Ryan Schlichter

Ryan Schlichter is a columnist for Long Island Weekly blogs for On The Water magazine. Visit www.onthewater.com for more fishing forecasts for our waters and other regional fishing news.

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Long Island Fishing Report—Aug. 24, 2017

As the late days of August begin to slowly slip into September, the fishing around Long Island continues to produce plenty of action throughout all water levels. Bottom fishing for fluke, sea bass and porgies...

Long Island Fishing Report—July 20, 2017

As we begin to creep towards August, the fishing scene across Long Island continues to be very active. Big stripers haven’t kept up with the same crazy pace as last week, however they can still...

Long Island Fishing Report—June 2017

Summer is officially here as we reach the summer solstice and look forward to the clear skies and tight lines ahead. Across Long Island, striped bass, blues, fluke and porgy have been finding the massive...

Long Island Fishing Report—May 18, 2017

Fluke season is finally here and another piece of the Long Island summer fishing scene has been put in place. With yesterday’s season opener, there were plenty of keepers decked as well as shorts released,...

Long Island Fishing Report—April 20, 2017

Long Island saltwater fishing is beginning to come alive with the arrival of schoolie bass as well as a few looking to break through to keeper size. Flounder have also had a good week, not...

Long Island Fishing Report—Nov. 3, 2016

This week, anglers found success with big fish across the board, from bass and blues to blackfish and seabass. Although there is still the continued struggle of working through the shorts, many found it difficult...

Long Island Fishing Report—Oct. 20, 2016

The nearly summer-like weather we saw this week has made it easy to get out on the water and led to some great fishing. John from Hudson Park Bait & Tackle has found himself surrounded by...

Long Island Fishing Report—Sept. 22, 2016

This week saw fluke season come to an end, but the big flatties didn’t go quietly into the night. As the attention now turns fully to fall species and a highly anticipated fall run, early signs...

Long Island Fishing Report—Aug. 18, 2016

As the summer begins to give way to fall, many anglers are already looking forward to the fall blitz for stripers and bluefish. However, action with fluke, porgies and sea bass is still red hot...

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