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 IIout of Greenport has been very, very good of late. (more…)
Bill Czech at Jamesport Bait and Tackle in Mattituck described the local beach scene as a “pick here and there”. The Peconic Bays are loaded with scup from Buoys 20 to 30 with Jessups hosting cocktail bluefish on the flood tide (but not the ebb). Look for Sound scup at Hortons and off the Firing Range with big blues also working off Hortons Point. Striped bass are showing for daytime anglers in Plum Gut and Fishers Island Race, especially early and late. The night tide ought to be good by mid-week, too. Blue claws are plentiful now.
Steven at WeGo Fishingin Southold thought the Bays and the Sound were particularly good for porgies now with cocktail blues around Jessups Neck and weakfish off the Greenlawns and Noyac. Rocky Point, East Marion, had a few weakfish as well. During daytime hours there are plenty of blues in Plum Gut, Fishers Island Race, and the Sluiceway. For stripers, outgoing water after dark should be particularly good in coming days. Large fluke are best fished at Montauk. (more…)
Bill Czech at Jamesport Baitand Tackle in Mattituck figures crabbing off docks and in coves of the Peconics couldn’t be better with snappers in local creeks as well. The Bay also has good scup fishing with weakfish and “kingfish” (northern whiting) thrown in. Only puffers (“blowfish”) are pretty much missing. For scup try Buoys 22, 30 and four, but don’t neglect the docks. Striper action continues off Hortons Point in about 30 feet of water with live eels the ticket to success. Montauk action on fluke and sea bass is “on fire”, and the One Mile Reef off Shinnecock also kicked in last week. (more…)
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…)
Captain Dave Brennan on the Peconic Star out of Greenport has been working porgies and putting together “good catches” with good-sized scup for his fares. Sea bass action provides enough keepers to go around although there are quite a few throwbacks. There are not lots of places with scup available, but, notes Dave, “that’s why I’ve been at it for 40 years!” (more…)