August 13th -Fishing has been on the slow side. Small Blues and Scup keeping us entertained. We are catching Fluke, but they have been mostly all shorts now. Will look forward to hopefully some diamond jigging for Bass and Blues when they move in. Sorry guys, wish I had a better report, but fishing has been a little off this year.
July 20th - Scup have been dominating the fishing grounds past week. Although Fluke have slowed down a bit, the few that are being caught are keepers.
July 13th - Nice batch of Fluke came in up to 24". Got them on whold squid.
June 29th -Nice size Scup running good between 14" and 18". Fluke died down a bit, but still some keepers in the mix. Blues and Bass not schooled up thick yet, but should be within next few days seeing all the bait in the area, however the 4th of July boat traffic will put them down for the weekend. Looking foward to Seabass season, there has been some beauties being caught (released).
June 20th - Good Fluking and good Scup action. Bass are slowly coming in, but they are in.
June 16 - Fluking was excellent today. Had a Fluke on just about every 30 seconds both tides. Blues blitzen and a keeper Bass here and there.
June 12 - Well fishing in the east wind has kept us at bay, however before that the bite was very good with Fluke hitting nicely on sandeels and Blues and Bass catching up with the bunker.
June 6th -A few keeper fluke for the bbq tonight. Bait coming in nicely, Bass getting a tad larger.
May 27th - All good, Fluke are hitting nicely.
May 21st - Last few days fluking was not excellent, but not to shabby. Today's trip the sandeels moved in nice and it was good to see them spit up all over the deck. Lot of shorties, but nice keepers in the mix.
May 17th- Was the first fluke drift of the season. Never expected to get a 7 pounder! We had a few other keepers as well. Well, should be a good fluke year based on today.
May 11th- Happy Mother's Day ladies! Fished a few hours with Tommy today. We took a peak outside on all the local ledges, was nice to see all the drop off are reading bait. Fished a little in skinny and had a half dozen schoolies to 24".
April 27th -Boats are in, but boy is the water cold. Might be a week or two behind this year, we will see. Looking foward to seeing everyone soon.
Nov 13th - Well with the winds and cold weather coming in, LUV2FISH is out for the season. Finished on a good note with some nice Blues and Bass off the local ledges diamond jigging or working some surface plugs. Thank you so much to all my clients, good friends and family for making Luv2fish run yet another year. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! Capt. Barb. Oct 30th - Ah, was finally able to see some blitzen Blues and Bass due to calm waters which is something we haven't had in a long time. Some nice fish landed on plugs and chunks. I just looked at the winds for the next few days.....40mph, UGH!
Oct21st - Finally had some calm seas. Tog, Scup, Sea Bass, all in the mix but the hilight of the day was following some big Blues around to conect with my largest Blue to date, weighing in at just under 18lbs. I have caught a 40lb Bass, but this Blue, bar far gave me a fight of a life time.
Oct 18th - Winds are howling today. We finally got to film with the "Take Me To Your Mother NickMom" crew the past few days. The east wind kept us at bay, but I think they got some good footage Scup fishing. I have a picture posted of the crew in my photo gallery.
Oct 12th - Tough wind conditions once again, but try to make it work some how when I can. Enough Scup for dinner and one kick a$$ Tog. Thanks Mikey, was quite the adventure, you did good grabbing those lines! Oct 8th - Next few days are going to be kicked up NE winds, but squeeked in a Tog trip today and did pretty good. Only one keeper, but the bite was good. Big Scup and Seabass as well.
Sept 25th - Very nice bottom fishing today with quite a few for the cooler.
Sept 19th - Diamond jigging off the ledges starting to produce on the out going. Scup and Sea Bass chewing good. Been a little slow on the Bass front. Sept. 11th - God bless all those who lost their lives 12 years ago. Our prayers are with you and your family. Fishing report for Sept. 11th - Finally got into the best Bass and Blues of the year. Was a blood bath like in the olden days! Scup are getting so large now we are getting them on diamond jigs! Sorry no pics from today. Sept. 7th - Fishing last couple weeks has been a Porgy fest. Never in all my years fishing have I seen and caught so many 14 to 18" Porgies. We catch a Fluke here and there, but mostly shorts. Blues & Bass just haven't come in thick yet, hopefully with the cold mornings it will bring us into the fall pattern soon. On a good note, had a quick sighting of Bonita the other day! August 28th - Mix bag of 2 to 3lb Porgies, Blues, Weakfish and 1 keeper Fluke.
Aug 18th - Was down south last week with the kids. Awesome time with a fishing trip everyday for Snook, Tarpon, ect. Click on this link if you would like to see a quick video. The Tarpon was estimated to be 100 lbs 66". Okay, back to NY fishing. With the cooler temps every morning, I have a feeling our fall run is going to stack up nicely. July 31st - Fishing has been slow the past few weeks. However we do have a pretty good scup bite locally with some 2 pounders in the mix. Blues have not schooled up thick yet. Bass are spotty. Hopefully August will bring the bunker and all the fish back. July 17 - Scup have been good up to 2 lbs, but the fluke have been shorts with a keeper here and there, blues are there, but not in bulk and bass are spotty. Skinny water bassing is very good, just haven't been able to get on the fish in the deeper water consistantly. Good luck out there fellas. July 2nd - Past week has been challenging with the dense fog and storms. When we are able to get out there have been some big Scup, few keeper Fluke and some Blues following the bunker.
June 20th - Good fluking in the a.m. with a sweet 6 pounder. Sound is heating up nicely. Water is still very cold, but it doesn't seem to matter. June 18th - Did not get to fluke today, it was a diamond jigging trip with my son and his friend. They jigged up about a half dozen blues. Before we went in, did a little skinny fishing and had a good bite with schoolies. June 17th - Very good fishing last few days with a ton of bait coming in. Blues and Bass on the ledges along with a few blitzes. Today we only got two keeper Fluke, but was non stop action the entire day. June 11th - My good buddies from the "north" Meg and Carl out today. Excellent Fluking! June 5th - VERY good Fluking today locally with quite a few keepers.
June 4th - Pretty good local fluke fishing with a few for dinner and a nice surprise of keeper Bass. (my client was camera shy, sorry, no pics. ) May 31st - Miss Olivia onboard with her Dad and Uncle. I gotta say, she was a trooper in the heat today and caught a few flatties. Considering it was her first time on a boat, she did wonderful. She is A number one in my book
May 30th - Pretty good Fluking in the a.m. with six nice keeper. Yesterday had a nice nice skinny bite. May 28th - Fluking pretty good with some nice keepers. Bait stacking up nicely. Bass in the skinny pretty good. May 23rd - Stiff winds,but still managed some nice keepers.
May 22nd - Yesterday had nice skinny bass bite with a few keepers. Today had a good Fluke bite in the a.m. with a few keepers, then in the afternoon it fizzled a little. Was a weird east swell today.
May 20th - Jersey Boys in the house, all good! Lot of keepers. May 18th - Epic! Big Fluke, Big Scup and a Big Seabass released. May 16th - Quick limit to Fluke over 5 lbs today and some blues in the mix. May 15th - Excellent local Fluke with some nice size keepers every day!
May 10th - Keeper Fluke continue to come in everyday now. Sandeels setting up nicely, just waiting for the spearing.
RIP my buddy RonZ, I will miss you and am forever grateful for your wonderul lures that caught me quite a few nice Bass.
May 7th - Past few days report. Bass front, lost count over 50, it has been like snapper fishing. Mostly schoolies, but a few keepers in the mix. Today was the best fluke trip so far. A few dozen with a couple keepers.
May 3rd - Bass the past week have been good. Fluke are just starting to come in now. Just waiting for the spearing to make a showing.
April 26th - Finally after a long cold windy spring I got into the Bass. Schoolies, but it's a start.
April 10th - Luv2fish splashed. Looking foward to fishing with everyone this year.
Hey There! Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year and to thank everyone for all your support over the years and great fishing adventures! See everyone in 2013.
August 18th - Hey fellas, as you all figured out by now, the Fluke are gone (all the shorts you want though, almost as many shorts as there are sea robins). Was a quick season with the big boys. Been catching a lot of Blues. On the small side between 1 and 3 lbs. Scup are around and I expect any day now the the bonita and albies will be here because there is a ton of peanut bunker.
Aug 6th - Heat has been putting a damper on fishing. 2 to 6lb Blues, short Fluke, few Bass all still lurking around with some scup on the rock piles. There were signs yesterday of some nice schools holding of the ledges. Stay cool. July 18th - Well, I would say it is officially the summer doldrums. Lot of short fluke coming in now. Blues are schooling up nicely between 1 and 10lbs. Scup in locally now on the rock piles and Bass are still biting, but just off a tad since the heat. Stay cool. July 8th - The heat has put a little damper on fishing, but we still are managing to get a few keeper flukes here and there. Bluefish are schooling up nicely and a keeper Bass coming in almost every trip.
June 28th - Fluking is pretty good last few days with some nice keepers. What is very cool is we are actually getting more Fluke then birds for a change if you can believe that. Nice Blues in the 3 to 6lb range on the Fluking grounds. Skinny has been outstanding with keepers on every trip (all skinny bass always released). June 21st - Fluking the past few days has been good. Action non-stop with a few keepers mixed in.
June 17th - Happy Father's Day! Fluking good. Blues and Bass off the shoal. June 12th - My Jersey crew out today. Lots of shorts, not to many keepers, but the ONE and only keeper we did get today was 25".
June 9th - Fluking continues to be pretty good. Lots of nice live bait stacked up deeper if live-lining floats your boat. ;) June 8th - Fluking solid. June 5- Fluking and Bassing all good last few days!!
May 27th - Last few days Fluke continues to increase. Still much more shorts then keepers, but there are keepers in the mix. Blues and Bass starting to stack up a little locally just out of the harbor. May 23 - Pretty good Fluking the entire day with Fluke up to 5.5 lbs.
May 19th - Peg and Al out today for a beautiful day of Fluking. Mostly shorties, but a few nice keepers came up in the mix.
May 17th - Fluking has been good last couple of days, but was mostly shorts. Today John, Dennis and Kevin got into a nice school of larger ones to 7lbs. May 14th - Johny, Bobby, Skip and Jim out today for some decent Fluking. Not the big boys yet, but managed 5 for the dinner table.Awesome crew to fish with. May 13th - Happy Mother's Day! Fishing been good. Lot of Fluke coming in and Bass not to shabby. May 3rd - Good conditions today that enabled us to go pretty light. We had a good bite the entire time we fished. Mostly shorts, with a few just pushing the regs, so we let them go. Lot of signs today that every species is going to bust open any day now.
May 2nd - First fluke trip of the year. Conditions were not great, but in an hour we did catch about a dozen shorts. I liked the nice piles of sandeels I was reading and have a feeling we are going to have a banner year.
April 29th - Good Bassing past week in shallows. Fluke are in the local areas. Going to be one heck of a season with all the fish and bait coming in early. I just hope we don't get a early burn out being they came in so early. April 16th - Did quite a bit of scouting today. Fish and bait are in! Have a great season guys, see ya on the water.
Dec 7th - Luv2Fish is done for the season. Thank you to everyone for another good season. Happy Holidays & Healthy New Year! Capt. Barb. Nov 9th - Been doing a little fishing here and there when the winds lay down and family issues are at bay. Ton of Blues in the local area and quite a few nice Tog on the rock piles. Happy to report, Mom's cancer has gone away via the last PET scan results. She is slowly getting her strength back. Thank you for everyone's thoughts and prayers.
Oct 8th - Past week has been some keeper Tog, big Scup and Blues stacked up. Enjoy this heat wave coming in!
Sept 24th - Pork Chops are getting bigger, nice 16 incher today with quite a few 14 inchers. Sea Bass in the mix as well. Big Blues in the same area.
Sept 15th - Hi! Fishing has been a mix bag of Blues from 2 to 11 lbs. Porgies getting a nice size, Bass have been on the small side. I'm disappointed no bunker this year. Snappers have been making up for the live-lining (when I can get them, lol). Winds gonna blow next couple days, rats! Have a good night.
August 22nd - Last few weeks fishing has been hit or miss. Mix bag of Bass, Scup, Blues and Fluke. Monday had a nice little flurry of Fluke that lasted about 2 hours. The upcoming week looks like some winds coming in. I will be dodging them when I can. August 5th - Mix bag with Porgies, Seabass, Blues and short Fluke (with an occasional keeper) has been keeping us busy these days. July 28th - Fluke are back in! Four nice keepers (all released). Tons and tons of bait local. Fluke laying under them. Second half of fluking I believe has begun.
July 19th - Fishing has slowed down a little since the heat wave. Earlier in the morning has been more productive. Fishing a mix bag now of Fluke, Blues, Bass and Scup.
July 11th - Nice keeper Fluke today no matter what direction or depth!
July 10th - We are still into a nice Fluke bite. Not as many keepers, but we are bringing in a few a day. Bass and Blues still on the dropoffs. Everyone is asking me about skinny bassing.......I don't know how it's been, I haven't fished it in over a month. Will keep you posted though when I do. Looks like some nice weather coming in this week, enjoy! July 7th - Hey there. To all my friends that are wondering why I haven't posted a report and want to know if I'm okay. I am okay, thanks for concerns. Indeed this time of the year I get a little burnt out running everyday,(especially with these temps the last few days) but that is what it's all about (I think). Fluking slowed down a little bit with only a keeper or two a trip, but we are keeping busy with top water action on light tackle with Blues and Bass. Please send some prayers out for my mom, she was just diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer, stage 3. They will do some kemo in the next few weeks and doctor feels confident she can fight this. Thanks fellas.
July 1st - Fishing has been pretty good. Fluke have moved just a tad deeper. Bass have been at the ledges in the a.m. Blues all over the place. Scup in the local structure. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. See you out there!
June 26th - Today was bar far one of the best Fluking days of the year. 4 pack of my Brooklyn crew out and was just shy of our limit. Big Blues and Bass in the a.m. and non-stop Fluking in the P.M.. We left them bitiing!
June 24th - Miles of blitzen Bass and Blues to 32".
June 23rd - Fishing last few days has been pretty dam good. Fluke, Bass, Blues and Scup all in pretty thick.Kudos goes out to Janet once again, every trip she comes out with me, she always spanks the boys. :)
June 18th - Awesome fishing, quality Fluke and Blues on strong now. The amount of bait out there is mind bogling.
June 16th - Fluking is peaking!
June 13th - Nice Fluke today to 7lbs. Way to go Janet! June 9th - Nice Fluke and some Blues in the mix. June 7th - Keepers in the house, Fluke that is.
June 4th - Fluke bite continues to be pretty good. A lot of shorts, but a few keepers still coming in. Small Blues have invaded the area.
June 1st - Good bite in the a.m. with Fluke, died for a tad and then got them on the outgoing. May 29th - Hey Guys! Last few days Bass to 32" and a few keeper Fluke for the dinner table. Have a great holiday weekend.
May 25th -Well Meg did not let me down today, in usually form she landed a beauty. Carl and Bill didn't do to shabby either. Bass and Blues working the pods of bait nicely as well.
May 24th - Fluke up to 27" on fire with the boys from Jersey.
May 23rd - Bass, Blues and Fluke today. Some nice fillets for the cooler, despite the weather.
May 20th - Fishing finally busted open on the Fluke and Bass front. Double header Fluke are coming up almost every 30 seconds to a minute. Mostly shorts, but a few keepers in the mix. Fog,rain and winds were a pain in the neck last week, but looking at the upcoming forecast looks like a nice summer pattern coming in. May 14th - Fishing is in full swing now. Nice Fluke have moved into the local area. Bass blitzing in the a.m. under the big pods of sandeels.
May 8th -Finally got into some keeper Fluke. Only going to get better here on out. Bass on the prowl as well. May 1st - Fished the Fluke opener and came up empty handed. Few sundials and shorts was all she wrote. We just have to be patient. All the bait is stacking up nicely and the water temp is slowly creeping up.
April 18th - Welcome to fishing season 2011. Water is still on the chilly side, but today had a few signs of life. Shouldn't be long until the fish find them. Next week temps in the low 60's should get the Bass biting and the Fluke getting interested. See you in the salt!
Nov 17 - Finished off the season very strong with big Bass, Blues and Tog. Fish still biting, but Luv2fish is done for the season. This time of the year, the winds keep me at the dock more then I can fish. Thank you, for yet another banner year for Luv2Fish. Have a healthy and safe holiday season, will see you next year! Capt. Barb
Oct 28 - Last few days fishing has been pretty good. Bass, Blues, Bonita and Tog in pretty thick any tide.
Oct 21 - Blues and Bass blitzes all over. Jigging working good, but big boys coming off of the chunk. Tog to 19 1/2 being caught! Oct 11 - Blackfishing has been pretty good with limits everyday. Today did a Blue Fish/ Striped Bass trip and had 5 hrs of non-stop action with blues up to 36" (biggest one for Luv2fish this year so far) and keeper Bass. Thanks Pete, Vinny and Rich, was great to get back on the hunt today!
Oct 6 - Well, yesterday was a tease, after almost a week of winds and rain, we finally got back out. Suprisingly we did great with miles of Blues off of the points and shoals on jigs and chunks and even got into a pretty sick Tog bite! Now today, we have high winds again and couldn't get out. Suppose to lay down for the weekend.
Sept 23 - Hey there! Last 2 weeks Porgies are settled in at Oldfield and Cranes with some nice Seabass in the mix. B11 drop off has the fall pattern in full swing diamond jigging alot of Blues and Bass. No big guys there yet, but bait is stacked up nicely in about 45 to 80 ft. The past week have been working hard on harvesting my bait for next year. I was very excited to get some nice numbers of mullet and peanut bunker. Spearing is beautiful. perfect size for Fluking. Speaking of Fluking...I did a Fluke tagging trip the other day and let me tell ya, we had a pretty decent bite! Bonita were in for a week, they left now the Albies are scootching me, lol. Adult bunker moved out, hope they make an appearance again. Have been seeing some enormous bait pods. Fish have been on them, but not alot. I have a feeling it's going to be a blood bath anyday now. I will be fishing for Bass and Blues the upcoming month. If anyone is interested in Blackfishing, although I Blackfish, I just fish the local wrecks and rock piles. If you want some nice big Tog, I highly recommend the Celtic Quest and Osprey just to my west. They hit the far, deep wrecks that I do not venture out to that time of the year in my boat.
Sept 9 - Porgy trips have been excellent off of Oldfield drifting or on the hook. Did some Bassing today, we did have alot of action, but mostly shorts. Gigantic Blues have invaded the area. We are getting them jigging, chunking and on swim baits. Finished off last few days of Fluke season with a ton of shorts. Was a good season and I am already looking foward to the spring run.
August 29 - Whoa!, what a marathon! Bass, Blues and Porgy have been excellent!
August 22 - Hello! As you can tell I have been pretty busy only being able to post once a week. Fishing has been excellent. Large Porgies are in thick off of the local rock piles. Blues ranging from 2lbs to 16lbs have been keeping things pretty exciting. Fluke are still out there, but mostly small shorts now with any occasional keeper. Bass are in the mix, but mostly schoolies the last few weeks. Snappers and Blueclaws in thick...yes, I said Blueclaws! Bonita are spotty. Nice pods of peanut bunker just coming in. Spearing nice and big now. Killies plentiful. Booked next few weeks, hope to see you in the fall. Have a nice weekend. Aug 12th - Fishing has been pretty awesome. abundance of bait has made fishing quite interesting lately.
August 6th - Fishing has been action packed. Ton of bait in the water. Been live-lining for some big chompers. Bass hid last few days because of the invasion. Fluke will be back in a week, I know it! Bonita all over everyday.
August 4 - Fluke fishing has tapered off a little. There are alot of Fluke, but mostly shorts. However, I know they will be back shortly. This time of the year we have a few down weeks, then they make one more nice run. Adult Bunker all over the place. Filled the well nicely last few days. Bass and Blues on tins and topwater. Bonita are in. Booked the entire month of August, have a few openings for September.
July 26 - Had our work cut out for us with the stiff NW this morning, Made a few location changes and were able to get into some Fluke, Bass and Blues. Keeper Fluke have slowed down a little, but we are still landing a few keepers each trip.
July 22 - Fluke fishing excellent. You have to go through a lot of shorts, but you will be rewarded with a few nice ones. Blues on topwater, Bass in skinny.
July 16 - Hey! Filming went great, we got into an awesome Fluke bite. Will be airing on Verses TV, not ESPN. ESPN dropped all there fishing and hunting shows. Was a great experience for me, but boy am I looking foward to getting back to my charters. Taking the day off tomorrow and will be back on track starting Sunday. Thank you to all my buddies, family and clients for all your support in this event.
July 12 - Fluke fishing has been excellent. Adult and peanut bunker have moved into the area along with snappers. I will be with ESPN the rest of the week filming a show on Fluke and topwater. Look foward to getting back to my charters next week. Will keep you posted.
July 6th - Fluking remains good, but you have to go through alot of shorts before you get a keeper. Small Blues blitzen all over and Bass continue to be in nicely.
July 1st- Hey Guys! Last week fishing has been good. Not as many keeper Fluke from the week before, but a few nice ones in the mix. Scup moved off of the shoal and starting to hit the local rock piles. Blues all over. On the Bass front, I have not had a chance the last week to target them in the sound, but in shallow they have been some nice Bass over 32" coming up.
June 25th - My Greek buddies from Brooklyn out today for a Porgy Fest. And a fest it was!
June 24th - Hot it was today, but west wind kept us a little cool, otherwise we would of been bacon strips. Nice bite today with 5 keeper Fluke and a few Blues.
June 22th - Happy Fathers Day! (sorry for being late on that, been a little busy ) I got to spend some time on the water with my Father, kids and friends. Made a bbq and cooked everything we caught right on the beach. I also taught my kids how to do catch and release with the Bass they caught. Fishing is doing pretty good still. Fished yesterday with Bart and Ken and got into some nice size Fluke up to 7 lbs, Blues and Scup in the mix as well while bucktailing. Fluke seem to be getting into more concentrated pods now. It might take a while to find them, but when you do they are quality fish.
June 18th - Fast and furious was the ticket this morning. 6 keeper Fluke, Scup and Blues.
June 17th - Last few days Fluke continue to be pretty good, but mostly shorts with a few keepers in the mix. Giant Porgies still in the area. Keeper Bass being caught almost everyday. Today was a bit challenging to say the least with that stiff west wind, but we managed to have an agressive bite in that mess. I gotta go do some laundry! Nite guys!
June 13th - Fluking continued to be strong today with a few nice keepers again. Mostly all Fluke and no birds. A bass in the mix and a dropped beauty ;)
June 12th - Fishing is on fire!
June 9th - This is one trip that I will never forget. Miles long of blitzen Huge Porgies! Yes...Porgies! that had Bass on them! Few dozen Bass caught on plugs up to 20 lbs, So much for Fluking today, lol.
June 8th - Whoa! What a bite today! Blitzen 2lb Scup, nice Bass rolling, Blues and of course alot of nice keeper Fluke!
June 7th - Lindsy, Veronica and Janet had a nice mix bag today of Bass, Blues, Fluke and a suprise 16" Sea Bass!
June 4th - Last few days we must of caught a few hundred Bass, Blues and Fluke. Mostly shorts, but a few keepers in the mix. Loads of sandeels in the water from 12 ft to 60 ft.
June 1st - Hey! Awesome Fluke, Bass and Blue bite today!
May 28th - Fluke continue to settle in nicely in the local waters. Bass and Blues are right on top of them working the pods of bait.
May 26th - East winds put a small damper on Fluking last few days, but yesterday found them pretty thick again. Fluke coming up every 30 seconds with a few nice keepers in the mix that lasted for 4 hours. Blues and Bass are starting to blitz the tons of sandeels out there.
May 20th - Nice Fluke bight today with the Jersey boys! Went home with 5 keepers for dinner tonight.
May 16th - Wow, what a day! Jessica and her Dad Perry onboard for pretty much non stop fluking when the tide was running. Jessica's Fluke came in at just over 8 lbs. Way to go!
May 15th - Fluke in the a.m. started off pretty good. First drift was actually the best one. We picked up 1 keeper and 6 shorts. Next few hours we landed about another dozen. Fish were healthy and fat! P.M. trip for Bass was 2 keepers and a few shorts. Few Blues landed today working the schools of sandeels for Fluke.
May 11th - Nice Bass inside and out with many keepers that we released.
May 9 - Past week has been a little inconsistant. One day we do awesome on the Bass,next day, not one. Lot of life coming into the area (peanut bunker! and spearing). Fluke are in the area and I think openning day is going to be quite impressive!
April 29th - Thank you all that attended seminar at Great Oak. Had a great time talking about fishing in a boat! Fished today in skinny. Wind was honking, did not expect much. Well.....I dunno what happened to the schoolies, it just went right to the big boys! Cool Beanz!
April 21st - Last few days, lot of bait moving into the local areas. Water still a little on the chilly side though. Schoolie Bass are in the sound working sandeels.
April 12th - Welcome back everyone! Boy did this winter go fast! Grady is in! Also happy to report I have a new skinny water vessel this year! Sweet 12'6" Sea Eagle Sport.
Nov 15 - Luv2Fish is out for the season. 2009 was a banner year! Lot of fish and of course landing a boat record Fluke just over 9lbs was a big accomplishment. Have a great holiday and winter and again thank you for all your support over the years. I cannot believe it has been 5 years already! Have a seminar coming up in Feb 2010 with George Poveromo from ESPN. Information is on the home page. Hope to see you there to break up the winter blahs.
Oct. 2 - When the winds lay down.......it's all good. Nice Bass and Blues in thick on the chunk and diamond jigging. Skinny water not to shabby either.
Sept 30 - Afternoon guys. Well, this wind is doing a number on Luv2Fish lately. Haven't been out much. Love the fall for the fishing, but stinks the NE winds come with it to. Speaking of the fall, anybody that is interested in a Tog trip I recommend the Lori C out of Stonybrook, The Celtic Quest and Osprey out of Port Jefferson. My boat just gets to hammered in the fall to hit the tog locations. The boats that I listed are all great captains and fisherman (and have bigger boats, lol). So good luck all you togsters out there. Happy Fall Fishing!
Sept 20 - John and his son's Tom and Joe onboard today. Started off a little slow not being able to find any adult bunker, but finished the day off strong jigging the last of the incoming on the ledge connecting nicely in about 60ft with Blues. Tom (5th grader) was high hook today getting Scup, Seabass, Fluke (released) and Blues, way to go Joe!
Sept 15 - Evening! Blues, Bass and Albies/Bonita working pods of bait all over. Scup has been pretty good with a few big guys in the mix on the local rock piles. Skinny was off after the blow, but picked up nicely today in about 5ft of water. Looking foward to the fall run! Night....
Sept 3 - Fishing remains pretty good with a mix bag almost everyday. Speedster out in full force along with some nice Blues, Bass and Porgies. Bart and Ken out tonight for an awesome sunset fishing trip!
August 27 - Last week has been pretty good. Bass and Blues jigging, chunking or livelining. Big Porgies in local areas and Skinny Water Bassing is undescribable! Tremendous pods of all baits in thick. As you know we have some weather coming in for this weekend. If your fishing the WICC, please be careful and best of luck to all.
August 20 - Fluke season 2009 is sadly over. Was a banner year for Luv2Fish with nice Fluke coming over the rails between 5 and 9 lbs. Will be concentrating the next few months on Skinny Water Bass, Seabass, Scup, Blues/Bass. Thanks to all my salty friends, clients and family for making the first half of fishing season 2009 a success!
August 14 - Had a few days rough seas. Today was beautiful. John and Lindsay caught a nice 7 pound Fluke (John's hunch on using a whole squid paid off!) along with a few dozen shorts. Was a pleasure fishing with you again Janet and Henry, have a great time at the party. Had a 1/2 dozen Bass in skinny water yesterday with John from Texas, did not stay out to long, was difficult with the wind, but the little fishing we did do, was pretty good action. Only a few more days for Fluking guys, catchem up! Wish I could take everyone, but I'm booked solid.
August 6 - All good fellas. Fluke, Bass, Blues and Porgy all running strong. Still ton of sandeels in the water. Snapper, spearing and killies are in. All tides are producing fish.
July 29 - Evening fellas! All good! Fluking hot!!!! I ran out of bait, imagine that....I had to buy it, lol. Skinny Bassing not to shabby with some nice keeper size Bass and chompers to 10lbs in the mix. Ledges holding Bass and Blues on the chunk and diamond jigging. Snappers are in! After Fluking I'm going to switch over to Middle Grounds, but as long as this Fluke bite is hot I cannot leave it.
July 22 - Fluke bite remains to be solid. About 12 keeper size Fluke today (only kept 8) in the first 2 drfits. Jerry, Vito, John and Henry onboard for an unbelievably fun day! Ton of bait in the water is keeping them thick. Skinny water Bassing remains good as well with a keeper coming up every trip.
July 16 &17 - Thurs did some Fluking with my Jersey Crew. Ton of shorts, but Jake managed a beautiful fish for the dinner table. Friday had Carl out for some Skinny Bassing. Little on the slow side but we managed a few. One Bass was a keeper at 29" that was quickly released.
July 15 - Bart and Ken out this evening. Nice Fluke bite with Flukies to 25" and a few Blues. Night guys!
July 14 - Good afternoon anglers! Yesterday I had a nice Bass bite with some keepers with my son Tommy and his friend Mike. Today Joe and Stan from Jersey came out to do some Fly Fishing. Started off a little slow, but we finished up with a really nice bite during "slack". Bass were from micros to 26" today. Had a big chomper take off have of a Bass's body, pretty cool to watch. Awesome day fellas, great company, loved your Jersey accent.
July 12 - Last few days Bass in the skinny has been excellent. Fluking is good one day with a few keepers, then the next day we get a ton of shorts. Lot of bait in the water.
July 8 - Nice batch of Fluke back in, get your bucktails ready!
July 6 - Last few days lot of Fluke, but all shorts. Blues all over deep and shallow. Nice big Porgies in the local area.
July 3 - 2 days ago had some nice keeper Bass in skinny. Today had Chris onboard for the re-openning of Fluke season. Ton of short Fluke, but landed a sweet one for the dinner table measuring in at 25". Have a safe and fun 4th of July, see you soon.
June 27 - Rina, Lauren, Ethan and Doug onboard today for a Bluefish bonanza. First day I did not need rain gear, lol. Finally a beautiful day on the water with a great crew.
June 26 - Evening ladies and gents. Once again we had to dodge a few severe storms today. In the early a.m. before the storms had some nice Bass action, all shorts today. Went out to the ledge for some diamond jigging and connected on every drift with Blues. The incoming tide was pretty hot today for about 4 hours with acres of blitzes from Port to Mt. Sinai. Saw the first sighting today of peanut bunker. They were tiny, but hey, it's a start.
June 25 - Weather last few days has been rainy, cold and funky but we still managed to get some nice fish. Today had Tommy onboard and everything connected nicely. The visibility and weed in the water started to clear. In the early a.m. we had nice keeper Bass between 28" and 32" that were all released. Early afternoon we worked pods of Bluefish that were blitzen on sandeels and the later p.m. we filled up the buckets with some nice size Porgies.
June 20 - Andy and Matt onboard today for some nice Porgies, keeper Seabass, Blues and Bass. Although we did not get any brutes on the Blue and Bass front, we had action the entire day deep and on the surface. Thanks guys, had a great day on the water with you. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE DADS OUT THERE, SIT BACK AND RELAX ONE DAY, YOU DESERVE IT! Besides the weather is suppose to be crappy tomorrow.
June 18 - I don't know about you guys but I have had it with this rain! First half of Fluke season 2009 was a success. Largest and most Fluke I have seen in a few years Skinny water Bass suprised me as well, getting some big boys that I normally wouldn't see until July. Next few weeks will be targeting Porgies, Bass and Blues. Then will be back to Fluking July 3rd. Nice concentration of bait in the water this year, only thing I haven't seen yet in our area is killies. Just want to give a shout out to say thankyou to all my clients and friends that have enabled me to be chartering for my 5th year now. Without all the support of YOU, I would not be here typing this to you.
June 14 - Hey guys, last few days.....Skinny hot with some nice Bass. Fluking with Phil and Arnie today was good with Fluke up to 7 pounds. Big Porgy in the area. Spearing, sandeels and squid all over. Bass and Blues in the mix on the later tides.
June 10th - Skinny with Saddlebags Tom today. Sweet bite with some nice Bass. I had the big guy hooked up that I lost last year. Unbelievable fight.....yup, lost him again.
June 9th - Hey Guys! Last few days, Fluking has been a little bit more challening, but we are still managing some keepers. Skinny water Bass is Hot! Today's trip with the Jersey boys was interesting with the storms coming through, but we toughed it out with some Blues, Bass and one keeper Fluke. Thanks guys for all my goodies.
June 6th - Lot of big fluke to 9 lbs over the rails today!
June 4th - Delayed the trip 2 hours this morning due to weather, but as soon as we got out it paid off big time. First 2 drifts and we landed 7 nice keeper Fluke! Nice bite all day until it slacked off. Even got a 26" inch Striper in the mix. Luke, Yvonne, Janet and John, it was a pleasure today...thank you! John, see ya Tues with the boys.
June 3rd - Fluking continues to be hot with nice keeper Fluke coming over the rails! Snuck in a skinny Bass with some nice keepers. Thanks Chris, had a great day. Nite...zzzzzz
June 2nd - Bite continues to be hot in the a.m. Kevin and crew out with Fluke to 23" today. Awesome day, thank you! P.S. whoever took home my rain gear on accident, when you get a chance I need it back. Thanks.
June 1st - Spectacular bite today with John and crew with Fluke up to 7.2 pounds. We kept 5 for the dinner table and the rest we let go. Great time guys! Thank you. See you Thurs John.
May 31 - Last few days Fluking continues to be on fire. As long as the sandeels are here we will continue to have a sick bite.
May 24- Started off a little "frogy" but we finished with a bang with a hot Fluke bite all day and a Seven pounder for the BBQ. Thanks John, Kurt and Wayne. See ya Friday for some skinny John. Thank you! Have a good one guys! Oh, almost forgot....Bass and Blues all over.... May 22 - Christine and Jeff out this morning. First time for Christine fishing and she nailed a 7.12 pound Fluke! Way to go! Have a great holiday guys, be safe and catchem up!
May 21 - Tommy out today for some nice Fluke fishing. Congrats on your biggest Fluke yet! Guys pretty much wherever the sandeels are, you will be hooked up.
May 20 - Banner day today with Ed, John and Carolynee. Limitted in first hour, threw back over 40 nice Fluke. Had a great time guys. Thank you!
May 19 - Meg and Carl out today. What a day........is an understatement! Had over 2 dozen Fluke all over 5 lbs. Great having you guys out today. Congrats on your new boat and your weight-loss goal of over 200 pounds!!!! Thanks guys, see you soon.
May 17 - Welll..... we had a stiff north wind in the early a.m that was going to make bucktailing for Fluke tough. Went to plan "B" and saved the day. Every Bass was just about a keeper plus size! except for my micro mini, lol.
May 16 - Evening guys! Had a great bite today on the Fluke front. 4 nice keeper Fluke to just over 6 pounds landed by Kat, Pablo and Joey. The bait was in real thick! Honestly have no idea how many we got, the bite was non stop for 3 hours. The keepers we did get were SWEET!
May 15 - I know, I know it was openning Fluke season today.....BUT, I had to hit up the sweet Bass bite first with Kevin. Fished the outgoing and had about a dozen shorts, with one nice 30 incher. During slack we re-grouped and set up with some 1/2 ounce bucks and were off to the Fluking grounds. Had a great openning day bite. Got about 18 Fluke just under keeper size and a few keepers to 24". Thanks Keven, see you with the crew next week!
May 14 - Last few days have been a blast on the Bass front. Mostly schoolies but every day we are getting a keeper or two in the mix. Wishing everyone a great Fluke season!
May 11 - Beautiful Bass action to 30" today. Lots of bait in thick. Cannot wait to go Flukin! Thanks Steve for fixing my Grady!
May 8 - Nice Bass bite today inside and out. Sandeels in thick and the Bass have found them. One keeper and the rest shorts. Blues made an apearance today as well. Nice casting method today Tommy!
May 6 - Last week has been all schoolies. Fished the outgoing Weds with Vinnie Ann and Carolyn. First thick Bass blitz I saw for the year so far. They were stacked up the last of the outgoing between Port and Mt. Sinai. I got them on Bucktails and the ladies got them on tins.
April 27 - Sandeels and spearing moving in! Nice bite on schoolies today. See you soon!
April 13 - Hey fellas and ladies, we made it through the winter, whewww! Happy to report the Grady is in the water and I have been on scouting missions for bait and Bass. Few sightings here and there, but not thick enough yet. Water temp was 40 in the sound and 42 in the harbor (surface temp). Discovered a few new humps, bumps and rips that looked interesting that formed over the winter. Only time will tell. Looking foward to seeing everyone soon. Have a safe, fun and adrenaline pumping season, see you on the water! Capt. Barb.
Nov 20 - Hey there guys. Grady is out for the season. Raft is still in, but the ten day forecast does not look to good for skinny water. Just wanted to say thank you to all my clients, friends and family for making 2008 another success for Luv2Fish. Had a great spring with some nice keeper Bass, the summer landed us some nice fluke up to 9 lbs and we got a load of Blues this year over ten pounds. Not sure of my seminar schedule yet for the winter, but I will post it on here when I get it. Have a great off season and happy healthy holiday. See ya in 2009.
Nov 12 - Last few days Bass and Blues have been stacked up feeding on sandeels, rainbait, bunker, shad, mullet, ect between Oldfeild and B11. They are hitting on both tides, but outgoing seems to be best. Chunking, livelining and diamond jigging have all been productive. Blues are between 2 and 12lbs.
Nov 8 - Hola guys. Last few days........Chunking at Cranes with Carolyn produced non stop blues to 8lbs. Then went to B11 for some diamond jigging and picked up where we left off. Weds was a noreast.com moderator trip on the Celtic Quest. We took a long ride, but it was worth it. We all had some nice Tog to take home for dinner. Thank you Desi, crew and George from Noreast.com. Thurs hit Middle grounds with Tommy for some bottom fishing and non stop blues. Today was a skinny water trip with Frank. We landed 6 Bass between micro size and 26". Had some nice Bass blitzes breaking on bunker, that was a sweet sight to say the least!
Oct 27 - Kurt and John out today for some Tog, Seabass and a 4 hour long bloodbath of blitzen blues!
Oct. 24 - Local rock piles holding tog. Mostly shorts, but a few keepers here and there. Blues between 6 and 8lbs on fresh bunker chunks and heads off of Old Field. Skinny Bass 14lbs. Could it be they finally found the bait??? I dunno, we will see. This blow coming in is gonna kill it for a few days. RATS!
Oct. 22 - As you can see it's blowing NW 30 today. YIKES! Fall is a great time the year to fish, but unfortunately it brings some high winds that my Grady cannot handle. Last 4 days of fishing was not to bad. On days we could get out there was acres of sandeels working the shoal with some Blues under them. Togging some local rock piles did produce a lot of Tog, but most were just short. Fishing the harbor has been outstanding. Loads of big baits in the water with gorilla Blues slamming them. Bass have been a little tough lately, but I feel with this cold snap they will be setting up for a great fall run. I am booked the next week, but I should have a few more opennings before I take the boat out.
Oct 17 - Last few days. Finished off Porgy season with some nice humpbacks. Chunked and livelined at Oldfield with a nice bite on the Blues and some Seabass. Today's trip with John and Kurt was suppose to be a Tog trip, but the seas were to rough so we went to plan B. Got some nice fresh bait and livelined a few to have them immediately crush up and inhaled by some big Blues. Had a nice bite for 2 hours then it was zippo. Booked for the next week, but I have opening after that.
Oct 11 - First Tog trip of the season. Billy and Chris connected with a few keeper Tog and 1 nice 18" Seabass. About a dozen humpback Porgies and some 8lb Blues! So I guess you could call that a mix bag!
Oct 9 - Last few days of charters with Carolynn and Tommy have been excellent. Large baits have moved into the area in the sound and back bay. Livelining, chunking and trolling have produced some big blues to 14lbs. Bass have been just shy of keeper size.
Sept 26 - Some nasty weather has kept us at bay last few days. Looks like it's going to be a few more days of this. Next week my fishing will be limitted due to schedule. I should be ready to fish again 2nd week of October. My computer will be down for a few days as well as my phone. If you need to get me I can be reached on my cell phone 516-635-9456 or leave a email on my contact page. Thanks and I look foward to fishing the fall run with everyone!
Sept. 23 - Carolynn out this morning for some blues to 10lbs, 1 keeper Bass at 29" and a few schoolies. Applogize for no photo's, having problem with website.
Sept 20 - Jigging, chunking for a few nice blues to 12 lbs. Few nice size Porgy's to boot.
Sept 17 - Last few days...hit skinny, Cranes, Smithtown Bay, Middle Grounds. Bass have been all schoolies to 26" Blues in the 5 to 10 lb range, Porgy's pretty much all keeper size and up with a nice keeper seabass every now and then. Had a nice showing of Alby's today for about 3 minutes. Also today.....middle grounds had acres and acres of birds.
Sept 10 - Al on the prowl this morning in skinny. First hour nothing doing. We eat some bananas then all hell breaks out. In the next hour we landed 6 Blues between 10 and 12 lbs, 2 Bass 26" and lost one brute. Left them biting.
Sept. 9 - Skinny with Jeff for a bit this morning before the skies openned up on us. Some big Blues and schoolies to 26". Dropped a sweet fish, as he continued to spool me I had to make a choice, tighten the drag or move the boat up on him. I chose to tighten the drag. Had the drag locked down and he was still pulling out line, me, Jeff and the raft! Fought him about 30 seconds and he was gone. This is one of the things I love about fishing...THE UNKNOWN.
Sept. 8 - Spent some quality time with the chief today. Snapper and spearing were on the menu. Brought back memories from when I was a kid fishing with Dad. Life is to short guys. When your number is up it's up. Enjoy life while you can with your loved ones and things that you might of taken for granted over the years because you were so busy, take the time to smell the roses and be grateful for what you have.
Sept 5 - A.M. bite with Chris landed us a sweet 16" Seabass. P.M bite with Bart and Ken was a bloodbath on the chunk. Every 3 minutes rods bending with Blues to ten pounds.
Sept 4 - Sweet bite on the skinny with Tommy. Bass were schoolies with a few nice ones for our veiwing. Big Blues crushing the bait. Tommy landed his biggest today. Congrats!
Sept 3 - Fall fishing should be pretty good this year. We have tons of bait in the area. Looking foward to my next few charters. But then again, was just checking the forecast for the weekend and it's not looking to good.
Well that wraps up Fluke season 2008. Would of like to finish with a bang, but hey......you know how fishing goes. Overall was a good year, but I was disappointed our bite went to shorts so quickly. Had some nice 5-6-7-8-9 pound Fluke earlier in the season. Congrats again goes out to Meg for landing Luv2Fish's biggest Fluke just over 9lbs!
August 30 - Little choppy in the a.m. so we stayed local until it settled down a bit. Some nice size blues working the local beaches to ten pounds. Headed out Fluking and just a few shorts and some more blues.
August 29 - Dave and crew out for some Fluking. Headed to the east and could not get any keepers. About a half dozen shorts, ton of birds and a bluefish bloodbath. Beautiful day and great company though!
August 27 - Last few days, Blues to 10 pounds. smaller ones working the shoreline, Porgy's chewin on the rock piles, Schoolie Bass to 25" in the mix. Peanut bunker in, just a little on the small size still. Fluke are there, just been all shorts. Have a few more fluke trips before the end of the season, hopefully we land a few keepers.
Aug 21 - Last few days - Night Bassing trip with artificials fishing the inlets and sanbars was a good bite, but all on the small side. Weds with Hugh and his son Joseph in the a.m. was a bit challenging. Rough seas though did not stop 9 years old Joey from fishing. He caught a ton of short Fluke and some Blues. Lot of bait in the water right now. Pretty much everything you can think of!
Aug 13 - Fluke trip to the west and east today. Incredible bite, but all shorts for John and his crew. Blues in the area as well as a few spottings of the speedsters! See ya soon John, P.S. The water was 74 today lol.
Aug 9 - Fluke bite with Katherine and her family was pretty good. We headed east. Mostly shorts to 20", but we did get 2 keepers. Blues blitzen on sandeels and spearing from Mt. Sinai all the way east past B-9. Overview of last few days...Fluking has been hit or miss. Some days there agressive and bite is hot, some days, you scratch your head where the heck did they go so fast. BUT.....still better then it's been in previous weeks. Been fishing from Cranes east to 9 and all areas filled with ton of bait.
Blues all over the place.
Bass are hitting in the a.m or right at dusk pretty good.
Spearing, snappers, killies all getting nice and plump!
Still did not get any nuts yet.
Aug 8 - Last few days. Fluking is okay, but you have to sort through a ton of shorts. BUT, the short Fluke are quality 19" and 20" Fluke. Blues all over the place blitzen on the spearing and sandeels. Porgy's to the east. Bass in the skinny......speechless.
Aug 2.3,4 - Billy from Brooklyn and his buddy Chris (chef from Blue Ribbon in Manhattan) and I hit the Fluking grounds in the early a.m. on Saturday. Tons of shorts and Blues on the shoal. We managed a couple of keepers before the weather got a little ugly. Thanks Billy and Chris, had a great time and as usual lot of laughs, especially when we hit the raft afterwards.
Night trip with Caitlin and her Dad Joe from Florida for Bass, was a little on the slow side with just a few schoolies. ButÖ.it was great company, good time and we got to catch up. You are an inspiration Caitlin for all the young ladies out there that are into fishing. It sure beats shopping doesnít it???!
Saturday night trip with Arnie for Fluke was non stop action on the shorts. Unfortunately no keepers for us that night. BUT, had rods bent all night with shorts and Blues. Thanks for the CD!
Monday A.M. trip with Scotty was unbelievably awesome. We started off digging some fresh clams and worms. Then seined some very nice spearing and killies. Then off to the Bassing grounds. Wow, were the Bass shallow today! Iím talking 2 feet! You can actual see them swimming through the little rips. I felt like we were on National Geographic today with all the life around us between the many species of turtles we spotted, lots of different water foul around and of course all the different species of fish we spotted. Anyway, Scotty and I crushed the Bass todayÖ.almost everyone a keeper. The biggest was 34Ē. All Bass of course released. We had a lot of double hookups today that was a blast. Thanks Scotty, had a great time! Guys, Iím booked solid next few weeks. For anyone that called or emailed me regarding trips, I will catch up today. For anyone interested in a trip, even though Iím booked, sometimes I get cancellations.
Fluke, Blues, Bass and Porgies all up the coast line feeding on the sandeels. No matter where you go from east to west in 16 to 30ft you will get on the fish. Iím still using Sproís, but they are so thick you can probably get them on anything you toss at them. Blues boiling all over. Mostly cocktails, but a few 8 pounders in the mix.
July 30 -31st - Fluking hot on the shoal. Porgies thick to the east. Blues blitzen off Mt. Sinai. Thank you Jay and Chuck (Jay's Grandfather) for 3 great days!)
July 29 - Fluke bite once again is on. Chuck and Jay got 7 Fluke up to 6lbs!
July 28 - Skinny hot in the a.m. with Scotty, but what's even hotter is the nice pod of Fluke that finally moved into our area! Switchen back over to Fluke. Catchem up!
July 25 - A.M. Skinny with Charlie, Big Blues, one keeper Bass and ton of schoolies. Lot of bait in the water including snapper blitzes. Things are heating up nicely for some awesome topwater fishing in a few weeks.
July 22 - Last few days - Fluke have been there, but you gotta work hard at it. For every 7 shorts you get a keeper. Hoping the big pod of fluke to the east come our way! Skinny Bassing and Blues have been pretty hot. Blues are gorillas and Keeper Bass in the mix as well.
July 16 - Scotty out for the skinny. "Sick" bite, have no idea how many we got in 2 hours. 2 were keepers, the rest were nice fat Bass just under keeper size.
July 15 - A.M. skinny water with Al produced some schoolie Bass to 24" and pretty big Blue to keep things interesting. P.M. trip with Meg and Carl from upstate Fluking was a record Fluke for Luv2Fish this year. Meg landed a just under 9 pound Fluke, he was 8lbs 12 ounces! Congrats on your trophy Meg, you fought him like a champ with that 3/4 ounce bucktail you were using. Was great to see you and Carl again. Talk soon and thank you!
July 10 - Had a "skinny " on raft this morning with Tommy. Was very anxious to see what has arrived because I had not been skinning in a week. First hour non stop Bass bite with schoolies between 24" and 27". Then the gorilla Blues hit on the last of the outgoing and I felt like we were Tarpon fishing in Florida! What a site it was to see these 33" inch Blues jumping out in the flats! Congrats Tommy on your biggest Blue ever, coming in at 33".
July 8 - Carolyn, Rich, Kelsey and Pat out for some Fluking, Bass and Blues. Bass were schoolies to 25", Blues were making havoc on the sandeels from east to west. Beautiful day out on the water with great company. See ya soon Carolyn!
July 7- Quick Bass drift in the a.m. for one keeper Bass that had Kerri's name on it, then off to the Fluking grounds with Brian and the girls for some non-stop action. Today was all shorts for us to 20". Hit Port Jeff for some blitzen Blues. All in all a great day!
July 6 - Tarr family out this morning for some Bassing in the a.m, with a few schoolies, then off to the Fluking grounds for non-stop action. Mostly shorts, but we did have 3 keepers to 23". Thanks Phil, your daughters and Ann were a pleasure to fish with today!
July 5 - Sick Fluke bite to 25" with Arnie and Don today. Blues in the mix as well. Boyz kicked my you know it today! Nice job guys!
July 4 - Rich, Tommy and Mike onboard for some nice keeper Fluke, Blues and of course the sharks were back. Happy 4th everyone! Congrats Rich on your first day fishing and kicking out buts in!
June 30 - July 1st - Skinny on fire! Mikey nice 5 lb Fluke. Glen, Charlie, Jerry and Charlie, nice Fluke bite along with some Blues. Also some huge sand sharks! 4 of them, check out the photo gallery.
June 29 - Hey guys, last few days...in a nuts shell...Fluking, Blues, Bass and Porgy very hot right now......gotta run....
June 24 - Tommy out this morning for some Bluefishing off the shoal. Sweet bite out there lately with all the sandeels in the area. Skinny after that with Bass to 28". Congrats on your first keeper Bass!
June 22 - Late afternoon trip with Arnie for Fluke, once again resulted in Bluefish. Tough to get the bucktails down to the to Fluke. Was a beautiful night on the water. Thanks Arnie, see ya in 2 weeks.
June 21 - Had Mark and his crew out from upstate. Incredible Bluefish bite on topwater plugs, swimmers and diamond jigs the whole day. Outstanding day on the water and a great group of guys! Thank you!
June 19 - Thank you everyone that came to my seminar at Great Oak Marine in St. James last night. I had a blast talking fish. Feedback was unbelievable! Glad everyone enjoyed and learned some secrets. I already had a few emails today from anglers that used my tips and got some nice Bass this morning.
Did some skinny water last few days. No keepers, but nice respectable Bass to 27".
June 16 - Sick Fishing today! Skinny Schoolies - Blitzen Blues - Perfect Size Porgies - Fantastic Fluke! Fluke are on the Shoal! Finally! Nice ones! Thanks Brian.
June 15 - Happy Father's Day! Fluking was hot today, but they were all about 19 and 20". We got one for the dinner table that came in at just 22". Blues in thick blitzen at B11.
June 14 - Had great expectations with my crew and fresh bunker today out by Middle Grounds on the hook, but came up empty handed for Bass. Plan B was some Fluking. Mostly shorts, but we (Bob) did manage a 7 pound beauty! Thanks for everything today guys. Great time....gratefull!
June 11 - Fluking in the a.m. with Brian. Fluke to 4 lbs. Nice day being the temps dropped a bit.
June 10 - Skinny with my Greek buddy Gus. Last 2 hours of the tide was productive. Not as hot as usual, but the Bass I think were hot like we were in the heat, lol.
June 9 - Last few days skinny water hot with Bass to 34". Todays Fluking trip with NYPD Fluke to 8.3 lbs. Blues all over!
June 6 - John, George, Dannie and Tom out this morning. Tough Fluke might with just a few shorts to 20". Hit B11 last few hours for another Bluefish bloodbath.
June 5 - Fished the a.m. with Steve for Bass. Nice bite for the last 2 hours of incoming. Not gonna tell you guys what happened at a new location....nope....cannot even talk about it yet.....so don't ask. :) Gonna take me a while to get over this one...
June 4 - Was suppose to take the kids out from Maryhaven this morning, but the weather did a number on that trip. P.M. trip with Tommy was outstanding! Over 40 bass in 3 hours. Three were keeper size. Bass were so agressive hitting pretty much anything we tossed at them. Thanks for the tomatoe and pepper plants Tom!
Guys....We started off hot with the Fluke, they disappeared, BUT....with all the sandeels in the area it's gonna bust open SOON!
June 3 - Bob and Pat out for some Flukies to 20" . Blues immediately took over working the acres of sandeels in the area. Blast on topwater light action rods!
June 1 - Skinny water HOT!
May 29 - A.M. Fluking was tough with the stiff west wind. Managed to keep busy with all the Blues in the area feeding off the sandeels. P.M. Bass with Mike was pretty good with Bass about a dozen Bass to 32". Thanks for the bucktails Mike!
May 27 - Bassin in the a.m. with Al. Had about a dozen & a half Bass to 27". Pleasure fishing with you Al. And I don't want to here no more how bananas on boats are bad luck. :)
May 24 - Fluke charter with Stan and crew was a tough one today. Dropped a few, some blues and birds and that was it. That's fishing....one day hot, next day it could be cold....that is what keeps us on the hunt.
May 23 - Few dozen Bass to 31"
May 22 - Kevin, his Dad and Uncles onboard this morning for some Blues (30) and Fluke to 23". Conditions were a little on the rocky side, but we managed.
May 21 - Billy and Chris (Chef at Blue Ribbon in Brooklynn - cooked up some real good lunch!) onboard today. Nice Fluke all day to 23 1/2".
May 20 - Last few days. Bass to 32" Fluke to 5 lbs, all the Blues you want. Awesome fishing guys!
May 17 - This mornings bite was a little tough with the stiff west wind to get into that fluke bite like we had yesterday. Instead of Fluke, we were getting Blues. Did some Bassing after that with Jeff and landed about a dozen schoolies to 22".
May 16 - Joe, Kat and Pablo out this morning for some kick a$$ Fluking. Despite the conditions we did alright with a nice batch of Fluke to 7lbs!
May 15 - Meg and Carl from upstate NY onboard. Meg was high hook with a nice 25" Fluke, just a tad over 5lbs. Fluking was better in the a.m. with a dozen or so that were all about 20". Also had some Blues and Bass in the mix as well. Not to shabby for the first Fluke trip of 2008.
May 14 - Had Kevin onboard this morning for some mighty fine Bassing. We landed 28 Bass with a few keepers mixed in. Bring on the Fluke!
May 10 - Had my good buddy Billy from Brooklynn out today. We raised about ten Bass plugging and tossing some swimmers. A slower bite then the days before, but still an awesome day to be out on the water. Thanks for the sandwich Bill!
May 7 - All I gotta say is STOKED! Big sandeels in the area have brought on big schools of Bass. Landed over 25 today. Fluking will be insane when it opens.
May 6 - A.M. and P.M trips both had nice Schoolie action to 28". Fluke made an appearance for us today! One more week!
May 5 - Some healthy looking schoolies today to 26" in skinny water. Every time out we are getting more. Bigger Bass should be here soon. But aint nothing wrong fighting a 26" Bass on light tackle. Sound is showing signs of life with some bait out there today. I'm sure there had to be some Fluke under them.
April 25 - Last few days we had schoolie action but on the slow side. Will see what happens after this weather passes us the next few days.
April 18 - Lot of bait around today. Connected with some schoolies between 18 and 24".
April 15 - New Grady is launched and already covered in fish scales. Been getting fresh bait for the season and doing some scouting. With the warm temps and abundence of bait this week, the Bass should be here soon. Anyone interested in a Fluke charter, season opens May 15th. Anyone interested in skinny water, the raft is ready to go. Tight lines guys and gals and best of luck in 2008. Be safe.
Nov 21 - Scotty out today for 2 hours of non-stop Bass fishing. All Schoolies, but they were big and fat. Biggest was 27". Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Grady is out of the water, sold it, getting a new boat for 2008. Thank you guys for all your support and business for 2007. Had a lot of great trips, lot of laughs and great company. Thank you again!
Nov 11 - On days we could fish, skinny water is still been pretty good. Not as hot as last month, but still getting Bass ranging from schoolies to keepers. Blues have moved out.
Oct. 31 - Don back in action today. He beat me big time today, landing some nice Bass to 29" and getting a few to the boat up to 36". Welcome back Don!
Last few days - Bass are starting there fall run. Schools of Bass finning close to the beach working schools of spearing, peanuts and squid. Had Bob and Ray into the action this week.
Oct 22 - Had Guy onboard for his first skinny water trip. Started and endend in non stop high gear. No big Bass today, but we did get some huge Blues.
Oct 21 - Skinny water alive with big Blues and schoolie Bass this morning. Cranes Neck some big Porgy's and Seabass.
Oct 18 - Big Blues dominated today over the Bass. Bonita all over the place. Finally hooked up on one with a salt water fly.
Oct 15 - Had first timer Tommy out this morning for some skinny water Bassing. Non stop action, even through slack! Loads of schoolies, but a few keeper size mixed in. Congrats Tom on your first ever Bass!
Oct 14 - Dad out this morning. Some skinny water in the a.m. with some schoolies and huge Blue. Then went out west with the Grady hit some rock piles for some nice keeper Seabass and Porgy's.
Been a little windy - But when we did get out some nice action with big Porgy's and keeper Seabass. On the skinny water front, all I gotta say is hold on to those rods!!!
Oct 6 - Had Mike and his family out this morning for some Porgy's. Nice bite at Old Field and a few Blues at Flax.
Oct 4 - Fished with Cary today and connected with some big Blues. Schoolie Bass to 26" and Porgy's to 14 1/2" at Old Field.
Last few days: Fishing was a little slow in the sound. East wind did not help matters.
Sept 24 - Had the chief (Dad) out today. Some Blues and Fluke (keeper ones at that, go figure) at B11, then hit some local schoolies. Beautiful day with Dad! Thanks for coming out with me today, love you...
Sept. 22 - Had CT crew Al, Dan, Joe and Lenny out this morning. Fog was thick in the a.m., but when it lifted we were off to Middle Grounds. Not much love out there today. Only one big blue (12lbs) and a few small ones. Headed to Old Field after that to live line some Porgy's, but not to much love there either. Headed to B11 and had some life. We diamond jigged about a dozen Blues in about 50 to 60 foot of water. On the way in the blitzes were real thick. Lot of fun today, thanks Allen, Dan, Joe and Lenny.
Last couple of days: Fishing has been pretty good. Skinny water Bassing excellent with a few keeper Bass and tons of schoolies. Oldfield had some nice action chunking bunker with Blues to 12lbs. Blitzes all over the place. Fall run should be awesome!
Sept 16 - Last Fluke trip of the year with Dave, Betty, Marinne and Peter. Unfortunatley, no Flukies today. This year was off with the Fluke. May and June were hot, July was mostly shorts, August was non existent, and Sept was zippo. Last year at least we had Fluke until September. Oh well, what are ya gonna do....nothing......so now it's time to bring on the Bass full throttle! Happy Fall everyone, catchem up!
Sept 13 - Skinny water with my Cuz's son Paul Anthony today. Couple dozen schoolie bass to 28". Had a blast with the light tackle, can't wait to get him out there again for some brutes!
Sept 11 - Stiff winds and storms kept us local this morning. Fished the last 2 hours of incoming and nailed them. Hit all the blitzes we could find and came up with a few keeper bass and blues to 11 pounds.
Sept 9 - Last couple of days hit middle grounds and B9 for Bass. Came up empty handed. Middle had some nice Porgy's. Blues blitzen around Port along with some Bonita and Alby's. Skinny water has been outstanding with Blues to 13 lbs and Bass between 26" and 34" around dusk.
Sept 5 - During the day gorilla Blues busting on the loads of peanut bunker around, later in the evening a few dozen Bass to 28".
August 31 - Isabella and Olivia had some fun on some top water action for Blues along with some Porgys.
August 29 - Killed the Bass and Blues with Dave today, two hours of non-stop action.
August 28 - Bruce, Kim and Tommy on board today. Bonita and Blues busting out of the inlet. Went to Middle Grounds, but nothing doing, Hit B11 on the way in to give Fluking a shot, but all we caught was about 25 searobins.
Last few days - Blues to 11 pounds and Bass to 32". Did not get a chance to Fluke fish, but we should be getting a new batch of Fluke in within the next week or so.
August 23 - Loads of bait in the sound today. Dave was able to conect with Bass to 26" and 2 nice chomper Blues.
August 15 - A.M. bite was a little tough, but we ran into some blitzes between Cranes and Flax Pond that kept us busy. Nice job Chris, landing those Blues on Plugs. P.M. trip was on fire once again. We got about 26 Bass and Blues. Bass to 30" and Blues to 13 lbs. Most action on plugs at dusk.
August 14 - A.M. Fluke trip with Kim and her son was a little tough with only one keeper coming onboard at 20". P.M. bite with Marc was insane, landing over 30 Bass to 30", when the sun went down we switched over to plugs and nailed them again.
August 9 - Stiff east wind put a damper on fishing this morning. But despite the conditions Chris and his lovely wife (really cool wife to boot, she is a pilot)made the best of it. Mostly all Searobins with only one Fluke but we had a beautiful day on the water in Smithtown Bay.
August 7 - Paul and Bill had a mix bag of Blues, Porgy and Fluke today. Fluking was tough with only shorts coming in today. Lot of fun working the Bluefish blitzes on topwater plugs.
August 5 - Billy on board for some local skinny water. Bass to 37", 20 lbs. Congrats on your fish Billy! See ya Weds.
August 1 - Bruce and David onboard today. A.M. was a little slow Fluking, but then the last 2 hours of the tide we had non-stop Fluke to 21".
July 30 - P.M. trip. Bass to 36" under the nuts.....go get um!!!!
July 30 - A.M. trip - Fluke to 22" with Henry and John. Gotta run, have round 2.
July 29 - Bennet family onboard today. Took turns doing some skinny water with Bass to 26". Lost one big guy! Then some Fluking at B11. First drift picked up more Fluke (all about 19") then Robins for a change. Bite was definately on...but had to cut it short due to storms coming through.
July 27 & 28 - Fluking a little tough with only shorts being caught between 18" and 19". Nice fat fish, just a 1/2 inch to small. Blues Blitzen all over from Port Jeff to Old Field.
July 26 - Spent the day getting bait. Connected with some big 4 to 5 inch spearing. Did not expect to hit that size until Sept. Needless to say I filled up a few spackle buckets. Also had some peanut bunker in the mix as well.
July 25 - Late afternoon, fished aboard the Aqua-holic out of Moriches and nailed Bass to 30 pounds on the Bar. Really cool stuff! Anyone interested in fishing the South Shore, give him a shout at 516-241-8601.
July 25 - A.M. Charter had tons of Blues busting at B11. We Fluke fished under them and caught Fluke to 21".
July 24 - Had my nephews Joey and Carl out for some Bass. Lot of laughs on this trip as the battled keeper Bass on after another. Hit B11 for more keeper Bass and some Fluke.
July 17 - Have my sis and family out from Florida this week. Sneaked out an hour with sis. We nailed the Bass to 34", skinny and outside. Cathem up!
July 15 - Mike, Chris, Emil and Ray onboard today for some Fluking. Action was good in the a.m., but had some tougher conditions later on with the winds. Still a great day on the water, great group of gentlemen.
July 13 - Blues were a blitzen today and underneith were some flatties for the dinner table for Mark, Michael and Terry. Beautiful day on the water today.
July 10 - Tom and his daughters Ally and Emily had some fun working some Bluefish blitzes from Smithtown Bay to Mt. Sinai.
July 6 - Had Chris and crew out this morning. Fished Middle Grounds for Bass, came up empty handed. Fluke fished Port and Cedar Beach had a few Fluke to 19". Tough day today....I tried all over.....just had a no luck. Can't wait to get back out there to get back on some quality fish.
July 3 - Last couple of days. Fluke to 22", Bass to 32", Porgy's to 15", Blues all over. Nice bait has moved in, fishing will be awesome this month. Happy 4th guys, be safe.
June 28 - Fished this morning with Tony. Guys, I cannot even describe in words the bite we had this morning. Insane would not even come close. We Bass fished for 3 hours and did not go more then 2 minutes without a hook up. Today's Bass were between 22" and 30". But what was really neat about today trip was every Bass we hooked into.....right behind them we could see a few following them up that were even bigger. Breathtaking!!!!!
June 26 - Last couple of days...Fluking was a little slow, but managed a few keepers. A few dozen Blues up to 10 pounds and about 30 Bass or so up to 35".
June 18 - "Skinny Water"...one word...whoaaa........mostly all keepers today between 28" and 36". Highlight was my son Tom getting into a nice 36 incher on super light tackle.
June 16 - Had Loreta, Jim and their beautiful daughters Amanda and Casandra onboard today. Fluking was tough with only some shorts being caught. Hmm, we seem to have a ever other day bite.....interesting pattern....all in all though we had a great time.
June 15 - Had the boys from Brooklyn out today for some real nice Fluke to 25". Bill, Boots and Carl had action in the early a.m. fishing with bucktials. Also had a few Bass on. Blitzes and sandeels all over the place. Thanks for the Italian Sub guys! Looking foward to seeing you again soon, great time today!
June 13 - Cancelled P.M. Trip because of rough seas, but did a skinny water Bass Trip with my friend Don. We fished about 2 hours and caught about 30 Bass. Most were schoolies between 12" and 26", but we did have 3 Bass that were 28", 32" and 36". Sorry no pics, my camera went in the drink.
June 12 - Joyce and Bob onboard today. Wellllllll, first trip since Fluke season openned that we got skunked without any keepers. A ton of Fluke today, but they were all between 18 and 19 inches. Not scared guys......Fluke are gonna bust open big time real soon. What we had the last month was just a tease. Go get em!
June 8 - Had Allen onboard today. We started off the a.m. with a skinny water Bass trip in the raft......we crushed them. Then out into the sound and scored with some big Fluke to 25". Awesome day on the water today. Calm conditions enabled us to use only 1/2 bucks with the lightest spinning setup you could imagine. It's fishing season guys....YES!!!!
June 7 - Had a great crew out today. John, George, Dan and Joe were into Fluke most of the day. Most Fluke were about 18" to 19", but of course we managed a few for dinner betweem 20" and 22". Fished all over today. East of Mt. Sinai and Port Jeff. Every spot we dropped we were into fish. Blues were working the sandeels as usual. With the light tide and winds today, we were able to work 1/2 white Bucks. George was high hook today with quanity and quality...also had the most sandwiches too!
June 6 - Skinny water Bass trip (pm). Fished two hours outgoing. Over 30 Bass. No keepers tonight, biggest were a few to 26". Had a blast with some ultra light spinning setups.
June 5 - Nice bite today with Ray, Tes, Mike and Mary. Fluke to 24" then we switched over to Porgy's to 16".
June 3rd - Tough bite today. Fished east and west with most Fluke coming in between 18 and 19 1/4". Nick did take home a 4 1/2 pounder for the dinner table. Nice going Nick, saved the day!
June 2nd - Another awesome day on the water today. A lot of shorts between 18 and 19", but we managed some bigger ones for the cooler. Bait today was sandeels or spearing. The sandeels the fluke or blues spit up are the BEST bait to use. Fished east in the early a.m., then hit B11 on the way in for a few more. Great crew today! Had Henry with his lovely wife Stephanie, John with his bride Linda (celebrating there anniversary) . Off the record........the ladies caught most of the fish today. ;)
June 1st - Henry onboard today for 4 keeper Fluke to 22". Lot more shorts today then keepers, but the action was a blast with the light setups.
May 30 - Father son team Ray and Steve had a mix bag of schoolie Bass, Blues and Fluke. Water was like a lake today, beauty of a day on the water.
May 29 - Don had a mixed bag today of Fluke (to 22"), Bass (to 28") and Blues . Lot of fish out there today blitzen all over.
May 23 - What a fluke bite we have this year! Did not think I could top yesterdays trip but we did! Pretty much non-stop action the whole morning. Joyce was high hook with the biggest at 23". Once again, no matter if you were hugging the beach line or out a couple of miles out the fluke were there, along with some schoolie Bass. All the sandeels the Fluke spit up we used for bait, enhancing our bite that much more. Good company today, Joyce and Bob have a horse farm out east so we compared farm notes all morning. I talked about Dad's farm and they talked about there farming experiences. What more can you ask for, good conversation, great people and we did some damage on the Fluke! God...I love my job!
May 22 - Had a pleasant day fluke fishing with the boys from Jersey. Dave, John and George limitted out the first few hours with Fluke to 23". No secret location. No matter were you dropped your bucktail today you were in from Port to Rockypoint. Some big Searobins and a couple short Bass where in the area also working the loads of sandeels in the area. Dave, thanks for feeding me today! The sausage, wings and roasted peppers where the best I have ever tasted! and that Italian bread.......forget about it!
May 20 - Back from Boca Grande, Florida. Got into a few 100 to 150 lb Tarpon. It was insane! Check out the video on my home Page.
May 14th - Had Bob and his lovely sister Pat onboard this morning for some non-stop action with one Fluke 24", a few 20 inchers, a dozen or so shorts and 3 short Bass to 26". Guys, I'm gonna be away a week, going fishing down south, catchem em up!
May 9th - Had Meg and Carl on board today celebrating there 18th Wedding Anniverary and celebrating they did! We had had great Fluke bite today. About a dozen shorts and about a 1/2 dozen keepers to 22". All released for another day.
May 7th - Interesting, no fluke bite today, was 2 days ago just a fluke???? Naaa, they will be back. Got about a dozen small Bass on the way in with Don between 14" and 27" . Although Don beat me in quantity, I beat him in a quality! Lot of laughs on the water today, welcome back Don!
May 5th - Fluke are in! Nice bite today... All Fluke were between 18 and 21 1/2". 1/2 ounce bucks were the ticket Fluke were spitting up Sandeels, what a wonderful thing to see. That's it guys, the season is upon us, no turning back now!
May 4th - Small Bass all over.
April 30 - Put the boat in April 25th. Will be scouting the grounds this week for bait, Fluke and Bass. I will keep you posted.
April 16 - Hey everyone, welcome back! Winter is over and time to start fishing again. Working on the boat now, should have her in the water next week. Looking foward to seeing everyone over the summer!
Nov 11 - Last two day Bassing with Don on Friday and Mike on Saturday have been excellent. Nice fat keeper Bass on Friday along with about 20 schoolies. Saturday, no keepers, but about 40 schoolies up to 24". Lot of bait in the harbor, spearing, bunker, mullet and shad. Also visibility has been about 6ft. I like when it's like that, this way you can see the Bass swimming. Pretty cool seeing a school of bait with some hungry predators chasing them.
As the season comes to an end I just wanted to say thank you to all my clients for helping me make this year a success! Looking foward to seeing everyone next year! I will keep you posted on my home page for upcoming events and news.
Last few weeks - Local action has been nothing short of excellent. Also managed a trip onboard the CQ and came home with a bag of Tog fillets. Still have a few raft trips planned that hopefully will get me that 30 pounder I know is out there. Fished the south shore and landed some Bass to 22 lbs on peanuts with the "Aquaholic", cannot believe there is someone out there as nuts as me...
Oct 16th - Vinnie Ann onboard today. Finally a nice day on the water with no winds. Had some fun livelining for brutes.
Oct 15th - Had Carl and Don onboard today for the first Tog trip of the season. Hit some local rock piles with a ton of action but mostly all shorts.
Oct 11th - Had raffle winner John (Reelfisher) out for some Bass fishing today. Typical fall weather, windy, rainy and cold, but we still fished. Bass action was pretty much as exciting as I last fished it, just the Bass weren't as big. I guess I got spoiled there for a bit.
Oct 9th - Pete and Ron nailed Blues today between 32" and 34". We lost a nice Bass on the side of the boat that we don't need to discuss how big he was!!! line wrapped under his gilplate before I had the net under him! Snikies!! All in all nice day on the water. All fish today were on bunker heads and live Porgy at Middle Grounds.
Oct 3rd - Bass, Blues, Porgies, Seabass, Bonita are pretty much everywhere now. Best time of the year to fish. Blues to 8lbs and Bass to 22 pounds were taken from Middle Grounds to Mt. Sinai.
Sept 30th - Hot bite at Middle Grounds with Bass in Blues, but even hotter in the Skinny waters of Long Island. Congrats to Arnie for landing his first keeper Bass of 34"!
Sept 28th - Fishing was a little slow in the sound today, but we scored big doing some skinny water bassing! Bass to 37", 20lbs!, Check out the pic in the photo gallery.
Sept 27th - We had a nice Bluefish bite at Middle Grounds until the Waterspout came along. Came down about 2 miles south east of us. Wicked stuff!
Sept 20th - Rough conditions kept us from getting to Middle Grounds. We fish some local rock piles for a mix bag of Blues, Porgy's and one nice Seabass. But overall, sadly the fish had lockjaw for us today....
Sept 17th - Last few days Blues, Bass and Porgy's continue to be caught at Middle Grounds. Blue fish blitzes are showing up pretty much everywhere. Bass are getting a little bigger in the back bays now.
Sept 13th - Gorilla Blues in the forecast today (livelined with Porgy's) and some big Porgy's and Seabass.
Sept 9th - Today was Mr. Elliot's first day fishing. Other then holding the reel upside, he looked like a pro...Lots of blues today, all between 4 and 7 lbs.
Sept 8th - Wow, what a bite today in the Middle with Vinnie Ann. Keeper Bass to 32", Big Blues, Porgy, Seabass and Fluke. We even had a Big Black Harbor Seal keeping us company today!
Sept 7th - Had a mix bag today with Bob. One short Bass (25"), 1/2 dozen blues 6 lbs, 20 blues between 1 and 3 lbs, Porgy's, short Seabass, one keeper fluke and one nice bass that we lost, that I don't even want to talk about. Started off the early a.m at Middle Grounds to get the last of the incoming, nice bite for 2 hours. Then brought up the hook and drifted by B11. I think we would of gotten more fluke, but there were so many blues you couldn't really get your bucktail to the bottom without a hit. Nice day on the water today.
Sept 4th - Spent the morning with Dad getting spearing for fluke season 2007 (providing we have a fluke season next year). So I get Dad in my little inflatable, god, I love him dearly. Head into some grass lines. We filled two 5 gallon buckets in a half hour. It brought me back to my roots hearing him say to me "I will take the deep end, you go shallow". Or, "Barb, your going to far ahead of me, slow down, or wait a second, lets eat a few of these spearing while they are alive". Yup, Dad and I ate a few spearing raw and alive for old times sake, they weren't that bad. Thanks Dad for spending the morning with me, I miss those times.
August 31 - To rough to go in the a.m. Snuck in a bass trip in the p.m. on the raft. There getting bigger, fatter and real healthy looking. Fiesty might I ad also.
August 30 - Dr. G and family had a great bluefish bite at Middle Grounds today. All caught on the hook in 20 ft of water. Nice blitzes on the way back in 100ft of water about 1/4 mile long.
August 26 - We fished the WICC Tourney this weekend. Strong east wind kept us from getting to Middle Grounds. So we set up in Port Jeff Harbor until the winds layed down. We managed about a dozen blues for the day, but they were all under 7lbs. Decent amount of fluke caught in there also.
August 23 - Fished from Port to the Light with Sallie and Don. About a dozen blues to 7lbs and 4 fluke between 18 and 19" and one 27" bass. Fluke on bucks and blues and bass on chunks. Beautiful day on the water today.
August 21 - Bob and boyz (cuties I might add) were into nice bluefish action in the middle. Blues between 5 and 10lbs were caught. About a half dozen short fluke and one very large Porgy on a chunk!
August 19 - Fished hard today and could not produce any big boys. Fished all over. A few short fluke, a few blues and a couple of short bass. Tomorrow's another day....
August 18 - Set up chunk tonight with Tom and Roger. Four Bass all 27", 12 blues with 4 of them between 10 and 14lbs. Nice action until the tide ran out.
August 16 - Fluking a little slow today so we went out to the middle by the Light and chunked for Bass in about 30ft. Bunker not even hitting the bottom or was my chum pot over and we were in! Action lasted for almost 2 hours. Was all on the incoming tide in bright day sunshine! All Bass today to 32" and no blues. We seem to be catching more bass now under sunlight, then early morning or evening.
August 10 - Chunking trip today with all Blues, no Stripers. Did not get to fluke today, next time out hope to find a new batch. Special thanks to Ron for helping me get bait this morning.
August 6 - Fluking a little slow in the Bay today. Need to find where they went.
August 5 - Nice fluke in the Bay again today. Jim, Don and Ron caught fluke to 22" and a couple of blues. On slack we traveled to a "little ripple" that hooked us into a 35" Bass. Thanks guys for letting me take her in, it's been a while! Also thank you Ron for seining with me this morning!
August 4 - Well today's bite was not on fire like yesterday, but Jim, Bill and Silas had a few keepers to 21" for the dinner table tonight. Bite was nice in the a.m fishing the flats in Smithtown Bay between 4 and 8 foot. We used 3/8 ounce Spro's with teasers. Most keepers came on Silas's "yellow" teasers tipped with spearing. And then we ran out of bait!!! Tragic...we went though 12 bags of spearing in a couple of hours. Sorry guys, won't happen again!
Hit Cranes on the way back. By then we had a stiff north wind blowing about 15 with gust to 20 it was hard to hold bottom even with 8 ounces. Not a fun way to fluke fish so we called it a day.
August 3 - Dog days of summer my a$$!!! Awesome fluking today with Allan, Allyson, Ashley, Gary & Jessica. We set up in 40 foot but nailed them between 8 and 6 foot of water on 1/2 ounce bucks. We caught more keepers today then shorts. All fluke were between 18" and 21". Way to go girls! Showing Dad how it's done that is.
Whew! To hot to fish.
July 30 - Bass to 29" today on bunker.
July 29 - Set up the chunk this morning,Bass to 30" came onboard with plenty of blues. Arnie and Ron did A okay today!
July 27 - Just when you think Fluking might of slowed down a bit, Don brings in a 25 incher 6lb fluke today! Way to go Don, congratulations!
July 26 - Put my charter (Ron) to work this morning seining with me. Well it paid off, we pretty much limitted in our first drift with the fresh live spearing, peanut bunker and snappers we had. Fluke were between 20" and 21".
July 22 - My charter this morning with Ben, Peter and Tessa was going great until the winds and storms came through. Drifting between 1.9 and 2.6 knots does not make for productive fluking! (even with the bucket over) Before the weather came through we did manage fluke between 18" and 20" and a few nice Porgy's.
July20 - Headed out this morning with John, Peg, Joe and Caity. Stiff ENE wind kept us in the harbor. No problem............we got over 30 bass and blues on my 8ft raft. Bass were schoolies between 14" and 26", with one keeper that we dropped raft side...rats!
July 19 - Some nice 3 to 4 pound fluke came onboard this mornings charter with Bob and Hank. Also had some fun with blues. Beautiful day out there today.
July 16 - Finished off the Noreast Tourney with Arnie and Don. We had nice action early in the morning, but unfortunately we did not get anything over 5 lbs. I just would like to thank Arnie, Don, Bill and Silas for a most enjoyable first fishing tourney I did. Although competition was fierce, the fun, laughs and incredible fluke bite was priceless!
July 15 - Fished the Noreast fluke tourney today with Bill and Silas. We did not get any big guys for the tourney, but we did limit out with fluke to 23".
Fluking continues to be outstanding with everyday getting better then the next.
July 12 - No charter today, I did a fishing T.V show with the boys from Northeast Angling, it will air on Fox Sport in October!
July 10 - Morning trip with the boys was awesome! Non stop action the whole morning with the boys (CJ, Frankie & Alec) kicking there Dad's butt in! Afternoon trip with Vilcor and Frank was just as good with the fluke bite pretty much non-stop. Keepers were between 18" and 20" today, but boy were they fat! One of my clients dropped a mini doormat today (but it was my fault, I didn't get to him fast enough with the net)about 7 or 8 lbs. I'm still kicking myself in the you know what over it. Sorry Frankie.
July 9 - Hearty fluke to 20" came over the rails today. Fluking is still insane!
July 7 - Big fluke tonight were tough to find, but Bill and Silas did manage a few to 21" and we did "tweek" a 31" bass!
July 6 - Fished with Don today and we were just shy of our limit with fluke to 22".
July 1st - Evening Trip - Silas, Arnie and Bill limited out on fluke to 7 lbs (26"). The fluke were hitting aggressively on bucktails with "pink" teasers made by Silas himself.
July 1st - Morning Trip - Had the LaGiudice Family onboard. They caught fluke up to 23", non stop action all day having to net 3 fluke at a time!
June 30th - Night Trip - Raft Bass trip. Whoaa is all I have to say about this trip.
June 30th - Afternoon Trip - Paul, Alyssa and Sara caught fluke up to 20" and we were lucky to get into a Porgy blitz that resulted in 16" Porgy's. First time I every witnessed Porgy's blitzen like blues, it was wild!
June 30th - Morning Trip - Had two lovely ladies out, Judith and Carol that caught fluke up to 20".
June 26 - Been spoiled with all the good Fluking around, but had to give Bass a try last night with Don and Willy. We only landed one bass to 26", lost several runoffs and caught about a dozen blues. Next month the Bass should be in strong in the sound. So back to Fluking till then.
June 23 - Morning charter with Steve and Doug was non stop action with a mix bag of fluke, blues and bass. Night charter with Don also went well with fluke to 20" and bass to 26". Pretty much non stop action the whole day. Tons of sandeels in the area have made for awesome fishing, never knowing what your going to bring up.
June 21 - For a day I was suppose to be resting, didn't happen. Limitted out with fluke all between 22" & 25". Largest 6 1/2 pounds, caught by me, imagine that....Had sis on board and she got her first keeper bass. We caught bass today 26", 28" and 30". Don't know how many blues. What a day! Fishing is on fire guys!
June 19 - Well we were suppose to target fluke today, but we couldn't get our bucktails to the bottorm without hitting a blue. We even hooked into to a 26" striper. Thanks Guy and Steve for letting me fish today, I cannot contain myself when we are in 8ft of water, a nice rip going, sandeels spritzen and bass and blues blitzen! God I love summer!!!
June 18 - Despite all the boat traffic today the Sauer family still managed fluke to 22" , with four year old Amanda getting the biggest.
June 17 - Today's fluking topped last night, now I really cannot type! Tarr family knocked em dead today......Five year old Jamie kicked her Dad's you know what in with a 25 incher!
June 16 - Fluking on fire! I'm to excited to write the details!!
June 14 - Fluke to 6lbs came in today. They were hitting before we got our bait to the bottom! Fluke are in! Yabbbadabbadooo!!!!
June 12 - Blues on the chunk this morning. All between 23" and 26". I tried a new location fluking today, ton of action but all shorts. Almost every fluke was 17 1/2".
June 9 - Some nice fluking this morning with fluke in the 3 1/2 lb range. Most action I have seen since the openner.
June 5 - Fished with Dan, Dillion and John tonight. Beautiful night out on the water. We fished Mt. Sinai, Port Jeff, Rocky Point and Wading River, our efforts produced one keeper fluke, 15 shorts between 15" and 17", 5 gigantic skates, and about 20 searobins. But the important thing was I was able to get the Yankee game in for the crew.
May 31 - Fog kept us in from fluke fishing in the sound. Fished local for over 40 schoolies up to 26". Schoolies are getting a little bigger, maybe next time out we will get a keeper.
May 28 - Well you couldn't ask for a more beautiful day on the water today. Todays charter managed a 5 lb fluke at Cranes, but other then that fluking was on the slow side. Ton of bait in the water. With the weather getting warmer and the bait in place Fluke fishing should bust open this week! I have Weds open if anyone is interested.
May 19 - 26 - The fluking has been slow. We had alot of rain and high winds that I feel did a number on the water condtions. With the weather getting warmer this week and light winds I think fluking is going to bust loose. On a funny note.....me and my girlfriend fished in the pooring rain and fog last night. We were the only 2 nuts out there, but you know what we had a blast, catching and releasing over 30 schoolie bass and blues.
May 17 - Fluking was slow today, just a few shorts. Some cocktail size blues breaking on the way in kept us busy. Think the water needs to settle from the last week of storms.
May 8th - 30 bass caught and released. All schoolies up to 22" May 7th - First fluke charter for the season. Beautiful day out, but unfortunately the bite was slow. Just a few shorts to 17".