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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Radio Show News & Other Tidbits

DEC Commissioner Peter Grannis & Hall of Famer Wade Boggs Visit TFL: Make sure you tune in this Saturday September 8 to The Fishing Line Radio Show at 4 p.m. for a pair of special ...

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DEC Commissioner Peter Grannis & Hall of Famer Wade Boggs Visit TFL: Make sure you tune in this Saturday September 8 to The Fishing Line Radio Show at 4 p.m. for a pair of special guests. DEC Commissioner Peter Grannis will join us just after 4 p.m. to cover the recent Fluke Fiasco, the Artificial Reef program, or lack thereof, his participation in the outdoors as well as the new appointment of the DEC's Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources Director, Ms. Patricia Riexinger.

We'll cover other pertinent saltwater issues on the table for the DEC to handle. After the Commissioner finishes we'll have Hall of Famer Wade Boggs on at 4:30 p.m. to speak about his love of fishing and the Redbone Fishing Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis and of course some baseball. This is one TFL Radio Show you do NOT want to miss. You can E mail questions for the Commissioner or Wade Boggs to or you can call the station to speak with either one of them at 631-888-8811. Remember, this Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. on WGBB 1240AM radio or listen to it streamed through our Internet site at Both interviews will be archived for listening 24/7 immediately after the show.

Free Fluke Management Story Tapes: While supplies last, we are offering FREE, both Part 1 & Part 2 of "The Fluke Management Story" at no charge just to make sure the REAL story of how fluke management gets done and how it screws us every year and the real equations behind this process. We want this story to get out to the public. All you do is pay the $5 shipping. Send your name and address with $5 to:
Fluke Management Story
The Fishing Line
24 Troy Ave.
E. Atlantic Beach, NY 11561

NY DEC Publication Going Green: If one picture is worth a thousand words, how would you describe a publication where the words and pictures are of one and the same? In the case of the CONSERVATIONIST -- a bi-monthly magazine published by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) -- I'd describe it as GREEN. Why? I'll tell you why; because the pages of the slick, which has provided insight to hunters, fishermen and trappers since 1946, has been overhauled by the Spitzer administration and its so called sportsmen friendly DEC commissioner Alex Grannis, to the point where future editions will contain little, if any articles pertaining to traditional sports.

DEC Names New Marine Resources Director. A nationally certified wildlife biologist with extensive success in biodiversity conservation has been selected as the new Director of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources, Commissioner Pete Grannis announced today (9/4). Patricia Riexinger, who has over three decades of experience working in DEC's natural resource management and protection programs, will the first woman to head the Division. Ms. Riexinger began her career with DEC in the Waterfowl Unit, and then spent four years as the reptile and amphibian specialist in the Endangered Species Unit. In 1983, she became the Division's freshwater wetlands program manager, helping to create and develop the program, which at that time, was new to the Division. Get full story HERE!

Long Island Press Goes To The Fishing Line: The Long island Press, the fast rising Long Island newspaper has and continues to come to The Fishing Line as its fishing resource center for information on a variety of fishing related topics. In last week's issue, The LI Press came to TFL for info and quotes on the future of Catch Release Tournaments and more importantly the great cause of the Redbone /Cystic Fibrosis Catch & Release Tourney.

TFL's Giant Fishing Tackle Clearance Sale: Here at The Fishing Line office we have accumulated a HUGE amount of tackle and now it has to go! A GIANT clearance sale and you can have items shipped to you if you wish. First come, first serve or e mail us at for a full list of the items we have ready to go. Items include everything from Plano 797 giant tackle boxes to codfish rigs, rods, reels, bunker spoons, trolling tubes fish/depthfinders, plastics, rod cases & tubes, anchors, plugs for boat or beach...everything is going!! Some still new in the box and others slightly used for demonstration purposes on our TV show. You name it...Everything is going! E Mail rich@thefishinglinelcom for a complete list or items on the block.

Fishing Reports Phone Line: With the fall fishing season finally here, stay up to date with the 24 hour FREE Fishing Reports Hotline for up to the minute reports by telephone. This is a great way to follow action in the surf around the NY Metro area, but also you get reports for boat anglers or your favorite party boat reports broken down by inlet around the region for Long Island, NY & NJ but we've now added CT & RI reports to the phone hot line for you New Englander's who have grown to love our TV & Radio shows. It doesn't cost you anything other than a normal 516 area code call. NO membership fees & NO pay by the minute charges...this is a simple call to a "516" area code. The number is 516-977-2088.

Fishing Line Band Wraps Up Summer Season: Please come see us, as we finish up our last two gigs for the Summer of 2007. The schedule for our Fishing Line Band in September is listed below (unless some of you folks hire us or something else pops up). We had a great time playing for many of you at over 20 gigs this year and YOU can hire The Fishing Line Band by calling 516-889-6895. We can arrange for a two or three piece acoustic setting or a full out rock and roll extravaganza with five piece band! Call now to book the dates you want for the 2007 or 2008 season.

Platteduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, NY
Friday evening / September 14 (changed from the 15th)
7 to 11 p.m.
Platteduetsche Park Restaurant
1132 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, Long Island
The New Port Hole in E. Rockaway, NY
Saturday evening / September 22
8 p.m. to midnight

The New Port Hole
92 New St.
E. Rockaway, Long Island
First turn over railroad tracks
Classic rock with full 5 piece band

DVD Special Offer: Since many species are in season, we'll continue our special DVD discount offer on any of our In-Stock DVD's. Get your blackfish, striped bass and other great DVD's off the web site. All DVD's will remain only $10. We are offering any three of our DVD's for only $25 plus the $5 shipping. Order your DVD's here at and look for other seasonal and new DVD releases to be on sale soon.