Several days of long awaited spring-like weather appeared to boost action all around the Island. The big news of course was the surprising run of giant bluefins sometimes within sight of the South Shore shoreline. Fish to 600 pounds were caught through Monday before the effects of Arthur turned the ocean upside down. Today will be your last shot at a giant as NOAA Fisheries is shutting down that category effective 11:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday).
Bluefish finally appeared in good numbers with some very good shore action reported the first part of this week, especially on the East End. Shinnecock Inlet and Canal were both hot on Tuesday with fish to 10-plus pounds. Peconic Bay was alive with porgies on the weekend. Capt. John Raguso and his crew bailed porgies and sea bass for four hours on Sunday southwest of Jessups. Sea bass remain catch and release until the season opens on June 23.

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Bass and Blues Tournament

Mike Dean

Capt Kirk Fay

Capt. Al Lorrenzetti

River Bay Outfitters

Sea Pro Boats

Capt. Timothy O’Rourke

Capt. Joey Leggio
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Chris Ludwig
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Montauk Tackle Company

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