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The season is fast approaching and it’s a good time to make sure your freshwater fishing license and marine registry are up-to-date. There are plenty of options for getting it done as managing editor Matt Broderick explains in this week’s E-News. The ASMFC’s Striped Bass Board will be meeting on March 14 to discuss possible changes to the requirement of using circle hooks when bait fishing for striped bass. The results of that meeting will guide the state’s circle hook regulations. Senior editor Fred Golofaro has the info you need to listen on the meeting.


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East End Fishing Reports

Montauk Fishing Reports

Report by Paulie's Tackle

March 01, 2021 - 10:19:54

Nick from Paulie’s Tackle in Montauk reports that after searching for open freshwater he finally found some to fish with his kayak. The fishing wasn’t spectacular but he managed to pick away at som... More

Report by Viking Fleet

March 01, 2021 - 10:19:54

The Viking Fleet of Montauk reports that Saturday and Sunday trips were canceled due to rough weather. They have updated the schedule and added a special Nantucket wreck special trip for March 5th. Th... More

Report by Star Island Yacht Club

February 22, 2021 - 09:53:34

At Star Island Yacht Club, Mike tells us things have been quiet this month since nobody has been attempting to go fishing for cod. Mike normally would hear from his buddies from the Viking Fleet; howe... More

Report by My Joyce III

December 21, 2020 - 11:03:20

Capt. Kenny of the My Joyce III reports he is now done for the year, and what a grand finale it was. The boys from Oyster Bay had a great day with lock and load blackfish action. They ended the day wi... More

Report by Top Hook Fishing Charters

December 21, 2020 - 11:03:20

Capt. Steve of Top Hook Fishing Charters reports Shaun Malone capped off a great season of blackfishing on the last day of the season with an 11-pound monster tog. Most trips saw a good pick of tog, s... More

Report by Sea Wife IV

December 21, 2020 - 11:03:20

Capt. Tom of the Sea Wife IV reports a very windy December; however they were able to get on Friday December 11 with Pablo, Frankie, and the boys, hitting spots from the windmills to the SW corner of ... More

Report by November Rain Charters

December 07, 2020 - 14:57:17

November Rain Charters planned to fish last week for their season finale but the high winds kept them tied up. The boat is now done for the season and will be sailing again in the springtime. They wan... More

Report by Moondance Charters

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Moondance Charters had a wonderful 2020 season and is looking forward to 2021. The boat will be sailing again come April.... More

Report by West Lake Marina

November 23, 2020 - 09:33:10

David over at West Lake Marina reports blackfish remains incredible by anglers employing green, white and hermit crabs. The white crabs are duping the larger white chins. Southwest Ledge, Cartwright G... More

Report by Fin Chaser

November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports suburb weather made for great fishing early this week with boat limits of sea bass to 5.5-pounds, hefty hauls of jumbo scup, and a nice showing of cod to... More

Report by Lazy Bones

November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

The Lazy Bones has called it quits for the remainder of the 2020 season. The fishing Capt. Mike, Kathy and all of the Lazybones crew want to thank you all for coming aboard this year. They also want t... More

Report by My Mate

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Capt. Pete Casale of the My Mate reports he is done for the season and on his way to Stuart Florida to chase sailfish, cobia, snappers and mahi. If you plan on going down by Stuart this winter and wou... More

Sag Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

February 22, 2021 - 09:53:34

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse told me that a buddy of his ice fished at a local lake nailing a big chunky largemouth bass of 5.10-pounds which he quickly released. Other than som... More

Hampton Bays Fishing Reports

Report by Shinnecock Star

February 22, 2021 - 09:53:34

On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John will begin sailing on May 1st for Peconic Bay porgies and weakfish. Fluke will be added to the menu once the season opens. Reservations are a must and it... More

Report by White Water Outfitters

February 08, 2021 - 10:31:52

Bryce from White Water Outfitters in Hampton Bays hasn’t heard much locally since he just came back from Florida but did mention while in Florida he fished the Palm Beach and Del Ray areas. He encoun... More

Report by East End Bait and Tackle

December 07, 2020 - 14:57:17

Over at East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays the fishing was slow on the local beaches but that was due to lack of effort. If the winds allow for it, some small fish are still roaming the beach an... More

Report by Molnar's Landing

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Lanny at Molnar’s Landing was out fishing when I called him Sunday afternoon, fighting rough seas but picking away at a mix of bottom dwellers. The entire week was lost to strong winds and rough seas... More

Orient Fishing Reports

Report by Fishy Business

December 21, 2020 - 11:03:20

Capt. Phil Kess of the Fishy Business ended the 2020 season on a high note with the last trips producing limits of chunky togs for all their groups. The boat is now hauled out and will be getting read... More

Report by Prime Time 3

December 21, 2020 - 11:03:20

Capt. Mike Boccio of the Prime Time 3 told me that 2020 blackfish season was another for the books as the blackfish bit mightily till the very end. Although the season saw a good dose of memories, the... More

Report by Nancy Ann

December 21, 2020 - 11:03:20

Capt. Rich of the Nancy Ann relayed word of a strong finish with blackfish and would like to thank all those who sailed with them this season. The crew of the Nancy Ann IV wishes everyone a safe and w... More

Greenport Fishing Reports

Report by Peconic Star Fleet

October 12, 2020 - 10:09:37

Capt. Dave Brennan of the Peconic Star Fleet reports he is now finished for the season and would like to thank everyone that sailed with them this year. Fortunately, the porgies chewed their heads off... More

Mattituck Fishing Reports

Report by Mattituck Fishing Station

November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us the blackfish have moved off into the deeper lairs with the 60 to 80-foot depths producing well using green crabs. There are still some sea bass mixing in wit... More

Southold Fishing Reports

Report by WeGo Bait and Tackle

February 22, 2021 - 09:53:34

I spoke to Craig over at WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold this past weekend and he told me that anglers fishing the hardwater at the local lakes and ponds are doing fairly good with yellow perch and p... More

Report by Blue Water Ventures

December 14, 2020 - 14:00:29

Chris at Blue Water Ventures in Southold reported he had a few customers come in looking to tog fish but he didn’t hear back from them. He’s been staying busy at the shop with rod and reel repairs. ... More