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Fluke/Flounder Fishing-Good Pier Spots

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#1 trapshooterbob

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Posted February 16 2016 - 10:01 AM

OK, so the temperature went up and I'm thinking about fishing.

So, I don't have a boat and I was wondering what piers around Suffolk County produce the best fluke/flounder fishing.

Do I need to go out in a boat or can I catch fish on a pier, like at Captree or Jones Beach or wherever?

South shore? North shore?

I have usually gone out near the Ponquogue bridge with spotty results.

Any and all advice is welcome!

Thanks in advance!

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#2 LiDad

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Posted February 16 2016 - 10:03 AM

Most piers get HEAVY fishing pressure. Better off on a Jetty or just a sand beach.

I've always done well in the Peconics or North Fork.


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Posted February 16 2016 - 10:06 AM

http://www.dec.ny.go...tdoor/7894.html
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Posted February 16 2016 - 10:06 AM

Most piers get HEAVY fishing pressure. Better off on a Jetty or just a sand beach.

I've always done well in the Peconics or North Fork.


Sand beach as in surf casting?

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Posted February 16 2016 - 10:07 AM

Yea but on the bay or sound side.
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Posted February 16 2016 - 12:26 PM

You gotta remember that fluke are very aggressive predators. It's not like dropping a piece of worm or clam to the bottom and waiting for a flounder to find it.

Try casting a small bucktail with a strip of squid and dragging it over the bottom. Or just a plain jig head and squid strip.
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Posted February 16 2016 - 12:31 PM

You gotta remember that fluke are very aggressive predators. It's not like dropping a piece of worm or clam to the bottom and waiting for a flounder to find it.

Try casting a small bucktail with a strip of squid and dragging it over the bottom. Or just a plain jig head and squid strip.


Yep, roger that.

Have you ever fished Jones Beach West End over by the Coast Guard station?

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Posted February 16 2016 - 12:37 PM

Have you ever fished Jones Beach West End over by the Coast Guard station?


By the station, in that bay, and by the old dock area.

Can see a lot of very interesting things there, especially at night in the summer (fishing wise I mean) but hit or miss).

If you want fluke IMO go East.

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Posted February 16 2016 - 12:57 PM

Does someplace (Scottie's ?) still rent dory's with the outboards on them? They might be good for in-the-bay during the week when things aren't very busy with other boaters.
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Posted February 16 2016 - 12:59 PM

Yea there are still rentals.

I'm in my Yak mostly these days.

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Posted February 16 2016 - 02:41 PM

Both Scotty's and Ted's are on the bay side of Point Lookout. They do half and full day rentals.

I have done well at Magnolia pier in Long Beach at the beginning of the season when the fluke are coming inshore for warmer water. Although, I feel like the water quality dips once the summer heat is in full force. Then I move over to the beach side and do well along jetties on Atlantic Beach or off the inlet. I imagine it's the same story on Jones.

LiDad is right about both going east and the leadheads/bucktails. Also, if you prefer artificials, the Gulp swimming mullets can be lethal.
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Posted February 16 2016 - 03:36 PM

You gotta remember that fluke are very aggressive predators. It's not like dropping a piece of worm or clam to the bottom and waiting for a flounder to find it.

Try casting a small bucktail with a strip of squid and dragging it over the bottom. Or just a plain jig head and squid strip.


Yup, caught many a fluke hopping bucktails along beaches as a kid. Walk along the shore and fan cast an area and if no fish move down and repeat. One can cover a lot of ground that way and find pockets of fluke. It usually works better in the spring as they move up in shallow water that warms faster. As summer approaches they move deeper.
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Posted February 16 2016 - 06:45 PM

Gulps are OK.

A strip of Sea Robin belly on a plain jighead is awesome in the fall!
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Posted February 16 2016 - 07:12 PM

Love the Fluking ! Had some great days on the James Joseph outta Huntington, and a lot of bad ones. Missed the pool by a milligram one time, some 12 year old kid got it. Gotta look at the tide maps, when its moving, good times.

Edited by Nordon, February 16 2016 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted February 16 2016 - 08:34 PM

http://www.dec.ny.go...tdoor/7894.html


Came here to post this.
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Posted February 16 2016 - 10:02 PM

Are you guy SERIOUS? There isnt a fluke for hundreds of miles from here in Fed.
And I dont think flouder season is open.
Maybe try for some herring off the docks
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Posted February 17 2016 - 02:50 AM

Are you guy SERIOUS? There isnt a fluke for hundreds of miles from here in Fed.
And I dont think flouder season is open.
Maybe try for some herring off the docks


Are you serious? I didn't read anyone hear about going fluking tomorrow, just some guys chatting about the upcoming spring season.
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Posted February 17 2016 - 02:11 PM

Nobody mentioned the word "spring". OR said tempo were up and was thinking of fishing. Sounded like he was off to the piers
But to be fair,he didn't say he was going tomorrow either.

Just thought I would spare him the trip :)
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Posted February 19 2016 - 05:32 PM

LOL, for a second I though I was reading a thread on noreast.com...
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Posted February 19 2016 - 07:20 PM

Are you guy SERIOUS? There isnt a fluke for hundreds of miles from here in Fed.
And I dont think flouder season is open.
Maybe try for some herring off the docks

I remember catching fluke like porgies back in the '80s, every day on the Helen H in Sheepshead bay, Brooklyn was coming home with at least 5-6 fish each, and we were 13 year olds, but full day trips back then, 7-3.

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