11/06/13 12:22pm
montauk monster striped bass

Photo by Daniel Desantis | Keith Levinson of Selden with a 45-inch, 35-lb striper caught off Montauk Point on a Viking Fleet boat, and Angelo Tarantino of Blue Point with a “slightly smaller” catch.

Bill Czech at Jamesport Bait and Tackle in Mattituck told us the South Shore between East Hampton and Smith Point is alive with bass while the Sound in our area hosts only small schoolies to 18 inches. Blues can be found off Horton’s Point. If you find structure on the Sound in 30-40 feet of water and fish green crabs, you find tautog. The reef off the Motel will produce some sea bass along with the ‘tog. A report last Tuesday detailed a nice catch of scup off the Firing Range. The Peconics have a few tautog, too, if you know where to look, i.e., off boat basins, off the Greenlawns or in the Brickyard. (more…)

10/09/13 1:30pm
long island fishing report north fork

Photo by Capt. Sloan Gurney, Black Rock Fishing (www.OrientPointFishing.com)

Aboard the Captain Bob V on Tuesday, Bob Ceglowski figured the recent fishing on the Sound had been “incredible” with tremendous numbers of fish each day. The big party boat sails a fall schedule out of Mattituck Inlet, Friday through Tuesday, working blues, bass, scup and sea bass. Typically, the boat sees hundreds of bluefish, six to 10 keeper stripers, and more than 200 scup and sea bass on a good trip. From websites we see that the Prime Time 3, sailing out of Orient by the Sea has some spots available on scup/tautog trips (seven a.m.) on Saturday, October 12 and from Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 18. There are places available on night bass trips (four p.m.) on Saturday and Sunday nights, October 12 and 13. Anglers should call on 631-323-2618 for reservations. Also, the fishing for scup and sea bass on the Peconic Star II out of Greenport has been very, very good of late. (more…)

09/25/13 1:28pm
fishing report north fork long island

Photo courtesy of Andrew Derr (Long Island on the Fly)

Captain Dave Brennan on the Peconic Star II out of Greenport told us Tuesday why he’s staying with the scup action as long as the porgies are here. Says Dave, “Why switch when the fishing is SO good…It’s super, red hot.” Not only are there plenty of porgies around, but the sea bass numbers are as good as they’ve ever been. When we spoke that day the boat already had a couple of four-pounders aboard.   (more…)

09/04/13 12:30pm
north fork fishing report

Photo by Andrew Derr (Long Island on the Fly)

Captain Bob Ceglowski, skipper of the Captain Bob boats out of Mattituck Inlet was enthusiastic about the mixed fishing opportunities available in that area of Long Island Sound. The so-called “Mattituck Mix” has been producing large stripers, sea bass to four pounds, jumbo porgies and occasional fluke as well. Look for videos made last week to air soon locally.   (more…)

08/07/13 12:00pm
fishing report north fork long island

Photo by Andrew Derr (Long Island on the Fly)

When we spoke with Captain Bob Ceglowski on Monday morning, his Captain Bob (out of Mattituck Inlet) was anchored for porgies, culling keepers and picking some nice sea bass. At times during the day, there is also a good bite of blues ranging from cocktails to slammers. A nice surprise in recent weeks has been the catch of big stripers (to 47 pounds) on jigs. (more…)