Season Overview

May

Best time for keeper fluke.  Don’t wait for mid-summer.  Also, great for big scup as soon as NYSDEC opens season.

June

Best action for striped bass and bluefish.  Scup, and fluke remains strong.

July & August

Good action for all species, especially on evening trips.  Great time to take the family out for a four-hour trip.  Good action.  Good weather.

September

Scup come on strong, limits increase.

October & November

Blackfish come on.  Blues, stripers, and scup as long as the season is open.

*All species subject to NYSDEC season regulations.

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