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 These will be the last reports for 2 weeks as I go on vacation and anticipate doing Hurricane clean up at home. The Phone reports will be updated instead so check those.

 

Rockaway Inlet & NY Bight
Thank God for porgies as they are everywhere from  the sea wall in Rockaway to the Tin Can Grounds, to where any two rocks meet or something rises from the sea floor. Fluking has taken a big nose  dive unless you hit 100 foot of water or go south along the Jersey Shore. The bay is alive with snappers, cocktail blues, sea robins etc while big blues and stripers are missing in action. Water temps still in the mid 70's...we need the hurricane to steer  sharp right and head to the wide oceans.  With wave heights the next four days to hit 9 foot...don't expect too many reports...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
Schools upon schools of meandering bunker  are everywhere with porpoise, whales and everything feeding on them except bass and blues. One angler had a 57 pound cobia though! In the bay  it's robins, snappers and blue claws give both boaters and landlubbers plenty of action. In the bay a few short fluke but lots of snappers and sea robins and small sea bass, kingfish, blowfish and tiny porgies  around the bridges, Chumming bass very slow, fluking outside was done deep around the tankers, Cholera Banks etc and some keepers were caught on the local reefs too. With rough seas, and small craft warnings probably through Thursday don't expect too many reports this week.  Text them to 516-435-8382 or e mail Rich@thefishingline.com 

 

Capt. Al (516-623-2248): Capt. Tommy Weiss says Good fishing Wednesday as 12 fares picked away at fluke and sea bass all day. Not many porgies this trip but there was a few small bluefish and triggerfish mixed in. It's a shame that the weatherman really screwed up another beautiful summer day, but at least HE still gets paid. Some fares caught their limits of fluke and sea bass with fluke to 6 pounds. The fluke bite was ON Friday! We caught fluke everywhere we went with plenty of keepers and shorts up to 7 pounds. Quite a few fares had their limit of fatties. Some Sea bass and mackerel mixed in as well as a few porgies. At times the drift was very slow and only those casting and bouncing the hooks caught consistently, and when the drift was a little faster everyone caught. We've been finding fish on the sandy bottom, the mussel beds, and on the hard bottom. 40'-80' of water has been best. Saturday (8/25) the fluking was not as fast and furious as it was yesterday but they caught enough and they found new sea bass grounds and the sea bassing was much better. Everybody had limits of sea bass, some mackerel, fluke, porgies, even some small blues too!  Don't forget to bring your gulp bait and bucktails. Bucktails with sea robin or Porgy strips are a hot item for the fatties and gulp baits also working really well. Squid strips are also producing some real nice fluke and bass. We will be sailing every day from 7am till 4pm for SEA BASS, ling, cod, whiting and fluke. No reservations needed just come down there's plenty of room for all. Their FB page is https://www.facebook.com/The-Captain-Al-167971516830/


Fire Island Inlet / Great South Bay / Moriches

The bay is alive with a combination of triggerfish, blowfish, cocktail blues, snappers and fluke competing for your baited hook. Still fluke at the Coast Guard Station, Lighthouse and RM Bridge. A few weakfish, too, have been found in the deeper holes in the bay and off Ocean Beach. Sea bass are on the FI Reef, Moriches Reef and Shinnecock. Snappers and blue claws provide fun at local docks and piers. If 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.


Shinnecock Inlet/Hampton Bays

Anglers are finding cocktail blues and sea robins off the local beaches and in Shinnecock Inlet, while fluke hold sway in the bay. If your piscatorial predilection is either porgies or snappers, try Shinnecock Canal. Those anglers with boats can find a mix of blowfish, kingfish and porgies throughout Peconic Bay just looking for a slice of clam. 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
A mix of striped bass and bluefish are giving anglers a workout at the Elbow, Great Eastern Rip and at Southwest Ledge on eels, legal porgies and spot. Fluking, too, while slower now is still the best on the Island with plenty of 4 to 5 pound fish coming over the rail on squid/spearing combos at the Frisbees and Cartwright Grounds. Bottom fishing remains excellent as a mix of platter-sized porgies and sea bass to 6 pounds seem to inhabit any rocky area. 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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