Andrea Reports: In The Surf, the bite is picking up. The sand beaches from the hamptons all the way to robert moses has had there share of bass and bulefish action. There is alot of baitlike mullet, snappers, bunker and big spearing so pretty soon i suspect there will be really good fishing along the south shore. Most are catching their fish on swimming plugs, poppers, tins and swimshads. Day and night time action are pretty good with more bass and bigger bass being pulled at night and bulefish and schoolies being caught at first light and last light.
Fluke fishing remain constant. There is still time to catch a keeper or two and you don't need to go far. The Local docks are producing a variety of fish. Fluke, Snapper Blues, Kingfish and Weakfish. A little bait, small diamond jig or bucktail will all produce. Remember, Fluke ends on Sept. 30th...
Striped Bassreported from Shinnecock, Moriches and Fire Island inlets with reports of Bass being landed off the beach in the Davis park area as well.
In theGreat South Baythere has been a surprising run ofWeakfishin the last few weeks. Drifting and slow jigging a small tubelesssingle hook diamondjig tipped with eithersquid stripsorspearinghas been very effective with some anglers having success withGulpas well.
Flukehave been mixed in with the tide-runners as well using this method. While most of the Fluke have been short their have been some impressive keepers mixed in. Keep in mindFluke Season closes on September 30th.
False Albacore have come in this week. they landed at Shinecock Inlet. It is only a matter of time before these "little speedsters" are in full force around our island. For this type of fishing I recommend a lighter inshore rod from seven to eight feet in length capable of throwing 1/2oz to 1 1/2oz. When pairing a reel look for something capable of holding 300yds of 15lb or 20 lb braid. The use of a fluorocarbon leader can help you too. Something in the 20lb to 30lb range. "Albies" can be picky at times and disappearing fluorocarbon leader may give you an edge. The better abrasion properties of fluorocarbon can help if rocks are in the picture. The new tactical angler micro clips will make switching lures out such as Deadly Dicks, Shimano Coltsniper jigs and Joe Baggs resin jigs a breeze.