Where the fish are bitin!

Friday, July 9

Fishing report

The summer and the 2010 fishing season are both red hot! There are plenty of bluefish in the Long Island Sound anywhere from the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Stepping Stone Lighthouse, Hart's Island, Buoy 1 and 2, and anywhere from Execution east. These bluefish have come in and are slamming the large schools of bunker in the area. This morning they were boiling up in Eastchester Bay. A few days ago they were perculating in the mouth of Manhassett Bay. The best bait for these fish of course is fresh bunker and mackeral.

On the striped bass front if you can get past the bluefish the bass are on the bottom feeding off of the leftovers from the bluefish. These fish are in deep water 30-50 feet as the water temperature begins to warm up. Anchoring up and chumming is a must.

On the porgy front all the private boats, rental boats and party boats are coming back with their limits up to 17 inches in size. Best bait for porgies is Jack's jumbo sand worms, jumbo bloodworms and fresh clams. Chumming is also a must! These fish are being caught behind Execution Lighthouse, Prospect Point, Sands Point, Matinicock Point, Bayville, Oyster Bay and in the closer areas by Pea Island, David's Island, Huckleberry Island and the CBS tower.

On the fluke front for those who are interested in drifting the best areas are Prospect Point, Sands Point, Hewlitt Point, the barges, the bridges, Hart's Island, The Blouses, Eastchester Bay and anywhere in the channels. Best bait is Jack's Jumbo spearing, fresh cut squid, sand eels and Peruvian spearing. There are a lot of shorts but don't get discouraged in a few weeks around the full moon the larger fluke should show up so hang in and drift away.

Remember you have to hook them to cook them!

See You Real Soon!
Big John

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