October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21
Lanny at Molnars Landing was out fishing when I called him Sunday afternoon, fighting rough seas but picking away at a mix of bottom dwellers. The entire week was lost to strong winds and rough seas; however the weather should improve greatly this week as should the fishing.
October 05, 2020 - 09:48:29
Lanny at Molnars Landing reports fluke season ended well with some nice keepers that remain in the bay. Sea bass have moved offshore with some giant, sea bass, cod, and red hake mixing in. Tuna fishing remains solid offshore and well offshore where the Jazzy One cruised off to the Edge and had a 60-pound wahoo, a few yellowfins and a longfin all in the 40 to 70- pound range. Striped bass remains active by the bridge and the inlet on live spot.
September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55
Lanny at Molnars Landing reports the bay bite thankfully remained good with fluke to 10-pounds being taken just 5 minutes from the landing. Bucktails and Gulp baits remains the best baits, Striped bass fishing also remains productive by the bridge and the backside of the inlet on live spot, porgies, and live eels. Getting outside the inlet was off the table the entire weekend.
September 08, 2020 - 09:31:27
Lanny at Molnars Landing reports lots of small stripers are at the bridge accepting live spot. Some quality fluke are also bumming the live spot also. Fluke fishing has been good in the bay if you can get past the sea robins. Out on the reef, fluking has been good when conditions permit with some nice sea bass and loads of porgies mixing in. Tuna remains popular among several marina boats, bring back plenty of bluefin and a few yellowfin fishing by the Ranger or the Cambria.
August 31, 2020 - 10:10:17
Lanny at Molnars Landing in Hampton Bays reports striper fishing slowed up again by the bridge due to the abundance of sea robins. Fluke to 26-inches are biting very well a half-mile west of the Sea Buoy using spearing, squid, Gulp and Fishbites. The yellowfin and bluefin tuna frenzy continues for trollers and jiggers at the Coimbra. On Sunday, Team Murphy on Brads Murphys Lucky Starr with his dad, Doug, son Jack, and Brads father-in-law Ned Bowen and Neds son James, traveled to the first set of Fingers outside Shinnecock Inlet where Jack caught his first mako, and Brad and James each landing and releasing a mako while going three for three on the Lucky Starrs grand voyage.
August 24, 2020 - 11:10:55
Lanny at Molnars Landing reports live spots has been accounting for slot size keeper bass and fluke to 5-pounds fishing at the bridge, Fluke fishing in general remains steady in the shallow water with fish to 6-pounds smacking bucktails tipped with Gulp. Striper fishing has also been particularly good during the outgoing tide, providing you employ live bait, particularly live spot. Out in the big blue, tuna fishing remains excellent by the Ranger wreck. Jeff Riesling and his crew aboard the Jazzy One had 3 yellowfin to 60-pounds, while James Muhs and his crew aboard the Wooly Bully had 3 bluefin in the 40 to 50-pound class.
August 17, 2020 - 10:22:51
Lanny at Molnars Landing reports fluke fishing has been good in the bay, although a mass of sea robins moved in by the end of the week. Nonetheless marina boats have been coming back with two to five nice keepers per trip. Bucktails dressed with squid strips, spearing and Gulp have been best. Striped bass has also been good with a lot more keeper fish being taken by the bridge during outgoing tide on live spot. The Bumbalini nailed two keeper bass and 4 keeper fluke on one trip this week all on live spot. The reef is producing a lot of porgies, short sea bass and some triggerfish. On the offshore scene, a few of the marina boats have traveled to the Ranger Wreck for yellowfins to 160-pounds, while a couple of boats have been slamming red hake and some cod off the Dry Dock.