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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 dynamite porgy action in this area now with New Rochelle near Buoy 2, or in the Sound behind Execution. Fish on the anchor with clams or worms, but if you have no wind drift a few spots to find them and then load up! Fish 20 to 40 foot of water and big porgies and now close too at Huckleberry, Pea and Davis islands. Also further to Oyster Bay and that area they are also doing a number on the porgies. The further east you go from City Island the larger the porgies seem to get and all the baits are working.

 

Fluking is okay with some quality fish around, but mostly shorts and 19 inch keepers.  Fluking continues off Prospect and Sands points with fish here 5 to 6 pounds. Mattinecock to Harts Island the drift the beaches along Bayville too for fluke. Stepping Stones had a 10 pounder this week and the bridge areas also work. Fish the bottom on rocky bottom or the slopes.

 

Still more blues than bass with many big 12 to 14 pounders caught. Hempstead Harbor, Stepping Stones and Execution and tons of bunker in these areas with bluefish under them and few bass here or there under the blues. 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 www.jacksbaitandtackle.com.

 

Huntington-Mid Sound to Port Jeff
Terminal Tackle (631-269-6005): John Richey reported not much has changed except things all across the board are toned down a notch or two. Bass not as crazy as they were but they are still biting, still fluke around but keeper ratios keep shrinking etc etc. The bass bite under the bunker pods is good...if you find the right pod. Not every pod has fish under them. Bass to 30 pounds have been caught. Keep hitting the pods till you find the one with the fish under them and hold on!

 

The larger fluke of 5 pounds or better are deep at the Oil Rig or on the deep slopes now. However the best fluke action is inside the Niss River now with 30 fluke in an hour normal and enough keepers to make you happy. The Yacht Club down to the mouth of the river is the best, like shooting fish in a barrel. If you fish outside, fluke are scattered and you have to look for them as small blues chase the sand eels everywhere. When you find them you get good numbers, but in the river it’s like shooting fish in a barrel and same as last year this time.

 

Porgy fishing is just simply awesome 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! On the web at www.terminaltackleco.com.

 

James Joseph II 631-651-8235: Capt. James Schneider reports the 7 a.m. morning porgy/sea bass trips this week overall have been real good with fish in shallow water, until Friday (7/25) as a giant load of bluefish came in and the scattered the porgies. They had a much better sea bass catch. The fluking really improved late it the week on the noon and 4:30 trips on the deeper water pieces like the OB. Sailing half days for porgies and sea bass everyday at 7 a.m. and fluke at noon and the 4:30 pm. Starting July 31, the 4:30 trip switches to jigging blues. On the web at www.jamesjosephfishing.com.

Greenport
Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899): Capt. Dave reports the week overall has been good with very good bottom fishing. The half day fishing has been super with porgies, sea bass and fluke with a 5 pound fluke winning the pool on the Friday (7/25). The full day boat has been doing very well and did so again on Friday with both porgies and jumbo 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 www.peconicstarboat.com.