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This week, managing editor Matt Broderick tells how a different approach to the porgy game can make catching these saltwater panfish a whole lot more fun. Senior editor Fred Golofaro has info on the hot start to this spring’s Peconic Bay porgy run and opening day of fluke season, before updating a surf scene suddenly ripe with bluefish. And, the dates are in for the Montauk and South Shore classics. The Montauk event is set for September 24-26 and South Shore for October 29-31.


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Little Neck Fishing Reports

Report by Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Mike at Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle in Little Neck said that striped bass fishing remains excellent with a lot of keeper fish around with blood and sandworms working best. Most of the keeper ba... More

Pelham Fishing Reports

Report by L&R Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Lynn Wingate at L&R Tackle in Pelham told me sadly that her husband and our friend Rich is suffering from terminal brain cancer. With that said, it comes with a heavy heart that due to the circumstanc... More

New Rochelle Fishing Reports

Report by Shamrock Charterboat

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Capt. Pat Barrett of the Shamrock Charterboat in New Rochelle will begin sailing for fluke and porgies in a couple of weeks Please note that the boat is also available for charter and you can book yo... More

City Island Fishing Reports

Report by Island Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Over at Island Bait and Tackle in City Island Pat Catalano tells us that flounder fishing remains good in the Orchard Beach Lagoon and in the area of the Whitestone Bridge. Blackfish season was short ... More

Report by Rip Tide III

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

On the Riptide III in City Island Capt. Carl let us know that he is now porgy fishing and that the scup bite is off to a solid start. Fares are putting 10 to 25 large scup apiece in their buckets with... More

Report by Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle

March 29, 2021 - 09:28:25

Over at Fishing East Coast Bait and Tackle in Little Neck Mike told me the shop will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday. (718) 631-2196.... More

Glenwood Landing Fishing Reports

Report by Duffy's Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Blaise from Duffy’s Bait and Tackle in Glenwood Landing reported bass action in the Hempstead Harbor area this week revolved around mostly schoolies as it seems the bigger fish moved on with the bunk... More

Cold Spring Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Cold Spring Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

On Cold Spring Charters in Cold Spring Harbor, Capt. Herb Hahn is starting up this coming Saturday and will be targeting scup and stripers, which both species have been quite cooperative. Capt. Herb i... More

Huntington Fishing Reports

Report by Campsite Sport Shop

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Carmine at Campsite Sport Shop in Huntington tell us that porgies are coming from the Bayville area, while stripers are slamming swim shad and Clouser Minnows inside Oyster Bay. The big news is that w... More

Report by Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Over from Rob at Hi-Hook Bait and Tackle in Huntington reported that swim shads and Rapala X-Rap’s are catching school stripers in Huntington and Cold Spring Harbors. Rob is anticipating the start of... More

Port Jefferson Fishing Reports

Report by Celtic Quest Fleet

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Capt. Mark DeJong of the Celtic Quest Fleet in Port Jefferson told us that the Celtic Grace made its season debut on Saturday from the East Creek Marina in Jamesport for the spring porgy bonanza insid... More

Report by Caraftis Fishing Station

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Candy from Caraftis Fishing Station in Port Jefferson told me it’s been unusually quiet this week as anyone that went out, came back empty handed. The water remains a brisk 48 degrees. A few days of ... More

Miller Place Fishing Reports

Report by Miller Place Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Jim at Miller Place Bait and Tackle said those strong northwest winds made for a tough couple of days on the Sound side, but schoolie bass are still inside Mt. Sinai Harbor taking soft plastics and sm... More

Mount Sinai Fishing Reports

Report by Ralph’s Fishing Station

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Kathleen from Ralphs Fishing Station in Mt. Sinai said she did hear of some bass being caught in the harbor by anglers using worms and bunker. No one else has been out into the Sound as of yet, howeve... More

Northport Fishing Reports

Report by Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Mark at Cow Harbor Bait and Tackle in Northport reported that most of the harbors, including Cold Spring, Oyster Bay, Centerport, Huntington and Northport, are seeing school bass taking swimming plugs... More

Report by Port of Call Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:29:38

Capt. Sean Crean of Port of Call Charters in Northport reported that he will begin the season this week chasing porgies and fluke. The captain is accepting reservations for the 2021 season by giving h... More

Stony Brook Fishing Reports

Report by North Country Gas Bait and Tackle

April 19, 2021 - 09:43:58

Adam Wilson at North Country Gas B&T reports from Edward Sloup had the first weakfish reported this season of 1st weak fish caught at the back of the Setauket Harbor while fishing with worms looki... More

Southold Fishing Reports

Report by WeGo Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Steve from WeGo Bait and Tackle in Southold reported porgy fishing is off to a great start as anglers drowning worms and clam strips are slamming scup at the area of Jessup Neck. Some small bass are a... 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