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Fall fishing in full swing

There is finally a slight chill in the air. It feels like fall. The trees are starting to show us their colors. This is the time to get out for some smash-up fall fishing. The party will be all but over in about five weeks, so get out while the gettin’ is good.

2015_brian_nigro_badgeRob Thompson says fishing for bass, blues and false albacore has been, and continues to be, exciting. Rob feels that the window of opportunity is probably pretty small for this type of fishing here on the North Fork.

Captain Dan Buckley called in from the Orient Star IV to report on a hot start to the black fishing season. Most drops have a good mix of shorts and keepers. Sea bass fishing continues to be the story of the season according to Captain Dan, with most anglers limiting out every single trip. Dan is hoping for a solid month more of this kind of action. Dan is now booking an October 31, open by reservation, blackfish trip, if you want to get in on some fall action.

Wing with two keeper tautog caught on the Brooklyn Girl in local waters.
Wing with two keeper tautog caught on the Brooklyn Girl in local waters.

The Brooklyn Girl in Orient Point reports black fishing is off to a promising start with some anglers catching their limits, and beyond. Fish are running to about seven pounds. Ken says sea bass fishing is just insane! Most anglers are limiting out with fish to four plus pounds. Brooklyn Girl has some limited space on a few split charters, if you want an opportunity to get in on the action.

The Peconic Star Fleet in Greenport continues to put a beating on the porgy/sea bass populations in local waters. When conditions were right, they were even able to drift fish. Dennis Tinnin said the boat was at the dock early today and everyone had their limits!

George Mueller from Glendale, Queens with a load of sea bass caught on the Peconic Star.

High Tides:

Mattituck Inlet
Saturday, October 17 2:47 am
2:58 pm
Sunday, October 18 3:34 am
3:47 pm
Saturday October 17 1:49 am
2:00 pm
Sunday October 18 2:33 am
2:45 pm

Moon stage:
Waxing crescent with a half moon on October 20.

Tight lines!

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Brian 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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