Putting a lid on another great New York Fishing Season!

In this episode, George Scocca discusses the various options for New Jersey this year as lips are sealed up and down the coast on what their next move will be on striped bass. George speaks with the “Godfather” of fisheries management for recreational anglers, Tom Fote. We don’t have time to list all of his accomplishments here, so I’ll go with his signature Striped Bass Gamefish Bill he passed in his state while also keeping the commercial quota for recreational anglers.

George also has a great talk with Billy the Greek as they discuss everything from the good old days of bridge fishing and much more

Then there are many of our listener favorites that we’re sure you will enjoy.

Happy Holidays All


Is This Your Last Shot at a 50-pound bass ever? ASMFC Talks Striped Bass

In this episode, George speaks with Max Appleman of the ASMFC on the current status of striped bass and what the future looks like. They speak on the process and where we need to go to assure the future of the striped bass. They also talk bunker and the resilient sturgeon.

George also speaks with Billy the Greek on what he concentrates on this time of year when searching out big bass. The Greek has been catching big bass, even when there wasn’t many bass! He’s author of the Best Selling Book “Night Tide” and he knows show to catch big striped bass.

In addition, we speak with The General on his famous annual trip on the Celtic Quest. And then, of course, we have our “Relationships and Fishing” segment.

Please join George Scocca, founder at Noreast.com and now nyangler.com.

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It worked out perfect.

There’s nothing I enjoy more than eating a raw fresh tuna! So far this has been a stellar year for tuna on some fo our popular fishing wrecks with the bite being fast and furious. Although things have been busy for me of late, I was lucky enough to have a bluefin show up at my door.

It all began when our Social Media and Event’s Coordinator, Jenna wanted to catch a tuna. My good friend Chris ran her out to the tuna grounds resulting in this:


Chris then texted me and asked if I’d like "a fish." Without hesitation, I responded with sure! About 30-minutes later Jenna shows up at my home with this beauty:


There’s something special to using my Bubba Blade on a tuna. I get a lot of enjoyment 1/4-ing up a fresh caught tuna, and I like eating it even more! Here’s today’s lunch.


Thank you Chris and Jenna!​

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The SUPER HAWK is sailing EVERYDAY. 7 AM -12 noon and 1PM -5:30 for SEA BASS . The fishing has been GREAT with the catch consisting of SEA BASS , LING , FLUKE , PORGIES and MORE .

SAILING EVERYDAY 7 AM -12 noon and 1 PM -5:30

We will also be sailing SPECIAL EVENING TRIPS THIS WEEK :

THURS JULY 4- FIREWORKS CRUISE ( tickets are available)
FRI JULY 5- 6:30 PM -11 PM SEA BASS and MORE
SAT JULY 6- 6:30 PM -11 PM SEA BASS and MORE

Capt STEVE (516) 607-3004


Ponquogue, then Montauk, then Shinnecock.

Still having success at Ponquogue Bridge especially toward the top of the tide. The bass seem to range between 24 and 30 inches with most being about 26 or 27. I was catching them better at night then during the day but plenty of fish to be had and most of them bass.

It was about time for some bigger fish to start showing up out at the Point so I made my first Montauk run on Saturday night. Nothing – which is what I usually get my first one or two trips out there. Tried again on Monday night and found bait and a lot of blue fish. It felt good to have a tight line and ocean conditions were perfect, but after 9 big blue fish and one expensive lost lure, I was ready to leave Montauk. I left the yak outfitted and headed for Shinnecock (east side) for a possible ocean launch right before sunrise. I got hit by a deer (Yes, IT hit ME.) and I was looking for a silver lining.

When I got to Shinny I didn’t need to launch, as I could see birds on bait right in the surf, so I just grabbed my surf rod off the roof and tossed a bottle plug out. Three casts, 3 fish; the first two bass about 27-28 inches and the third a blue. After the sun rose, it was all blues.

Third trip to the Point was the charm. Drove very slowly in the fog. Got there a little bit earlier in the tide than I normally do and quickly dropped a nice fish. Didn’t get a look at it, so I told myself it was a bluefish. The next hit wasn’t. it was one of those unnerving times when you know you have hooked into a fish but the fish does not know that it has hooked into you. I quickly got my kayak positioned and can type with the line. The fish was big but my lure (and hook) was small so I needed a good set or I would pull it right out of its mouth. Patience and timing conspired to help me land a healthy 47 inch bass. I still have front end damage to pay for on my truck but now it somehow seems worthwhile.

I headed back home, woke up my son and dragged him down to Shinnecock to share in what I’d hoped would be a second morning of productive surfcasting. We got there after sunrise so it was only blue fish that were biting but the action was nonstop. My son and I were catching them off the beach on the east shore but folks on both sides of the inlet were getting lots of bluefish.

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