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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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South Shore Fishing Reports

East Moriches Fishing Reports

Report by Back Bay Outfitters

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

In from Capt. Tom Cornicelli of Back Bay Outfitter in East Moriches I heard there are tons of bass, with one angler drilling a 9-pound fluke Anthony Dinoto in the inlet. Dr. KJ did well on fluke as di... More

Report by Silly Lily Fishing Station

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Jay at Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches said there are a lot of bass in the Elbow, with clam and clam chum working well. In the West Cut, the fluke bite is good with Uncle Josh rind on the ... More

Center Moriches Fishing Reports

Report by King Cod

June 27, 2022 - 09:37:25

Captain Ray on the King Cod reported a decent pick of fluke on recent trips with plenty of keepers hitting the deck. The boat was also able to fish the reef for some sea bass limits when the season op... More

Eastport Fishing Reports

Report by Hampton Watercraft

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

At Hampton Watercraft in Eastport, Mike reported Fluke fishing in Moriches Bay has been good this year. Decent amount of keepers coming across the fillet table. Sea bass fishing is excellent. Striped ... More

Mastic Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Arrest Spot Charters

June 27, 2022 - 09:37:25

From Capt. David Vlacich of Arrest Spot Charters out of Mastic Beach I heard that Rob came out this past week for an early morning solo mission. He got it done keeping two nice fluke for the table and... More

Patchogue Fishing Reports

Report by J&J Sports

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

John at J&J Sports in Patchogue said kingfish and blowfish have moved in thick on the local docks. Fishing small hooks like bait holders, tipped with a piece of fresh clam, you will see the best resul... More

Oakdale Fishing Reports

Report by Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard that summer is officially here and bottom fishing is the name of the game! Sea bass, fluke, and porgy are all out and about and plentif... More

Bay Shore Fishing Reports

Report by Willie K Bait & Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

From Kurt at Willie K Bait and Tackle in Bay Shore I heard that fishing has been good on the South Shore with anglers scoring on keeper fluke from the inlet to CG Station, and the Light to Kismet. Wea... More

Report by Burnett’s Marina

June 27, 2022 - 09:37:25

Greg from Burnett's Marina in Bay Shore we heard the fluke bite is good, with basic baits and live killies working well too, which the shop carries. The thresher bite outside has been good. On the doc... More

West Islip Fishing Reports

Report by Saltwaters Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

At Saltwaters Bait and Tackle in West Islip I heard there are plenty of blues roaming the bay, with tins and topwater poppers ruling the action. On the fluke front, it appears the best action is up ne... More

Captree Fishing Reports

Report by Ocean Vue Charters

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Stephan of Ocean Vue Charters reported tuna fishing slowed down offshore, with the bite moving closer to NJ and farther out to the eastern canyons. The boat did however run an overnight trip all over ... More

Report by Captree Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Brenden at Captree Bait and Tackle Shop on Captree Island reported that blowfish are the top choice this week as anglers are catching them off the piers with Gulp or clams is working best. Some small ... More

Report by Laura Lee Fleet

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Capt. Joe of the Captree based Laura Lee Fleet reported fluke trips have been good on prime tides. Express sea bass trips have been super. Evening local trips have seen good catches of mixed sea bass ... More

Report by Fishfinder II

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Capt. Walter on the Fishfinder II reported the fluke action was good with anglers seeing bay action on keepers and plenty of shorts. The action is solid. Pool fish have ranged from 4 to 6 pounds. Boat... More

Report by Capt. Gillen

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

On the Capt. Gillen, we heard that not only did Val Ryals limit out on fluke one day this week but he also moved back into the lead of the heaviest fluke caught aboard the Captain Gillen this season c... More

Babylon Fishing Reports

Report by Babylon Fishing Station

June 27, 2022 - 09:37:25

Dennis at Babylon Fishing Station I heard that on Saturday Rob Catoir fished near Captree Island and the Kismet Drain for keeper fluke to 22 inches, while releasing eight as well. Spearing and squid w... More

Amity Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Bob’s Bait and Tackle

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Bob Rose at Bob's Bait and Tackle in Amity Harbor reported fluke action was best this week in the State Channel between Babylon and Amityville. Anglers using Spearing and squid or Fishbites have culle... More

Lindenhurst Fishing Reports

Report by Pelagic Outfitters

July 05, 2022 - 10:27:06

Over at Pelagic Outfitters, the report is of a solid bluefin and yellowfin bite on the offshore grounds. Check their FB Page for some great shots. Anglers have scored best on the troll.... More