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Editor's Note: We have been providing reports free of charge by phone, newsletter and web services here for nearly all of our 22 years on The Fishing Line. So please if you have anything you can share with us, even if it’s just the conditions where you fished sucked and that would save anglers from making a long drive to a particular beach it is all helpful. Thanks and text reports to 516-435-8382 or e mail Rich@thefishingline.com. 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 them to us at rich@thefishingline.com.

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Rockaway Inlet & NY Bight
The old adage of “follow the bait” never was more true as huge striped bass are zeroing in on bunker schools in 30 to 45 feet of water between Rockaway Jetty and Sandy Hook. One group of four anglers had a field day with 16 bass ranging from 32 to 51 pounds drifting live bunker. They released twelve fish, but the thrill and the photos remain. Bunker spoons and Mojo rigs are producing bass, too; find a bunker pod,  fish the perimeter, and you’re into a battle. Bluefish are mixed with the bass, but the largest body of blues seems to be off the Jersey Highlands. Fluking is just so-so, but action has increased east of the Rockaway Jetty and on the Coney Island Flats. Sinker bouncers are enticing porgies with a strip of clam near the Marine Pkwy Bridge and the Tin Can Grounds, but no evidence of blue claws or snappers yet. The good news for this upcoming week is a relaxation of sea bass regulations. Beginning Monday, June 27, we can keep three sea bass per day 15 inches or larger. 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.

 

Jones & Deb's Inlets
Scotty's Fishing Station (516-432-4665):
White bunker spoons and Mojo rigs are doing a number on striped bass in 40 feet of water as they are trolled between the Pink Hotel and the Round House. Fish weighing up to 42 pounds are feeding on numerous bunker schools and, with fewer blues in the mix, there is less competition for your bait. Fluke action in the bays has increased with an occasional keeper in the mix. The addition of sea bass could make or a nice mixed bag of fillets. The good news for this upcoming week is a relaxation of sea bass regulations. Beginning Monday, June 27, we can keep three sea bass per day 15 inches or larger. 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. On the web at www.scottysfishingstation.com.

 

Capt. Al (516-623-2248): Capt. Tommy Weiss says the Sunday 11:30 pm trip for nighttime sea bass for the opener at midnight Monday (6/27) morning was a huge success. A railed boat, packed with people saw a boatload of sea bass for everybody. Everybody had limits around the boat on giant sea bas and some very big porgies too.  A great trip! Monday at 7 a.m. on the usual schedule they had a packed boat again and the day was off to a fast start with plenty of sea bass and giant porgies and the porgies were still biting at 9:30. They finished the day with some great sea bass catches, limits for all, many large porgies, they picked at the ling and had numerous nice fluke as well! The 5:30 trips on Friday and Saturday saw a ton of sea bass that had to be thrown back, but now you can keep these sea bass every evening 5:30 to 9:30. They sail every at 7 a.m. for sea bass, porgies & ling and EVERY evening 5:30 to 9:30 for sea bass and some porgies all from the East Marina in Point Lookout.

  

 

Fire Island Inlet & Great South Bay:
The bays and creeks are alive with fluke and cocktail blues providing plenty of action. The best fluking seems to be in the State Channel near Frank and Dicks on squid/spearing combos and Gulp, but you’ll have to work for a keeper or two. With bunker pods concentrated to the west of Fire Island Inlet, local bass can be found near the Robert Moses and Smith’s Point Bridges on clam bellies/clam chum. Small blue claws are starting to appear off local docks accompanied by a smattering of blowfish. The good news for this upcoming week is a relaxation of sea bass regulations. Beginning Monday, June 27, we can keep three sea bass per day 15 inches or larger. 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.

 

Moriches Inlet:
Fluking is breaking open out here and a great weekend is in store for anglers and boaters this Father’s Day. Fluking now is best between buoys 24 to 26, but also in to Harts Cove. Fluke now between buoys 18 and 20, fish reported at the other end of the bay between buoys 12 and 14. Fish to 5 pounds and one in five a keeper or about 20%. Other than this bluefish are everywhere inside and outside the bays. Most are 1 to 4 pounds, but you will come across them to 8 pounds whether you are bluefishing, fluking or striper fishing. Meanwhile the best striper action has been in the west cut on clams.

Shinnecock Inlet/Hampton Bays:
Improving fluke action in Shinnecock Bay and Shinnecock Canal on squid/spearing combos is keeping everyone attentive; cocktail blues are around, too, ready to grab a piece of squid or spearing. Porgies have temporarily left the Peconics for points east (Montauk) striped bass and bluefish are frequenting Shinnecock Inlet with eels working best at night, while clam chummers are anchoring by the Ponquogue Bridge hoping for a linesider. The good news for this upcoming week is a relaxation of sea bass regulations. Beginning Monday, June 27, we can keep three sea bass per day 15 inches or larger. 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.
 

Montauk
Last week’s Shark Tournament produced a 730 pound mako on David Meeberg’s “Thor.” Now that’s a fish! Inshore, fluking has picked up with many 4 and 5 pound fish caught in 60 to 65 feet of water between the Point and Frisbees on the south side. Striped bass and tons of bluefish are being trolled in all the local rips and in front of the Lighthouse, while porgies seem to be ubiquitously entrenched anywhere two rocks come together just waiting for a slice of clam. The good news for this upcoming week is a relaxation of sea bass regulations. Beginning Monday, June 27, we can keep three sea bass per day 15 inches or larger. 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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