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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 they had the big bluefish almost 17 pounds to win first and second place in last weeks blue bluefish tourney! Otherwise since then the bluefishing has slowed a little with hard winds Thursday (8/28), but porgies are the number one game in town. 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.


Lots of fluke around with a scattered 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 says more bunker in this area than we have seen in years. Lots bluefish in the harbors on the schools and many double digit giant blues to 13 pounds. It can be all bluefish for days then one day all stripers to 25 pounds in the Triangle or other deeper spots on the peaks and hills. There are big bluefish in Northport Harbor as this is wall to wall bunker in now.


Porgy fishing is STILL 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 in all the harbors with the snappers. 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! If you want a few BIG fluke you have to fish DEEP and use live baits...period. However most are not chasing them any more with the terrific porgy action going on. On the web at


James Joseph II 631-651-8235: Capt. James Schneider reports bottom fishing over the weekend was tough as they had a hard east wind Saturday morning and afternoon. Sunday was better as they bounced back for a decent morning and then the afternoon they drifted and hammered porgies and sea bass with over 100 keeper sea bass for 37 anglers. Monday they had good drift fishing and Tuesday (8/26) also was super as they see tremendous porgy and sea bass and with 50% keeper sea bass on a few pieces they never fished before. The tides have been tough of the 4:30 jigging trips so they have been jigging for a few drifts and then porgy fishing. The tides this week through are good for the jigging. 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 bottom fishing remains strong and super with an 80/20 mix of nice jumbo porgies to big keeper sea bass. Lots of limits on the boat as well and just good solid fishing. Crowds are a little light as school gets set to reopen on September 2, but come on out the fishing is excellent right now, big porgies and big sea bass. 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