11/14/13 8:00am
Photo by Capt. Sloan Gurney, Black Rock Fishing (OrientPointFishing.com)

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

Boats working out of Orient by the Sea early this week were doing very, very well on fall tautog. Rich Jensen with the Nancy Ann said, “It’s way, way better than last year!” Jensen has had limits for the last two weeks, lots of fish to five pounds and pools generally eight or nine. Best fish of the season have been bulldogs of 11 and 13 pounds. Drops from east of Fishers Island to Rocky Point (East Marion) have all been producing. There are still bluefish around in a few places, chopping up blackfish coming to the top.   (more…)

10/02/13 12:30pm
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Photo by Andrew Derr (Long Island on the Fly)

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…)

08/14/13 12:00pm
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Photo by Andrew Derr (Long Island on the Fly)

Captain Rich Jensen, aboard the Nancy Ann out of Orient by the Sea on Monday, told us he was “doing okay, grinding it out” during the typical August doldrums. Striper fishing was a pick, but his boat had limits more often than not. Bluefish were available, and the parties could mix scup action during a day trip, too. With phosphorescence in the water on moonless nights, the striper action was actually better during day trips. Best fishing is on deepwater drifts through the Gut and the Race. (more…)

07/11/13 10:00am
Christian Peterson

Photo by Ken Holmes | Christian Petersen of Remsenburg landed this 52-pound striper on a black bucktail in the Race east of Little Gull Island

The Brooklyn Girl II in Orient Point had an exciting day last Tuesday, “landing 25 keepers with several 18-20 pound bass in the mix.”

Guest fisherman Christian Petersen of Remsenburg (pictured above) landed a 52-pound “beast of a bass” doing “an amazing job with the rod and reel despite a disability,” said Capt. Ken Holmes. Christian, who has a disability with his arm, “fishes like a pro. That fish took some first run and he played it perfectly. Unreal,” Holmes said.    (more…)