Crew of the Prime Time III heading in from Block with some cod.

The good times keep on rolling with bottom fishing here on the North Fork.

Ken Holmes on the Brooklyn Girl in Orient Point had fluke, sea bass, bluefish and porgies, all weekend long. They have been fishing in Long Island Sound, on the Connecticut side off of New London, and when conditions allow, he has been fishing east of Montauk Point.

The Prime Time III has been running to Block Island for a mixed bag of cod, sea bass and porgies. Captain Mike has had cod to 10 pounds and plenty of jumbo sea bass and porgies.

Captain Rob Thompson out of Orient says, “bluefish, bluefish, and more bluefish.” The false albacore are further out in Block Island Sound, according to Captain Rob. He is hopeful that they will come in closer soon. There are all kinds of bait around, peanut bunker, spearing and anchovies, as well as the occasional harbor seal eating it all!

The Capt. Bob Fleet in Mattituck has been out bottom fishing, as well as diamond jigging, this week. Captain Jon says jigging has been fire at Horton’s Point. They have had many striped bass mixed in with the bluefish. On the bottom fishing side, sea bass numbers are back up after some tough fishing conditions last week.

I had my own trip out on my kayak this week. I fished at Iron Pier in Riverhead. I could not have picked worse conditions or time. Tide change, dead low tide and, as often happens, the wind came on hard once the tide switched. One word… HORROR. I have to take what I can get. I did manage to get some GPS numbers on my phone that should prove useful for future kayak misadventures.

The new moon is Sept. 12. Tides will be stronger, that can be a positive or negative depending what kind of fishing that you’re doing. Sunrise and sunset are around 6:30 a.m. and a little after 7 p.m, respectively, for this fishing week. I always enjoy fishing around these times, particularly for bass and blues.

High tides for Mattituck Inlet:
Sept. 12- 11:32 a.m. and 11:51 p.m.
Sept. 13- 12:11 p.m.

I would love to hear your reports. Send them to [email protected]

Tight lines!

Hannah with a fluke caught aboard the Brooklyn Girl.
Hannah with a fluke caught aboard the Brooklyn Girl.


Jordan with a double header of sea bass aboard the Brooklyn Girl.
Jordan with a double header of sea bass aboard the Brooklyn Girl.

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