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Fishing report: bass, blues and blowfish

Bottom fishing continues to be consistent with some nice striped bass reports coming in from local rips.

Ken from the Brooklyn Girl reports that fishing for porgies, sea bass and fluke in the ocean and Long Island Sound has been automatic, with fluke to 7.5 lbs., though windy conditions have hurt the bite a little recently. Striped bass fishing has been good out in the race.

Sunday morning stripers caught aboard the Brooklyn Girl Photo:Ken Holmes

Mike Boccio from the Primetime III reported great sea bass, jumbo porgy and fluke action out in Block Island Sound.

Dan Buckley of the Orient Star IV reports that sea bass and porgies were easy to find this week. Additionally, large schools of blues have made their presence known. Stripers can be found on the right tides. Captain Dan plans on doing some extended range fluke/sea bass trips. These trips will be open by reservation, so call ahead.

Dennis Tinnin from the Peconic Star in Greenport gave me the best report of the week, and I quote: “Sorry, cleaning fish all day, no time to write.”

Captain Rob Thompson called in saying he just got in from a clamming/seine netting/fishing trip with a family. Rob says now is the time for these trips with water temps in the 70s and while school is still out. Rob is reporting some blowfish and sardines in local waters. He had some success with Tom Mikoleski of Montauk throwing sardine patterns.

Tom Mikoleski with a cocktail blue caught on a sardine pattern in Plum Gut. Photo: Rob Thompson
Tom Mikoleski with a cocktail blue caught on a sardine pattern in Plum Gut. Photo: Rob Thompson


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2015_brian_nigro_hedBrian Nigro is a lifelong avid fisherman and former charter boat captain. He’s fished from Alaska to Mexico and lots of places in between, but his favorite place to fish is right here on the East End.






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