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City Island / Western LI Sound
Best bet is the bass fishing in the Hudson River, now with bass from Piermont to Croton and as far north as Tarrytown. Bloodworms and herring are both working and they have heard and weighed in a few to 42 pounds. Saturday (5/9) a fellow brought in a 52 pounder caught at the Tappan Zee using bunker. Smaller schoolie bass with a keeper or two to 30 inches in both Little Neck and Manhasset bays on the bunker. Also just before sundown in Little Neck some bass to 15 pound son the pencil poppers or bunker chunks. Rumors of porgies showing in Smithtown Bay so they’re heading this way after the next couple of hard east winds. A few flounder at the CI Bridge, Turtle Cove and Orchard Beach Lagoon.


Huntington-Mid Sound to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle (631-269-6005): John Richey reported best action is to the west in Little Neck and Manhasset bays with bass and blues, not big, but a few 30 inchers as most bass are 18 to 24 inch fish with a 20 pounder caught her or there as rumors. They are finally seeing some bass in the neighborhood and few in the Niss River as well. Lots of bunker around too. Flounder are still AWOL and not many at all and no bluefish yet. They did hear of a few porgies caught this week in Mt. Sinai and Port Jeff. If you would like to share your reports whether you caught fish or not, or what the conditions were where you fished, we’re sure everybody could benefit from them. On the web at


James Joseph II (631-651-8235): Capt. James Schneider reports the fluke opener in pea soup fog, as you would expect, drew a big crowd of over 60 anxious anglers on board. They were doing about three to four fluke per drift and doing a steady pick on the morning tide at Ashroken before the moon tide gave out. They had a few 5 pounders and even the shorts were nice at 16 to 17 inches. Then they hit the oil dock and picked away at the fluke and only three sea robins all day. They finished the day at Sand City inside the bay and had about 60 to 70 shorts, about 24 keepers and all in all a good start. Monday they had only 10 anglers in some 50 degree chilly weather and had 37 keepers to 5-1/2 pounds. They are fluking full days 7 a.m. and now run the 4:30 p.m. fluke trips as well. On the web at

Peconic Star II
(631- 289-6899):
Capt. Dave Brennan reports the Peconic Fleet is sailing two boats daily 7:30 to 2:30 one for fluke and one for porgies from the Railroad Dock at Greenport with tons of free parking. The fluke boat had a good start to the opener with a good crowd and they had good numbers of fluke. Everybody had fluke to go home with and some nice fish on board with an 8 pounder they were estimating. They had 32 people on the fluke boat and they had over 100 keeper fluke and about 20 shorts. The pool winner was 9.8 pounds for Chul Ho Kim from Palisades Park, NJ. Mr. Sunao of Manhattan had an 8.70 pound fluke, Donna Rudolf of Cutchogue had a 7.8 pounder and they had 30 fish over 5 pounds with Mark Anderson of New Rochelle with a 7 pounder as well. Good fluking and steady with more numbers of fluke than any of the boats back to the west. This is prime time on the North Fork for your true doormats so get out here. Greenport is 40 minutes close than Montauk!

The porgy boat had a tough start to the morning action on the new moon tide, but as the day progressed they had very good fishing as it really came alive. They hit them good as they would say with again porgies to 3 pounds and very, very good numbers of porgies on board Sunday (5/17) with more than half the boat having their porgy limits. Then around 1:30 some some small "mosquito" boat anchored right on top of them and slowed the bite. They also had 15 weakfish of which most were over 6 pounds with a 7, an 8 and the largest was 9 pounds. (Editor's Note: Folks it is crude, rude and unacceptable to come right up to any party boat trying to make a living, drop your anchor and sit 25 feet off their spot and try to disrupt their fishing in order for you to put a few porgies on the boat. Capt. Dave is a gentleman and if it were I or any other captain we most likely wood have re-anchored and put our anchor off your bow or in your cockpit. Grow up!). On the web at