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RJ Report: A few pics from my fluke trip with Bobby O’Brien Labor Day weekend and the following week. Going backof more this week to close out the season and do some bass season. First pic a 7 pounder, then a stringer of nice fluke, then RJ wiht a 5 pounder, then PoBo with a 4 pounder. Killer fluking right now.

Rockaway Inlet & NY Bight
Word from this area is the super bluefish blitz that started around 9 p.m. Friday (9/12) night and lasted well in to the dark and of course everything was gone by the time anglers showed Saturday at daybreak. The fluke bite during the day and one angler in the pocket at BP scoring 30 fluke. Overall fluking from the beach can be super when water is clear and weed free with moderate or less surf. Meanwhile Friday night they found plenty of bait with snappers, bunker and now even a few shots of mullet in the area of the BP pocket and the Tilden area and the tip of the jetty. Friday night it was 95% bluefish with surfcasters and the boaters all sharing in the blitz with blues 5 pounds to teen size blues on anything you threw. They also found a handful of bass. Saturday in the 25 knot east winds they found just about nothing at sunrise or up till noon. 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 or text 516-435-8382.

Jones & Deb's Inlets
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Tom reported things can be good if you are fluking in the surf and water is clear and weed free with moderate or less wave action. Most of this week was not like that with weed and hard east winds so the west side of the jetties may have been the only place you could have fished. Not much out front with the best action we heard of coming mid-week with a couple of larger mullet schools showing out of the blue and Bayside Bob had close to 20 bass on these mullet schools and two were keepers between 8 and 10:30 a.m. towards the top of the tide around Wednesday. Since then none have been reported. Other news was Valley Stream Dave W fished the back side of Silver Point Saturday (9/13) morning with big blues to 17 pounds and a 30 inch bass all on poppers. The front was weeded in most of the week and Saturday morning as well. Water is low at daybreak most of this coming week with high tide around 4 a.m. come Wednesday or Thursday. Albies in Deb’s Inlet and rain bait being sprayed late this week too. On the web at


Fire Island Inlet & Great South Bay:
Most of the action here has been spotty at best with some sharpies doing little better. Off the front facing beaches it is mostly centered around the inlet with the Demo area, front and back sides doing mostly bluefish 2 to 5 pounds on just about anything you throw but chunks do best. The rocks on the back side are giving up some larger porgies and a few triggerfish still. No real striper action to speak of from the surf that we’ve heard of, with the front side seeing more sand and brown sharks on chunks day or night all along the Tobay and Gilgo areas. No word on Cedar Beach which should light up with larger blues on these east winds. Still snappers and blue claws draw landlubbers to local docks and bulkheads, an indication that the migration is gearing up. 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  


Moriches / Shinnecock Inlet:
Mullet have been spotted along this stretch now with some schoolies under them and a few keepers along Smith Point Beach at daybreak. Some blues on them as well to 6 pounds, but at the inlet the bluefishing action is not what it should be this time of year. Over at Shinny Inlet not much at all has been reported as things are slow.

Willie Young of the MSC reported a very good week last week with action right up till Thursday. It was a mix of bass and blues but mostly bass with fish into the 20 pound class. It was all around on both the north and south side, the rocks, the Light and around the west wide on the sandy beaches it was smaller fish. Friday was dead with a few is at night but Shagwong got hot Friday night with blues of all sizes from 4 to 14 pounds, for hours and albacore during the day Saturday. Saturday (9/13) night they had some bass to 22 pounds and some blues just before dark for an hour. 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 your report to 516-435-8382 or e mail it tom


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Terminal Tackle (631-269-6005): John Richey says the east winds all week made it pretty much impossible to fish the shore beaches up here up to and including Saturday (9/13). The only good porgy action has been inside the harbors where it is protected and they are mixed with snappers. On the web at