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Signs of fall fishing - Fluke: Two-minute warning

On this week's video fishing forecast, managing editor Matt Broderick talks about tagging fish up to 49 inches with Gray Fish Tags. He also gives us a quick surf report with a special guest this week. Last week Hurricane Larry passed us by, making it challenging for some boats to leave the inlet due to swells. This week's contributors also give us their best reports and insights as to where to fish this upcoming weekend. Also, remember to get those last drifts in for fluke soon, as the season-ender is approaching.


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East Moriches Fishing Reports

Report by Back Bay Outfitters

September 20, 2021 - 09:30:43

Capt. Tom Cornicelli of Back Bay Outfitter in East Moriches said the fluke action is good in the bay, with many keepers and shorts showing in the cuts and channel area. The bass action is okay, but th... More

Report by Silly Lily Fishing Station

September 13, 2021 - 09:39:36

Jay at Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches said the fluke action was good again this week with anglers finding keepers down inside Harts Cove. The action should continue through the end of the... More

Eastport Fishing Reports

Report by Hampton Watercraft

September 20, 2021 - 09:30:43

At Hampton Watercraft in Eastport, Mike reported there are a lot of blues in Moriches Inlet, but bass are very scarce. In the bay, the blowfish bite remained very good, with a lot of larger puffers to... More

Mastic Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Arrest Spot Charters

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

From Capt. David Vlacich of Arrest Spot Charters out of Mastic Beach I learned that Rob had his boys Briar, Brody and Caden came out for a 1/2 day. They started out securing some live bait then headed... More

Report by Dick’s B&T

September 20, 2021 - 09:30:43

In from Dick at Dick's B&T in Mastic Beach we learned of hardcore fluke action near the inlet, with action solid but keepers are a pick. The season ends on the 30th. Blues and stripers are in the inle... More

Shirley Fishing Reports

Report by Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

I heard from Terrance of Smith Point Beach Bait and Tackle in Shirley who reported a lot of fluke, with weakfish very good at the Smith Point Bridge. Blowfish are all over the bay, with snappers activ... More

Patchogue Fishing Reports

Report by J&J Sports

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

John at J&J Sports in Patchogue said boat fishermen were able to pick away at bass throughout the week. Clam bellies can be drifted during the day and live bait can be drifted at night for good result... More

Oakdale Fishing Reports

Report by Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait & Tackle in Oakdale the first order of business is the sadness we feel after learning of the passing of Fred Golofaro. Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Gol... More

Bay Shore Fishing Reports

Report by Willie K Bait & Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

From Kurt at Willie K Bait and Tackle in Bay Shore I heard that fluke are still good in the Moses Bridge and inlet area. Weakfish of good sizes are also roaming the bay. Some blowfish and kingfish are... More

Report by Burnett’s Marina

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Tyler from Burnett's Marina in Bay Shore heard fluke are leaving the bay, so head to the inlet. Snappers are good off the docks, with crabbing also good. Sea bass and porgies are active on the outside... More

West Islip Fishing Reports

Report by Saltwaters Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

At Saltwaters Bait and Tackle in West Islip I heard there are fluke in the bay, with the best action near the Moses Bridge to inlet. Also in the bay are triggerfish and small porgies, with a handful o... More

Captree Fishing Reports

Report by Capt. Gillen

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

On the Capt. Gillen, we heard that they will be sailing for fluke until September 30 and then will switch over to fall species.  The current schedule is weekdays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays ... More

Report by Fishfinder II

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Capt. Walter on the Fishfinder II reported fluke action remained excellent in the bay, with anglers seeing solid action on keepers to 6 pounds, with limits daily. There are also weaks to 5 pounds, and... More

Report by Laura Lee Fleet

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Capt. Joe of the Captree based Laura Lee Fleet reported bay fluke fishing has been solid this week with weakfish, triggerfish, and sea bass mixed in. Our full day offshore trips on the Express have be... More

Report by Captree Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Patrick at Captree Bait and Tackle Shop on Captree Island reported that the docks are seeing some weakfish, with large snappers and tons of blowfish. For the boaters, a few offshore guys reported tuna... More

Babylon Fishing Reports

Report by Top Gun Sportfishing Charters

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

From Capt. Scott Leonard of Top Gun Sportfishing Charters out of Babylon I learned he is now back in Babylon and booking trips for the fall run of bass and blues. Scott mentioned that if you like acti... More

Report by Babylon Fishing Station

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

At Babylon Fishing Station I heard Capt. Jack and Capt. Anthony Jack while on their “Jack in the Box,” drilled a 208-pound bluefin Wednesday. The guys were fishing live bunker at the 80 to 100 foot ... More

Report by Bergen Bay Docks

September 13, 2021 - 09:41:26

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported this week featured good weakfish action in the bay with anglers scoring on fish from just short to over 5 pounds. The fluke action in th... More

Amity Harbor Fishing Reports

Report by Bob’s Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Bob Rose at Bob's Bait and Tackle in Amity Harbor reported the fluke action was very good this week near the Moses Bridge. Anglers dunking the old stand-by spearing and squid combos scored on plenty o... More