TIPS FOR AUGUST ACTION
This week, Senior Editor Fred Golofaro tells how you can improve your fluke score by going light, while Managing Editor Matt Broderick reveals how you can score porgies and triggerfish from inlet jetties and rockpiles by scaling down your tackle to deliver bait-tipped blackfish jigs.
On the fishing front, bottom fishing for porgies and sea bass appears to have recovered nicely from the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias. Ocean fluking has been good for some but tough for others, while good reports continue to come from inside the bays, especially Shinnecock. If you want stripers and blues, the East End of both forks is the place to be, and some decent striper and bluefish reports are also coming from the Middle Grounds in Long Island Sound. Offshore, there was no shortage of tuna, especially for those able to get an early start. Plenty of sharks remain available for anyone wanting to pay homage to the toothy critters during Shark Week.
On the docks, it is all about snappers and crabs, and in some areas you can add blowfish and kingfish to the mix.
This Week’s Video Fishing Forecast for the Long Island Metro area August 13, 2020
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Bergen Bay Docks
Capt Kirk Fay
Capt. Al Lorrenzetti
Patty Ann Charters Captree
River Bay Outfitters
Sea Pro Boats
Capt. Timothy O’Rourke
Capt. Joey Leggio Fishing Long Island
Captree Bait and Tackle
Jone Beach Tackle
Coastal Kayak Clash
Montauk Tackle Company