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Some bunker moved thorough over the weekend and just prior, with some BIG bass caught mostly from around the Lighthouse. Fish 46 to 54 pounds were caught but not many fish overall in numbers caught. No matter where you fish pulling bass from bunker schools if extremely tough to do. We'll have more for you in the coming days but right now things seem a little slow in Montauk and it's mostly bluefish from the surf.  


Hamptons / Moriches / Shinnecock

Tobay-Gilgo-Cedar-Fire Island Area Including Robert Moses
I finally figured out the feeding channels in the surf here at The Pines Fire Island.... here's the last few days of fishing the surf:7/16 NIGHT FISHING FOR SHARKS WAS OUTSTANDING! fished from 8pm to 1am caught and released over 60 sharks ranging from 14 inches to 40-inches, all were caught on slices of squid. On 7/17 8am to 11am, caught 4 sea robins between 10 and 16 inches, 1 16 inch kingfish, 3 sand sharks and one 8 pound striper (photo attached), all were caught on strips of squid and a #2 hook placed 36-inches above a 6oz weight. I did another 8pm to midnight fishing session and continued to catch shark, quit after the 50th... they were smaller than the previous night ranging between 12 and 30 inches.  On 7/18 fished 8am to noon caught 2 sea robins, 1 fluke and 1 sand shark, water temp began to rise over 10 degrees @ noon and the bite turned off completely. Then tried 8pm to 11pm for shark, water is still very warm, CAUGHT NOTHING.

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Jones Beach / Point Lookout to Atlantic Beach

Scotty's Fishing Station: Tom reported nothing has really changed as things are very slow with the exception of a few quality fluke being caught when conditions are right. An estimated 11 pounder was caught Saturday (7/12) around 1 p.m. and you can do well with numbers of fluke and enough keepers, more than on the boats, all through Lido and Long Beach. A couple of schoolies on clams are always around and kingfish are now in the surf zone on clams or worms. 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. E mail them to us at On the web at


Rockaways to Breezy Point
Things pretty much remain the same with bluefish the main game in town in the mornings and late afternoons. Fish 2 to 6 pounds mostly on just about anything you want to throw at them. The area of 222nd St. is still king and many anglers start here and walk east or west but they have not been trying anywhere else really as that can be a waste of time. Bassing is almost all at night with fish to 20 pounds or better on chunks. Tony from Breezy is doing well at night on the rigged eels still with bass to 18 pounds or so. 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. E mail them to us at


Western LI South / North Shore

Jack's Bait & Tackle (718-885-2042): John says some good surf action for bluefish 3 to 6 pounds at Fort Totten and along the shoreline from the Maritime Academy, to the Whitestone and Throgs Neck areas. Bass too are caught to 20 pounds on fresh bunker. On the web at  


Cold Spring/Northport/Huntington:
Terminal Tackle (631-269-6005): John Richey reports best beach action is now with, blues, bass and fluke. If you can reach the drop offs, especially at low tide near the mouth of the river you can reach quality fluke with the bucktails. Porgies are on the beach every morning and evening and slide off around 9 a.m. to 20 foot of water as the sun rises. Bluefish will find you now as they invade the area and a few quality bass are caught between 4 and 7 a.m. on poppers along any of these beaches. On the web at