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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 porgy action remains the best game in town in all the same areas, but Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye are the best overall spots for sure of the entire area. Porgies also for sure from 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.


Bluefishing is good with big fish again in the middle of the Sound around Buoy 42, also back of Throgs Neck Bridge, Stepping Stones, inside Hempstead Harbor and inside Little Neck bay too. Big blues 10 to 15 pounds have been weighed in during the week, however the fluking is just about done here or are in very deep water under the bunker. Only shorts have been caught his past week. Snappers everywhere. 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 things are pretty slow, slow and slow as east winds all week made it tough going for smaller boats and a small window on Friday made for a few boats to get out. Before the blow this week, the action last weekend seemed to slow down with the blues on bunker schools very slow. The bass fishing was very slow and even the porgy fishing last weekend and early in the week also slow. The only good porgy action has been inside the harbors where it is protected and they are mixed with snappers. Almost any boat not a party boat found the Sound unfishable most of the week up to and including Saturday (9/13). On the web at


James Joseph II (631-651-8235): Capt. James Schneider reports bottom fishing in light east winds all week was fantastic with Friday seeing unbelievable fishing. They had light crowds all week but then Friday they had 30 anglers and the extra hooks made a difference as they really scored high numbers of fish caught. Saturday (9/13) they had to fish inside the bay because of east winds blowing 25 and they had 1200 porgies, a weakfish, some giant snappers, kingfish and blowfish too. A nice bottom mix. The bluefish trips at 4:30 this week a massacre late in the week and they were spitting up pieces of sea robins or butterfish. Blues from 3 to 12 pounds and about 20 shorts bass each trip as well. Sailing full days for porgies and sea bass everyday at 7 a.m. The 4:30 pm. is jigging blues. On the web at

Peconic Star II
(631- 289-6899):
Capt. Dave reports bottom fishing in the east winds Saturday (9/13) was okay and not as good as during the week when they could fish other areas like Montauk. The hid behind Fischer’s and found a good day Saturday (9/13) with mostly all porgies in this area and some real nice ones too. During the week they scored giant porgies and big sea bass off Montauk with jumbo porgies all week and mixed with some brutes of 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