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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

Greenport
Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): The Peconic Star reported on Saturday (8/18) they have been doing some engine repairs the last few days and expect to back up and running come Sunday morning. Prior to this they have had they have had porgies to 23 inches!! That's right like a 5 pound porgy! They see about a dozen keeper sea bass on each trip with 100 shorts and some odd fluke. The fishing has been awesome just all week! They sail 7:30 to 3 pm for porgies! On the web at www.peconicstarboats.com

Huntington to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle
(631-269-6005):
John Richey says nothing has changed except the water has gotten even warmer now! August and you know what that means, fluking has really taken a nosedive unless you want to fish the DEEP water drop off’s all day for a few large fish, However lots of snappers around so that may get you going for some large fluke. Porgies seemed to have moved in to the bays now as they have thinned out in the Sound. We heard some 1 pound or better porgies now in the harbor and Northport Harbor especially. Stripers are in the August sulk right now and fishing is poor unless you worm troll at night. If you do the porgies eat you alive as they have moved deep in to the river and all the harbors mixing with snappers. Some bluefish now showed around Mattituck. Make sure you ask for your Terminal Tackle catalogue, it's free! On the web at www.terminaltackleco.com


James Joseph II (
631-680-8159)
: Capt. James Schneider says they continue to catch the porgies well on the 7 a.m. trip and pick at the jumbo fluke on the noon and 4:30 trips with fish to 7 pounds. There are now some bluefish around so they will wait till the tides are right and they will switch the 4:30 to blues shortly. They will keep the fluke trips going for one more week before they switch. They are now sailing the 7 a.m. trip for giant porgies and sea bass with the noon and 4:30 trips still fluking. Any additional information can be found on the website at www.jamesjosephfishing.com
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City Island / Western LI Sound
Reports have everything and everybody relying on porgies right now. This fishing is fantastic and everything else pretty much sucks in the western Sound. Most quit fluking 3 weeks ago, including the party boats who all switched over to porgy fishing. There are a few blues to 4 pounds in Turtle Cove, but otherwise both blues and bunker schools are very scarce this 2018 season. Lots of schoolie bass around in all the usual places but relatively few keepers are being caught or reported, even the bass aces that fish deep water in the middle all night long are catching few keeper bass or blues or fluke. Just terrible in the western Sound this season.. Text them to 516-435-8382 or e mail Rich@thefishingline.com
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