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May 14, 2019 10:53 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Big Bass, Weakfish Are Here

Sharon Quarismo with a brace of nice fluke caught aboard the Miss Montauk.
May 14, 2019 11:03 AM

Fluke fishing continued to be pretty good, relative to the time of year, this past week, when fishermen could get through the torrents of rain to the fishing grounds.Weakfish, bluefish and some big striped bass—up to 30 pounds—have also arrived in the area.

Fluking in the Peconics and off Montauk has been a steady pick with a few big fish mixed in.

As far as the future of our fishing goes, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center is conducting stock assessments for the East Coast’s porgy, black sea bass and bluefish stocks. Their data collection includes surveying recreational and commercial fishermen, fish dealers, fishery observers.

There will be several sets of assessments conducted this year, and the assessment process begins with a panel review of scientific information and assessment plans.

The meeting is being held in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, but fishermen here can weigh in by connecting online at noaast.adobeconnect.com/may2019aop/ and entering a code: 8116908.

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