Andrew C. and his brother, Kelly, who was in town on vacation from Chicago, joined me for a 4-hour trip on Thursday. I had cautioned Kelly that all I could promise him for the day was sunshine and a boat ride...but I was more optimistic than that...just didn't want to build up any expectations that might later be disappointed.
Turned out that was no problem.
We scored 33 striped bass...all schoolies...11 bluefish, a couple of which were big enough for a meal, a keeper-sized fluke that got off the hook at the side of the boat...7 striped searobins [yucch]...and one porgy which was also a keeper.
All of these fish were caught on 1/4-oz. round jig heads with 5" swimbaits. All were returned to the Sound except one blue and one porgy.
Only one photo, but it was another great day on the water.
• Western Long Island Sound Fishing
“Anglers anticipate that the summer months will be their busiest time of the year.
“So, true to form, we’re in the midst of a wonderful season locally for fluke and porgies in Long Island Sound, and fluke, porgies and sea bass along the south shores of Long Island....”
Please visit this link to read the full article: NYDailyNews
• Block Island Fishing
“This week’s fishing report sees the catching remaining good.
“From the beach, striped bass have filled in with both numbers and to a good size....”
Please visit this link to read the full article: BlockIslandTimes
• Long Island Fishing
“Moon tides, high heat, flat seas some days and stiff breezes on others — Mother Nature has certainly served up a full plate of variables recently but that hasn’t stopped the fish from biting. If anything, the action has improved at most ports with late-summer favorites like triggerfish and small snappers now joining the usual cast of characters.
“Striper fishing in particular has exceeded expectations....”
Please visit this link to read the full article: Newsday
• Cape Cod and the Islands
“Several blitzes reported and fish, even the big boys, were biting on top-water pencils and poppers in the early morning light.
“Buzzards has good numbers of scup and fluke with seabass starting to slow as they head out toward cooler waters. Big, hungry blues filling Quick’s Hole; 10- and 12-pound gators....”
Please visit this link to read the full article: CapeCodTimes
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