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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 emergence of weakfish, some 8 pounders, is delighting bay anglers disappointed with the start of a sluggish fluke season. The weaks, widely scattered throughout the bays, seem intent to feed on a new hatch of peanut bunker, but will strike Gulp, squid/spearing combos and bucktails meant for fluke. Reminder: fishing regulations permit one weakfish per angler per day that is at least 16 inches long. You’ll have to work for keeper fluke, but the Coney Island Flats have been productive lately. A mix of striped bass and bluefish are taking bunker chunks off the Staten Island beaches and Norton’s Point with the best fishing early in the morning. Cocktails are scattered in the bays, too, ready to demolish terminal tackle meant for fluke. It appears only a few diehards are flounder fishing, more for nostalgia than eating a tasty fillet. 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):
Stripers are being trolled in 40 to 50 feet of water west of Jones Inlet all the way to Riis Park on white bunker spoons and chartreuse Mojo rigs with fish to 25 pounds. The inlets have fluke, but bluefish are liable to snatch your bait and give your arms fatigue before the fluke can react. Some fluke are coming out of the water bloody with bite marks, testimony to ravenous bluefish. Fluke have been caught in the back bays and by Cedarhurst Yacht Club in Reynolds Channel, but smaller bluefish are around to make it challenging. 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 fishing this past week got better by the day as both ling and porgy fishing was improving daily and very good on Saturday (5/28). They had a nice cod on Saturday and each day a few nice fat sea flounder too. Tons of sea bass that have to be thrown back. The evening trip on Friday was a tough as the breeze came on at 4 p.m. And they got their fanny kicked on that one. They sail every day at 7 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday for porgies and of course some fluke mixed in all from the East Marina in Point Lookout.

  

 

Fire Island Inlet & Great South Bay:
Bluefish pervade the back bays, State Channel and even Fire Island and Moriches Inlets with cocktails to mini gorillas all over the place making it difficult for both fluke and bass anglers to entice those species. If you get through the blues, striped bass are in the inlets on bunker chunks and at Robert Moses and the Smith Point Bridges on clam bellies/clam chum. A few flounder have been caught at the Sore Thumb, while blowfish reign supreme at the OBI and Police Docks on clam strips. 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:
Lots of fluke being caught now between buoys 6 to 12 with one in five or so a keeper. Nothing huge yet but some nice 3 to 6 pound keepers for sure. Lots of blues 3 to 6 pounds roaming the bay as they stormed the area last week. Just follow the birds to find plenty of blues. Bass action is consistent with mostly schoolies at the Coast Guard Station, and the East and West Cuts on clam bellies.

Shinnecock Inlet/Hampton Bays:
Striped bass are calling Ponquogue Bridge home taking clam bellies/clam chum, while bluefish run amuck throughout the bay and inlet, cocktails inside, gorillas in the inlet. Shinnecock Canal is beginning to resemble an aquarium as cocktail blues, fluke and blowfish compete for you attention. If porgies float your boat, go to Jessups in the Peconics to sample fish in the 2 to 3 pound range just waiting for a strip 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
Fluking has been spotty, but as the temperatures rise, so do the widely scattered catches with the best fishing on the south side in 60 feet of water. A mix of striped bass and bluefish are improving daily hitting umbrella rigs and bunker spoons at local rips with one angler weighing in a nearly 48 pound bass. Large porgies are feasting on clam strips at Cherry Harbor, while fragmentary reports indicate bluefin tuna are off Martha’s Vineyard and moving toward Long Island. 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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