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East Moriches

Report by Back Bay Outfitters

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

Capt. Tom Cornicelli of Back Bay Outfitter in East Moriches said the bass bite is good but you really have to fish the better tides. Tom suggests that if you can combine the beginning of the incoming ... More

Report by Silly Lily Fishing Station

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

Jay or Jamie at Silly Lily Fishing Station in East Moriches said the fluke action was very good this week as anglers scored with keepers and shorts using hi lo rigs with bucktails. Spearing and squid ... More


Report by Hampton Watercraft

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

At Hampton Watercraft & Marina in Eastport, Mike reported the fluke bite for anglers using Gulp or spearing and squid has been very good inside the bay. Snappers have arrived along with big blue claws... More

Mastic Beach

Report by Arrest Spot Charters

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

From Capt. David Vlacich of Arrest Spot Charters out of Mastic Beach I learned it was a tough week with the storm on Tuesday and rain and thunder on Friday. Dave did manage to get out on Thursday with... More

Report by Dick’s B&T

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

In from Dick at Dick's Bait and Tackle on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach we learned that fluke action is good with a lot of keepers in the cuts near the inlet. Fish to 24 inches were reported after... More


Report by Smithpoint Beach B/T

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

I heard from Terrance of Smith Point Bait Beach & Tackle in Shirley who reported weakfish action is okay at the Smith Point Bridge with sand worms working well. At the buoy 7 area, large fluke are tak... More


Report by J&J Tackle

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

John at J&J Tackle in Patchogue said snappers have arrived in force and are chasing peanut bunker in all the canals on the South Shore. Snapper poppers, spinners or spearing fished under a float will ... More


Report by Chasing Tails

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

From Frank at Chasing Tails Bait and Tackle in Oakdale we heard of consistent fluke action in the bay, in the usual spots. There are a lot of shorts with a good mix of keepers. The ocean is holding mu... More

Bay Shore

Report by Willie K B&T

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

From Kurt at Willie K’s Bait and Tackle in Bay Shore I heard that the weather held anglers down but by the weekend the fluke bite increased. Anglers are scoring well using spearing and squid from the... More

West Islip

Report by Saltwaters Outfitters

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

At Saltwaters Worldwide Outfitters in West Islip I heard the snapper and crab bite is hot on the north side of the bay, while on the south side of the bay there are blowfish, kingfish and triggers on ... More


Report by Ocean Vue Charters

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

Stephan of Ocean Vue Charters reported the offshore yellowfin bite is great, with the past few trips having great success on the jig with fish up to 60 pounds. The bluefin seem to have scattered out, ... More

Report by Capt. Gillen

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

From Capt. Patrick of the Capt. Gillen we heard the fluke action is still producing some very nice fish including a 7-pound, 8-ounce fluke for 15-year-old Logan on Wednesday. Logan’s fish moved him i... More

Report by Fishfinder II

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

Capt. Walter on the Fish Finder II reported after the storm blew through the ocean fluke action this weekend was red hot. The action was south of the inlet at the 60 foot depths where anglers had limi... More

Report by Laura Lee Fleet

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

Capt. Neil of the Captree based Laura Lee Fleet reported the “Express” sea bass trips before and after this week’s storm were excellent with most trips seeing full boat limits. Fluke fishing was to... More

Report by Captree B & T

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

Brenden at Captree Fuel Bait and Tackle Shop on Captree Island reported black tip sharks are in the ocean, in close, with fish from 4 to 6 feet. There are a lot of kingfish and sea bass on the inside ... More


Report by Babylon Fishing Station

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

At Babylon Fishing Station I heard the snapper and crab action is great off the local docks. The action was off this week due to the storm which produced wind gusts to 80! The station survived and has... More

West Babylon

Report by Bergen Bay Docks

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

At Bergen Bay Docks in Babylon, I heard from Scott who reported a slower week with the storm causing havoc in the bay for a few days and kept anglers away from the ocean. By the weekend, things settle... More

Amity Harbor

Report by Bob’s B&T

August 10, 2020 - 18:41:22

Bob Rose at Bob's Bait & Tackle in Amity Harbor reported action is returning after the storm. The fluke action is good in the inlet and reef with tons of shorts and keepers in the mix. Anglers have fa... More