Fred Golofaro's Weekly Video Fishing Forecast
East End Fishing Reports
Tony Salerno-East End Highlights
August 10, 2020 - 18:40:53
What can you say about the sea bass? They were late to start compared to previous years, however they are big and ever so abundant anywhere along the East End. In fact black sea bass have been saving the day for many private boats that have struck out with fluke. Speaking of the summer flatties, whenever a low-pressure system comes to town it usually brings a big ground swell and dirty water which in turn shuts down the fluking for a few days. Therefore Im confident that the fluking will bounce back by the time you read this report. Thank goodness the porgies were never deterred from chewing as the fishing remains as good as it gets on both side of the Forks. Striped bass fishing has been good on the top of the flood in the local rips with many slot size keepers around. If you want a chance of snapping a photo with a big bass, head to Block Island, especially at Southwest Ledge and drift live baits. Shinnecock Bay has been producing some quality fluke, while out on the Shinnecock Reef its a true mix bag of seafood treats. Inside Peconic Bays large blue claw crabs are super abundant just about everywhere, with some weakfish and kingfish also entertaining by the Green Lawns and Noyack Bay. Snappers are now catchable. Nicole Cook, Joe Pagillo and Joes buddy beat up on the fluke inside Shinnecock Bay on Saturday. Drifting by Buoy 5, Nicole limited out on fluke, including two 25 inchers, a 23 and a 21. All were taken on ¾-ounce leadheads tipped with chartreuse FishBites. Joe had three nice keepers, and all had well over ten fish apiece after fighting through the sea robins.