1. 6 pound fluke caught in the skinny waters of Shinnecock Bay on board the Shinnecock Star head boat Father's Day weekend. Just getting out fishing with my little ...more guy is a treat on its own, having him hook and land the pool winner on his own is top of my fishing memories to date now. We worked the edges of the channel with a high low rig consisting of two .75 oz bucktails tipped with gulp mullett and squid. And yes that's the same kid from my profile pic, 6 yrs later!

    1. Mike Dean 0
      Thanks Chris!
    2. nice flattie!
    3. Mike Dean 0
      Thanks Jen!
    4. Awesome catch :)
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  2. Couple of little nips at 1/2 oz bucktails with curly tails at the lip of the surf the past few weeks and finally got a few to commit this past sunday. Huge pods ...more of bunker have been making for epic striper fishing for the boat guys from Moriches Inlet to Shinnecock. The large migrating fish are right on schedule moving to Montauk point for the June Full Moon! Hit me up if anyone needs info on how or where to chase them down by beach or boat. (Ron Arra 11' Lamiglas, Van Staal 250, 30lb Power Pro with uni to uni connetion to 50lb leader and tactical angler clip. Fish pictured taken on 1.5 oz bucktail with fat cow jig strip, got another on .5 oz bucktail and white curly tail, and a 3rd on 2 oz kastmaster) All the catches still swimming to fight another day.

    1. Mike Dean 0
      Thanks bud!
    2. Great picture Mike! 👍👍👍👍
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  3. Fish stacked up on west wall of a man made Island that was once a quarantine for immigrants arriving at Ellis Island. Now it's home to thousands of cormorants ...more and gulls stealing bait and living off scraps left behind by the fish. Some Migrators stop in at this year round resident fish hangout. When they're hungry from their trip they smash any hint of wounded bait.

    15 lb. 25 in. Striped Bass with a Guides Secret Bottle Pop

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      sweet fish!
    2. Mike Dean 0
      Cheated that fish out of four and a smidge inches! Went 29.5. Legal fish to keep here in NY but she's still swimming. I'd like another dance with her once ...more she fills out
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  4. Outgoing spot. Slack at sunset surface stuff for bass. Bucktails for fluke and night stripers. Small swimmers and teasers for shallow water in the lights.

    ponquogue floating dock

    1. Capt. Bob Thomas 0
      Appreciate the info!
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      That is a very cool pic mike! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
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  5. Bucktailing solo in the morning on the flood at bridge pylons. I can't wait for the overhaul of a once epic fishing pier that will give anglers amazing access ...more to structure in moving water smack dab on the fish highway around here.

    1. Mike Dean 0
      Got cut off! The local angler community. Such s unique spot. In the summer we always get some gulf stream stowaways.
  6. Tiny fella but first fish of the season!

    1 lb. 11 in. Striped Bass with a bass assassin

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Cute pic though! lol. looks happy as can be.
  7. Went to flush out some black duck for some buddies on our way back to the dock. The 60 degree weather gifted us with some fun spring catch and release type fishing

    2 lb. 11 in. Striped Bass with a Storm shad

    1. k sue 0
      Say Hello to Bob Petersen for me. We were neighbors and worked on NYC Fireboat together - Kent
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      That's the little brother of your braggin board winner :)
    3. Christopher Pereira 0
      fun is fun, size doesn't matter!
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  8. Last weekend of fishing before the boat's winterized. No keepers but got about 30 little guys.

    1 lb. 15 in. Tautog with a Green crab

    1. Christopher Pereira 0
      those things fight!
  9. In the shadows of Lady Liberty on outgoing tide

    28 lb. 32 in. Striped Bass with a Bunker chunk

    1. Kenneth Ewald 0
      That fish would pull my little 1 man inflatable pontoon boat for miles!
    2. George Lay 0
      Awesome picture!!
    3. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Great striper, and fantastic picture!
    4. Awesome Striper.
    5. Rob Koontz 0
      What a beauty
    6. Andrew Feller 0
    7. Jon Giacalone 0
      @nick, you nailed it! Great pic Mike!
    8. Christopher Pereira 0
      is that recent? heard rumors recently of fat cows up the hudson but never really believed them as no one ever had pictures to prove it. That proves it for me!
    9. Jacob Anderson 0
      Awesome picture and nice striper!
    10. Nick Dahmen 0
      This is 'MERICA in a single picture!
    11. Drew Gierach 0
      Beautiful fish. Congrats!
    12. Ed Hesse 0
      this the season Michael. Rock on!!
    13. Derek Stitt 0
      Great pic!!
    14. Rich Pardy 0
      wow what a stripper, nice job!!
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  10. Gorilla blues out of nowhere are all over the NY Bight maybe it's the heat wave. Hardcore Surfcaster Chris Buchta got a monster today. He was nice enough to ...more let me use one of many of his extreme surfcasting pics in one of my first Fishidy blog posts. Good guy and hell of a fisherman

    1. Ed Hesse 0
      Blues are monsters this year. Good job!
    2. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Awesome catch!
    3. Deltafishing . 0
      Nice catch
    4. Christopher Pereira 0
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      sure is a gorilla blue, nice catch!!
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Urban Traveling Angler. Most fishing in the NY Bight, Western Sound, and Western South Shore. On the Water magazine contributor. Wish the mecca ...more wasn't so far east of Manhattan!

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Stripers, Tog
  • Waterway Montauk, NY Bight, Shinnecock
  • Lure White bucktail, pork rind