10/02/13 12:30pm
fishing report north fork

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…)

09/11/13 12:30pm
fishing report north fork long island

Photo by Andrew Derr (Long Island on the Fly)

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…)

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…)