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Date posted August 28, 2017 4:56 PM
Posted by shipofools
Report location New York > Moriches > ocean
Fishing method Boat
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spent the incoming sat and sunday in the ocean. a couple of short fluke and sea bass..... Curious.... is the reason there are rarely "non-commercial" posts for moriches bc no one is catching anything to post about? or are people actually catching and not posting? I'm just not seeing it happen this season. thoughts?

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Joined: 06/22/2002
Posts: 63
Location: Miller Place LI. NY.
 08/28/2017 06:35 PM  

I don't think anyone is doing great except out at Montauk. I just had a friend go on a charter out of Captree and all they got was small fluke. I have my boat in Shinnecock and the flunking is about the same as Moriches. It's not only the Fluke Striped Bass are doing poor and even Blue fish are scarce.

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Joined: 09/03/2001
Posts: 2260
Location: Mamaroneck
 08/28/2017 06:41 PM  

Trolling with an umbrella rig, like this was, gets a nuke. Besides fission devices, I have fusion ones too. R-7

This post edited by Roccus7 08:17 PM 08/28/2017

Joined: 10/29/2011
Posts: 53
 08/28/2017 07:45 PM  

I have tried many times to post where I would say things about some of the posts and mine would not be posted after submitting. If your comments have nothing to do with fishing reports or questions about a specific report, they will get nuked/edited - R7

I have also noticed that the captains when ever they post they do not allow for questions which does not allow you to reply to their post.[Smart move] Absolutely, prevents trolling - R7

This post edited by Roccus7 08:30 PM 08/28/2017

Joined: 06/10/2005
Posts: 240
 08/28/2017 08:38 PM  

Moriches area

I have not been out much this year due to a bad knee. But I fished Moriches in the bay four times this season. Fluke were plentiful although a lot of them were last year"s keepers. In reality only about 5 keepers out of four trips and the last two trips were brutal with the hords of sea robbins that took your bait and bucktail before it even hit bottom. The secret was to fish deeper in the bay around buoy 30 and keep to the edge of the sand bars. At least then the sea robin to fluke ratio was about 3 to 1 instead of 30 to 1. Tight lines....

Joined: 05/30/2002
Posts: 57
 08/28/2017 09:19 PM  


It has been the year of the sea robin, Ed. Like my neighbor at the marina said, "If sea robins were gold; I'd be rich."

Joined: 07/14/2006
Posts: 223
 08/29/2017 10:47 AM  

Bite has been tough this year in Moriches for sure. I fish the fluke hard every year and this one has been challenging, to say the least. Two comments, though:

1) The ocean fluke bite has actually been pretty decent the past two weeks, with it seemingly getting better and better. Not going to say exactly where, but the same things that work in the bay work in the ocean, structure and abrupt depth changes. Some of the stickier areas are still hard to fish because of all the seabass on them, but hey, they taste good too!

2) The party and charter boats are always going to do a little better than the average private guy. They are out every day, communicate with a large network, and can "dial it in" easier. Plus, when you have 20-50 hooks in the water versus 2, you are going to catch more. Just the way it is.

Joined: 07/10/2007
Posts: 231
Location: Moriches
 08/29/2017 02:55 PM  

The bay was a bust this year as far as fluking goes.... I've been fishing Moriches bay over 20 years and I've never seen as many sea robins like I have this year....the only promising sign I've seen was this past weekend when I was out in the ocean and saw numerous bunker pods moving along the beach with nothing under them. .... YET ... but I think everything is primed and ready for a good fall run ... fingers crossed for the fall to redeem the summer. We'll see.


Joined: 07/22/2007
Posts: 171
Location: Up on cripple creek, East Moriches
 08/30/2017 09:50 PM  


thanks for the replies guys. I kept a log this year, incoming/outgoing/ top/botttom / wind / inside/outsie, / depth / ocean/bay, gulp v live killies / etc.. some days I had more sea robins than others, that's it. a few keeper at the begining of the season - but that's it. Not giving up though!
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