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Angler Reports

Rockaway Inlet & NY Bight
Wind and weather killed it again this past week and this weekend too with hurricane remnants and wild winds forecast now through Monday. Not much to report, but in the bay you can fish the more protected spots like Sea Gate and they do see a few stripers around the MP Bridge using bunker or bucktails or a few short and barely legal keeper bass on parachutes around the back side of Breezy and the Round House. You can find a few porgies and sea bass around certain parts of structure, but most of the bottom fish are moving outside any way so not great fishing inside. If you know a few good “spots” inside the bay for blackfish you can pick some decent blackfish from them. 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

Knapp Street & Belt Parkway:
Flamingo 3 (718-2763-8745):
Capt. Bob reports it has been mainly blues with Columbus Day the best and a super catch of blues, 40 bass and two keepers. Tuesday was all blues and they stayed at the dock on Wednesday and Thursday due to weather. They had some roll on the ocean Friday and they wound up with a good catch of blues. Friday night they had good fishing and small crowd had seven keepers, and some shorts in the mix. Saturday (10/18) they had a tough start to the trip and they pulled it out late with a good catch and that took care of the crowd they had. They sail daily 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 and Friday & Saturday nights at 7 p.m. Check out the new and improved web site at www.flamingo3.com.

Capt. Bob and the Flamingo was featured on The Fishing Line TV Show a couple of times for spring flounder fishing and jigging bass on another episode. Bob & RJ scored big time on both shows on giant bass with fish over 25 pounds. You can order the extended 55 minute home release video which is longer than the 30 minute show version by clicking the link

Do yourselves a favor...make sure you visit them this season. They have some awesome action and the Flamingo IS the bluefish boat to hit! New York's topwater, lure & jig specialist for blues, weakfish & bass. The Flamingo III started it over 50 years ago and while others may imitate them, no one can duplicate them. The Flamingo III is a family fishermen's boat catering to all anglers and pride themselves in a keeping a clean and courteous boat with the most experienced crew. The Flamingo III is located at Knapp St. & Belt Parkway and the UA Theater with plenty of free & safe parking.  

Jones & Deb's Inlets
Scotty's Fishing Station (516-432-4665): Tom Doheny reports winds and weather killed it again this past week and this weekend too with hurricane remnants and wild winds forecast now through Monday. We will see a lull then winds start back up again on Wednesday with a possible nor’easter. Meanwhile the only action seems to be on bass and blackfish in the bays. Bass on clam and bellies around the bridges and holes in the bay with shorts and keepers to 34 inches. Live eels at night exclusively produce a decent catch with bass 35 and 40 pounds weighed in. If you go with a dozen eels for a tide you’ll most like use them all and have a dozen fish. The end of the flood and the first two hours of the ebb seem to be working best. Over at the Atlantic Beach Bridge a few bass are caught on clams, eels at night or those that know how to bucktail the bridges are doing better than bait guys with fish to 33 inches.

Blackish at the bridges are mostly shorts with a few nice fish to 6 pounds in the mix and some short leftover sea bass too. Green crabs and fiddlers are working but greens catch the larger blackfish in most instances. Over at the Atlantic Beach Bridge some blackfish to 5 pounds with many shorts. 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. On the web at www.scottysfishingstation.com.

 


Capt. Al (516-623-2248):
Capt. Tommy Weiss says Saturday (10/18) was the first day of the sea bass season and all 30 anglers limited out on the sea bass with many 2 to 3 pound sea bass with a few porgies and handful of giant 10 to 12 pound bluefish. Super sea bass action. Prior to this, Friday saw good porgy fishing inshore and they had to throw back a ton of sea bass. A few blackfish in the mix, but now sea bass is the main target so come on down. Sunday they limited out on sea bass for everybody and a light crowd, but they had a few keeper blackfish and everybody had a handful of nice porgies. They sail daily full day bottom fishing for porgies, sea bass, and blackfish at 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free bait from the East Marina in Point Lookout, LI

 

Fire Island Inlet & Great South Bay:
We’ve heard most boats guys could not outside this week and weekend with the terrible winds! Most action is relegated to the bay now for bass or blackfish. On the blackfish front the better fishing has been on green crabs for sure with the inside pieces producing some tog to 8 pounds, but most are 2 to 4 pounds and shorts too. Bass anglers are using eels at night for bass to 30 pounds on the night tide exclusively from what we’ve garnered. Bass Assassins at the bridges also work for bass at night. Other than this no bunker inside the bay, no action outside because of wind and weather. We’ll have more for you shortly. The east and west channels in the State Boat Channel do have some kingfish, blowfish and porgies on clams and clam chum and the old OBI has a dock there and some fantastic bottom fishing for blowfish is taking place here. Cocktail blues and porgies as well. 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.  

 

Moriches Inlet:
Silly Lily Fishing Station (631-868-0247):
Gary reports this past week saw tons of wind, some rain but Saturday (10/18) was not a bad day and warm too. They had seen some good bass fishing in the bay with most of it centered at or around the inlet with clams, spot, bunker or live eels and some real nice bass caught to boot. They see some in the East and West cuts as well. Blackfish to 6 pounds at the rock pile just inside the inlet on green crabs. On the web at www.sillylily.com.

 

Silly Lily has been featured more than once on The Fishing Line TV program, the most recent was Triggerfishing in the 2010 season. Also shows on Moriches bay Flounder and Bucktailing Fluke the others when Gary & RJ scored big time on the flounder with over 30 fish in a few hours, 20 or more of them were keepers and they threw back keepers as well. You can order the extended home release DVD which is longer than the 30 minute show version by visiting The Fishing Line." On the web at www.sillylily.com.

Shinnecock Inlet/Hampton Bays:
The weather again was the issue this week with hard winds, but the large boat that got out scored big time on bass with fish to 35 and 45 pounds. The gill netters here are filling tags the last few days with fish one day in 30 to 40 foot of water then on Thursday in 6 to 10 foot of water. Trolling or bunker is scoring good numbers of bass with high keeper ratios and some real quality fish. Striped bass are gorging themselves on plenty of baitfish and hitting a variety of baits—clam bellies, bunker chunks, diamond jigs, poppers and darters—from the Ponquogue Bridge, into the inlet and out to the beaches. Bluefish are around, too, so bring extra rigs. Shinnecock Canal is quiet, but Shinnecock Reef is holding a mix of porgies, sea bass and tog with the blackfish getting bigger by the day. 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.

Montauk
The weather again was the issue with this week with wind and Friday too, but Saturday (10/18) with the SW they could fish the Northside and the bass were all on top the last few days. You can catch them any way you wanted, fly, bucktails, bait, trolling whatever. Some fish into the mid 20 pound class and some albies in the mix for the fly guys too. If you got near the front side it was a nasty day on the water and most of the week only the larger boats got out. Porgy and sea bass fishing can be fabulous and the best blackfishing is at Little Gull and Fischer’s Island right now with tog to 6 pounds reported. 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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