-pound, 8-ounce fluke hit the deck from the bay. The reef is still seeing a pick of s... More

Report by East End Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:22:18

Scott from East End Bait and Tackle reported the fluke bite in the bay continues to improve. The keeper to short ratio is improving too. Also they’re hearing of more limits than in past years. Scott ... More

Orient Fishing Reports

Report by Fishy Business

July 05, 2022 - 10:31:56

Capt. Phil Kess of the Fishy Business in Orient reports excellent bass and bluefishing with boat limits each trip sailed. In addition, anglers fill the tote with quality sea bass and porgies. There ar... More

Report by Nancy Ann

July 05, 2022 - 10:31:56

Capt. Rich of the Nancy Ann in Orient, reports bass and blues have been excellent limiting out on every trip. Sea bass has been a bit tough due to the new sixteen inch regulation. This new regulation ... More

Mattituck Fishing Reports

Report by Timothy J Fishing

July 05, 2022 - 10:31:56

Capt. Tim of the open boat Timothy J Fishing in Mattituck reports phenomenal sea bass fishing with every angler limiting out and releasing many others. The Timothy J is located at 5675 West Mill Road ... More

Report by Mattituck Fishing Station

July 05, 2022 - 10:31:56

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station in Southold reports porgies and sea bass are definitely your best bet with many quality fish being caught on worms, clams and clatter jigs. The best fishing is from th... More

Southold Fishing Reports

Report by Blue Water Ventures

July 05, 2022 - 10:31:56

Chris over at Blue Water Ventures in Southold reports his shop regulars and customers are reporting excellent fishing, whether it be striped bass, black sea bass, porgies, fluke, weakfish or blues. Th... More

Report by WeGo Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:31:56

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports everybody’s returning happy as the fishing remains grand inside the bay and out in the Sound. Bass are limitless inside the Race and Plum Gut on li... More