Reports

As if it was a completely different day, the afternoon turned cloudy, windy and cold, but amazingly the bite just got hotter with bigger fish! Scott S. and his son Hunter braved the far from perfect elements and were rewarded with some above average April stripers. Not only did Hunter catch his first line-sider ever, the duo managed 8 bass, four of which weighing in at just over 20 pounds. With more favorable weather on the horizon, we will soon see more and more bunker moving into...

Although a bit brisk at first light, the bright sunny morning quickly warmed up with some red hot striper action for Charlie and Henry Ramsay. The brothers managed to land 10 bass to 12 pounds by mid-morning, not bad for only a couple hours of fishing! Mojos and Al Gags Whip-it Fish were the key to both covering a lot of ground and enticing these beautiful spring stripers to bite. ...

The striper season is open and the striped bass are available in the biggest numbers we have seen in many years! Though Jai and his family did not have the best possible conditions, there were plenty of fish.  The strong northerly breeze combined with the low tide should have made it very difficult.  However, Captain Joby had no problem finding fish and getting them to eat. They had 8 striped bass including one in the slot, three over the slot, and four just under the slot. ...

The fall trips are what Long Island Fishing Charters is so famous for! Once the migration starts, the bite just keeps on getting better and better. However, some days are simply amazing and it doesn't much better than this. Light wind, sunny skies, and hungry fish! Erik Sr, Erik Jr and Ryan hopped on board with Capt Joby for an absolutely stellar morning trip, landing well over 30 bass and bluefish only 5 minutes from the dock! While the size of the bass varied from schoolie to just keeper sized, the...

Bring on the Fall fishing! The shorter days and cooler nights have brought the water temps down quite a bit, and the fish are preparing for the fall migration. We are seeing full-on bass blitzes in the bay, as well as schools of huge bluefish thrashing on peanut bunker. Despite a few rain showers, Kim and John hopped on board with Capt Joby for an action packed afternoon of incredible Western Sound fishing. The duo managed to land 7 bass and over a dozen bluefish, all within 10 minutes of...

Tara and Michael from the Cornell Cooperative Extension had over 20 striped bass ranging from 26 to 38 inches.  All of the fishing was done using eels.  Most of the fish were well over 28 inches.  At least a dozen fish were over 33 inches.  The fish were caught in four different spots throughout the trip.  However, some of the spots held fish that just didn't want to bite!  Fortunately, the Long Island Fishing Charter boats are very fast and can cover a lot of ground. The migration is well under...

Alex and Illusion from Cornell Cooperative Extension had well over 20 stripers in and over the slot in less than 5 hours of fishing.  There were several fish well over 36 inches.  The fish were present in many different spots.  Six days of overcast and north winds pushed loads of bait into the western Long Island Sound.  The shorter days and falling water temperatures are always the best trigger for the striper migration. This is the most bait we have seen in the western Long Island Sound in over 30 years. ...

AMAZING!!! That is the only way to describe the bluefish bite we are experiencing every day. Although it may take a little time to locate the fish, once we're on them the action is as close to non-stop as it gets! Although trolling still remains the ticket to targeting the larger blues, this week we saw plenty of action dropping diamond jigs to fish that averaged 9 to 11 pounds. With the days getting shorter, the water temps are dropping and more bass are showing up along the shorelines eager...

Patience is certainly the ticket. Ryan and Mark joined Capt Joby for an early morning trolling trip for some big bluefish. Despite a little rain and a bit of a slow start, perseverance paid off. Although the fish were not always showing on the surface, superior electronics and captain's instinct put the duo on some monster blues! The duo managed over a dozen choppers, all weighing between 9 and 12 pounds. It seems that with the abundance of bait in the open sound, these quality bluefish will provide some incredible...