10/08/18 5:55am

Tom Schlichter with a big blackfish caught off Orient Point. (Credit: Capt. Jerry McGrath)

Summer flounder (aka fluke), snappers and blue claw crabs are favorite targets of North Fork anglers. However, as the warm, sunny days of summer are replaced with the brisk, cold northerly winds of autumn, those species retreat to more pleasant waters. As they leave, a “bulldog” of a fish has begun its migration to our inshore waters.     (more…)