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John Richy of Terminal Tackle joins Rich Johnson weekly, live on The Fishing Line Radio Show
Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. on WGBB 1240AM radio to give current and live updated reports for the LI Sound Region

Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): Capt. Dave reported nothing has changed as the action was super, although Friday and Saturday (7/16) they did see some slower fishing for whatever reason. They still see a handful of giant sea bass on the porgy trips but during the week it was very, very good. Sunday they bounced back nicely and Dave said they had a very good day and more porgies then he thought they would have caught given the weather and boat traffic. A very good day on the porgies.

The Peconic Star FLUKE boat had a very good week and very good action on Friday and Saturday (7/16) with quite a few sea bass and even porgies mixed in on the fluke baits. They see about 20 keepers per trip with pool winner 5 to 7 pounds. Sunday they did very, very well and with a decent number of keeper fluke and just about limited out the boat on keeper sea bass as well! Some jumbo porgies on the fluke baits too. Excellent fishing right now.
Two full day boats sailing daily at 7:30, one for porgies and one for fluke. On the web at

Huntington to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle
John Richey says nothing has changed other than the bass, blues and bunker have spread a little east. He doesn’t think they are as far as Port Jeff, but they may be to Crane’s Neck. The action is in the deep where bluefish and bass action continues to be very, very good. The summer pattern has arrived and not much will change from week to week other than maybe more of a night bite will develop. Fish the deep and last drop off where the depth goes from 40 to 60 foot and the bunker pods are spread all over Smithtown Bay. Trick is to get a snagged bunker back to the boat before a bluefish takes it, then sinker it do the bottom quickly to stay away from the blues and you’ll be rewarded with bass 20 to 35 pounds. Inside the bays now in Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Bay and Northport Bay, bass to 30 pounds are caught from under the huge bunker schools if you are adept at this kind of fishing.

Fluking is very good anywhere in Smithtown Bay and still some very big fluke mixed in but the keeper ratio is dwindling some. Every day several 5 to 7 pounders come through the door to hit the scales but lots of action. Porgy fishing is super and getting better with the best of it seeming to be east of Terminal Tackle down around Port Jeff as that area is banging the porgies big time. Big scup too! Closer to Smithtown all along the beaches has porgies at Crab Meadow, Callahan’s and Mackamah as long as the top half of either tide is in play. As long the rocks are covered with water they catch porgies. Make sure you ask for your Terminal Tackle catalogue, it's free! On the web at  


James Joseph II (631-651-8235): Capt. James Schneider reports fluking on these weak tides has been fantastic with some trips better than others of the three per day they run. Plenty of action as they see thousands of short fluke, a good number of keepers per trip and bluefish, giant porgies on the fluke baits and also sea robins. The charter trips on the smaller 38 footer were fantastic this week with just Saturday (7/16) alone seeing 20 legit keepers for a group of five on the noon trip and they did better than that on the morning charter.  On the web at


City Island / Western LI Sound
Reports have good bass fishing right now and the dusk bite is red hot.  Fish the edge of the channel at Stepping Stones for some great action. The top of the outgoing in that area but also the incoming river tide is very good over by there. Still bass at the reef east/northeast behind Harts Island. Shallow water action live lining bunker in here, 40 to 50 foot of water at Stepping Stones Light. Execution also has fish. The guys fishing midnight till dawn are doing five to 15 bass of 25 to 35 pounds, while the morning and daytime bite sees bass 15 to 25 pounds. Good bass fishing at the Glen Island Gazeebo and Hudson Park. Fluking is okay, not great and not a lot of fish around. You’ll fish a few hours for a handful of fluke, mostly all keeper size and millions of sea robins. Porgies have been seen as close as Rye Playland but the larger porgies are over in the Greenwich area. You still need to travel east to find them.


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