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November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us the blackfish have moved off into the deeper lairs with the 60 to 80-foot depths producing well using green crabs. There are still some sea bass mixing in with the togs, but the best of the sea bass fishing has moved east into the deep waters. A few stripers have been coming from the Motels to Hortons Point on live eels, but nothing to write home about.

November 09, 2020 - 09:40:23

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us the blackfish continues to grow size wise each day with loads of keeper and short life at most rocky lairs anywhere from 35 to 70-feet of water. Hortons, Mulford, and Rocky Points all continue to produce excellent results to 10-pounds. My buddy Ron Suda was at it again this week, putting a 3-man limit of tog in the box fishing off Rocky Point in 40-feet of water using Joebaggs Jigs tipped with green crabs. Some sea bass are also being picked from the tog grounds, while the 80-foot depths continue to be chock full of jumbos on clams and diamond jigs. Porgies are all but gone.

November 02, 2020 - 15:58:28

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us blackfish are chewing well at Hortons to Rocky Point in 40-feet of water. Joebaggs Togzilla Jigs tipped with green crabs catching very well. The weekends full moon tides made fishing difficult except during slack tide when the bite lit up. Sea bass remains strong in 85-feet of water north of Hortons smacking clam baits on hi/low rigs and on diamond jigs. There still some porgies around, but most are now moving east to the deep ocean waters. Stripers have been best for anglers fishing off Hortons Point using live eels during the outgoing tide both during the day and after dark. Bluefish remains hit or miss anywhere from outside the inlet to Hortons.

October 26, 2020 - 09:45:47

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us fantastic tog fishing this week in shallow water. On Monday, my buddy Ron Suda along with his two buddies nailed over 100 blackfish, culling out 5 keepers. The guys fished the shallow water from the Firing Range, Hortons and Rocky Points. He said he had fish on every drop with many of the blackfish with worn down and irritated dorsal fins which were being released by a potter potting in disguise. On Thursday Ron fished off Hortons in 40-feet of water and crushed the tog keeping his limit of fish between 5 and 8-pounds, releasing a slew of keepers and shorts. Ron used Joebaggs Lay Perfect Tog Jigs tipped with green crabs. Tony Padula had his limit of blackfish to 11-pounds. John Keriazes and two buddies had 9 big to 24-inches on Friday using green crabs and jigs. Best tog fishing in years. Sea bass and porgies are going strong in the 60 to 80-foot depths off the Firing Range and by the Motels. Little tunny are hit or miss accepting Joebaggs Resins Jigs in pink and olive catching the speedsters.

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us the shallow water rock piles are loaded with hungry chunky togs that a crushing Joetoggs Lay Perfect Tog Jigs tipped with green crabs. Find any rockpile in 15 to 25-feet of water from Hortons to Mulford Points and you’ll find blackfish ranging from shorts to 5-pounds. Sea bass have moved back into the 40 to 50-foot depths and are now mingling with the porgies. Alex Tsculos and his buddy Gus had their limit of porgies and 4 sea bass to 18-inches. The Motels and the Firing Range continues to hold plenty of both species. Hi/lo rigs and clams are best at this time of year. Bluefish and stripers are scattered around Hortons Point, hitting plugs, tins, and bunker chunks. False albacore and school stripers are being taken along the beach just west of the inlet and at Truman’s Beach where there is ample parking at both locations.

October 12, 2020 - 10:09:37

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us porgy and sea bass fishing remains incredible on the days the boats can get out. The Celtic Quest is back at Mattituck and coming back to the dock with full boat limits of big porgies, limits of sea bass, and some bluefish. Blackfish is off to a good start in 15 to 25-feet of water at most of the rocky bottoms east of Hortons Point and also at the Pipeline. Lots of bluefish and a few weakfish are roaming the waters from Coopers Rock to the inlet hitting Joebaggs Resin Jigs in pink or emerald green.

October 05, 2020 - 09:48:29

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station reports porgies remain strong at all the usual rock piles, anywhere from the Firing Range to Hortons Point on clams and squid. Sea bass are crushing Joebaggs Resin Jigs in olive and pink. Fish these jigs around slack tide in 50-feet of water off Hortons and Mulford Points and hold on to those rods. When the current is swift, either switch to large diamond jigs or clam baits on hi/low rigs. Timmy Thilberg had a limit of scup to 4-pounds and a limit of sea bass to 6-pounds. Bluefish, false albacore, and some green bonito are also hitting the Joebaggs Resin Jigs on both the surface and all along the water column. Striper fishing is beginning to wake up on live eels or bunker chunks during the ebb tide at all the points from Hortons on east to Orient. Nick Tianatisos had a 30-inch keeper during the week. Weakfish are going strong again this fall as Mike Mihalko, his friend Brian Hoglo, and Evan nailed 10 to 22-inches. Blackfish season debuts this coming Sunday and will be off to a great start. Start off on the rocky 15 to 25-feet foot depths from Hortons Point and the rock piles to the east. Use Joebaggs Lay Perfect Jigs in green and orange tipped with a chunk of green crab for your best results. Green crabs will be available at the station by the end of the week.

September 28, 2020 - 09:33:13

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us most of the week was lost with the strong northeasterlies. Roiled up waters kept the fishing slow until the end of the week when all hell broke loose and the fishing on all fronts exploding. Taso a marina regular had a limit of big scup and some big sea bass. Chris and his wife another marina boat owner had their limit of porgies and sea bass to a whopping 20-inches. Chris also had an 18-pound cobia on a bottom rig. Ducks Point remains red hot for porgies on clams, worms, and squid strips. Sea bass remain at the Motels in 50-feet of water. Clams and diamond jigs got the job done. Bluefish and false albacore started to show again this weekend nailing Joe Baggs Resin Jigs with pink, olive, and green working well. Some blackfish are being caught and released by anglers fishing for sea bass off Rocky Point and Hortons Point.

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us tells us porgy fishing remains good off Ducks Point and Coopers Rock on clams, worms, and squid strips. Sea bass fishing remains strong at the Motels in 50-feet of water. Clams and diamond jigs gets the job done. Some weakfish showed up again this week in 40-feet of water off Coopers Rock hitting hi/lo rigs and clam baits intended for porgies. Bluefish gallivant up and down the Sound, as are false albacore. Striper fishing remains slow with the warm water. It won’t be long however before linesiders will begin their fall migration towards the Western Sound and up the Hudson for their winter stay. Snappers are plentiful in the creeks, while some decent porgy fishing is coming from the local beaches.

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us porgy and sea bass fishing remains strong at the Breachway, the Firing Range and the Motels in 50-feet of water. Clams and diamond jigs gets the job done. Some weakfish showed up again this week in 40-feet of water off Coopers Rock hitting hi/lo rigs and clam baits intended for porgies. Quite a few big sea bass are coming from the deep-water of Hortons and Mulford Points slamming diamond jigs. Ron Suda was out during the week and found some nice sea bass, porgies, and a single weakfish from Hortons. Bluefish remain hit or miss up and down the Sound, with cautious terns and sea gulls wheeling overhead looking to share of the bounty brought to the surface by the choppers. Striper fishing remains slow with the warm water. It won’t be long however before linesiders will begin their fall migration towards the Western Sound and up the Hudson for their winter stay. Snappers are plentiful in the creeks, while some decent porgy fishing is coming from the local beaches.

September 08, 2020 - 09:32:36

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station reports porgy fishing remains strong in all the usual haunts with 50-feet of water off the Firing Range red hot. Sea bass are still in 90-feet off water off Hortons Point on clams or diamond jigs. Tommy Trilidas and his daughter Eleni had their 14 fish limit of sea bass to 20-inches and a bunch of nice porgies on Sunday. Loads of bunker pods are all over the Sound with mainly bluefish terrorizing a few pods. It’s the luck of the draw of which pod have gamesters. Some small stripers are hitting plugs and bunker chunks by the rocks off Hortons during the early morning hours before the sun comes up.

August 31, 2020 - 10:10:17

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us porgy and sea bass fishing remains good at all the usual haunts with Coopers Rock and the Motels being the hot spots this week. Ducks Point has been good for big scup during the beginning of the outgoing tide drifting clams on porgy rigs. The sea bass are gulping down clam baits on hi/lo rigs and 2 to 3-ounce diamond jigs in 80-feet of water. Mike and Barbra Mihalko had their sea bass limit to 19-inches, some big porgies and a couple of short but fat fluke fishing by the Motels this week. Bluefish are thick off Hortons Point with some small bass mixing in on diamond jigs or floating out bunker chunks. Snappers are plentiful in all the creeks and inside the jetties.

August 24, 2020 - 11:12:02

Charlie at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us fishing pretty much remains statis quo as porgies continue to fill up coolers fishing by Coopers Rock, the Firing Range, the Breakaway, and the Motels all on clams with drifting or anchoring and chumming with clam logs both being productive. Sea bass fishing has been good on and near Six-Mile Reef and off the deep water of Hortons Point in 80-feet of water. Still a keeper fluke here and there hitting porgy and sea bass rigs. Bluefish are also hanging around Hortons ranging from cocktails to teen size fish. Striper fishing has been slow although Spiro Papakis did have a slot size fish during the week fishing by Hortons. .

August 17, 2020 - 10:22:51

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station tells us the August mixed bag continues with good porgy fishing off the Firing Range in 40 to 60-feet of water on clams and porgy rigs. Sea bass are in a little deeper water with 70 to 80-foot depths off Hortons, Rocky and Mulford Points find the biscuits happily smashing diamond jigs and clam baits. If the biscuits are being stubborn by ignoring the diamond jigs, place a chartreuse or white Swimming Mullet Gulp on the hook, then hang on. Stripers are chasing the small baits, while big blues are terrorizing the bunker pod. Therefore if you locate a pod, snag a bunker, and let it swim. A few keeper fluke showed up in catches again this week with fish to 21-inches crushing Gulp baits on jigs. Snappers are now eating size and plentiful in the creeks.

August 10, 2020 - 18:40:53

Liz at Mattituck Fishing Station and Marina in Mattituck tells us porgies remains excellent in 40 to 60-feet of water, especially at all the rock piles at those depths. Porgy rigs baited with clams anywhere from the Firing Range and off the Motels remains red hot. Sea bass are at Hortons, Mulford and Rocky Points in 80 to 90 feet of water. Use 3-ounce diamond jigs and drift at these depths until you located the sea bass, which most are in the 3 to 4-pound range. Gus Kouasias had a limit of sea bass on Saturday. Some stripers, blues, and even some weakfish are just west of the inlet by Coopers Rock and to the east by Hortons with an occasional small fluke coming up.


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