Winds during the past week have accelerated the movement of bass along South Shore beaches from Wainscott all the way west to Shinnecock. According to Bill Czech at Jamesport Bait and Tackle, there are some stripers in the 30s coming from the suds in rough water. Anglers have been using diamonds with green or white tails to cut through the waves. Blues are generally absent except around the Moriches area. This was confirmed by East End Bait and Tackle in Hampton Bays. The Sound still has scup when you can get to them, and blackfishing was excellent until the blow last weekend. (more…)
Photo by Capt. Sloan Gurney, Black Rock Fishing (OrientPointFishing.com) | Bob caught his limit of blackfish up to 8 lbs this week off the North Fork.
Aboard the Peconic Star III out of Greenport on Tuesday afternoon, Captain Dave Brennan called the porgy fishing “terrific” with fish sized “large to huge.” Some of the biggest scup are over 2-3/4 pounds! The porgies are scattered through different depths at various locations-from 30 feet out to 100. Captain Dave promises to stay on the porgies as long as the hot fishing lasts, but he’s wary of any upcoming, long lasting westerly blows, which could hasten the departure of the big schools. (more…)
Captain Rich Jensen, aboard the Nancy Ann out of Orient by the Sea on Tuesday afternoon, described the recent catches succinctly: “lots and lots of porgies and blues.” Scup are mostly in the 1-1/2 pound class with a few pushing three, while blues generally run four to eight pounds with some larger. There are so many sea bass just under legal size that hopes are high for a terrific season next year. The Nancy Ann will be fishing tautog beginning Saturday when the season opens. Incidentally, no false albacore are in the area just yet. (more…)
Tuesday’s blow saw many anglers gathered at local bait shops, planning a week of late summer fishing ahead. Steven at WeGo Fishing in Southold mentioned a couple of bass taken from pre-dawn beaches by persistent plug fishers. You could “walk on ‘em” when it came to bluefish in the Fisher’s Island Race, but the night bassing scene has been relatively quiet. Scup can be found most anywhere in Sound or Bay or in the Sluiceway between Plum Island and the Gulls. For the table, Steven likes the blowfish action in the Peconics in places like Cedar Beach. (more…)
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…)