11/20/13 10:46am
Photo by Capt. Sloan Gurney, Black Rock Fishing (OrientPointFishing.com)

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

It was hard to get “real voices” for the last report of the season, but a number of hardy souls were still out chasing bass and tautog around the East End. Captain Dave Brennan on the Peconic Star II out of Greenport said the blackfish action was still “pretty good” and that the boat was still catching. It’s only tautog, no cod, no porgies since October 20. So far a 10-1/4 pound bulldog has been the biggest of the season. Brennan will be sailing through December 1 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Prime Time III out of Orient by the Sea Marina is scheduled through December 4 with no spots available on November 24, 25 and 26 and no sailing on Thanksgiving. (more…)

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…)

10/30/13 2:13pm
Photo by Capt. Sloan Gurney, Black Rock Fishing (OrientPointFishing.com)

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

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…)

10/17/13 1:30pm
Photo by Capt. Sloan Gurney, Black Rock Fishing (<a href="http://www.OrientPointFishing.com"

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…)

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…)

08/21/13 11:00am
fishing report north fork

Photo by Andrew Derr (Long Island on the Fly)

Bill Czech at Jamesport Bait and 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…)