What a Week for fishing!
Seems like the local fishery is now kicking into high gear for all species.
We ran a variety of trips since the last report and we pretty much caught everything under the sun. Black Sea Bass fishing has definitely made a turn for the better locally as well as Scup. Fluke (locally) are still a challenge to find keeper sized fish, but the action on shorts has been outstanding. Bluefish have also made an every other day “massive onslaught” with lots of Stripers and Sea Bass mixed with them gorging on sand eels in the Race. But the blues are there one day and virtually non existent the next. Should be here to stay in the next week or so. Striper action has been consistent with the average sizes varying day to day.
STRIPED BASS REPORT: We had a 24 hour period this past week with 3 trips in a row landing fish over 30 lbs.
Ashton Meek caught his first striper that was pushing 40 pounds this week. What a way to start your striped bass fishing career!
Each day has been different with some stripers as small as 14″ being caught and some as large as 42″. The bluefish have been assorted sizes too with cocktail blues up to 12 lbs. all up for grabs. Drifting has been the most productive on the blues, and trolling on the stripers. We also made a few bottom fishing trips with plenty of variety including a few ling cod. WE went sea bassing way to the west and were able to locate some nice humpheads to 4 lbs as well as the biggest porgies of the season to date.
We made a couple off rums to Montauk and the Fluke fishery is still warming up. We took a charter to Montauk last Saturday and had 13 keepers all in the 4-8 lb. range. John here is holding up two of them 26 and 27″ respectively. Again the fishing was not red hot yet but we managed to pick away at them throughout the day.
So if you haven’t booked your charter, what are you waiting for? Look for the next open boat trip to be announced soon. Night Bass trips also available in August, call for details.
Get Tight on the Petrel!