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HOT START TO PECONIC PORGIES - BLUEFISH RUN STRETCHES EAST

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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East Moriches Fishing Reports

Report by Back Bay Outfitters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

In from Capt. Tom Cornicelli of Back Bay Outfitter in East Moriches I heard there are some school bass still around the bay. In the Quogue Canal area, you can probably find a few weakfish. The shop is... More

Report by Silly Lily Fishing Station

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

Jay at Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches said rental boats will begin on May 10th. The shop will also have baits and tackle on hand for striped bass, fluke and bottom dwellers alike.... More

Report by Back Bay Outfitter

April 19, 2021 - 09:47:25

In from Capt. Tom Cornicelli of Back Bay Outfitter in East Moriches I heard school bass have entered the bay and are being caught on topwaters. Don had fish to 23 inches on the Matrix soft plastics. T... More

Center Moriches Fishing Reports

Report by Center Yacht Club

April 19, 2021 - 09:41:00

James at Center Yacht Club in Center Moriches I heard there are boats heading into the slips daily, so anglers should be hitting the water in the coming weeks.... More

Eastport Fishing Reports

Report by Hampton Watercraft

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

At Hampton Watercraft in Eastport, Mike reported bass and blues are in the back bays and Quogue Canal. There is a really good night weakfish bite in the Shinnecock Canal, and if you head to the Peconi... More

Mastic Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Dick’s Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Rich at Dick’s Bait and Tackle in Mastic Beach knew of schoolie stripers and blues along the Smith Point Bridge shoreline, and on both sides of the Narrows east of the bridge. Bucktails and soft plas... More

Report by Dick's B&T

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

In from Dick at Dick's B&T in Mastic Beach we learned that the shop is stocked and ready for the upcoming fluke season. There are reports of blues in the bay, with school bass as well.... More

Report by Arrest Spot Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

From Capt. David Vlacich of Arrest Spot Charters out of Mastic Beach I learned that fluke season is only days away. It has been a long cold winter and it’s time to get outside and start fishing! Ther... More

Report by Dick's Bait and Tackle

April 19, 2021 - 09:45:29

Rich at Dick’s Bait & Tackle in Mastic Beach said he expects to get back to regular hours this week. He has had a few guys poking around locally but not coming up with anything.... More

Shirley Fishing Reports

Report by Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

I heard from Terrance of Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle in Shirley who reported a decent size blue was landed Saturday by a shop regular along the beach. Most anglers are targeting the back bays fo... More

Report by Smiths Point Beach Bait and Tackle

April 19, 2021 - 09:47:25

I heard from Terrance of Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle in Shirley who reported there are school stripers along the beach for casters, while at the Smith Point Bridge, reports of flounder action fi... More

Patchogue Fishing Reports

Report by J&J Sports

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Brian at J&J Tackle in Patchogue reported some school bass coming from the Outer Beach at Smith Point, and the shoreline adjacent to the Smith Point Bridge. One caster bucktailed over three dozen scho... More

Report by J&J Tackle

April 19, 2021 - 09:53:23

Brian at J&J Tackle in Patchogue reported that he has had few customers fishing Little Neck Bay and Jamaica Bay from shore and kayaks, and doing very good with bass into the 10 to 15-pound class on sw... More

Oakdale Fishing Reports

Report by Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

April 26, 2021 - 10:45:23

At Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle in Oakdale I heard from Billy who reported stripers are around in decent numbers right now. Soft plastics, popping or walking plugs, and darters are the go-to lures righ... More

Bay Shore Fishing Reports

Report by Willie K Bait & Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

From Kurt at Willie K Bait and Tackle in Bay Shore I heard that striper action remains very good on the north and south shores with fish to 30 inches. Mr. Mike fished the North Shore near Sunken Meado... More

Report by Burnett’s Marina

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

Greg from Burnett's Marina in Bay Shore we heard guys fishing the Oyster Bay area from the dock have scored with stripers to 26 inches and large porgies are all over. On the docks back on the South Sh... More

Report by Willie K B&T

April 19, 2021 - 09:42:29

From Kurt at Willie K Bait and Tackle in Bay Shore I heard a few anglers scored with blackfish ay the Cholera Banks. The shop is open daily, and has all baits and tackle in stock. They also carry nigh... More

Report by Burnett’s Marina

March 29, 2021 - 09:25:02

Greg from Burnett's Marina in Bay Shore we heard the station will be open April 1 for all your boat, tackle and bait needs. There are also some boat slips available, but they are going fast, so if you... More

West Islip Fishing Reports

Report by Saltwaters Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

At Saltwaters Bait and Tackle in West Islip I heard there are weakfish and bluefish in the bay, with weakfish ion West Channel and the canals. Blues are near the bridge with a few in the back bays. Fl... More

Captree Fishing Reports

Report by Captree Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Jay at Captree Bait and Tackle reported some blues to 10 pounds from the Fire Island inlet shorelines. School bass are in the State Channel and along the Robert Moses Bridge shoreline. When the surf w... More

Report by Laura Lee Fleet

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

Capt. Joe of the Captree based Laura Lee Fleet reported they sailed their first night striper trip Saturday night. The 6 p.m. trip caught nine bass and the 11 p.m. trip railed 27. The captain expects ... More

Report by Capt. Rod

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

Capt. George from the Capt. Rod reported he is ready for the opening of fluke season and will begin sailing the 4th, full days, leaving the dock at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.... More

Report by Capt. Gillen

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

On the Capt. Gillen, we heard that they are starting May 4 targeting fluke on all trips. To start they will be sailing every day at 11 a.m. with additional trips on Saturdays and Sundays. The schedule... More

Report by Captain Gillen

April 19, 2021 - 09:42:29

On the Captain Gillen, we heard from Captain Patrick they will start sailing May 4 for fluke with a reduced capacity due to COVID-19.  Schedule, tickets, and fares will be posted shortly on their web... More

Report by Ocean Vue Charters

April 05, 2021 - 09:34:37

Stephan of Ocean Vue Charters reported the boat is undergoing some maintenance and upkeep, but will be back at Captree shortly! They are looking forward to starting charters in late April for bass a... More

Report by Fishfinder II

November 30, 2020 - 15:08:43

Captain Walter of the Fishfinder II reports Friday the 12 noon bass trip saw a steady pick of keeper and short stripers. Over 150 fish were caught and released. Fishing was done in the Inlet area.... More

Babylon Fishing Reports

Report by Babylon Fishing Station

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

At Babylon Fishing Station I heard the station is open, with some small bass in the cuts. The station has ice, gas and bait in stock daily.... More

Report by Top Gun Sportfishing Charters

April 05, 2021 - 09:34:37

From Capt. Scott Leonard of Top Gun Sportfishing Charters out of Babylon I heard he is now booking trips for striped bass in Montauk and Fire Island. For info, or to book a trip, call 631-775-0945, em... More

Report by Bergen Bay Docks

March 29, 2021 - 09:26:44

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported the shop will officially open between the 1st and 15th, but is already up and running with fresh fuel in the tanks. If you need fuel, ca... More

West Babylon Fishing Reports

Report by Bergan Bay Docks

April 26, 2021 - 10:45:23

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported school bass continue to roam throughout the bay feeding on small baits and larger bunker. Flounder is a pick. The shop is open for fuel,... More

Report by Bergen Bay Docks

April 19, 2021 - 09:48:55

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported the weather broke and anglers hit the water in droves on Sunday. Several boats headed offshore, while some headed to the FI Reef in sear... More

Amity Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Bob’s Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Bob Rose at Bob’s Bait and Tackle in Amity Harbor reported some big blues to 10 pounds in both Jones and Fire Island inlets. One customer reported a good session with big blues from the shoreline aro... More

Report by Bob’s Bait & Tackle

April 19, 2021 - 09:45:29

Bob Rose at Bob’s Bait & Tackle in Amity Harbor reported that customers have been catching schoolie stripers from Tanner Park Pier on plugs and worms. He was caught off guard by one customer who came... More

Report by Bob’s B&T

April 19, 2021 - 09:42:29

Bob Rose at Bob's Bait and Tackle in Amity Harbor reported small stripers taking sand worms throughout the bay. Off the pier at Tanner Park, anglers scored with blackfish using “Fishbites” for bait!... More

Report by Bob's Bait and Tackle

April 12, 2021 - 09:27:40

Bob Rose at Bob’s Bait & Tackle in Amity Harbor reported that customers have been catching schoolie stripers from Tanner Park Pier on plugs and worms. He was caught off guard by one customer who ... More

Lindenhurst Fishing Reports

Report by All Pro Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

Capt. Vince of All Pro Charters in Lindenhurst reported the boat is ready for the 2021 season and is now accepting reservations for stripers and fluke, then the local reefs and wrecks. The fleet has a... More

Report by Bergan Bay Docks

May 03, 2021 - 10:26:37

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported school bass are in the State Channel, while weakfish are in the channel from Captree to points west. On the flounder front, saw few angl... More

Report by Pelagic Outfitters

April 26, 2021 - 10:45:23

Over at Pelagic Outfitters, the report is Cannonball Sportfishing hit the tilefish grounds this week for some jumbo tiles! If you need rigs, bait, or electric reel and rod combos, the guys at the shop... More