While the bunker kill in Flanders Bay dominated local marine news last week, fishing remained excellent from Peconic Bay eastward and in the Long Island Sound. Reports have been very strong from boats in Greenport, Orient and Mattituck.
Dennis from the Peconic Star fleet reports continued good fishing on both the fluke boat and the porgy boat. Numbers continue to be high while porgy fishing, with an occasional weakfish or bluefish mixed in. Ginormous doormat fluke continue to prowl the bay and the Peconic Star II has been finding them on a regular basis, with four fish caught in the double digits this week!
Captain Mike from the Prime Time III in Orient sent me a nice picture from the Tom Fox charter. They caught their limit of striped bass using diamond jigs.
The Orient Star IV’s captain, Dan Buckley, checked in to report that the Westhampton Beach Learning Center had a great day fluke fishing with fish to seven pounds. Dan is looking forward to getting in some bass fishing in the local rips, as June is typically a good time to catch big fish. Orient Star IV will be sailing some open boat trips this week. Contact captain Dan for details.
Captain Rob Thompson had some kind of mishap this week involving bananas, a photo shoot and fishing. As you may expect, the fish got lock jaw. Captain Rob managed to clear his boat of both bananas and photographers and the blues started biting! Fishing with Omar Alvardo from East Meadow in the evening, the two put together a nice catch using white bucktails and Tsunami 6″ paddle tails.
Captain Phil Kess on the Fishy Business has had some good luck fishing around Jessups and the Greenlawns. Vito caught a 10.7 pound fluke on a high hook teaser this past weekend. Captain Phil reports that porgy fishing continues to be red hot, with large fish in the three pound class.
Captain Jon of the Capt. Bob Fleet reports very good fluke fishing on the Long Island Sound, with some anglers limiting out. Fish are responding well to white, pink and green colors. Jeannine Grynn caught the largest fish of the week, a nine=pound flukeosaurus.
I have my own fishing fail to report. On Friday I came home from work, threw my kayak on the roof of the car and headed for East Creek in Jamesport. I decided I was going to troll a tube and worm for bass, so that’s all I brought. Long story short, I found myself ill-prepared to handle the all out bunker blitz I ended up in. I sat there as bunker bounced off the bottom of my hull and vowed never to be caught unprepared again.
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Tight lines, and for the good of the bay, return your chemical fertilizers and use the money to go fishing!