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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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Jones Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Jones Beach Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

The staff at Jones Beach Bait and Tackle reported that the shop is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.... More

Freeport Fishing Reports

Report by Capt. Lou Fleet

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Over on the Capt. Lou Fleet in Freeport I heard from Capt. Willie Garris on the Starstream VIII and the boat will now concentrate on porgies and sea bass. Half-day trips will continue to sail daily at... More

Report by Sea Rogue Charters

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Capt. Bob Schmitt of the charter boat Sea Rogue Charters in Freeport reported that the ocean spots continue to produce very good numbers of sea bass, scup and some triggerfish. While ocean fluking is ... More

Report by Freeport Bait and Tackle

September 13, 2021 - 09:41:26

Kathy at Freeport Bait and Tackle told me shop regular Lou has been having some real fun on the fishing grounds. Recently he drilled a sweet 71-inch bluefin at the Rockaway Reef. He made a trip to the... More

Pt. Lookout Fishing Reports

Report by Super Hawk

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

Capt. Steve of the Super Hawk in Pt. Lookout said that if you like light crowds, plenty of elbow room and a fine variety of fish; now is the time to come out. Sea bass, porgies and a few summer flatti... More

Baldwin Fishing Reports

Report by River Bay Outfitters

September 20, 2021 - 09:34:31

Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin started out by saying that the Long Island fishing community has suffered a huge loss with the passing of Fred Golofaro. Fred and Paul go way back to the time h... More

Oceanside Fishing Reports

Report by Bay Park Fishing Station

September 20, 2021 - 09:34:31

Mark Keller and the staff at Bay Park Fishing Station in Oceanside reported the bluefin tuna bite remains pretty good. Hank and Kenny aboard the “After Party” scored on a sweet 182-pounder.... More

Report by No Time Charters

September 20, 2021 - 09:34:31

Capt. Nick Savene of No Time Charters in Oceanside checked in to report that all three charters drilled limits of bass during the week. John Sicaro and friends had their limit along with 40 scup. Erni... More

Brooklyn Fishing Reports

Report by Bernie's Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:34:31

Frank Ruperto at Bernie’s Bait and Tackle in Brooklyn said porgies remain at the forefront. However, the quantity varies from day-to-day. There has been an uptick in weakfish with fish to 9-pounds. T... More

Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Dave III

September 20, 2021 - 09:34:31

Capt. Dave Paris of the Captain Dave III in Sheepshead Bay reported that on Sunday an angler slam dunked a sweet flattie of 9-pounds, 12-ounces. They had loads of shorts and some large sea bass in the... More

Report by Lady Flamingo

September 20, 2021 - 09:34:31

Capt. Bob Weigand of the Lady Flamingo in Sheepshead Bay said he found some blues this week but faced tough conditions. The boat departs daily at 6:30 a.m.... More

Amityville Fishing Reports

Report by Comb's Bait and Tackle

September 20, 2021 - 09:32:35

A very excited Bill Witchey at Combs Bait and Tackle in Amityville advised, “Don’t put your fluke rods away, it isn’t over yet.” Shop employee Danny Valentin jack hammered a bay doormat of 12.88-p... More