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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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Jones Beach Fishing Reports

Report by Jones Beach Bait Station

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Jay from Jones Beach Bait Station said the shop is due to open for the season on May 17. Bluefish showed up in the inlet on Wednesday, and weakfish have also been taken along the inlet shoreline on Al... More

Report by Jones Beach Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

The guys at Jones Beach Bait and Tackle reported that blues are roving about and fluke are now at the inlet. The opening of the shop has been delayed until May 15th.... More

Freeport Fishing Reports

Report by Sea Rogue Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Capt. Bob Schmitt of the charter boat Sea Rogue Charters in Freeport said cod and ling are beginning to get active on the offshore wrecks and pieces. On Sunday, he worked the bay for bass and the fare... More

Report by Capt. Lou Fleet

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Over on the Capt. Lou Fleet in Freeport I heard the Starstream VIII is running half-day fluke trips daily at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Capt. Anthony Gillespie will be taking the Atlantic Princess to the offsh... More

Report by Freeport Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Kathy at Freeport Bait and Tackle told me large porgies and weakfish have been encountered in the Orient Point waters. Striped bass are hitting bloodworms and clams, as well as paddle tail swimbaits. ... More

Report by Miss Marie Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

The good news from Miss Marie Charters in Freeport is that trolled Mojo rigs brought in limit catches of bass in Raritan Bay. The overall catch included several overslot fish. The captain is chasing f... More

Report by Fred Chall Marine

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

I had a chat with James Robinson at Fred Chall Marine Supply in Freeport and a customer targeted the Loop Parkway Bridge and had success with ‘tog. He employed clams and in just two hours he connecte... More

Report by Sea Isle Sports

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Robert at Sea Isle Sports in Freeport said that bass in the bay are still all shorts with a few decent size fish being found on the outside. Pin hookers reported that the fluke are making their way in... More

Report by Sea Rogue

April 19, 2021 - 09:42:29

Capt. Bob Schmitt of the charter boat Sea Rogue in Freeport told me that he is accepting charters for bass and ‘tog starting on April 15th, and will add fluke to the menu in May. (516) 551-2177.... More

Report by Freeport B&T

April 19, 2021 - 09:42:29

Kathy Sansonetti of Freeport Bait and Tackle on S Main Street in Freeport told me reports came in of schoolie bass in Jamaica Bay. Herring action has been very productive at Magnolia Pier according to... More

Report by Capitol Princess

March 29, 2021 - 09:26:44

Capt. Mike Peres of the party boat Capitol Princess at 85 Woodcleft Ave on the Nautical Mile in Freeport, said that he will begin his spring season with full day runs for summer flatties. Private char... More

Pt. Lookout Fishing Reports

Report by Super Hawk

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Capt. Steve of the Super Hawk in Pt. Lookout reported the boat now sails daily on half-day fluke trips from 7 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m. However, he will have 6 a.m. Wreck Specials this Friday... More

Baldwin Fishing Reports

Report by River Bay Outfitters

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Paul at River Bay Outfitters in Baldwin reported although the water temps are still somewhat chilly, he was able to nail bass on topwater flies. Gordon went out and connected with three bass on his fl... More

Oceanside Fishing Reports

Report by Bay Park Fishing Station

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Mark Keller and the staff at Bay Park Fishing Station in Oceanside reported that Lloyd Malsin and his five-man crew aboard the “Nansea II” scored big time on the bottom fishing grounds. They tallied... More

Report by No Time Charters

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Capt. Nick Savene of No Time Charters in Oceanside checked in to report that Joe Cordero and friends limited on bass and released two bass of 39 and 40-inches. The Chris Rock party decked three slot b... More

Brooklyn Fishing Reports

Report by Bernie's Bait and Tackle

May 03, 2021 - 10:31:06

Alan from Bernie’s Bait and Tackle in Sheepshead Bay said striper action is holding up along the Raritan Bay shoreline, Staten Island, Breezy Point and inside Jamaica Bay. Blues are solid along the J... More

Report by Bernie's B&T

April 19, 2021 - 09:45:29

Mike from Bernie’s Bait & Tackle in Sheepshead Bay was surprised by the quality of the bass action inside of Jamaica Bay this week. He had casters coming in most of the week reporting big numbers of ... More

Report by Lady Flamingo

April 12, 2021 - 09:26:08

Capt. Bob Weigand of the Lady Flamingo on Knapp Street is looking forward to chasing bass and blues for his customers. He is beginning his season on opening day Thursday, April 15th. The Lady Flamingo... More

Sheepshead Bay Fishing Reports

Report by Captain Dave III

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Capt. Dave Paris of the Capt. Dave III in Sheepshead Bay reported that on Saturday night they had some bass and a keeper weakfish of 18-inches. The boat sails daily at 9 a.m. Fluke trips will begin th... More

Report by Lady Flamingo

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

Capt. Bob Weigand of the Lady Flamingo in Sheepshead Bay said a few blues have shown up and bass activity is somewhat slow. The boat departs daily at 6:30 a.m.... More

Report by Captain Dave II

November 09, 2020 - 09:42:48

Capt. Dave Paris of the Capt. Dave 3 on Emmons Ave in Sheepshead Bay was pleased to report that blackfishing has been pretty good. The trip on Sunday saw an exceptional catch as over 25 keepers to 8-p... More

Seaford Fishing Reports

Report by Reel Challenge/Ho Choy

May 03, 2021 - 10:28:08

On the Reel Challenge/Ho Choy in Seaford I learned Capt. Tony Renda will be chasing fluke and bottom fish. He will run open boat by reservation on half-day and full day trips and private charters can ... More

Massapequa Fishing Reports

Report by South Shore Marine Supply

April 19, 2021 - 09:42:29

I heard from Drew at South Shore Marine Supply in Massapequa and a customer had success at the Cholera Banks on two consecutive trips. The first day saw a catch of two 10-pound cod, and the next run h... More