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Greenport & Orient
Porgy fishing locally continues to be fantastic no matter where you go but Montauk or over on the other side of Plum Island gives you all you want. You’ll also run into a pile of bluefish and catch some real large sea bass at the same time. Sometimes double header blues if you find them while porgy fishing. Bring extra tackle for sure. As we delve in to the throws of summer and warmer weather, striped bass fishing is now becoming more a night time with the pink bite they call it, at sundown down and dusk. That’s when the action starts. Drifting 3-way bucktails with 80 pound braid is the best. Use green,

 white or even black bucktails and red or green pork rind or plastic trailers and hit the bottom with the sinker. Crank three turns and strike at anything that stops the bait from moving. May be bottom but most often times it’s a bass. Bass from 25 to 35 inches and some nice 20 pounders or better in the mix. Morning and daytime up here it’s bluefish just about everywhere. The Race, Gut and Pigeon Rip are the prime places to fish this way. Fluking has been a big disappointment this season out on the North Fork. Usually the big fish move in with fluke to 12 pounds middle of May to middle of June and it carries on in to July well as times. This 2019 season has been a fluke disaster with most sharpies heading to the south side of Montauk of the best fluking.

 

Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): The Peconic Star reported nothing has changed except they are traveling a little bit to load the boat up with porgies. Some real giants too, as large as 3-1/2 pounds. They see a few blues, some jumbo sea bass, maybe a couple of  dozen per trip, but plenty of full 5-gallon buckets for sure for everybody on board and easy limits! No problem getting your limit of porgies to fill the cooler & freezer. No problem getting your limit of porgies to fill the cooler & freezer.  They are sailing 7:30 to 3 p.m. for porgies everyday. On the web at www.peconicstarboats.com.

Huntington to Port Jeff
The best fluking continues to be shallow sliding off to 20 foot of water or so. Sunken Meadow, Ashroken, the drop offs in front of the River at Short Beach. Some good fluking, depending on the tide, both inside the bay or down to the east. Some nice fish and fluke to 6 pounds or slightly better on the bucktails as the bait has switched over now to sand eels.
Porgy action is improving and red hot, they are on the beaches in 20 foot of or less of water. Enough to make it worthwhile and if the tide is right you can catch them from any beach after 5 p.m. as the sun gets lower. This will pick up as we progress in to summer. 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 and would certainly appreciate them. Text them to 516-435-8382 or e mail Rich@thefishingline.com.


James Joseph II (
631-680-8159)
: Capt. James said the porgy action at 7 a.m. is terrific and plenty of large fish mixed with giant sea bass too ass of Tuesday (7/16) morning. Lots of limits too. Fluke anglers are still hanging tough so they fluke at noon and 4:30 and had an 11.2 pounder on Sunday (?) and have plenty of quality fish too. Some smaller fluke moved in to the deep now so the action is picking up as well! The half day trips have changed and the schedule now is porgies at 7 a.m., fluke at noon and 4:30. porgy fishing is excellent and they pick away at the fluke on the other two trips. The charter boat just had a new engine installed and on their first trip Saturday (7/13) morning they did 35 striped bass limiting out and then went bottom for porgies & sea bass! The striped bass charters continue to be awesome with limits of stripers to 30 pounds! Sailing half days trips and three per day with porgies at 7 am and fluke at noon and 4:30 pm. Info can be found on the website at www.jamesjosephfishing.com.

 

City Island / Western LI Sound
Bob Geiss of Long Beach reports he fished from a Kayak at Bayville, NY on Friday evening 7/12/19.  Launched into the Sound at 6 PM from the beach at Centre Island Town Park.  Water was 75 degrees.  Winds out of the N/W made conditions a bit turbulent. Trolled a SP Minnow and caught 2 cocktail Blues.  Finished up at 7:30 PM. Plenty of shore fisherman there.  Some caught Fluke. Huge parking lot.  Beautiful area. All the local points are starting to see a few scattered fluke catches now, but best of it is still east at Huntington and east of there.  Striped bass were caught this week in the middle off Rye in 40 to 60 foot of water with chunks fished on the bottom. Some decent striper action around with mostly shorts but enough keepers filtering in to be worth the time and effort. Porgy action is fantastic from Bayville and Oyster Bay east to Huntington and the North Fork. Nice porgies everywhere and it's really the only game in town now with no real fluke bite in here yet, only one striper per person... Porgies are the only thing you can fill the freezer with and the only fish anyone right now seems to be fishing for. 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 and would certainly appreciate them. Text them to 516-435-8382 or e mail Rich@thefishingline.com.

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