Porgies, fluke remain abundant on the Sound

Ryan at We Go Fishing at Port of Egypt in Southold described a typical summer scene in the Peconics with scup action still the highlight. Porgies could be spotty at times, but fishing for them was still worth the effort. Cocktail bluefish mixed in. Porgies remained abundant along with fluke on the Sound and the bluefish were somewhat larger. Beach anglers had porgies and fluke as well. Night bass fishing out east produced large stripers in the 30s and high 40s. One private boat, fishing offshore, posted a medium-sized bluefin tuna of 105 pounds.

John at Jamesport Bait and Tackle in Mattituck highlighted the sharking efforts of Tim Rozansky, who released four blue sharks plus an impressive 12-foot mako, a creature weighing around 400 pounds. Bluefin were available but elusive, according to reports. Mixed with bay scup off Cedar Beach were giant porgies, including one 22-incher measured at the shop. Lots of 17- to 19-inch summer flounder were available for catch and release off Mattituck Inlet and off Greenport, while ocean fishing off Shinnecock was picking up, too. A 28-inch, 7-1/2 pound fluke was reported there. Sound beaches provided a few bluefish but little else for the evening and dawn crowd, but a couple of anglers working eels near Mattituck at night managed bass of 29 and 43 inches.

Christina Loria at Captain Marty’s in New Suffolk told us that scup action for keeper-sized porgies was best around Buoy 18 on the Middle Grounds and west of Buoy 20. Roses Grove had weakfish for those who wished to target them, and there were some small bluefish around Jessups Neck, too.

According to website information, Captain Mike Boccio’s Prime Time III out of Orient by the Sea still has rail space available on 8 a.m. trips scheduled July 10, 12, 13 and 14. These are billed as mixed bag trips for bass, blues and scup. A few spots are also open on July 12 for a 4 p.m. open boat bass trip.

Captain Bob Ceglowski continues to post impressive fluke on the Captain Bob V trips out of Mattituck Inlet with one 9-1/2 pound flattie taken Saturday. Blues to four pounds, scup over two and sea bass to three round out the catches. Meanwhile, Captain Dave Brennan works on porgies and sea bass out of Greenport with the Peconic Star boats, also sailing daily every morning.