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East End Fishing


The winds have subsided, the ocean has laid down after the passage of yet another offshore storm and the next few days should provide ideal conditions for closing out the 2020 fluke season. The last day of the season is Wednesday, but this is the final weekend for many anglers to put away some fluke fillets. Despite the windy conditions through the first half of this week, we were hearing of good fluke fishing inside the inlets and bays of Fire Island, Moriches and Shinnecock, with a good percentage of keepers. Calmer seas will also allow anglers to hit ocean reefs and wrecks for porgies and sea bass, in addition to working ocean areas for fluke. While fluke will off the table next week, blackfish season is just around the corner. The Long Island Sound fishery opens October 11 and runs through December 9 with a three fish bag limit. The rest of the Island opens on October 15 and runs through December 22 with a four fish bag limit. The minimum size in all waters is 16 inches.


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Report by Star Island Yacht Club

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

At Star Island Yacht Club, Mike reports real good fluke fishing off the Cartwright and North Grounds as well as by the Radar Tower. Owner of Sam’s Star Island Yacht Club Sam Gershowitz and his friend... More

Report by West Lake Marina

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

David over at West Lake Marina reports the charter boats have been coming back with a healthy mix of big sea bass, porgies, striped bass, and blues. The sea bass are coming from the windmills, Southwe... More

Report by Sea Wife IV

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Tom of the Sea Wife IV reports Monday, Doc Rock, Doc Tom, Doc Keith, Tim, Kelly, and Clay caught a striper slot limit as well as big bluefish. They also released some short stripers and a bunch ... More

Report by Moondance Charters

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Sal of Moondance Charters reports weather played a big role in orchestrating fishing this week, yet Capt. Sal and his charters managed to go out slamming nice bass around the Montauk waters. Ev... More

Report by November Rain Charters

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Captain Jill and Capt. Steve of November Rain Charters reports the fall weather is upon us and as great as the fishing remains, battling the wind has become a little more frequent.  Al Esposito, his ... More

Report by My Joyce III

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Kenny of the My Joyce III reports an excellent morning trip with the annual group of NYFD guys. It was great action with all jumbo striped bass. No slot fish but who can complain about catching ... More

Report by Top Hook Fishing Charters

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Steve of Top Hook Fishing Charters reports sailing three trips this week to Block Island for jumbo sea bass and stripers. The Mike Porter, Tom Springman, and Jim Smith groups all enjoyed full li... More

Report by Viking Fleet

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Aboard the Viking Fleet, the Block Island porgy and sea bass fishing aboard the Viking Starship with Capt. Dave M at the helm reports fantastic fishing on the first day of the Block Island run with ex... More

Report by Fin Chaser

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports fares worked hard and put some really nice quality jumbo porgies and sea bass on Monday. An extra special thanks goes to everyone on deck who contributed... More

Report by Lazy Bones

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Aboard the Lazy Bones the fishing was good at the start of the week with fluke, sea bass, scup, and even two thresher sharks which were both safely released. Then came the strong winds by the weekend,... More

Report by My Mate

September 08, 2020 - 09:31:27

Capt. Pete Casale of the My Mate reports overall a great week with plenty of bass off Block Island with nonstop action. The Montauk area has blues, some decent fluking, and plenty of scup. Offshore, t... More

Report by Ebb Tide

September 08, 2020 - 09:31:27

The Ebb Tide reports a good start Sunday morning with seven nice keepers and a 6.5-pound pool fluke for bashful Joanne with Bill lending moral support. The afternoon trip saw much better results with ... More

Sag Harbor

Report by Tight Lines Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Over at Tight Lines Tackle in Sag Harbor, Ken Morse did not have much to report on this week with the only fishing happening has come from the local beaches with some porgies and blowfish being taken ... More

Hampton Bays

Report by Molnar's Landing

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Lanny at Molnar’s Landing reports the bay bite thankfully remained good with fluke to 10-pounds being taken just 5 minutes from the landing. Bucktails and Gulp baits remains the best baits, Striped b... More

Report by Shinnecock Star

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

On the party boat Shinnecock Star, Capt. John reports the prime tide fluke in the bay trips continues to be great fishing in 6 to 10-feet of water. Eddie and Ryan Shores both had limits to Ryan’s 6-p... More

Report by East End Bait and Tackle

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Scott over at East End Bait and Tackle reports the fluke bite has really turned on in the bay. The bite was great west of the bridge but has now seemed to spread further to the eastern areas and near ... More


Report by Prime Time 3

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Mike Boccio of the Prime Time 3 reports the fall run is in full swing as the last few days have seen some of the best action of the year with porgies, sea bass, blues, stripers, fluke, triggerfi... More

Report by Nancy Ann

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Rich of the Nancy Ann reports sailing every day and continuing to enjoy full boat limits of giant sea bass and giant scup. Bluefish also continues to fill the box with gators to 15-pounds. Strip... More

Report by Fishy Business

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Phil Kess of the Fishy Business reports the Reyes group fished a combo trip recently enjoying great fishing with steady action slamming a load of big blues, a limit of sea bass, and a shot of sc... More


Report by Peconic Star Fleet

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Dave Brennan of the Peconic Star Fleet reports porgies continue to fill buckets and coolers with ease, along with quite a few nice quality sea bass, and triggerfish. Please note that the boat w... More


Report by Mattituck Fishing Station

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us tells us porgy fishing remains good off Ducks Point and Coopers Rock on clams, worms, and squid strips. Sea bass fishing remains strong at the Motels in 50-fe... More


Report by WeGo Bait and Tackle

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle reports the albacore have hit all the Sound beaches with reels screaming for shore casters tossing three quarter and 1-ounce Joebaggs Resin Jigs in pink, alive, and em... More

Report by We Go Fishing Bait and Tackle

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reports the shore casters at the Sound beaches are enjoying good steady porgy fishing on clams, squid, and worms. Truman’s remains the best for easy hassle... More