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John Richy of Terminal Tackle & John DeCuffa of Jack’s Bait & Tackle join 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

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City Island / Western LI Sound
Jack’s Bait and Tackle (718-885-2042): John DeCuffa reports not much has changed as porgy action remains the best game in town in all the same areas. Porgies are spread form Orchard Beach all the way north through to the CT Shoreline. Every spot you want to fish will have porgies and they are getting larger now too. BIG porgies all through here. A few over at Prospect and Sands points and Bayville too and east of there, but the action is much much better the further north you go from City Island.


Bluefishing is good with fish again in the middle of the Sound around Buoy 42, also inside Hempstead Harbor and the mouth of the harbor. A ton of bait out here and a few keeper bass under the blues. Lots of fluke around with a few quality 5 to 6 pound fish around, but mostly shorts and 19 inch keepers. Prospect and Sands points with fish also in Mattinecock to Harts Island the drift the beaches along Bayville too for fluke. Fish the bottom on rocky bottom or the slopes. Hours now are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Their skiffs are in the water and ready for your fluke, bass or blues with recession buster pricing this year. Only $59.99 weekdays and weekends is $69.99 for a full day rental including the gas. On the web at



Huntington-Mid Sound to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle (631-269-6005): John Richey nothing has changed and the only "new" news was the good shot of big stripers off Cranes in deep 40 to 50 foot of water using chunks. Fish 20 pounds and better with one angler scoring eight bass all 20 plus pounds. Fish the rock piles and high structure. This was very good early in the week in to Wednesday but with the weather Wednesday and hard winds on Thursday and Friday (8/15) no one was deep in the Sound. They may still be here or you may have to look for them. Bluefish still in huge numbers this week with anything east of Kings Park, through Cranes Neck to Port Jeff is all bluefish with some porgies scattered and running for their lives. Dynamite bluefishing with fish 5 to 14 pounds in here now and feeding on the bottom in deeper water. A few on the bunker schools too.


West of Kings Park it is all the porgies you want inside the bays and harbors and outside in the Sound as well. Porgy fishing is just simply awesome and hasn’t changed except they have moved inside the bays and harbors and everybody is scoring porgies while snapper fishing. Just drop the bait lower in the water. Now tackle-busting porgies and snapper. Anywhere you want to fish from the shallow beaches till about 9 a.m. then slide off into 20-30 foot of water before the porgies hit the beach late around 5 p.m. again. Awesome fishing right now!


The larger fluke of 5 pounds or better are deep but keeper numbers will rise now as fewer anglers target them with so much other stuff going on. They seem to be ONLY interested in live snappers and no other baits. Fish the Oil Rig or on the deep slopes now. However the best fluke action is inside the Niss River now with tons of action and a few keepers. On the web at


James Joseph II 631-651-8235: Capt. James Schneider reports the bottom trips at 7 a.m. and noon were in hard NW winds so they fished in the tide in the middle and fishing was good on the 7 a.m. trips with limits of sea bass and a few limits of porgies. The noon trip was a pick the last few days with wind against tide. The jigging trips at 4:30 were slaughters all week till Friday (8/15) night when they had to wait for the right part of the tide. So the last hour of the trip Friday night saved the entire trip. Sailing half days for porgies and sea bass everyday at 7 a.m. and noon. The 4:30 pm. is jigging blues. On the web at

Peconic Star II
(631- 289-6899):
Capt. Dave reports the awesome bottom fishing on the full day boat during the week continued right through the weekend and Monday morning, but west winds and bright sun Monday hurt them a little but they still had a ton of fish on the boat. The entire weekend was super with porgies galore and a great number of sea bass as well. Not as many sea bass on Monday but still plenty spread around the boat. Just a terrific summer of porgies and sea bass on the North Fork so far and it will only get better as we get into fall. Giant porgies still on the prowl with fish scup to 3 pounds and quite a few days they came home early just like they did on Saturday (8/16). A few stray fluke round to 6 and 8 pounds and an odd bluefish at times. The Peconic Star in Greenport has two boats and and both are now sea bass and porgy fishing. One boat, the larger of the two is porgy/sea bass fishing full days 7:30 to 3 p.m. The other boat is porgy/sea bass fishing half days 7:30 to noon and then 1 to 5 p.m. Friday through Sundays only. On the web at