New York Fishing Reports

Captains Table “Bass on Bass” Trip

Had my long-term customers John, Ricky, and young Daniel out with me yesterday for a full day combo charter. We started out Bass fishing in the Gut with only 90 minutes of tide left but still managed to deck 10 Bass in the short window including a limit catch. John scored our best Bass of the season so far with a fat 38” fish tipping the scales at 24#. Even 11y/o Daniel had a keeper with a little assistance from the Capt.

Moved around into the Sound for the slack water period and enjoyed a solid Sea Bass bite coming just one fish short of our limit with fish to 3.5#. The crew desperately wanted some Fluke so, despite my strongest warnings of poor action with the flatfish we pressed on to Gardiners for about 3 hours of the Ebb tide. Sadly, things remain the same on those formerly fertile Fluke grounds with only 6 shorts to show for that effort. At least Daniel landed one more 3.5# Sea Bass to fill out our limit. We even tried about an hours Fluking in Orient Harbor on the way in but still found nothing but shorts.

Nevertheless, the crew went home with big smiles and nice bags full of tasty “Bass On Bass” filets!

Still some openings this week if you want to cash in on the strong Bass bite. Just give me a call
Capt. Mike
516-317-5423 cell
plumgut@optimum.net

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New York Fishing Reports

Captains Table Crew Trip

Took advantage of yesterday’s beautiful weather and solid Bass bite to enjoy a little time with the wife working Plum Gut. First drift on the flood we both had fish on within minutes although they turned out to be shorts. Following that the bite was reliable although a bit slower than was experienced on Sunday’s charter. After a total 3 hour effort the tear sheet showed we did land 10 Bass with just one keeper. However, it was another 35" thick, fat Bass, an easy 20# class fish. Towards the end of the trip Arlene’s hefty Calstar rod doubled over with what seemed to be a sure second keeper but after a tough struggle the fish did ultimately gain it’s freedom. Nevertheless, Striped Bass is my wife’s favorite fish for the table so I guess I am still on the "good guy" list in her mind!!

With the fairly strong winds predicted for the next few days plus Father’s Day it seems likely I will be off the water until next week. However, for the Bass fans out there don’t forget that Monday is the June full moon, prime time for big Bass in our area. If you have any time off you might want to contact me as I have Monday through Thursday is open next week. Split charters can be arranged.

Capt. Mike
516-317-5423 cell
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