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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. Larchmont, Sands & Prospect points, breakwater at Mamaroneck. 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. 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.


Still some bass but the jumbo alligator blues to 13 pounds came in as a bunker are everywhere. Bluefish 6 to 10 pounds now and some larger to 12 mixed in or smaller to cocktails. Bas sot 40 pounds this week, most 15 to 24 pounds in shallow at Harts Island the Stepping Stone Light or Throgs Neck Bridge. 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 reported not much has changed except the bass bite under the bunker pods is excellent...if you find the right pod. Not every pod has fish under them. Bass to 38 pounds have been caught and some larger for sure as John has confirmation on that as a few to 45 pounds were 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


James Joseph II (631-651-8235) : Capt. James Schneider reports every morning trip now at 7 a.m. is for porgies and sea bass while all the noon and 4:30 trips are for fluke. The first morning bottom trip on Saturday (7/19) was good with a nice pick of giant porgies and 50 keeper sea bass and over 100 short sea bass. Fluking overall has been been spotty with bass and blues all over the place. They are fishing the deep and hitting sea bass with the fluke as well. Numbers of fluke are down but they see some big fish in the deep with pool winners running 6 to 7 pounds. They are seeing blues over 15 pounds and they have caught some stripers to 25 pounds. Sunday was rough some porgies cut in the bay on a secret spot. They fluked in the bay for hundreds of short fluke. Monday (7/21) morning they slayed the porgies with 18 anglers hitting 70% mostly giant porgies, some giant sea bass, three giant fluke, flounder short bass, bluefish, sand shark and robins. Sailing half days for porgies and sea bass everyday at 7 a.m. and fluke at noon and the 4:30 pm. Starting August 1, they will half day porgy fishing 7 a.m. and noon with the 4:30 trip switching over to jigging bluefish and bass. On the web at


Peconic Star II (631- 289-6899):  Capt. Dave reports they are concentrating on the sea bass and porgies now as the bite on both is out of this world. Over the weekend the porgy and sea bass fishing was just absolutely phenomenal and continues to be so with lots of limits on both sea bass and porgies. They come home early just about every trip. Monday (7/21) the sea bass fishing was actually better than the porgy action. They had one at 4 pounds or better. Easy fishing here too, easy drifts and the rods bent all the time with a few keeper fluke and some cocktails. 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