October 18, 2021 - 10:27:08
Charlie at Mattituck Fishing Station in Southold said there are still plenty of big porgies around but are starting to group up and heading east towards the deep-water. Alex Touscalas had his usual porgy limit to 3 pounds. There are some big sea bass mixing in with the scup. Worms, clams, and jigs are catching plenty of both species. Blackfish are off to a great start in shallow water from Hortons Point to Rocky Point. The fish are slamming blackfish jigs tipped with green crab in 15 to 25 feet of water with tog to 6-pounds. John Karakas and Michael Kovacs had their limit of blackfish out of twenty keepers to 5-pounds and a bunch of sea bass to 3 pounds. Bluefish are still chomping away at diamond jigs out in front of the Hortons Lighthouse with a few stripers there as well and are gulping down live eels both day and night during an outgoing tide.
October 11, 2021 - 09:26:40
Charlie at Mattituck Fishing Station in Southold tells us plenty of porgies and small sea bass are swimming together in the 40 to 50-foot depths. The scup are mostly jumbos while the biscuits are shorts. The bigger sera bass are still in the 80 to 100-foot depths toward the area of the Six Mile Reef. Early bird tog fishermen who sampled the waters this week found a few that they caught and released; however the porgies were much too thick, making it difficult to get to the blackfish. A drop of a few more degrees in the water temperature should get the scup moving out, and the togs chewing. Charlie and Liz has all your bait and tackle for all your blackfish needs. Bluefish continues to thrash at jigs and plugs around Hortons with some false albacore mixing in for anglers toss Joe Baggs Resin Jigs and Fat Cow Epoxy Jigs. A few keeper bass are being taken during dark on live eels for anglers fishing through the ebb tide. Most of the snappers have left the building until next year when they come back as cocktail blues.